100 songs that are versions of others

Created by Alma Barroca on 21 Feb 2018 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 06 Jan 2019

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.

Translations:  Portuguese Persian Dutch 5 more
Song | Italian 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.

Translations:  English French German 3 more

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

Translations:  English Romanian Bosnian 3 more

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

Translations:  English

French version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Translations:  English Finnish Latvian

English version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Translations:  German Tongan

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

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

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

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Boris Vian's Je suis snob.

Translations:  English
Song | Spanish Micky

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

Translations:  English German

Spanish version of Harpo's Moviestar.

Translations:  English Italian

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

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Cazuza's O Tempo Não Para.

Translations:  Russian Ukrainian English

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

Translations:  English Czech

Spanish version of Mistinguett's Mon homme.

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

German version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

Translations:  Spanish English Arabic

Greek version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

English version of Salvador Sobral's Amar pelos dois.

Translations:  Spanish Italian Finnish

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

English version of Ayumi Miyazaki's Brave Heart.

Translations:  German

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

Translations:  English Russian

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.

Song | French Dalida

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

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

Translations:  Greek Italian Serbian 24 more

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

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

Translations:  French English

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

Translations:  English French Russian 11 more

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?.

Norwegian version of John Legend's All of Me.

Translations:  English

Norwegian version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Translations:  English Danish

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

Translations:  English

English version of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria.

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

Translations:  English Spanish Dutch

Italian version of Sir Lancelot's Shame & Scandal.

Translations:  French

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

Translations:  English Spanish

Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Flanders & Swann's The Warthog.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Duo Jolly's Casetta in Canada.

Translations:  English German
Song | Spanish OV7

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

Translations:  English

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Vilarejo.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Spanish version of Keith's 98.6.

Translations:  English

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.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of The Exciters's Tell Him.

Translations:  Russian English

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

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Gianni Morandi's Marinaio.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Sergio Endrigo's Lontano dagli occhi.

Translations:  English

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Translations:  English Greek Portuguese

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Translations:  English German French

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 8 Estórias.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 10 Minutos.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Problemas.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Resta.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

Translations:  English French German 6 more
Collection | 100 items

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

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

Translations:  English Russian Polish 2 more

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Translations:  Arabic Dutch

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Cher's Believe.

Spanish version of The Bee Gees' Run to Me.

Spanish version of Culture Club's Karma Chameleon.

Translations:  English Portuguese Russian

Spanish version of Dolcenera's Il mio amore unico.

Russian version of Michael Sembello's Maniac.

Finnish version of Carly Simon's Nobody Does It Better.

English version of Daniela Mercury's Swing da Cor.

Song | Spanish Pappo

Spanish version of King Cole Trio's Route 66.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Mia Martini's Agapimu.

Translations:  English
Song | German Sandra

German version of Alphaville's Big In Japan.

Translations:  English Afrikaans French 3 more
SiHo_92    Wed, 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    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

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

mk87    Wed, 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

Μπιατριξ Κιντο    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 21:09

Monophonics-Bang Bang?

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

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

Μπιατριξ Κιντο    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 21:46

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

Alma Barroca    Thu, 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

Ainoa    Wed, 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    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 22:35

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

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

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

Diazepan Medina    Thu, 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    Thu, 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)

Ainoa    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 08:18

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

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

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

Ainoa    Thu, 22/02/2018 - 22:00

Have you received the PM that I sent you?

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

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

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

Corrected, thanks for letting me know.

Enjovher    Fri, 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    Fri, 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    Sat, 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:


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

Original (French):
Cover (English):

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Diazepan Medina    Fri, 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    Fri, 23/02/2018 - 07:46

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

Alma Barroca    Fri, 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    Fri, 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    Sat, 24/02/2018 - 09:43 (Original: French/ Arabic) (Copy: Spanish)
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This one is very funny Teeth smile (Original: Arabic) (Copy: English)
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Alma Barroca    Sat, 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    Sat, 24/02/2018 - 21:19

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

Sprite Limehead    Sun, 25/02/2018 - 02:59

[@Alma Barroca] The original, Şımarık is, but not the copy. My apologies.

Alma Barroca    Tue, 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.