20 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Covers

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Cover songs, they lift us up, they plague us, they irk us, they fool us. Sometimes being born too late is the excuse, other times, it's just plain and simple ignorance, but the shock of discovering your favorite song originally existed in a completely different form can be very alarming. It can also be a blessing in disguise, suddenly revealing why that artist you've always hated had a song you liked so much—it wasn't theirs. In a world of ghostwriters and other forms of musical plagiarism, singers often popularize songs they didn't have a hand in penning. Here's a few that you might not have realized were covers.

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