100 songs that are versions of others

Created by Alma Barroca on 21 feb 2018 | Laatst bewerkt door Alma Barroca op 10 mrt 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans Frans 1 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

Portuguese version of Mina's Tintarella di luna.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Portugees Jayne

Portuguese version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

Filipino version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Italiaans 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Portugees 2 more
Nummer | Italiaans L'Aura

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

Portuguese version of The Beatles's If I Fell.

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Venetan

Portuguese version of Loredana Bertè's Sei bellissima.

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits Spaans 1 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans
Nummer | Portugees Rouge

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

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Portugees Rouge

Portuguese version of Las Ketchup's The Ketchup Song.

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans

French version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Vertalingen:  Engels Fins Lets
Nummer | Engels Melanie C

English version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Vertalingen:  Duits Tongaans

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

Nummer | Engels Amy Lee

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

Vertalingen:  Spaans Hongaars Noors 7 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

Spanish version of Boris Vian's Je suis snob.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Spaans Micky

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits

Spanish version of Harpo's Moviestar.

Vertalingen:  Engels Italiaans

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

Spanish version of Cazuza's O Tempo Não Para.

Vertalingen:  Russisch Oekraïens Engels
Nummer | Spaans Chayanne

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Tsjechisch

Spanish version of Mistinguett's Mon homme.

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

German version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Engels Arabisch

Greek version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

English version of Salvador Sobral's Amar pelos dois.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Fins Italiaans

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

Nummer | Engels Pellek

English version of Ayumi Miyazaki's Brave Heart.

Vertalingen:  Duits
Nummer | Spaans Karina

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Russisch

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.

Nummer | Frans Dalida

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

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

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

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

Vertalingen:  Frans Engels
Nummer | Italiaans Dalida

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Russisch 10 more
Nummer | Fins Vicky Rosti

Finnish version of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive.

Nummer | Japans Koda Kumi

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

Nummer | Japans Koda Kumi

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

Dutch version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Greek version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Vertalingen:   Transliteratie

Norwegian version of John Legend's All of Me.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Norwegian version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Vertalingen:  Engels Deens
Nummer | Noors Tønes

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

English version of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Frans Portugees 6 more
Nummer | Frans Joe Dassin

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans
Nummer | Italiaans Dalida

Italian version of Sir Lancelot's Shame & Scandal.

Vertalingen:  Frans

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans

Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Spanish version of Flanders & Swann's The Warthog.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Spanish version of Duo Jolly's Casetta in Canada.

Vertalingen:  Duits Engels
Nummer | Spaans OV7

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Vilarejo.

Vertalingen:  Engels Portugees

Spanish version of Keith's 98.6.

Vertalingen:  Engels

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Spanish version of The Exciters's Tell Him.

Vertalingen:  Russisch Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Grieks Tiê

Portuguese version of Arisa's La notte.

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

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Spaans Massiel

Spanish version of Gianni Morandi's Marinaio.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Spaans Dyango

Spanish version of Sergio Endrigo's Lontano dagli occhi.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Portuguese version of Michele Zarrillo's Cinque giorni.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Vertalingen:  Engels Grieks Portugees

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits Frans

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Roemeens 8 more

Portuguese version of Sal Da Vinci's Cose.

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 8 Estórias.

Vertalingen:  Engels Portugees

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 10 Minutos.

Vertalingen:  Engels Portugees

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Problemas.

Vertalingen:  Engels Portugees

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Resta.

Vertalingen:  Engels Portugees

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits Frans 4 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Venetan

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Duits 4 more

Portuguese version of Carlos Gardel's Fumando Espero.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Portuguese version of Federico Esposito's El Pañuelito.

Vertalingen:  Engels Italiaans
Collection | 100 items

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

Portuguese version of James Blunt's Same Mistake.

Vertalingen:  Engels Spaans

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Russisch Pools 2 more

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Vertalingen:  Arabisch Nederlands

Portuguese version of Vanessa Paradis's Joe Le Taxi.

Vertalingen:  Russisch
Nummer | Portugees Perla

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

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Russisch

Portuguese version of Rika Zaraï's Casatschok.

Vertalingen:  Engels Russisch

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Chinees
Nummer | Portugees Latino

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Vertalingen:  Engels
SiHo_92    Woe, 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    Woe, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

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

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

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

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

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

Alma Barroca    Do, 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    Woe, 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    Woe, 21/02/2018 - 22:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joutsenpoika    Do, 22/02/2018 - 22:00

Have you received the PM that I sent you?

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

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

Alma Barroca    Do, 22/02/2018 - 22:44

Corrected, thanks for letting me know.

Enjovher    Vrij, 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    Vrij, 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    Zat, 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    Vrij, 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    Vrij, 23/02/2018 - 07:46

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

Alma Barroca    Vrij, 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

Alma Barroca    Vrij, 23/02/2018 - 22:38

Thanks for suggestions, all added Regular smile

maluca    Vrij, 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    Zat, 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    Zat, 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    Zat, 24/02/2018 - 21:19

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

Alma Barroca    Di, 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.