100 songs that are versions of others

Creata da Alma Barroca il 21 Feb 2018 | Ultima modifica Alma Barroca 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.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Portuguese version of Mina's Tintarella di luna.

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Canzone | Portoghese Jayne

Portuguese version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Canzone | Malese Dia Fadila

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Filipino version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Canzone | 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.

Canzone | Italiano L'Aura

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

Portuguese version of The Beatles's If I Fell.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Veneto

Portuguese version of Loredana Bertè's Sei bellissima.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Francese
Canzone | Portoghese Rouge

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Canzone | Portoghese Rouge

Portuguese version of Las Ketchup's The Ketchup Song.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Spagnolo

French version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Finlandese Lettone
Canzone | Inglese Melanie C

English version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Traduzioni:  Tedesco Tongano

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

Canzone | Inglese 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!.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Spanish version of Boris Vian's Je suis snob.

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Canzone | Spagnolo Micky

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Tedesco

Spanish version of Harpo's Moviestar.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Italiano

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Spanish version of Cazuza's O Tempo Não Para.

Traduzioni:  Russo Ucraino Inglese
Canzone | Spagnolo Chayanne

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Ceco

Spanish version of Mistinguett's Mon homme.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

German version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

Traduzioni:  Spagnolo Inglese Arabo
Canzone | Greco Eleni Dimou

Greek version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

English version of Salvador Sobral's Amar pelos dois.

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

Canzone | Inglese Pellek

English version of Ayumi Miyazaki's Brave Heart.

Traduzioni:  Tedesco
Canzone | Spagnolo Karina

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Russo

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.

Canzone | Francese Dalida

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

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

Traduzioni:  Greco Italiano Serbo 20 more

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

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

Traduzioni:  Francese Inglese
Canzone | Italiano Dalida

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

Finnish version of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive.

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

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

Dutch version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Greek version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Traduzioni:  Traslitterazione

Norwegian version of John Legend's All of Me.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Norwegian version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Danese
Canzone | Norvegese Tønes

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

English version of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria.

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Spagnolo
Canzone | Italiano Dalida

Italian version of Sir Lancelot's Shame & Scandal.

Traduzioni:  Francese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Spagnolo

Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Spanish version of Flanders & Swann's The Warthog.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Spanish version of Duo Jolly's Casetta in Canada.

Traduzioni:  Tedesco Inglese
Canzone | Spagnolo OV7

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Vilarejo.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Portoghese

Spanish version of Keith's 98.6.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

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.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Spanish version of The Exciters's Tell Him.

Traduzioni:  Russo Inglese

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Canzone | Greco Tiê

Portuguese version of Arisa's La notte.

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Canzone | Spagnolo Massiel

Spanish version of Gianni Morandi's Marinaio.

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Canzone | Spagnolo Dyango

Spanish version of Sergio Endrigo's Lontano dagli occhi.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Portuguese version of Michele Zarrillo's Cinque giorni.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Greco Portoghese

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Tedesco Francese

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

Portuguese version of Sal Da Vinci's Cose.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Spagnolo

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 8 Estórias.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Portoghese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 10 Minutos.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Portoghese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Problemas.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Portoghese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Resta.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Portoghese

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

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Veneto

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

Portuguese version of Carlos Gardel's Fumando Espero.

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Portuguese version of Federico Esposito's El Pañuelito.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Italiano
Raccolta | 100 oggetti

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

Portuguese version of James Blunt's Same Mistake.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Spagnolo

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Russo Polacco 2 more

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Traduzioni:  Arabo Olandese

Portuguese version of Vanessa Paradis's Joe Le Taxi.

Traduzioni:  Russo
Canzone | Portoghese Perla

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

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese Russo

Portuguese version of Rika Zaraï's Casatschok.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Russo

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.

Traduzioni:  Inglese Cinese
Canzone | Portoghese Latino

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

Traduzioni:  Inglese

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Traduzioni:  Inglese
Commenti fatti
SiHo_92    Mer, 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    Mer, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

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

mk87    Mer, 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    Mer, 21/02/2018 - 23:53

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

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

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

Alma Barroca    Gio, 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    Mer, 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    Mer, 21/02/2018 - 22:35

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

Diazepan Medina    Gio, 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    Gio, 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    Gio, 22/02/2018 - 08:18

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

Alma Barroca    Gio, 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    Gio, 22/02/2018 - 22:24

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

Enjovher    Ven, 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    Ven, 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    Sab, 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    Ven, 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    Ven, 23/02/2018 - 07:46

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

Alma Barroca    Ven, 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    Ven, 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    Sab, 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    Sab, 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    Sab, 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.