100 songs that are versions of others

Creado por Alma Barroca en 21 Feb 2018 | Editado por última vez por Alma Barroca el 10 Mar 2018

It goes like this: Artist 1 releases song A (originally in language X). Then, sometime later, Artist 2 comes, translates song A and releases it as song B (in language Y).

This is not meant to gather foreign versions of a same song released by the same artist.

In every item's description you'll find about the original song and its performer.

As it seems that I can't add more than 100 items to the current collection, you might be interested in checking the comments for songs that I couldn't add by now.

English version of Jean-Jacques Goldman's Puisque tu pars.

Portuguese version of Pino Daniele's E po' che fà.

Portuguese version of Brian Hyland's Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Portuguese version of Mina's Tintarella di luna.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Portugués Jayne

Portuguese version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Malayo Dia Fadila

Malay version of Laura Pausini's In assenza di te.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Filipino version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Italiano Nyco

Italian version of Hélène Ségara and Laura Pausini's On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec. The original song has lyrics in Italian, however a complete version of it in said language wasn't released until Nyco released this album.

Canción | Italiano L'Aura

Italian version of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart.

Traducciones:  Inglés Rumano Bosnio 3 more
Canción | Portugués Rita Lee

Portuguese version of The Beatles's If I Fell.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Portuguese version of Céline Dion's To Love You More.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Portuguese version of Jennifer Rush's The Power of Love.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Portuguese version of John Lennon's Happy Xmas (War is Over).

Traducciones:  Inglés Véneto

Portuguese version of Loredana Bertè's Sei bellissima.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Croatian version of Laura Pausini's Non c'è.

Traducciones:  Inglés Alemán Español 1 more

Croatian version of Anna Oxa's È tutto un'attimo.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Portuguese version of Laura Pausini's Non c'è.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Portuguese version of Céline Dion and The Bee Gees's Immortality.

Traducciones:  Inglés Francés
Canción | Portugués Rouge

Portuguese version of Hear'Say's Angel in My Heart.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Portugués Rouge

Portuguese version of Las Ketchup's The Ketchup Song.

Traducciones:  Inglés Español

French version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Traducciones:  Inglés Finlandés Letón
Canción | Inglés Melanie C

English version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Traducciones:  Alemán Tongano

Greek version of Céline Dion's Pour que tu m'aimes encore.

Canción | Inglés Amy Lee

English version of Francesca Michielin's L'amore esiste.

Greek version of Nadav Guedj's Golden Boy.

Spanish version of Eddie Cantor's Yes, Sir! That's My Baby!.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Spanish version of Boris Vian's Je suis snob.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Español Micky

Spanish version of Bernd Clüver's Der Junge mit der Mundharmonika.

Traducciones:  Inglés Alemán

Spanish version of Harpo's Moviestar.

Traducciones:  Inglés Italiano

Spanish version of Die Windows's How do you do.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Español Fórmula V

Spanish version of Rings & Things's To me to me to me.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Spanish version of Cazuza's O Tempo Não Para.

Traducciones:  Ruso Ucraniano Inglés
Canción | Español Chayanne

Spanish version of Jon Anderson and Vangelis's I'll find my way home.

Traducciones:  Inglés Checo

Spanish version of Mistinguett's Mon homme.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Spanish version of Pooh's Linda. The Italian band did release a Spanish version of the song, but with different lyrics.

Traducciones:  Inglés

German version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

Traducciones:  Español Inglés Árabe
Canción | Griego Eleni Dimou

Greek version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

English version of Salvador Sobral's Amar pelos dois.

Traducciones:  Español Finlandés Italiano

French version of Dionne Warwick's Don't Make Me Over.

Canción | Inglés Pellek

English version of Ayumi Miyazaki's Brave Heart.

Traducciones:  Alemán
Canción | Español Karina

Spanish version of France Gall's Poupée de cire, poupée de son.

Traducciones:  Inglés Ruso

German (Hessian dialect) version of Ville Valo & Natalia Avelon's Summer Wine.

English/Spanish version of Amon Amarth's Twilight of the Thunder God.

English version of Sabaton's Primo Victoria.

Canción | Francés Dalida

French version of Brian Hyland's Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini.

Traducciones:  Inglés Portugués Ruso 1 more

English version of Claude François's Comme d'habitude.

Traducciones:  Griego Italiano Serbio 20 more

French version of The Weavers's If I Had a Hammer.

Japanese version of Joe Dassin's Les Champs-Élysées.

Traducciones:  Francés Inglés
Canción | Italiano Dalida

Italian version of Cher's Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).

Traducciones:  Inglés Francés Ruso 10 more

Finnish version of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive.

Canción | Japonés Koda Kumi

Japanese version of Nevena's Za-tebe-pesen-nyamam.

Canción | Japonés Koda Kumi

Japanese version of Kelly Clarkson's Can We Go Back?.

Dutch version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Greek version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Traducciones:  Transliteración

Norwegian version of John Legend's All of Me.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Norwegian version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Traducciones:  Inglés Danés
Canción | Noruego Tønes

Norwegian version of The Mountain Goats's Woke Up New.

Traducciones:  Inglés

English version of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria.

Canción | Francés Joe Dassin

French version of Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billy Joe.

Traducciones:  Inglés Español
Canción | Italiano Dalida

Italian version of Sir Lancelot's Shame & Scandal.

Traducciones:  Francés

German version of The Band's The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.

Traducciones:  Inglés Español

Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Spanish version of Flanders & Swann's The Warthog.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Spanish version of Duo Jolly's Casetta in Canada.

Traducciones:  Alemán Inglés
Canción | Español OV7

Spanish version of Gene Vincent's Be-Bop-A-Lula.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Vilarejo.

Traducciones:  Inglés Portugués

Spanish version of Keith's 98.6.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Italian version of Roberto Carlos's Quero Que Tudo Vá Pro Inferno.

Spanish version of The Brotherhood of Man's Save Your Kisses for Me.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Spanish version of The Exciters's Tell Him.

Traducciones:  Ruso Inglés

Spanish version of Rita Pavone's Il Ballo del Mattone.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Griego Tiê

Portuguese version of Arisa's La notte.

Spanish version of The Rokes's È la pioggia che va.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Español Massiel

Spanish version of Gianni Morandi's Marinaio.

Traducciones:  Inglés
Canción | Español Dyango

Spanish version of Sergio Endrigo's Lontano dagli occhi.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Portuguese version of Michele Zarrillo's Cinque giorni.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Traducciones:  Inglés Griego Portugués

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Traducciones:  Inglés Alemán Francés

Portuguese version of Gianluca Grignani's La mia storia tra le dita.

Traducciones:  Inglés Francés Rumano 8 more

Portuguese version of Sal Da Vinci's Cose.

Traducciones:  Inglés Español

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 8 Estórias.

Traducciones:  Inglés Portugués

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 10 Minutos.

Traducciones:  Inglés Portugués

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Problemas.

Traducciones:  Inglés Portugués

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Resta.

Traducciones:  Inglés Portugués

Portuguese version of Damien Rice's The Blower's Daughter.

Traducciones:  Inglés Alemán Francés 4 more

Portuguese version of Damien Rice's The Blower's Daughter.

Traducciones:  Inglés Véneto

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

Traducciones:  Inglés Francés Alemán 4 more

Portuguese version of Carlos Gardel's Fumando Espero.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Portuguese version of Federico Esposito's El Pañuelito.

Traducciones:  Inglés Italiano
Colección | 100 elementos

Added by Miley Lovato, this collection will gather Greek versions and adaptions of foreign songs.

Portuguese version of James Blunt's Same Mistake.

Traducciones:  Inglés Español
Canción | Bosnio Bijelo Dugme

Bosnian version of Drafi Deutscher's Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht.

Traducciones:  Inglés Ruso Polaco 2 more
Canción | Inglés Jukka Lewis

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Traducciones:  Árabe Holandés

Portuguese version of Vanessa Paradis's Joe Le Taxi.

Traducciones:  Ruso
Canción | Portugués Perla

Portuguese version of Gigliola Cinquetti's Alle porte del sole.

Portuguese version of The Bee Gees's I Started a Joke.

Traducciones:  Inglés Ruso

Portuguese version of Rika Zaraï's Casatschok.

Traducciones:  Inglés Ruso

Portuguese version of Julieta Venega's Ilusion. The original song has lyrics in Portuguese, however a complete version of it in said language wasn't released until Marisa released this album.

Traducciones:  Inglés Chino
Canción | Portugués Latino

Portuguese version of O-Zone's Dragostea din tei.

Traducciones:  Inglés

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Traducciones:  Inglés
SiHo_92    Mié, 21/02/2018 - 16:03

What about "Je deviens moi" by Grégory Lemarchal - a French version of the German song "Liebe ist alles" by Rosenstolz?

mk87    Mié, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

Mel C also recorded an English version ("Let There Be Love").

mk87    Mié, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

I had a similar idea, I wanted to make a collection of German cover versions of international hit songs, but you were faster. Regular smile

Alma Barroca    Mié, 21/02/2018 - 23:53

I can add it, but this is a version in which language of which song?

Maria Kritikou    Jue, 22/02/2018 - 21:46

English. Nancy Sinatra and then monophonics.
Haven't you heard it?

Alma Barroca    Jue, 22/02/2018 - 22:16

I haven't. But I just Googled for it.

With this collection I mean songs that are translations of others - it doesn't seem that this song was a translation of someone else's work... Confused smile

Joutsenpoika    Mié, 21/02/2018 - 22:06

Besides the suggestions I sent you:

Helena Paparizou, An esi m'agapas (Αν εσύ μ'αγαπάς)
Greek version of Céline Dion's Pour que tu m'aimes encore

Markku    Mié, 21/02/2018 - 22:35

Amy Lee - Love exists (English version of Francesca Michielin's L'amore esiste) Regular smile

Alma Barroca    Mié, 21/02/2018 - 23:57

I totally forgot this one! Thanks for reminding me Wink smile

Diazepan Medina    Jue, 22/02/2018 - 01:23

Many suggestions here: All of these are spanish versions, some of them with completely different lyrics without any relation to the original (except for the music)

Original: "Yes sir that's my baby" by Eddie Cantor

Original: "Je suis snob" by Boris Vian.

Original: "Der Junge mit der Mundharmonika" by Bernd Clüver

Original: "Moviestar" by Harpo

Original: "How do you do" by Die Windows

Original: "To me to me to me" by Rings & Things

Original: "O tempo não para" by Cazuza

Original: "I'll find my way home" by Jon Anderson and Vangelis

Original: "Mon homme" by Mistinguett

Original: "Linda" by Pooh (Pooh also recorded a version in spanish but with different lyrics to the Bose's lyrics)

I'll check out for more

Enjovher    Jue, 22/02/2018 - 06:34

1. Sohn des Mondes by Kriemhild Maria Siegel (German)
Or: Peftei to feggari | Πέφτει το φεγγάρι by Eleni Dimou (Greek)
Original performer: Mecano
Original song: Hijo de la luna (Spanish)

2. Amar Pelos Dois (English Cover) by Alexander Rybak (English)
Original performer: Salvador Sobral
Original song: Amar Pelos Dois (Portuguese)

3. Muñeca De Cera by Karina (Spanish)
Original performer: France Gall
Original song: Poupée de cire, poupée de son (French)

4. T'en va pas comme ça by Nancy Holloway (French)
Original performer: Dionne Warwick
Original song: Don't Make Me Over (English)

5. Brave Heart by Pellek (English)
Original performer: Ayumi Miyazaki
Original song: Brave Heart (Japanese)

Joutsenpoika    Jue, 22/02/2018 - 08:18

If I may, the French title should be: Poupée de cire, poupée de son*

Alma Barroca    Jue, 22/02/2018 - 21:12

All must have been added, thanks for the suggestions Regular smile

Alma Barroca    Jue, 22/02/2018 - 22:42

Hi, Swann! Sorry I forgot about those! I checked your message as soon as I was notified I received it, but I didn't add the items at that moment. As the message was read, it went to my message bin, which I forgot to remember to check. All your suggestions were added as well, thanks for them. Wink smile

SiHo_92    Jue, 22/02/2018 - 22:24

Items no. 21 and 22: The band is called Rosenstolz. Wink smile

Enjovher    Vie, 23/02/2018 - 04:54

This song Dominique (by Sœur Sourire) have been covered over the years in several languages:

Brazilian Portuguese - Giane "Dominique"
Czech - Judita Čeřovská "Dominiku"
Dutch - Sœur Sourire "Dominiek"
English - Mary Ford, Tommy Roe, Debbie Reynolds
German - Sœur Sourire "Dominikus"
Hebrew - Tova Porat "דומיניק"
Italian - Orietta Berti "Dominique"
Japanese - Yukari Ito "ドミニク", Tokyo Broadcasting Children's Choir "ドミニク" and one unknown version.
Korean - Jung Sisters "도미니크"
Spanish - La Lupe, Angélica María, Mirla Castellanos and one in French/English by Sandler and Young.

Alma Barroca    Vie, 23/02/2018 - 22:40

Thanks! I'll give a check on whether they have LT-entries or not, so I'll add them here. Anyway, always nice to hear how a same song functions in different languages Wink smile

phantasmagoria    Sáb, 24/02/2018 - 13:42

EDIT: There's so many more too that I'd rather just make it into its own collection:

There's actually one missing from the list, the Danish version that I added:

Original: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-dominique-lyrics.html

1. Brazilian Portuguese "Dominique" by Giane
2. Czech "Dominiku" by Judita Čeřovská
3. Danish "Dominiqye" by Katy Bødtger
4. Dutch "Dominieke" by Sœur Sourire
5. German "Dominique" by Sœur Sourire
6. Hebrew "Dominique (דומיניק)" by Tova Porat
7. Italian "Dominique" by Orietta Berti
8. Japanese #1 "Dominiku (ドミニク)" by Yukari Ito
9. Japanese #2 "Dominiku (ドミニク)" by Tokyo Broadcasting Children's Choir
10. Korean "Dominique (도미니크)" by the Jung Sisters
11. Spanish "Dominique" by Angélica María

There's also other versions of Sœur Sourire's songs:

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-alleluia-lyrics.html
Cover (Italian): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-alleluia-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-entre-les-%C3%A9toiles-l...
Cover (Italian): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-guarda-quelle-stelle-lyrics....

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-jai-trouv%C3%A9-le-seign...
Cover (Italian): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-ho-incontrato-il-signor-lyri...

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-je-voudrais-lyrics.html
Cover (Italian): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-io-vorrei-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-ma-petite-muse-lyrics.html
Cover (Italian): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-la-mia-musa-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-tous-les-chemins-lyrics....
Cover (Italian): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-ogni-strada-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-s%C5%93ur-ad%C3%A8le-lyr...
Cover (Italian): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-sorella-adele-lyrics.html

And in English for the film "The Singing Nun":

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-entre-les-%C3%A9toiles-l...
Cover (English): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-beyond-stars-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-dominique-lyrics.html
Cover (English): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-dominique-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-je-voudrais-lyrics.html
Cover (English): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-id-be-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-mets-ton-joli-jupon-lyri...
Cover (English): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-put-your-pretty-skirt-lyri...

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-s%C5%93ur-ad%C3%A8le-lyr...
Cover (English): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-sister-adele-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-avec-toi-lyrics.html
Cover (English): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-you-i-shall-walk-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-une-fleur-lyrics.html
Cover (English): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-its-miracle-lyrics.html

Original (French): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-chante-riviere-lyrics.html
Cover (English): http://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-raindrops-lyrics.html

Diazepan Medina    Vie, 23/02/2018 - 04:57

More versions in spanish

Original: "The Warthog" by Flanders & Swann

Original: "Casetta in Canada" by Duo Jolly

Original: "Be-Bop-A-Lula" by Gene Vincent

Original: "98.6" by Keith

Original: "Save your kisses for me" by The brotherhood of Man

Original: "Tell him" by The Exciters

Original: "Il Ballo del Mattone" by Rita Pavone

Original: "È la pioggia che va" by The Rokes (which is already a cover of "Remember The Rain" by Bob Lind)

Original: "Marinaio" by Gianni Morandi

Original: "Lontano dagli Occhi" by Sergio Endrigo

Eagles Hunter    Vie, 23/02/2018 - 07:46

Should it be translated? or it is enough to COPY the music?

Alma Barroca    Vie, 23/02/2018 - 22:48

Well, it's always nice to see how a song works when sung in different languages... Though several Brazilian songs from the early 90's copied even the music of the original song... I wonder how they got away with this almost blatant plagiarism Embarrassed smile

maluca    Vie, 23/02/2018 - 23:31

Nr. 28 is the other way round, the Spanish version is the original, the German version a cover.

Eagles Hunter    Sáb, 24/02/2018 - 09:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dWeeUIZFgA (Original: French/ Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXnjy5YlDwk (Copy: Spanish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzlHucbD76U (Original: French/ Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0nFTdKlKLw (Copy: English)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw1u7p2IRtQ (Original: Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyYpKbRQVks (Copy: English)
This one is very funny Teeth smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayikhv1WCgo (Original: Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgoqrgc_0cM (Copy: English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZXejhXzGw (Original: Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTTSUmLlDCI (Copy: Turkish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQX2nWuWoH4 (Original: Spanish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9ZgPn1rJ9k (Copy: Russian)

Alma Barroca    Sáb, 24/02/2018 - 18:42

@Eagles Hunter and @Sprite Limehead are any of these by chance already in our database? YT links can't be added to collections - it must be an artist, a song, a translation or a collection that are already hosted here in LT.

SaintMark    Sáb, 24/02/2018 - 21:19

pretty much every song of Anki Lindqvist is a finnish cover of a famous hit.

Alma Barroca    Mar, 27/02/2018 - 20:38

Well, I wanted to collect foreign versions of a song, but there are times where even the instrumental is identical - so, no problem.