Cover songs surpass the originals

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It could be said that cover songs play an important role in the music industry. They can bring the success to singer or destroy the career of an artist. In spite of risks, there are many singers or bands who have covered immortal songs and made them more successful than originals. Let's enjoy wonderful melodies through following excellent covers.


The Power of Love - Celine Dion


"The Power of Love" was composed by Jennifer Rush, an American German-based Pop/Rock singer. It was the biggest hit of 1985 in the United Kingdom and became popular over the world. After several cover versions, 1993 Celine Dion covered this song with new way. This new version went to number 1 for 5 weeks on the Hot 100 Singles Sales and to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. Furthermore, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1995.

Celine Dion





Without you-Mariah Carey


"Without You" is one of songs which contribute to Mariah Carey's fame. However, "without you" is a song written by musicians Pete Ham and Tom Evans of British rock group Badfinger. With her beautiful voice, Mariah Carey brought "Without you" to audiences gently and emotionally.

Mariah Carey





I Will Always Love You-Whitney Houston


As the soundtrack in the film The Bodyguard, "I Will Always Love You " was really famous around the world. Thanks to Whitney's successful performance in the film, many people though that "I Will Always Love you" is her song. But it was Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter that wrote and performed the original version in 1973. Parton's version reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs Chart. Whitney's 1992 version reached No. 1 on many singles charts from around the world and became one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Dolly Parton





Candle in the Wind and Goodbye England's Rose-Elton John


"Candle in the Wind" is a song with music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It was originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier. Later, in 1997, John performed this song with different style as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales. This version of the song was released as a single, and reached No. 1 in many countries, proving a much greater success than the original.

Elton John sang "Candle in the Wind" to dedicate actress Marilyn Monroe





Run-Leona Lewis


"Run" is a song written and performed by alternative rock band Snow Patrol. It brought the band its first taste of mainstream success, reaching #5 on the UK charts. In 2007, Leona Lewis successfully covered this song on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Surprisingly, the Leona Lewis's new version became the UK's fastest-selling digital only release ever, selling 69,244 copies in just two days.

Leona Lewis





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This article was published on 2010/03/12