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17th May '17 8:51:52 PM glickmam
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* Blue Swede's 1974 #1 "Hooked On A Feeling" is much better known than B.J. Thomas's original. The same cannot be said for their #7 cover of "Never My Love," however, and the Association's hit is still the version most people think of first, with the Fifth Dimension's version a close second, largely due to both being produced by Bones Howe, and Blue Swede are today remembered only for the former.

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* Blue Swede's 1974 #1 "Hooked On A Feeling" is much better known than B.J. Thomas's original. The same cannot be said for their #7 cover of "Never My Love," however, and the Association's #2 hit version is still the version most people think of first, with the Fifth Dimension's version a close second, despite actually charting lower than Blue Swede's at #12, largely due to both being produced by Bones Howe, and Blue Swede are today remembered only for the former.
17th May '17 6:06:27 PM glickmam
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* While the [=McCoys=]' version of "Hang On Sloopy" is the best known, their #7 hit "Fever" is not as remembered as the original versions (namely Peggy Lee's) from the 1950s.

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* While the [=McCoys=]' version of "Hang On Sloopy" is the best known, their #7 hit "Fever" is not as remembered as the original versions (namely Peggy Lee's) from the 1950s. The "Hang On Sloopy" example is actually a subversion, however, as the song was actually first recorded as "My Girl Sloopy" by R&B group the Vibrations.
17th May '17 10:41:53 AM glickmam
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* Blue Swede's 1974 #1 "Hooked On A Feeling" is much better known than B.J. Thomas's original. The same cannot be said for their #7 cover of "Never My Love," however, and the Association's hit is still the version most people think of first, and Blue Swede are today remembered only for the former.

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* Blue Swede's 1974 #1 "Hooked On A Feeling" is much better known than B.J. Thomas's original. The same cannot be said for their #7 cover of "Never My Love," however, and the Association's hit is still the version most people think of first, with the Fifth Dimension's version a close second, largely due to both being produced by Bones Howe, and Blue Swede are today remembered only for the former.
12th May '17 6:27:24 PM BradOlson
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* Apparently, John Mellencamp's "I Need a Lover" was initially less popular than the Pat Benetar cover of it. However, classic rock radio kept the original alive while the cover is barely remembered even by people who actually remember that time period.

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* Apparently, John Mellencamp's "I Need a Lover" was initially less popular than the Pat Benetar Benatar cover of it. However, classic rock radio kept the original alive while the cover is barely remembered even by people who actually remember that time period.
12th Apr '17 9:45:27 PM LaptopGuy
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* Manfred Mann's Earth Band are best known for their cover of Music/BruceSpringsteen's "Blinded by the Light", [[CoveredUp which has largely eclipsed the Boss's version in the public eye]]. Their follow-up Springsteen cover "Spirit in the Night" was also a minor hit, but their version was quickly forgotten and today, the song is remembered first and foremost as a Springsteen song.
24th Mar '17 10:46:48 AM LaptopGuy
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* In TheSeventies, it was popular for CountryMusic artists to do cover versions of existing songs, such as Anthony Armstrong Jones with his rendition of R. B. Greaves' "Take a Letter Maria"; Narvel Felts with his version of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away"; Susie Allanson with The Crickets' "Maybe Baby" and the Bee Gees' "Words"; Johnny Carver with Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Yellow Ribbon" and Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight"; and so on. The trend showed up sporadically as late as Robin Lee's 1990 take on Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet", but at no point did any of the country versions overtake their originals.

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* In TheSeventies, it was popular for CountryMusic artists to do cover versions of existing pop songs, such as Anthony Armstrong Jones with his rendition of R. B. Greaves' "Take a Letter Maria"; Narvel Felts with his version of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away"; Susie Allanson with The Crickets' "Maybe Baby" and the Bee Gees' "Words"; Johnny Carver with Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Yellow Ribbon" and Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight"; and so on. The trend showed up sporadically as late as Robin Lee's 1990 take on Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet", but at no point did any of the country versions overtake their originals.



* The Romantics' 1980 single "What I Like About You" is one of the most popular PowerPop tunes of all time...but it never made the Top 40 in the United States. The version that did? [[ChartDisplacement A now-long forgotten cover]] by singer Michael Moralis, which made it to #28 in 1989.

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* The Romantics' 1980 single "What I Like About You" is one of the most popular PowerPop tunes of all time...but it never made the Top 40 in the United States. States (although they had two lesser-known Top 40s that made it instead). The version that did? [[ChartDisplacement A now-long forgotten cover]] by singer Michael Moralis, Morales, which made it to #28 in 1989. If ''any'' cover of the song is primarily remembered, it would be Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer's.
28th Feb '17 9:23:55 AM Mdumas43073
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* While Cat Stevens' cover of Music/SamCooke's "Another Saturday Night" bested the original on the ''Billboard'' pop chart (#6 to #10 respectively), the original is far better remembered today.

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* While Cat Stevens' cover of Music/SamCooke's "Another Saturday Night" bested the original on the ''Billboard'' pop chart (#6 to #10 respectively), the original is it's Cooke's version that's far better remembered today.
28th Feb '17 9:23:00 AM Mdumas43073
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* Music/EltonJohn's recording of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" sold over a million copies and hit #1 in Billboard while the original version was never even released as a single, yet it's the original artist who people continue to associate with the song. The fact that the song originated on Music/TheBeatles' iconic ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper]]'' album is probably a factor.

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* Music/EltonJohn's recording of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" sold over a million copies and hit #1 in Billboard ''Billboard'' while the original version was never even released as a single, yet it's the original artist who people continue to associate with the song. The fact that the song originated on Music/TheBeatles' iconic ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper]]'' album is probably a factor.
28th Feb '17 9:22:29 AM Mdumas43073
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* Music/EltonJohn's recording of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" sold over a million copies and hit #1 in Billboard while the original version was never even released as a single, yet it's the original artist who people continue to associate with the song. The fact that the song originated on Music/TheBeatles' iconic ''Music/SgtPeppers'' album is probably a factor.

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* Music/EltonJohn's recording of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" sold over a million copies and hit #1 in Billboard while the original version was never even released as a single, yet it's the original artist who people continue to associate with the song. The fact that the song originated on Music/TheBeatles' iconic ''Music/SgtPeppers'' ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper]]'' album is probably a factor.
28th Feb '17 9:21:22 AM Mdumas43073
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* Music/ThinLizzy 's version of Whiskey In The Jar (which was a cover but they came up with the arrangement) is much more popular than the Music/{{Metallica}} version in the UK and especially Thin Lizzy's native Ireland. The Metallica version had huge chart success in America, though whether it is more popular there is a matter of debate (outside those countries it probably fills CoveredUp).

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* Music/ThinLizzy 's version of Whiskey In The Jar "Whiskey in the Jar" (which was a cover but they came up with the arrangement) is much more popular than the Music/{{Metallica}} version in the UK and especially Thin Lizzy's native Ireland. The Metallica version had huge chart success in America, though whether it is more popular there is a matter of debate (outside those countries it probably fills CoveredUp).


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* While Cat Stevens' cover of Music/SamCooke's "Another Saturday Night" bested the original on the ''Billboard'' pop chart (#6 to #10 respectively), the original is far better remembered today.
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