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Old 02-25-2021, 06:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Songs you didn't know were covers

As the kids say on the internetz, I was today years old when I found out this:



is a cover of this:



I'll post some more wtf moments, what are yours?
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I assumed this was a George Harrison-penned song until I found out differently. Original by James Ray.

I've Got My Mind Set On You



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This may not be a great example because it’s not that well known, but for a long time I thought this was a Stones original.

She Said Yeah



Original by Larry Williams:


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I didn't, but I bet all the kids thought this was an original song


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^^ Wow, news to me!!
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I assumed this was a George Harrison-penned song until I found out differently. Original by James Ray.

I've Got My Mind Set On You



First of all, I knew that song (first version) but didn't know it was a George Harrison version! wow.
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First of all, I knew that song (first version) but didn't know it was a George Harrison version! wow.
That's understandable, though; it doesn't sound like the typical Harrison spiritual/mystical tune.

I was really into Talking Heads' "Take Me To The River" when I first heard it, and didn't realize initially that it was a cover of an Al Green song.


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I thought “Hanging On The Telephone” was a Blondie original, but The Nerves got there first.


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I was really into Talking Heads' "Take Me To The River" when I first heard it, and didn't realize initially that it was a cover of an Al Green song.
Interesting, I always thought it sounded like some kind of standard, never thought what it was a cover of.

An embarrassing confession, until very recently I thought I feel the earth move was a Martika original:



Which obviously it is not:



(I only just recently listened to Tapestry for the first time, also had no idea she wrote (You make me feel like) a natural woman).

I may or may not prefer the Martika version.
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Yup, no idea.

Translated quite well into the 80s.
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