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Famous Songs Written by Other Famous People

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All Along the Watchtower Report Abuse
Jimi Hendrix is famous for this song. But Bob Dylan wrote it. He also recorded it.
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Gloria Report Abuse
The Doors covered the huge Van Morrison hit
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You really got me Report Abuse
Van Halen covered the huge kinks hit
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Blue Suede Shoes Report Abuse
Elvis's famous song was written and originally recorded by Carl Perkins.
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Me and Bobby McGee Report Abuse
Janis Joplin popularized it, but Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster wrote it.
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I Shot the Sheriff Report Abuse
Eric Clapton's version is probably more famous, but Bob Marley wrote the song and recorded his own version.
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Hurt Report Abuse
People think Johnny Cash is the original writer of the song and in a few instances have said that Nirvana originally wrote it when the real writer was Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.
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With a little help from my friends. Report Abuse
Joe Cocker made this a whole other song and a huge hit with his take on the Lennon and McCartney song.
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"She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" was big for Cocker....also a Beatles original.
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Mr. Tambourine Man Report Abuse
The Byrds had a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 with it, but it was written by Bob Dylan.
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Hallelujah Report Abuse
Jeff Buckley's version is more popular than Leonard Cohen's (who wrote it).
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I wanna be your man. Report Abuse
Written by Lennon and McCartney but was the Rolling Stones first big hit.
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Nothing Compares 2 U Report Abuse
This was Sinead O’Connor's huge hit, but Prince wrote the song.
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I'm a Believer Report Abuse
This Monkees's song was written by Neil Diamond.
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You've Got a Friend Report Abuse
They both recorded it, but James Taylor's version is more popular than its writer's: Carole King.
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Crazy Report Abuse
Patsy Cline's biggest hit was written by Willie Nelson.
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Twist And Shout Report Abuse
This topped the chart by The Beatles. However it was written by Phil Medley and Bert Russell.
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Girlfriend. Report Abuse
Michael Jackson had a huge hit with this Paul McCartney song.
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I Will Always Love You Report Abuse
From the soundtrack for "The Bodyguard," Whitney Houston made this song a mega-hit, but Dolly Parton wrote it and sang a version herself.
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Fire Report Abuse
Bruce Springsteen wrote this song which became a big hit for The Pointer Sisters.
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Eric Clapton, Cocaine Report Abuse
Everyone can sing this song, and Eric Clapton make it famous; written by a prolific songwriter, J.J. Cale.
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Ticket to ride. Report Abuse
The Carpenters did a fine version of this Beatles classic.
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Live and Let Die Report Abuse
Guns N' Roses popularized it, but it was written by Paul and Linda McCartney.
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I Love Rock and Roll Report Abuse
Everybody thinks Joan Jett wrote it (I did), but its by an English band.
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Riding With the King Report Abuse
BB King and Eric Clapton covered this John Hiatt song.
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Respect Report Abuse
Aretha Franklin's huge hit was written and first recorded by Otis Redding.
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Passionate Kisses Report Abuse
Mary Chapin Carpenter had a huge hit with it. It was written by Lucinda Williams.
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Manic Monday Report Abuse
This is perhaps the biggest hit by The Bangles. Prince wrote this one, too.
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Islands in the Stream Report Abuse
This famous Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton duet was written by the Bee Gees.
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Red Red Wine Report Abuse
Neil Diamond wrote and originally recorded this UB40 hit.
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Tainted Love Report Abuse
Soft Cell had a major hit with this Gloria Jones's song.
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Both Sides Now Report Abuse
Joni Mitchell wrote this song, but Judy Collins had a big hit with it. Mitchell later recorded the song herself.
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Bedtime Story Report Abuse
Madonna took this song to number found in the charts in 1995, but Bjork wrote it.
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