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45 Lesser-Heard Takes On Timeless Songs

When the American songbook was a lot smaller, legendary artists would fill their albums by covering each other's best. You'll never believe how many revamped classics you've probably never heard before — but now you can stream and explore them all with ease, thanks to Spotify!

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1. "For What It's Worth"

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THE ORIGINAL: Buffalo Springfield

LAID-BACK WORLDLY FUNK: Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

PSYCHEDELIC SISTERHOOD: The Staple Singers

2. "Hey Joe"

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THE ICON: Jimi Hendrix

THE NASTIEST SOUTHERN SOUL: Wilson Pickett

THE CHANTEUSE: Charlotte Gainsbourg

3. "The Weight"

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THE CAMPFIRE CLASSIC: The Band

DIVA DROPS THE MIC: Aretha Franklin

BACKYARD BLUEGRASS: Little Feat & Bela Fleck

4. "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"

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THE STANDARD: Frankie Valli

THE SWEETEST: Diana Ross and The Supremes

THE A CAPELLA CROON: Straight No Chaser

5. "Let's Spend the Night Together"

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THE CLASSIC: The Rolling Stones

THE CRAZED: David Bowie

THE CHILLEST: Muddy Waters

6. "Fly Me to the Moon"

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SLOW DANCE STANDBY: Frank Sinatra

SOULED-OUT SWAGGER: Bobby Womack

EXPERIMENTAL SWIRLS: Groove Armada

7. "Ain't No Sunshine"

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BABY'S GOT THE BLUES: Michael Jackson

A SLOWER MOMENT OF SKA: The Slackers

SOMEWHERE OUT THERE: Pastor Troy

8. "Just Like Heaven"

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GRUNGY FUN: Dinosaur Jr.

GIRLS IN DREAMLAND: The Watson Twins

GRAND OLE LOUNGY JAZZ: Kat Edmondson

9. "Lola"

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STRUMMING BROTHERS AND FRIENDS: The Kinks

PREMATURE POST-PUNK: The Raincoats

LATENT LONDON REGGAE: Madness

10. "Louie Louie"

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ISLAND VIBES: Toots & The Maytals

IMPOSSIBLY FUN: Otis Redding

RIGHTFULLY ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES: Black Flag

11. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

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NO WORDS NEEDED: Les Paul & Chet Atkins

STRAIGHT FROM A SHOWMAN: Rufus Wainwright

ALL OF THE TEARS: Harry Nilsson

12. "Dancing in the Street"

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FEELING FUNKY: Grateful Dead

FAMILY STYLE: The Mamas & The Papas

FLYING DOWN THE HIGHWAY: Van Halen

13. "Heart of Gold"

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HORNS AND HOPE: Charles Bradley

HEART OF THE COUNTRY: Johnny Cash

HEAVY AS HELL: Black Label Society / Zakk Wylde

14. "Honky Tonk Women"

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RILED-UP ROCK REDO: Joe Cocker

REVERSE GIRL POWER: Tina Turner

FUZZY HALF-SPEED '70s FUNK: The Meters

15. "Here Comes the Sun"

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STIRRING WITH SOUL: Nina Simone

OH SO LAID-BACK: Peter Tosh

SHOULD BE A STANDARD DAY STARTER: Richie Havens

Go ahead and get digging for all sorts of hidden musical treasures just like these, right now on Spotify – and don't forget to show your friends all the unheard gold you've found!

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