You have been lied to all along!

In music, covers are as common as catchy choruses. Yet, while we all know that Florence & The Machine’s You’ve Got the Love is a cover of Candi Station’s 1986 original, there are many songs we think of as ‘original’ when, actually, they were covers of earlier songs.

Don’t believe me? Check this out!

Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn (1997)

Ednaswap’s Torn (1995)

No Doubt’s It’s My Life (2000)

Talk Talk’s It’s My Life (1984)

Aretha Franklin’s Respect (1967)

Otis Redding’s Respect (1965)

Disclaimer: The song’s lyrics were changed slightly, as was the message. In Franklin’s version, the song is about female empowerment.

Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes’s Don’t Cha (2005)

Tori Alamaze’s Don’t Cha (2004)

Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You (1992)

Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You (1974)

Of course, covers are a sincere form of flattery; a nod by one artist or band to another – yet that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be informed!

Do you know of any other covers?

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