10 Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Are Covers, Vol. 2

imageHere we are with the second installment of Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Are Covers.  Like I wrote before, it can be surprising when you realize that a popular song you thought was initially recorded by one artist is actually a cover; and it’s all about timing, producing, marketing and unique talent.  Here are some more you may not have known about, including  UB4o’s “Red, Red Wine,” which is actually a Neil Diamond cover!


All 4 One – I Swear (originally John Michael Montgomery)

Led Zeppelin – When The Levee Breaks (originally Kansas Joe McCoy and the Memphis Minnies)

Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower (originally Bob Dylan)

The Fugees – Killing Me Softly (originally Roberta Flack)

Aretha Franklin – Respect – (originally Otis Redding)

UB40 – Red Red Wine (originally Neil Diamond)

The Black Crowes – Hard to Handle (originally Otis Redding)

Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (originally Dolly Parton)

George Thorogood – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (originally Amos Milburn)

Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes (originally Carl Perkins)

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