SONGS THAT YOU DIDN’T REALIZE WERE COVERS

HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts

Only found this one out only a couple of months back:



Have known this one for a few years now, but I'm still amazed by it:



Oh yeah, this one too: 



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  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,724 Posts








  • JimsterJimster Let go me ting, duppy, let go me hand 6,506 Posts

    I remember learning "I Believe In Miracles" was a cover here.


    The OG was Mark Capanni.

    I'd post that too, but it was dog muck IIRC.


  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,869 Posts
    Jimster said:

    I remember learning "I Believe In Miracles" was a cover here.


    The OG was Mark Capanni.

    I'd post that too, but it was dog muck IIRC.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k92aSzlwqo

    "MO What Hi-Rise did was better than the original by the Jackson Sisters."


  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts

    I was pissed off to find Toploader's Dancing In The Moonlight was a cover.

    I thought this mob of ugly urchins had stumbled on a piece of private mind garden goodness, but sadly no.


  • DJBombjackDJBombjack Miami 1,665 Posts

    Only found out about this a couple years back. I like both versions equally.



  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts

    Sorta kinda




  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,575 Posts



    Also, i just came across that same PhD record the other day as well.


  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    mrmatthew said:



    Also, i just came across that same PhD record the other day as well.

    Thanks. 

    I knew this was a cover because of the story of Otis not wanting to cover an old big band song, but when he heard what Al Jackson was going to do got into it. 

    I'm obsessed with checking writer credits, so if I like a song enough to own it I am likely to know where it came from.


  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts

    Hey,

    Below are two sets where I thought (as a young, uninformed lad) that the remakes were the OGs (big ups to Leon and Shuggie once I became informed):

    "This Masquerade"



    "Strawberry Letter 23"



    Peace,

    Big Stacks from Kakalak


  • YemskyYemsky 620 Posts

    I was totally stunned after approximately 30 years to realize that Catch The Beat was a version of Heartbeat. 

    Doh!

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts

    Leon Russel also wrote the great Song For You, that Donny Hathaway (and many others) covers.


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  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    I knew that Nirvana's Love Buzz was a cover right off, but it took some time (pre-internet) before I heard the original and realized that it was by the same band who had previously been covered by Bananarama.

  • PrimeCutsLtdPrimeCutsLtd jersey fresh 2,632 Posts

    I found this out awhile ago but I never knew for years. Same with tainted love.


  • KadinkKadink Mainstream hip-hop is losing its street edge 98 Posts


  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Only found this out the other day.



    Btw, had my mind blown by the Happy Mondays and Otis revelations.

  • NateBizzoNateBizzo 2,328 Posts
    RAJ said:




    This one fucked me up when I found out. 
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