• Julianna Sweeney

A Roundup Of Popular Songs That Are Actually Covers

Here's a roundup of some songs that were made popular by artists that didn't write them!



1. Red Red Wine

  • Made Popular by UB40

  • First Recorded and written by Neil Diamond



2. Right Round

  • Made Popular by Flo Rida (feat. Ke$ha)

  • First Recorded by Dead or Alive



3. All Along the Watchtower

  • Made Popular by Jimi Hendrix

  • First Recorded and Written by Bob Dylan



4. Mad World

  • Made Popular by Gary Jules

  • First Recorded and Written by Tears for Fears



5. Barbara Ann

  • Made Popular by The Beach Boys

  • First Recorded and Written by The Regents



6. It's My Life

  • Made Popular by No Doubt

  • First Recorded and Written by Talk Talk



7. Make You Feel My Love

  • Made Popular by Adele

  • First Recorded and Written by Bob Dylan



8. Respect

  • Made Popular by Aretha Franklin

  • First Recorded and Written by Otis Redding



9. Take me to the River

  • Made Popular by The Talking Heads

  • First Recorded and Written by Al Green



10. The Man Who Sold the World

  • Made Popular by Nirvana

  • First Recorded and Written by David Bowie



11. Tainted Love

  • Made Popular by Soft Cell

  • First Recorded by Goria Jones



12. Blinded by the Light

  • Made Popular by Manfred Mann's Earth Band

  • First Recorded and Written by Bruce Springsteen



13. Valerie

  • Made Popular by Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse

  • First Recorded and Written by The Zutons



14. Skinny Love

  • Made Popular by Birdy

  • First Recorded and Written by Bon Iver



15. Hurt

  • Made Popular by Johnny Cash

  • First Recorded and Written by Nine Inch Nails



16. I Love Rock & Roll

  • Made Popular by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

  • First Recorded and Written by The Arrows



17. Hound Dog

  • Made Popular by Elvis Presley

  • First Recorded by Big Mama Thornton

 

How many did you know??


I hope you had as much fun going through this post as I did making it! Until next time...


Sending love,

J.S.

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