Sep 10, 2015


This article sort of blew me away. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.

It's a list of well known songs that were actually covers. At first I thought this would be a list of songs remade in the 90s and later that, in general, I was aware were covers. But it's not that at all. It's songs from the 70s and 80s that I had no idea were covers. In many cases the well known band was a one-hit wonder with the song so really they were talentless one-hit wonders.

Here's some of the stand outs.
  • Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel the Noize (originally by Slade)
  • Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (Jackie DeShannon)
  • Toni Basil - Mickey (Racey)
  • Eric Clapton - Cocaine (J.J. Cale)
  • Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs (Captain and Tennille)
  • Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Bruce Springsteen!)
  • You Better Run - Pat Benatar (The Young Rascals)
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindi Lauper (Robert Hazard)
  • Everybody's Talking - Harry Nilsson (Fred Neil, blown away by this one)
  • Mandy - Barry Manilow (Scott English)
  • The Tide Is High - Blondie (The Paragons)
  • Family Man - Hall & Oates (Mike Oldfield!!! From Tubular Bells fame)
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack (Lori Lieberman!!)
  • Dazed & Confused - Led Zeppelin (Jake Holmes)
  • Black Magic Woman - Santana (Fleetwood Mac!!??)
  • Obession - Animotion (Michael Des Barres)
  • Gloria - Laura Branigan (Umberto Tozzi)
  • Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton (Evie Sands)
  • Heart & Soul - Huey Lewis & The News (Exile)
The last one has to be heard just for the MASSIVE (and I mean MASSIVE) cow bell at 1:05

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