Cult hits that are actually covers
Very many hits have a fascinating, sometimes even mesmerizing history... However, not all music lovers are in a hurry to meet. Many people simply prefer enjoy the creation you like and, in fact, do not go into the details of its creation. And it is for this reason that many hits are attributed not to their "pioneers," but to the artists who managed to make cover is more popular original!
You may not have known, but the songs mentioned below are far from the original, just cover version. But what a...
Whitney Houston - "I Will Always Love You"
"I Will Always Love You" - a legendary masterpiece that will be played for generations to come! Many are convinced: Whitney Houston - his one and only performer. Alas, we are forced to Depress…
Certainly, Houston's version of great! However, "I Will Always Love You" was written and first performed by the charming Dolly Parton.
Parton herself admitted that the song was based on her difficult romantic relationship with the singer Porter Wagoner.
Nazareth - "Love Hurts"
The story of this song is truly Rich! Before she was made famous by Scottish rockers Nazareth, it has already been performed and recorded at least three artists!
The original version belongs to The Everly Brothers.
Alas, the grandiose success did not have All the way up to the mid-'70s. And even covers. Roy Orbison and Jim Capaldi did not make this track a hit. Only the distinctive vocals Dana McCafferty and the phenomenal play of his bandmates changed the situation fundamentally!
Sinead O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U"
"Isn't that also. cover version?!" - you ask. In fact - Yes.
For the first time, one of the The most depressing chligers in history has been recorded Prince: it happened in 1984 The year, but the record was not published until 2018-мThat is, after the death of the musician.
Prince used this song for his band The Family: "Nothing Compares 2 U" made it to the debut album, but success ballad had to wait for the whole 4 years.
UB40 - "Red Red Wine"
British reggae and pop band UB40 introduced "Red Red Wine" in 1983. Very soon the song became big hitwhich took the top spot in its native U.K. and almost made it into the U.S. top 30!
But the first recording of this masterpiece dates back to 1967 I gave my voice to the song at that time. Neil Diamond.
Diamond later admitted that the UB40 version was his favorite among the covers of his own works. Often the musician borrowed reggae arrangement for their own live performances of Red Red Wine!
Joan Jett - "I Love Rock 'n Roll"
This legendary and incredible dynamic song was written By Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker from The Arrows in the mid-1970s. However, it was Joan Jett made it a rock and roll anthem for the ages!
Original version did not have success, and who knows what would have happened to the song if not for the sultry rocker Jett!
Today, "I Love Rock 'n Roll" is on the lists of the best songs last century.
Elvis Presley - "Hound Dog"
With this song Elvis Presley burst not only into the charts, but also into the hearts of America's youth 50s!
But as it turned out, it was cover version. The original belongs to the blues singer Willie Mae Thorntonknown by the nickname "Big Mama.".
It was very Popular The song, since many artists have interpreted "Hound Dog" in their own way, with all kinds of styles, and country music, и blues, и rock and roll! And since the 70's this composition has become an actual soundtrack.
The Beatles - "Twist and Shout"
Do a cover his hit The iconic Beatles did it, too! It's about the song "Twist and Shout"which was originally performed by Top Notes.
An early version was called "Shake It Up, Baby." and was not a tremendous success.
It is worth noting that in addition to the Beatles, "Twist and Shout" was performed by The Isley Brothers and The Who.
Bananarama - "Venus"
A girl's pop group Bananarama made a song Venus a resounding hit song! It was their version that was played in the commercial for women's razor blades Gillette.
However, who owns original - knows every real Meloman! For the first time this wonderful composition was performed by a beautiful Mariska Veres from shock blue.
And by the way: the original version was also very successful!
Nina Simon - "Feeling Good"
If you were sure that "Feeling Good" - it's a song Nina Simonyou were wrong. Not by much, though, because the American jazz icon essentially made her his!
The composition "Feeling Good" was written by the composers of Anthony Newley and Leslie Brickass especially for the musical The Roar Of The Greasepaint -The Smell Of The Crowd. It was first performed by Cy Grant, and a little later on Broadway - Gilbert Price.
But it's exactly Nina Simon gave new life to this piece! Who knows, maybe without her cover today no one would didn't know About Feeling Good...