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Which of these hit songs are actually covers?

There are plenty of tunes that were made popular by chart-toppers and many people have no idea that a smaller act actually wrote or released the song first.

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In the day and age of online streaming and YouTube in addition to all of our physical media, there's no doubt that we have access to more music than ever before. We're discovering music that may have passed us right by in years past and still having a tough time keeping up with all of the music being released now! 

Have you ever listened to and loved a song for years — or even decades — only to find out that it's actually a cover? There are plenty of tunes that were made popular by chart-toppers and many people have no idea that a smaller act actually wrote or released the song first. 

Here are a few songs that might take you by surprise: Which ones do you know are covers?
  1. Cyndi Lauper
  2. The Bee Gees
  3. Elvis Presley
  4. Led Zeppelin
  5. Joan Jett
  6. The Bangles
  7. The Clash
  8. The Rolling Stones
  9. Motley Crue
  10. David Bowie
Which of these hit songs are actually covers?

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