9 Popular Cover Songs You've Probably Never Heard Of
All of these songs have these 4 things in common: 1. The original song was a big hit in the US. 2. They were covered by other singers/bands. 3. You probably haven't heard the covers because they weren't released state-side. And 4. They were really big hits in the countries where they were released. Check them out. Take That's "How Deep is Your Love" is especially interesting.
This is a very interesting music video and rendition of one of the Bee Gee's most famous songs. This version spent 3 weeks at #1 on the UK charts in the mid 90's.
2. "Black Betty" Tom Jones
The song was originally made popular by the band Ram Jam in the 70's. Tom Jones turned it into this crazy dance song in 2002. It was a big dance hit in Italy.
3. "This Love" Big Bang
Big Bang is a Korean rap group. They covered Maroon 5's "This Love" as their first single from their 2006 EP. It went top 10 there.
4. "Freak Like Me" Sugababes
One of my favorite songs from the 90's. Freak Like Me was a originally a big hit for Adina Howard. It went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1995. The British girl group, Sugababes, covered the song in 2002. It went # 1 in the UK, #2 in Ireland, and #4 in Norway.
5. "You Raise Me Up" Lena Park
You obviously know the Josh Groban version, but this is a version by Korean singer Lena Park. It was the opening for a popular anime series called "Romeo x Juliet."
6. "Walk This Way" Girls Aloud vs. Sugababes
UK girl groups Girls Aloud and Sugababes recorded this song in 2007 for a fundraiser. The song went number 1 in March of that same year.
7. "It's Raining Men" Geri Haliwell
What a perfect song for an ex-Spice Girl to sing. This song went number 1 in the UK, France, Italy, Ireland, Malaysia, and Hungary. It went top 5 just about everywhere else.
8. "Spirit In The Sky" Gareth Gates
Gareth Gates was the winner of Pop Idol in the UK. It spent 2 weeks at number one there in 2003.
9. "A Moment Like This" Leona Lewis
X-Factor winner Leona Lewis spent 3 weeks at #1 on the UK charts with her cover of this Kelly Clarkson song. I had no idea.