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* Boyz II Men is a very popular group with many hits and their 1991 version of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" [[CoveredUp is more well-known]] than G. C. Cameron's original 1975 version from the ''Cooley High'' soundtrack. However, the same cannot be said about their 1997 cover of Music/NewEdition's 1988 mega-hit "Can You Stand the Rain", where it was to the point of many fans not even knowing that it even existed. It only got further displaced after it was sung by the cast of ''The New Edition Story'' and interest in the original only grew stronger.

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* Boyz II Men is a very popular group with many hits and their 1991 version of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" [[CoveredUp is more well-known]] than G. C. Cameron's original 1975 version from the ''Cooley High'' soundtrack. However, the same cannot be said about their 1997 cover of Music/NewEdition's 1988 mega-hit "Can You Stand the Rain", where it was to the point of many fans not even knowing that it even existed. It only got further displaced after it was sung by the cast of ''The New Edition Story'' ''Series/TheNewEditionStory'' and interest in the original only grew stronger.


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* Cherelle's "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" is a rather strange subversion. While many are torn over if it or the Robert Palmer version is the most popular version (while both are considered light years ahead of Music/MariahCarey's and DJ Collette's versions), it's unclear who is the true winner: the original 1984 version is rarely heard on the radio and if the 1986 cover is it, then it's considered the ''least'' popular of Robert Palmer's hits, particularly regarding his trilogy of "pretty models band" videos, as "Simply Irresistible" and "Addicted to Love" are more likely to receive airplay.


* Several ChristmasSongs: "White Christmas" (Music/BingCrosby from his album ''Music/MerryChristmas''), "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Here Comes Santa Claus" (Gene Autry), "The Christmas Song" (Nat "King" Cole), though in most of those cases the artists actually recorded multiple versions of the songs.

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* Several ChristmasSongs: "White Christmas" (Music/BingCrosby from his album ''Music/MerryChristmas''), "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Here Comes Santa Claus" (Gene Autry), (Music/GeneAutry), "The Christmas Song" (Nat "King" Cole), though in most of those cases the artists actually recorded multiple versions of the songs.


* [[SpeedyTechnoRemake Speedy Techno Remakes]] typically enjoy a brief burst of popularity but almost never Cover Up the original.

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* [[SpeedyTechnoRemake Speedy {{Speedy Techno Remakes]] Remake}}s typically enjoy a brief burst of popularity but almost never Cover Up the original.



* While Music/RascalFlatts' version of Tom Cochran's 1991 hit "Life is a Highway" is pretty popular, especially due to it appearing on the soundtrack for ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', you'll be hard-pressed nowadays to find it airing anywhere outside the country radio stations.

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* While Music/RascalFlatts' version of Tom Cochran's 1991 1992 hit "Life is a Highway" is pretty popular, especially due to it appearing on the soundtrack for ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', you'll be hard-pressed nowadays to find it airing anywhere outside the country radio stations.



* "You Keep Me Hanging On" has been a #1 smash for Kim Wilde, a #2 dance hit for Music/RebaMcEntire, and a #6 hit for Vanilla Fudge. All have long since fallen back into the shadow of Music/TheSupremes' original version, and why "Kids" remains Wilde's SignatureSong [[ChartDisplacement despite peaking at #25]].

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* "You Keep Me Hanging On" has been a #1 smash for Kim Wilde, a #2 dance hit for Music/RebaMcEntire, and a #6 hit for Vanilla Fudge. All but the former have long since fallen back into the shadow of Music/TheSupremes' original version, and why "Kids" remains Wilde's SignatureSong [[ChartDisplacement despite peaking at #25]].version.


* Ugly Kid Joe's version of "Cat's in the Cradle" was a huge hit in 1993, but has long since faded back into being much less famous than Music/HarryChapin's 1974 original.

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* Ugly Kid Joe's version of "Cat's in the Cradle" (retitled without the apostrophe) was a huge hit in 1993, but has long since faded back into being much less famous than always stood in the shadow of Music/HarryChapin's 1974 original.


* While Music/RascalFlatts' version of Tom Cochran's 1991 hit "Life is a Highway" is pretty popular, especially due to it appearing on the soundtrack for ''Disney/{{Cars}}'', you'll be hard-pressed nowadays to find it airing anywhere outside the country radio stations.

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* While Music/RascalFlatts' version of Tom Cochran's 1991 hit "Life is a Highway" is pretty popular, especially due to it appearing on the soundtrack for ''Disney/{{Cars}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', you'll be hard-pressed nowadays to find it airing anywhere outside the country radio stations.

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* Neither Chaka Khan's nor 3rd Party's nor Anastacia's covers of "Love is Alive" were able to compete with the Gary Wright original, which is more or less the only version receiving airplay nowadays.



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* Boyz II Men is a very popular group with many hits and their 1991 version of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" [[CoveredUp is more well-known]] than G. C. Cameron's original 1975 version from the ''Cooley High'' soundtrack. However, the same cannot be said about their 1997 cover of Music/NewEdition's 1988 mega-hit "Can You Stand the Rain", where it was to the point of many fans not even knowing that it even existed. It only got further displaced after it was sung by the cast of ''The New Edition Story'' and interest in the original only grew stronger.


* N-Trance's 1995 Euro-HipHop version of "Stayin' Alive" has nothing on Music/TheBeeGees' original.

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* N-Trance's 1995 Euro-HipHop version of "Stayin' Alive" has nothing on Music/TheBeeGees' original.
original. Nor does the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' cast's version.



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* N-Trance's 1995 Euro-HipHop version of "Stayin' Alive" has nothing on Music/TheBeeGees' original.


* Martha Wash of The Weather Girls remade said duo's "It's Raining Men" with Creator/RuPaul in 1997, then Geri Halliwell of the Music/SpiceGirls covered it a couple years afterwards, but neither could touch the original, and have since been forgotten by most people.
* Music/GloriaGaynor's "I Will Survive" has proven impossible to cover up, despite popular cover versions by [[Music/TheSupremes Diana Ross]], Chantay Savage, Music/{{Cake}}, etc.

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* Martha Wash of The Weather Girls remade said duo's "It's Raining Men" with Creator/RuPaul in 1997, then Geri Halliwell of the Music/SpiceGirls covered it a couple years afterwards, but neither cover could touch the original, and both have since been forgotten by most people.
* Music/GloriaGaynor's "I Will Survive" has proven impossible to [[CoveredUp cover up, up]], despite popular cover versions by [[Music/TheSupremes Diana Ross]], Chantay Savage, Music/{{Cake}}, etc.


* Martha Wash of The Weather Girls remade "It's Raining Men" with Creator/RuPaul in 1997, then Geri Halliwell of the Music/SpiceGirls covered it a couple years afterwards, but neither could touch the original, and have since been forgotten by most people.

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* Martha Wash of The Weather Girls remade said duo's "It's Raining Men" with Creator/RuPaul in 1997, then Geri Halliwell of the Music/SpiceGirls covered it a couple years afterwards, but neither could touch the original, and have since been forgotten by most people.



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* Martha Wash of The Weather Girls remade "It's Raining Men" with Creator/RuPaul in 1997, then Geri Halliwell of the Music/SpiceGirls covered it a couple years afterwards, but neither could touch the original, and have since been forgotten by most people.
* Music/GloriaGaynor's "I Will Survive" has proven impossible to cover up, despite popular cover versions by [[Music/TheSupremes Diana Ross]], Chantay Savage, Music/{{Cake}}, etc.



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* Shannon's 1983 hit "Let the Music Play" was briefly overshadowed in the late 2000s by Jordin Sparks' semi-cover "SOS (Let the Music Play)", which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play charts and #31 on the Mainstream Top 40, but most radio stations switched back to Shannon's original within a few months.


* No cover comes close to the original version of Music/KimWilde's "Kids in America". Not Music/TheBloodhoundGang's cover, not The Muffs' version from ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', not Music/{{Len}}'s version from ''Anime/DigimonTheMovie'', not the [[Series/AmericanIdol American Juniors]] version, and not the No Secrets version from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius''. Wilde herself also got hit the other way, as her cover of "You Keep Me Hanging On", despite being a #1 smash hit, has long fallen back into the shadow of the original version by Music/TheSupremes, and why "Kids" remains her SignatureSong [[ChartDisplacement despite peaking much lower]].

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* No cover comes close to the original version of Music/KimWilde's "Kids in America". Not Music/TheBloodhoundGang's cover, not The Muffs' version from ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', not Music/{{Len}}'s version from ''Anime/DigimonTheMovie'', not the [[Series/AmericanIdol American Juniors]] version, and not the No Secrets version from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius''. Wilde herself also got hit the other way, as her cover of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius''.
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"You Keep Me Hanging On", despite being On" has been a #1 smash hit, has for Kim Wilde, a #2 dance hit for Music/RebaMcEntire, and a #6 hit for Vanilla Fudge. All have long since fallen back into the shadow of the Music/TheSupremes' original version by Music/TheSupremes, version, and why "Kids" remains her Wilde's SignatureSong [[ChartDisplacement despite peaking much lower]].at #25]].




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* Music/{{Disturbed}} came close to the Top 40 with a cover of Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "The Sound of Silence", but the original is still the definitive version.


* No cover comes close to the original version of Music/KimWilde's "Kids in America". Not Music/TheBloodhoundGang's cover, not The Muffs' version from ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', not Music/{{Len}}'s version from ''Anime/DigimonTheMovie'', not the [[Series/AmericanIdol American Juniors]] version.

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* No cover comes close to the original version of Music/KimWilde's "Kids in America". Not Music/TheBloodhoundGang's cover, not The Muffs' version from ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', not Music/{{Len}}'s version from ''Anime/DigimonTheMovie'', not the [[Series/AmericanIdol American Juniors]] version.version, and not the No Secrets version from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius''. Wilde herself also got hit the other way, as her cover of "You Keep Me Hanging On", despite being a #1 smash hit, has long fallen back into the shadow of the original version by Music/TheSupremes, and why "Kids" remains her SignatureSong [[ChartDisplacement despite peaking much lower]].

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