10 Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Are Covers, Vol. 1

imageRealizing that a popular song you thought was by one artist is actually a cover can be an eye-opening experience.  It goes to show how important timing, music producing, marketing, and different kinds of talent can be.  Here are some you may not have known about, including a lot that surprised me as well. Note: this is the first installment. There is more to come!




Manfred Mann – Blinded By the Light (originally Bruce Springsteen)

Nirvana – Lake of Fire (originally Meat Puppets)

Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee (originally Kris Kristoffersen)

The Carpenters – Close To You (originally Richard Chamberlain)

Nina Simone – Mr. Bojangles (originally Jerry Jeff Walker)

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Love Rock N Roll (originally The Arrows)

Allman Brothers Band – Statesboro Blues (originally Blind Willie McTell)

Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe (originally The Leaves)

Quiet Riot – Cum On Feel the Noize (originally Slade)

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U (originally Prince)

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