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  1. 100 cover songs, Better than the Original

    • 'Help!' by The Beatles
    • 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' by Harry Reser & His Orchestra Feat. Tom Stacks
    • 'Hallelujah' by Leonard Cohen
    • 'The Little Drummer Boy' by The Harry Simeone Chorale
    • 'The Long and Winding Road' by The Beatles
    • 'How Deep Is The Ocean?' by Paul Whiteman
    • 'House of The Rising Sun' by The Animals
    • 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' by The Beatles
    • 'All My Loving' by The Beatles
    • 'Amazing Grace' by John Newton

    - Covers: 118 "Help!" is off the 1965 soundtrack album of the same name, which was nominated by the Grammys for album of the yearand produced by George Martin. The tune has been covered by a range of iconic artists including the Carpenters in 1970, Dolly Parton in 1979 and Tina Turner in 1984.

    - Covers: 118 From Ella Fitzgerald to a Kidz Bop cover, the quintessential Christmas song first released in 1934 has many do-overs. More than 100 artists have belted out the song since, including the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Beach Boys, Justin Bieber, Natalie Grant and Faith Hill. The song also served as the title for a 1970 film narrated by...

    - Covers: 119 Nearly four decades after the original 1984 release, "Hallelujah" has been covered many times over, from Bob Dylan performing it at a few shows in 1988 to Bono performing a tribute to Leonard Cohen in 1995. Other notable covers include Jeff Buckley in 1994 and Willie Nelson in 2006. Rolling Stone in 2019marveled at Cohen's ability to ...

    - Covers: 119 Since the 1958 original, this classic Christmas song telling the story of a poor drummer boy at the feet of baby Jesus had years of reprisals: It was featured in a rare Jimi Hendrix rendition in 1969and found its way into dozens of holiday compilation albums from artists as wide-ranging as Whitney Houston in 2003 and Justin Bieber in ...

    - Covers: 122 Off of the 1970 Let it Be Album, the Beatles classic "The Long and Winding Road" has been covered by the likes of George Michael, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles with Count Basie. Coincidentally, as the Beatles 20th and final #1 hit together, the song's lyrics depict the long and winding road of a broken love story—much like the group...

    - Covers: 122 The title of this song, written by Irving Berlin, is one question of many pondered throughout the 1932 tune by the famous composer. Eric Clapton, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, Bing Crosby and Pat Boone have all added their own touch to the tune since.

    - Covers: 123 While the ultimate meaning of "The House of the Rising Sun" being a brothel or prison in this traditional 1964 folk song remains a mystery, artists continue to cover it decade after decade. "King and Queen of Folk" Bob Dylan and Joan Baez each recorded a solo version of the song, country legend Dolly Parton performed it with a twang, ...

    - Covers: 124 Written by Beatle George Harrison while reading the oldest Chinese text, "I Ching," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" features Eric Clapton on lead guitar. A year after the original 1968 recording, Harrison walked out of the recording studio and told his bandmates he was done with the Beatles. John Lennon immediately suggested swapping C...

    - Covers: 124 Paul McCartney first composed music and lyrics for "All My Loving" in 1963, when the band toured with Roy Orbison. It was also the Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which notably kicked off the group's stateside fame. Renditions of "All My Loving" range from Annette Funicello in 1964 to the Smithereens in 2007.

    - Covers: 126 Though professionally covered 126 times, the 1779 Christian hymn "Amazing Grace" is reportedly performed at least 10,000 times annually and has appeared on more than 11,000 albums. While some renditions of the song are considered superior, including the Harlem Gospel Choir, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Leann Rhimes and...

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    • Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton) Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You” isn’t just one of the best covers of all time – it’s a purging kind of heartbreak, the kind of song that makes you want to throw open your windows and risk breaking your heart all over again for the chance of finding a lasting love.
    • Sinead O’Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U (The Family) “Nothing Compares 2 U” was one of several songs that Prince, for one reason or another, chose not to keep for himself.
    • Aretha Franklin: Respect (Otis Redding) Aretha Franklin’s version of “Respect” is so definitive that it might make you think Otis Redding wrote the song specifically for her.
    • Soft Cell: Tainted Love (Gloria Jones) “Tainted Love” was originally a minor UK hit for T.Rex member and Marc Bolan’s girlfriend Gloria Jones, but in Soft Cell’s cover, the minimal synth backing and Marc Almond’s obsessive vocal makes it both more disturbing and far sexier.
  2. Dec 5, 2023 · Continue reading to find out which songs are among the most coveted of all time—and check out Stacker's playlist on Spotify, inspired by this story.

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  3. Oct 19, 2023 · The Roxy Music frontman issued his first solo album - a collection of covers - at the same time that Bowie was readying Pin Ups, so there must have been something in the water.

  4. May 23, 2023 · You may also like: 25 most covered rock songs of all time. #10. 'And I Love Her' by The Beatles. - Covers: 294. Upon its release in June 1964, John Lennon and Paul McCartney's hit was covered 30 times before the end of the 1960s by the likes of John Denver, Lena Horne, and the Wailers.

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