10 Famous Songs You Didn’t Know Are Covers

Some of the songs that people know so well and think of as being performed by only one artist were actually released by other artists before them.  For example, when Panic! At The Disco remade "Bohemian Rhapsody," few people didn't know the original artist was Queen, but here are some songs that you may not know are actually covers:

1."Tainted Love" by Soft Cell (1981). Original released in 1964 by Gloria Jones.

2."It's My Life" by No Doubt. Original is by UK artist Talk Talk.

Gwen Stefani image credit: Laust Ladefoged/flickr

3.“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper (1983). Original by Robert Hazard (1979).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4."I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. Original is by country bluegrass legend Dolly Parton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolly Parton image credit: Alejo Castillo/flickr

5."I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett. Original is by The Arrows.

Joan Jett image credit: Focka/flickr

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