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29th Jul '16 2:04:11 PM Twentington
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* Music/TheBeatles' ''everything'', with the exceptions of Music/JoeCocker's version of [[Series/TheWonderYears "With a Little Help]] [[RealSongThemeTune From My Friends."]] and (for the [=R&B/Soul=] crowd) Music/EarthWindAndFire's "Got To Get You Into My Life." Other than that, nearly ''all'' of their songs have been covered many, ''many'' times, and ''all'' of them have remained, FirstAndForemost, Beatles songs. Another possible exception is Rosanne Cash's cover of "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", which was a #1 hit on the country music charts in 1989.

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* Music/TheBeatles' ''everything'', with the exceptions of Music/JoeCocker's version of [[Series/TheWonderYears "With a Little Help]] [[RealSongThemeTune From My Friends."]] and Friends"]], (for the [=R&B/Soul=] crowd) Music/EarthWindAndFire's "Got To Get You Into My Life." Life", and possibly Rosanne Cash's take on "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", which was a #1 CountryMusic hit in 1989. Other than that, nearly ''all'' of their songs have been covered many, ''many'' times, and ''all'' of them have remained, FirstAndForemost, remained Beatles songs. Another possible exception is Rosanne Cash's cover of "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", which was a #1 hit on the country music charts in 1989.songs.
29th Jul '16 2:02:39 PM Twentington
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* Sheryl Crow covered GNR's "Sweet Child O'Mine".



* Music/TheBeatles' ''everything'', with the exceptions of Music/JoeCocker's version of [[Series/TheWonderYears "With a Little Help]] [[RealSongThemeTune From My Friends."]] and (for the [=R&B/Soul=] crowd) Music/EarthWindAndFire's "Got To Get You Into My Life." Other than that, nearly ''all'' of their songs have been covered many, ''many'' times, and ''all'' of them have remained, FirstAndForemost, Beatles songs.

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* Music/TheBeatles' ''everything'', with the exceptions of Music/JoeCocker's version of [[Series/TheWonderYears "With a Little Help]] [[RealSongThemeTune From My Friends."]] and (for the [=R&B/Soul=] crowd) Music/EarthWindAndFire's "Got To Get You Into My Life." Other than that, nearly ''all'' of their songs have been covered many, ''many'' times, and ''all'' of them have remained, FirstAndForemost, Beatles songs. Another possible exception is Rosanne Cash's cover of "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party", which was a #1 hit on the country music charts in 1989.
19th Jul '16 12:27:41 PM Twentington
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* Music/JohnnyCash's "I Still Miss Someone" has been covered by, among others, Music/TheStatlerBrothers, Music/MartinaMcBride, Flatt and Scruggs, and Emmylou Harris among others. However, even though Cash's version was never a single, it's still thought of primarily as his song.
8th Jun '16 8:10:50 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* Pat Boone made a career of covering a lot of black or otherwise ''wild'' rock 'n' roll covers and turned them into a more mundane, sugarcoated version, ideal for white suburban audiences. It has made him rich, but at the same time virtually neglected by the serious rock press.

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* Pat Boone made Boone, for a career of covering a lot of black or otherwise ''wild'' while, was notable for taking R&B and rock 'n' roll covers numbers and turned singing them into a more mundane, sugarcoated version, ideal for with watered-down arrangements in order to make them palatable to pop radio and white suburban audiences. It has made him rich, Back then, his covers outsold the originals, but at today, they're ridiculed as weak imitations of the same time virtually neglected by real deal while the serious rock press. originals are seen as definitive. Therefore, Boone ended up being a victim of this trope.
22nd Apr '16 8:08:17 PM acepilot.6
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* Many different artists have recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". However, the song is still associated with its original artist, Music/TheHollies.
17th Feb '16 2:57:00 PM Twentington
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* Music/TheCure's "Lovesong" has been covered by dozens of bands, including some major acts. None of these covers have been remembered or loved like the original, even when some of the covers (specifically Music/{{311}} and Music/{{Adele}}) have been quite successful.

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* Music/TheCure's "Lovesong" has been covered by dozens of bands, including some major acts. None of these covers have been remembered or loved like the original, even when some of the covers (specifically Music/{{311}} Music/ThreeEleven and Music/{{Adele}}) have been quite successful.



* The Dennis Linde song "What'll You Do About Me" has had several renditions over the years. The obscure band [=McGuffey=] Lane cut it first, followed by a charting version from Music/SteveEarle in 1984. John Schneider, Music/RandyTravis, The Forester Sisters, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Doug Supernaw. The Forester Sisters and Doug Supernaw both released their versions as singles, with Supernaw's reaching Top 20 in 1995. However, the song seems to be though of mainly as Travis's, even though he never put it out as a single; this is likely due to his version being on his ''Always & Forever'' album, one of the most acclaimed country albums of TheEighties.

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* The Dennis Linde song "What'll You Do About Me" has had several renditions over the years. The obscure band [=McGuffey=] Lane cut it first, followed by a charting version from Music/SteveEarle in 1984. After that, it was cut by John Schneider, Music/RandyTravis, The Forester Sisters, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Doug Supernaw. The Forester Sisters and Doug Supernaw both released their versions as singles, with Supernaw's reaching Top 20 in 1995. However, the song seems to be though of mainly as Travis's, even though he never put it out as a single; this is likely due to his version being on his ''Always & Forever'' album, one of the most acclaimed country albums of TheEighties.
30th Dec '15 11:36:26 AM Twentington
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* The Dennis Linde song "What'll You Do About Me" has had several renditions over the years. The obscure band [=McGuffey=] Lane cut it first, followed by a charting version from Music/SteveEarle in 1984. John Schneider, Music/RandyTravis, The Forester Sisters, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Doug Supernaw. The Forester Sisters and Doug Supernaw both released their versions as singles, with Supernaw's reaching Top 20 in 1995. However, the song seems to be though of mainly as Travis's, even though he never put it out as a single; this is likely due to his version being on his ''Always & Forever'' album, one of the most acclaimed country albums of TheEighties.
25th Dec '15 12:20:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* Many different artists have recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". However, the song is still associated with its original artist, TheHollies.
* Music/NoDoubt had a hit in 2003 with their cover of "It's My Life," but nowadays it's more common to hear the original version by TalkTalk on the radio.

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* Many different artists have recorded "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". However, the song is still associated with its original artist, TheHollies.
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* Music/NoDoubt had a hit in 2003 with their cover of "It's My Life," but nowadays it's more common to hear the original version by TalkTalk Music/TalkTalk on the radio.
16th Dec '15 8:48:37 PM Twentington
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* Music/GeorgeJones' 1956 breakthrough hit "Why Baby Why" only got to #4, with a cover version by Webb Pierce and Red Sovine eclipsing it on the charts and going to #1, followed by a #9 version by Hank Locklin later in the same year; a later version by Charley Pride also topped the charts in 1983. Even so, the song is still primarily thought of as Jones's.
30th Nov '15 1:56:56 PM Twentington
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* "I Will Be" is a song that destroyed LeonaLewis's career in the US, so it's no surprise that the original by AvrilLavigne is better looked upon

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* "I Will Be" is a song that destroyed LeonaLewis's career in the US, so it's no surprise that the original by AvrilLavigne is better looked uponupon.
* In TheSeventies, it was popular for CountryMusic artists to do cover versions of existing songs, such as Anthony Armstrong Jones with his rendition of "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.
* Music/AlanJackson has had this happen a few times:
** His take on Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues", while mildly popular in country music, still takes a backseat to most of the other renditions of the songs out there.
** "Who's Cheatin' Who" fares a little better, but it still gets second billing to the original Charly [=McClain=] version on classic country formats.
** His cover of Music/DonWilliams' "It Must Be Love" in 2000 has done very little to displace the original on country music playlists. It probably doesn't help that the original was already a staple of "classic country" playlists at the time of the cover's release, and the cover in a midpoint where it's not fresh enough to warrant strong recurrent airplay, but not old enough to be a "classic" yet.
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