“The Juicee Covers” (You thought were Originals)

There are a lot of songs that people connect to a certain artist/singer/writer But most of these smash hits were done before! Some of them are changed and some are almost identical. But it is worth knowing who originally did these songs for credit sake.

Here are a few surprises, Most don’t know!
Manfred Mann???


It is actually a Bruce Springsteen song.

We know what one is better in this case…

Here is another It’s In His Kiss By Cher? UM, No…


Betty Everett is the real originator of this tune16 years prior.

Last one for today
Elvis???


Mark James

I hope not too many people are broke up over this!
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Guns N’ Roses knockin on heaven’s door ???

nope original was done by Bob Dylan

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some may know the song to t.v show the golden girls, thank you for being a friend. however this is a cover song.

but did you know original was done by a guy.

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Fun topic!

Higher Ground, as covered by RHCP:

The original, from Stevie Wonder:

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Even though Cobain literally says, “That was a David Bowie song” at the end of this cover, there are still people who are surprised that this wasn’t a Nirvana original:

The David Bowie studio version:

And while we’re on the topic of Nirvana unplugged covers:

The Meat Puppets’ studio version:

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Soft Cell tainted love is actually a cover

Gloria Jones did it first 1964.

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Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn

Original

Best Version

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One of the iconic songs that was sung by K.D. Lang, who happens to have the HUGE advantage of female range:

Was actually written and first performed in 1962 by Roy Orbison, whose own range of four octaves is huge–you’ll seldom hear this in a karaoke bar because the notes are just too hard for most men to hit:

But, WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Orbison liked Don McLean’s 1980 version so well, he copied it in his later live performances! (I was lucky enough to hear Orbison sing this live in the late 1980s in Hampton Beach, NH.) Also, notice McLean never goes into falsetto the way Orbison did. Enjoy:

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Joan Jett I love rock n roll is actually a cover song.

Arrows originally did it.

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Elvis Presley 1957https://youtu.be/lzQ8GDBA8Is

https://youtu.be/frsBq9MCNVg 1952

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Different song same title

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I’ve done everything for you : Sammy Haggar
redone by Rick Springfield

Major Tom : David Bowie
redone by Peter Shilling

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Original


Remake

BEST Original Group 40 years after original
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