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10th Jan '17 9:10:40 AM 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.

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* Music/JohnnyCash's "I Still Miss Someone" has been covered by, among others, by 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.
14th Dec '16 10:25:28 AM monarc
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* Music/MichaelBolton had a top-10 hit in 1991 with "When a Man Loves a Woman", which did nothing to displace the Percy Sledge original as the definitive version.

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* Music/MichaelBolton had a top-10 hit in 1991 with "When a Man Loves a Woman", which did nothing to displace the Percy Sledge original as the definitive version. His Top-40 charting cover of "Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay" also made no one forget the original version by Otis Redding.
11th Oct '16 11:24:25 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/TheBeatles "Yesterday" from ''Music/{{Help}}'' is statistically one of the most covered songs of all time.. but seriously can you name ''any'' cover it without consulting TheOtherWiki?


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** "Yesterday" from ''Music/{{Help}}'' is statistically one of the most covered songs of all time...but seriously can you name ''any'' cover it without consulting TheOtherWiki?
6th Oct '16 7:12:55 AM MyTimingIsOff
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** It should be mentioned that Ronnie Drew (of Dubliners fame) once famously (and sarcastically) introduced it as "That one song played by Metallica". Which rendition of Whiskey in the Jar is the definitive is certainly a matter for dispute...



* Many, many, many rock bands have covered Music/ChuckBerry but most of his songs are still primarily associated with him, with the possible exception of Johnny Rivers version of "Memphis, Tennessee".
** The ones made by Music/TheBeatles ("Rock and Roll Music" and "Roll Over Beethoven") are borderline.

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* Many, many, many rock bands have covered Music/ChuckBerry but most of his songs are still primarily associated with him, with the possible exception of Johnny Rivers version of "Memphis, Tennessee".
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Tennessee". The ones made by Music/TheBeatles ("Rock and Roll Music" and "Roll Over Beethoven") are borderline.



** "Sweet Dreams" is considered by some to be superior to the Eurythmics original.
26th Sep '16 11:33:20 PM thelivingtoad
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* The Dennis Linde song "What'll You Do About Me" has had several renditions over the years: [=McGuffey=] Lane cut it first, followed by usic/SteveEarle in 1984, John Schneider, Music/RandyTravis, The Forester Sisters, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Doug Supernaw. Earle, The Forester Sisters, and Supernaw all released their versions as singles, with Supernaw's being the highest-peaking on the country charts at #16 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: [=McGuffey=] Lane cut it first, followed by usic/SteveEarle Music/SteveEarle in 1984, John Schneider, Music/RandyTravis, The Forester Sisters, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Doug Supernaw. Earle, The Forester Sisters, and Supernaw all released their versions as singles, with Supernaw's being the highest-peaking on the country charts at #16 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.
26th Sep '16 11:32:19 PM thelivingtoad
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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. The version that did? [[ChartDisplacement A now-long forgotten cover]] by singer Michael Moralis, which made it to #28 in 1989.
16th Sep '16 12:34:49 AM Twentington
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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 "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 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.



** "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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** "Who's Cheatin' Who" fares a little better, but it still gets second billing to the original Charly [=McClain=] version on classic country formats.
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** 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 playlists, due in part to the original was having already been a staple of "classic country" playlists formats 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.time.



* 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.

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* The Dennis Linde song "What'll You Do About Me" has had several renditions over the years. The obscure band years: [=McGuffey=] Lane cut it first, followed by a charting version from Music/SteveEarle usic/SteveEarle in 1984. After that, it was cut by 1984, John Schneider, Music/RandyTravis, The Forester Sisters, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Doug Supernaw. Earle, The Forester Sisters Sisters, and Doug Supernaw both all released their versions as singles, with Supernaw's reaching Top 20 being the highest-peaking on the country charts at #16 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.
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.
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