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Were These Hit Songs Actually Covers?

Everyone knows "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley, but did you know that it was originally performed by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton in 1953?

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  1. Was "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston the original version or a cover?

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    "I Will Always Love You" was originally by Dolly Parton.

    Parton wrote the song in 1972 for her close friend Porter Wagoner after deciding to leave his TV show the two had co-hosted.

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  2. Was "Like a Prayer" by Madonna the original version or a cover?

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    "Like a Prayer" was originally by Madonna.

    Although this song was an original, her song "Ray of Light" was originally by Curtiss Maldoon.

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  3. Was "Respect" by Aretha Franklin the original version or a cover?

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    "Respect" was originally by Otis Redding.

    Redding wrote the song in 1965 with his version reaching #35 in the United States, but it did not include the classic R-E-S-P-E-C-T chorus.

    "Respect" was originally by Otis Redding.
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  4. Was "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper the original version or a cover?

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    "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" was originally by Robert Hazard.

    Hazard wrote the song in 1979 and had forgotten about it until Rick Chertoff, who had been looking for material for Lauper's album, reached out to him.

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  5. Was "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles the original version or a cover?

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    "Walk Like an Egyptian" was originally by The Bangles.

    Although this song was an original, their song "Manic Monday" was originally by Apollonia 6.

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  6. Was "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley the original version or a cover?

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    "Jailhouse Rock" was originally by Elvis Presley.

    Although this song was an original, his song "Hound Dog" was originally by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton.

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  7. Was "Twist And Shout" by The Beatles the original version or a cover?

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    "Twist And Shout" was originally recorded by The Top Notes.

    Phil Medley and Bert Berns wrote the song in 1961 and it was originally called "Shake it Up, Baby."

    "Twist And Shout" was originally recorded by The Top Notes.
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Know any other hit songs that were originally covers? Let us know in the comments below!

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