Songs that were basically covers but with different lyrics and the originals.

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  1. radiocaster

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    It starts with the spaghetti western theme, then goes into Stones territory.


     
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    And another one...
     
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    The first couple of Who singles when they were still the High Numbers were just re-worked Slim Harpo tunes.
     
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    True, but Brian Wilson and Co. wrote both of them. Is that a "cover", then?
     
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    The Cream did it to themselves - listen to "Strange Brew" and then "Lawdy Mama" - they just wiped and re-recorded the vocals over the same track...
     
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    Being a Country player I hate to admit it but I've come to the conclusion that Country music has more than its fair share of that. I mean let's face it. There's only so much you can do with 7 notes and still come up with something that two steppers want to hear.

    Can't count the number of times thatI went to learn one song and ended up with two.



     
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    Howlin’ Wolf Killing Floor



    Peter Green Fleetwood Mac Long Grey Mare

     
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    Frank Zappa's 'Plastic People', and the outro to 'Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk' are both Louie Louie
     
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    Freddy King doing Going Down, a great Leon Russell song.



    ZZ Top doing Just Got Paid. Once you get past the intro and into the song, it's not identical to Going Down, but too close for comfort.

     
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    Isn't "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." by John Mellencamp and "What I like About You" by the Romantics really Cherry, Cherry by Neil Diamond?

    Maybe a few more too?
     
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    Every basic blues song since 1930..? :>)
     
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    George got sued over this one. My Sweet Lord



    Is pretty much She's So Fine by the Chiffons.

     
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    With lyrics...

     
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    This may not qualify, a mashup of the original and "House Rent Boogie."

     
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    I don't suppose we're considering songs where the original was an instrumental and lyrics were added later?
     
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    This one?


    The thread is more about rip-offs really.
     
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    In the "zztop-case" above, I would say that I really like them both. It's not "the same" IMO, but if that Freddies song has inspired zz here, that's just great.
    Is covering less wrong if You do it of Your own material? Wasn't John Fogerty sued once of covering his songs and the judgement was that "it is just his way to create".. or something..?
     
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    Boogie Chillen by John Lee Hooker and La Grange by ZZ Top. It's funny, when I let my fiance hear a ZZ Top CD once and La Grange came on she got real excited and said o yay John Lee Hooker!
     
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    Even if You are from a small country on the edge of the world (like Finland) and if You go to another remote place that "nobody knows" (like Hungary), and You STEAL a song - You will get caught...
    In this case, it's not covering or copying, it is stealing. Beautiful song though, I'm only sorry that I came to know it was stolen..


     
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