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The Most Famous Songs Made Famous By Another Musician

Aretha might have asked for (and received) a little "Respect", but she wasn't the first one to do so.

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It was famously sung by Tina (and Ike) Turner:

But it was originally written by Creedence Clearwater Revival:

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Others might know it as that song Beyoncé performed that one time:

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It's famously covered by Maxwell:

But it's really a Kate Bush song:

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Maxwell's version became popular because it was featured in a sexy scene during the 2000 movie "Love and Basketball":

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Jeff Buckley sings a very popular version of it:

But it's really a song by Leonard Cohen:

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It's a really popular song to cover, as evidenced by Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright, etc.

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It was famously sung by Whitney Houston:

It was originally by Dolly Parton, who sang it in the movie "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas":

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The song is Patti Smith's biggest hit:

A lot of people also know it because of 10,000 Maniacs:

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It was actually written by Bruce Springsteen, who didn't release the song until long after Smith's version came out:

Young people might know it by this insane cover that Cascada did:

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Sinead O'Connor made this song popular:

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Though it was originally written by Prince:

Kelly Clarkson covered it when she was in Dublin:

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Kim Carnes made this song a hit:

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It was originally written by Jackie DeShannon and Donna Weiss:

Taylor Swift has a nice cover of it as well:

It's famous as sung by Tiffany:

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It first charted because of Tommy James & the Shondells:

It was written by their record producer Ritchie Cordell.

It has since been covered by Girls Aloud:

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Bow Wow Wow made this song a hit:

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Most people these days know it because of Aaron Carter:

But it was originally written by The Strangeloves:

The most famous version of this song was recorded by The Kingsmen:

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It was actually first written and performed by Richard Berry:

It's famous as sung by Santana:

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It's really a song by Fleetwood Mac:

Everyone knows the version by Aretha Franklin:

But it's really an Otis Redding song:

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Soft Cell made this THE song of the '80s:

Though it was first performed by Gloria Jones:

And has been covered by Marilyn Manson, and sampled by Rihanna in her song "SOS":

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