Songs that have more than one great cover version?

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  1. Slack Babbath

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    My pleasure - I’ve only been joined S.H recently and love it . I’ve been tipped off about loads of songs . It’s superb mine of magic songs !
     
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  2. melstapler

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    Carole King's 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' as interpreted by Johnny Rodriguez. From his 1975 LP "Love Put A Song In My Heart."
     
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  3. tim_neely

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    "Always on My Mind" (first released by Brenda Lee):
    Elvis Presley
    Willie Nelson
    Pet Shop Boys
     
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  4. melstapler

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    'Always On My Mind' as recorded by B.J. Thomas. Released in 1970.
     
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  5. tim_neely

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    It is now her second most frequently covered song after "Both Sides Now," and it may have passed it since I last looked it up.

    Amazingly, in the 25 years after Joni first released it (1971 to 1996), there were fewer than a dozen documented covers of "River"; all the rest are from 1997 and later. After Peter White, with guest vocalist Kenny Lattimore, recorded it for the 1997 album Songs of the Season, the floodgates opened.
     
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  6. RSteven

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    Wow, I do not think I have ever heard a male cover version of this great song. I really dig the tempo changes as well. Thanks for sharing @melstapler!
     
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  7. savemenow

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    I Put a Spell on You (Screamin Jay Hawkins)

    CCR
    Them
    Nina Simone
    Manfred Mann

    Many others



    WOW! That guitar! That voice!
     
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  8. SG47

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    Respect- Otis Redding

    Aretha Franklin

    The Ventures ( with a young Leslie West)
     
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  10. john hp

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    I think you mean the Vagrants?
     
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  11. Rfreeman

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    Without You
     
  12. powerq

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    Or, to really change gears, The Corrs' Unplugged.
     
  13. SG47

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    Yes! That's what I meant. Thanks for correcting it.
     
  14. John54

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    I'll give that a listen after I've posted the Bunny Sigler version, which to this point I consider definitive:

     
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  15. Brian Mc

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    Hank Williams' "You Win Again" Ray Charles
    Mandy Barnett

    and others

     
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  16. Brian Mc

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    Webb Pierce's "Slowly" Faron Young
    Mandy Barnett

     
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  17. cmcintyre

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    ...... and T. Rex (one of the B-sides to Ride A White Swan).

     
  18. Hammerpeg

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    Rod Stewart’s version from ‘Gasoline Alley’ is good, too.
     
  19. JozefK

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    Kind of like Sun's take on doo wop
     
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  20. Bob J

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    This version might be my favorite of all. Love the backing vocals.

     
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