How Well Do You Know Famous Cover Songs?

Cover songs can make an old song feel just like new again. The question is: how well do you know your famous cover songs? Well enough to pass this tricky quiz? Let's put your musical knowledge to the ultimate trivia test!
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Who’s never covered the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun?”
Nina Simone
Sonic Youth
Belle and Sebastian
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Which Fleetwood Mac tune did The Dixie Chicks score a hit with?
Go Your Own Way
Tusk
Landslide
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What duo covered Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe?”
Sonny and Cher
Donnie and Marie Osmond
Johnny Cash and June Carter
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Which punk group covered Frank Sinatra's hit, "My Way?"
The Clash
The Ramones
Sid Vicious
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True or false: Cyndi Lauper's hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" was a cover of a song by new wave artist Robert Hazard.
True
False
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Who has never recorded “I Will Always Love You?”
Whitney Houston
Bette Midler
Dolly Parton
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Who recorded "Respect" before Aretha Franklin?
Billie Holiday
Otis Redding
Sam Cooke
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Which song wasn't originally recorded by the Beatles?
Twist and Shout
Eleanor Rigby
I Want To Hold Your Hand
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Question 9/10

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"Blinded By The Light" was originally recorded by which artist?
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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Question 10/10

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Johnny Cash made "Personal Jesus" his own, but who initially recorded it?
Depeche Mode
Nine Inch Nails
Soft Cell
Result
You're cover song confused! You may know the covers, but do you know the originals? Not quite yet. While you may love the newest versions of these 10 songs, you're not keen on the folks or artists who brought them to life. Better luck next time!

C+, Cover Song Confused

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Right!
You're cover song clever! It's obvious that you're a total music buff who loves both the originals and the covers. In fact, you consider yourself a bit of a musical historian, someone who values the greatest artists of all times and the new generations.

B+, Cover Song Clever

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Right!
You're cover song cunning! Well, it looks like we've got a true music fan on our hands. While the casual listener may not know the cover from the original artist, you're far more clever than that. In fact, you pride yourself on being a total music buff who knows both the history of these songs and those bringing them to life in the modern day.

A+, Cover Song Cunning

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1
Who’s never covered the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun?”
Nina Simone
Sonic Youth
Belle and Sebastian
2
Which Fleetwood Mac tune did The Dixie Chicks score a hit with?
Go Your Own Way
Tusk
Landslide
3
What duo covered Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe?”
Sonny and Cher
Donnie and Marie Osmond
Johnny Cash and June Carter
4
Which punk group covered Frank Sinatra's hit, "My Way?"
The Clash
The Ramones
Sid Vicious
5
True or false: Cyndi Lauper's hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" was a cover of a song by new wave artist Robert Hazard.
True
False
6
Who has never recorded “I Will Always Love You?”
Whitney Houston
Bette Midler
Dolly Parton
7
Who recorded "Respect" before Aretha Franklin?
Billie Holiday
Otis Redding
Sam Cooke
8
Which song wasn't originally recorded by the Beatles?
Twist and Shout
Eleanor Rigby
I Want To Hold Your Hand
9
"Blinded By The Light" was originally recorded by which artist?
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
10
Johnny Cash made "Personal Jesus" his own, but who initially recorded it?
Depeche Mode
Nine Inch Nails
Soft Cell