Top 10 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Covers

Brace yourself, those classics songs you know and love may not be as original as you think. Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Covers. Click here to subscribe: or visit our channel page here: Also, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at 🙂

Special thanks to our users Alex Cash, FatalPivots and Ccm25 for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at

Check out the voting page here,

If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our interactive Suggestion Tool at 🙂

Check us out at, and

Want a WatchMojo cup, mug, t-shirts, pen, sticker and even a water bottle? Get them all when you order your MojoBox gift set here:

WatchMojo is a leading producer of reference online video content, covering the People, Places and Trends you care about.
We update DAILY with 2-3 Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Versus clips on movies, video games, music, pop culture and more!

21 thoughts on “Top 10 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Covers”

  1. According to the logic of first recording, the number Torn is incorrect.

    "Torn" is a song written by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven and Phil Thornalley in 1993. It was first recorded that year in Danish (renamed "Brændt", Danish for "Burned") by singer Lis Sørensen, then two years later by Cutler and Preven's American alternative rock band Ednaswap, and in 1996 by American-Norwegian singer Trine Rein.

  2. Shameless by Garth Brooks was actually Billy Joel’s song. I’m a Billy Joel fan (and not really a country fan at all) but Garth Brooks hits that song out of the park! If you don’t know it look it up, it’s a great song!

  3. superstition was written by wonder, who brought beck in as a guest guitarist . . . and while he was going to let beck release it first for his new project, delays caused wonders recording to be released months ahead of it . . . so its not a cover in the slightest, i really wish you guys would do some cursory research before toplisting things. now i admit, thanks to the idiotic snowflake generation, we need lists like these to teach them that newer artists did not in fact write these songs . . . but it would be more useful if you did the research on all of the songs (dead on for most of the rest btw) ps – torn was originally recorded by lis sørenson in danish, titled "Brændt"

  4. Did anyone else see "superstition (1972) stevie wonder", then originally "jeff beck (1973)" if those numbers are accurate…. how did he originally do it a year later? lol.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *