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Most covered songs of all time!

Updated: Feb 13

Hello music lovers!

Have you ever wondered what the most covered songs are? I got my little magnifying glass to find out for you and after this very scientific investigation, here's a list of the most popular and frequently covered songs.

Of course, I didn't even count amateur covers or covers by unsigned professional artists, since that's impossible to calculate, but it would still significantly increase the numbers I'm sharing with you today!

"Yesterday" by the Beatles

This classic love song has been covered by over 2,200 artists, including Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Marvin Gaye.

"Summertime" by George Gershwin

This classic jazz song composed for Porgy & Bess has been covered by over 1,800 artists: Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, and Billie Holiday are among the most well-known interpretations.

"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

This iconic track has been covered by over 1,200 artists, such as Kenny Rogers, John Doe, and Jessica Simpson. Whitney Houston's powerful vocals and the song's passionate lyrics have touched the hearts of millions of people around the world.

"Stand by Me" by Ben E. King

The iconic "Stand By Me" has been covered over 1,000 times, including by John Lennon, Tracy Chapman, and Otis Redding. The comforting lyrics and catchy melody of the song have touched the hearts of many generations.

"Hallelujah" de Leonard Cohen

Poignant and melancholic, it has been covered by over 300 different artists, including Jeff Buckley whose version is very well known, k.d. lang, and Rufus Wainwright.

Grab your microphones! Who knows, maybe your next song will become the new most covered by other artists!


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