We’re back with another top 5 and this time we’re talking hits. Hits you didn’t know were covers and some of them shocked me to be honest. So lets crack on with number one shall we?
Whitney Houston – I will always love you
When you hear the classic line, ” I will always love you” you think of the late great Whitney Houston, right? Well originally, Country Queen, Dolly Parton sang it back in 1974 before “The Bodyguard” was even a thought!
Dolly Parton – I will Always Love You (1974)
Tank – I can’t make you love me
I love this one, simply because I love tank and his vocals on this track and to be honest, it almost hurt to know that it wasn’t his to begin with. Bonnie Raitt had originally released this in 1991.
Bonnie raitt – I can’t make you love me (1991)
Destinys Child – Emotion
Possibly one their hardest songs to sing, the legendary group, Destiny’s Child covered Samatha Sang’s 1978 and breathed new RnB life into the track, making it a hit. It’s also worth noting DC weren’t the only ones to cover the hit. The Bee Gees covered it a year after she released it although they feature in the orginal.
Samantha Sang – Emotion Featuring the Bee Gees (1978)
Beyonce – If I were a Boy
This is an interesting one. I had no idea that this was a cover. Beyonce made her come back to the game with If I were a Boy in 2008. The song was written by BC Jean and Toby Gad; but after being rejected by her label was picked up by Beyonce.
BC Jean – If I were a Boy
Salt ‘N’ Pepa featuring En Vogue – Whatta Man
Whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, what a mighty good man!
The 1994 Salt’n’Pepa Classic was a cover guys! originally by Linda Lyndell back in 1986. The hip hop duo hooked up with En Vogue to give us the hit that we can’t help but vibe to.
Linda Lyndell – What a Man (1986)
And thats out Top 5