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Songs created by adding lyrics to already famous instrumental pieces

Created by Dr_Igor on 13 Aug 2022 | Last edited by Dr_Igor on 02 Sep 2022

Well, already famous is relative, but still...

 

Song language:  English

AKA The peacocks by Jimmy Rowles  

 

 

 

 

Song language:  English

AKA Libertango by Astor Piazzolla

 

 

 

Song language:  English

Original instrumental piece by Sidney Bechet (1959)

 

 

Song language:  French

Translations:  English #1

Original instrumental piece by Hugh Masekela

Song language:  English

Original instrumental piece by Hot Butter

 

 

Song language:  Spanish

Translations:  English

Original instrumental piece by Bob Crewe Generation

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Hebrew

Originally just an instrumental theme in Love Story by Francis Lai

 

Song language:  English

Original instrumental piece by Stanley Myers AKA Cavatina was written for "Walking Stick"

 

and also used in "Deer Hunter"

 

Song language:  English

The same original as in #8 - Francis Lai's theme from "Love Story"

Song language:  French

Original piano piece by Paul de Senneville originally performed by Richard Clayderman

Song language:  French

Originally - theme from Chopin's Polonaise

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Indonesian, Romanian

Music credited to Harry Carroll, but it is an adaptation of the melody of

Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Finnish

Originally a theme by Alex North from the movie "Unchained" (1955) then turned into a song for the movie

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  German

Originally Duke Ellington's Never No Lament

Song language:  English

Originally by Horace Silver

Song language:  English

Originally a theme from Racmaninov's piano concerto 2

 

Song language:  English

AKA "Nefeli's Tango". Original instrumental piece "Tango to Evora" by Loreena McKennitt

Song language:  Greek

Originally a piano piece written by David Foster

 

Song language:  Spanish

Translations:  English #1

Originally Chopin's Prelude 4 in E Minor (Op28)

 

Song language:  English

Originally Borodin's String Quartet in D

 

Song language:  English

Originally Brahms' Symphony No. 3

 

 

Song language:  English

Originally Ravel's Pavane for Dead Princess

 

Song language:  English

Originally Chopin's Prelude in C minor

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  French

Originally as instrumental by Brothers Johnson (1976)

Song language:  English

Originally a theme for his film "Modern Times" by Charlie Chaplin

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Song language:  English

Translations:  Greek, Serbian

Originally an instrumental piece by The Shadows

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  German #1

Originally by Perez Prado

 

 

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Arabic

Originally - an instrumental by The Champs

 

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Serbian

Originally a theme from the TV series Hawaii 5-0 by The Ventures

 

Song language:  English

Originally an instrumental song by Cannonball Adderley (1966)

 

 

Song language:  English

Originally an instrumental piece by Leroy Anderson (1948)

 

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  German, Romanian

Originally "Adagio for strings" by Samuel Barber himself (1936)

 

 

Song language:  Latin

Originally an instrumental march by Vasily Agapkin (1912)

 

 

Song language:  Russian

 

Originally - Polonaise "A Farewell to the Homeland" ('Pożegnanie Ojczyzny') by Michal Oginski

 

Song language:  Russian

Translations:  English, Dutch

Originally - main theme in "Godfather" by Nino Rota

 

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Arabic

Originally written as an instrumental piece for Peruvian zarzuela by Daniel Alomía Robles (1913).

 

One of the most covered melodies in history with estimated 4000 versions.

Song language:  English

Translations:  Bulgarian
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The first rendition of Luis Demetrio's "¿Quién será?" was recorded by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz with his orchestra as an instrumental cha-cha-chá in 1953

 

 

Song languages:  English, Spanish

Based on Claude Debussy' "Clair de lune"

 

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  French, Turkish

Originally "Moonlight over Naples" - an instrumental piece composed by Bert Kaempfert and played by his orchestra

 

Song language:  Italian

Translations:  Greek

Originally composed by Bert Kaempfert under the title "Beddy Bye" as part of the instrumental score for the movie "A Man Could Get Killed".

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Arabic
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Derived from Frédéric Chopin's Étude No. 3 in E, Op. 10

 

 

 

Song language:  English

Derived from Johann Sebastian Bach's “Sleepers, Wake!” and “Air on the G String”

 

Song language:  English

Originally an instrumental piece by Leroy Anderson (1951)

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Greek

 

Originally an instrumental piece by Bert Kaempfert's orchestra

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Russian

Derived from Beethoven's "Fur Elise"

Song language:  German

Translations:  English, Russian

Derived from Beethoven's Piano sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13" ("Pathetique")

 

Song language:  English

Derived from a cello suite by Bach

Song language:  English

Based on Tchaikovsky's "Romeo And Juliet."

Song language:  English

Derived from Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony.

Song language:  English

Translations:  Portuguese, Spanish

Based on the 2nd movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

Song language:  English

Based on a theme from Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture"

Song language:  English

Originally - Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn series theme

 

Song language:  English

 

Languages:  Spanish → English

Created by Diazepan Medina on Monday, April 17, 2017

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  German

 

Song language:  English

Translations:  Albanian
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Song language:  English

Translations:  Croatian

Comments
Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Sat, 13/08/2022 - 19:06

Good one. Thanks.

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Sat, 13/08/2022 - 20:12

Good one again.

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Mon, 15/08/2022 - 07:28

>>Правда тут оригинал тоже со словами...
Тогда не пойдут...

florboxflorbox    Mon, 15/08/2022 - 12:28

El condor pasa

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Mon, 15/08/2022 - 16:41

This is from my collection of Free versions by Leo Masliah

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/leo-masliah-caperucita-roja-lyrics.html
Set to the music of the 3rd Prelude and Fugue BWV 848 of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/leo-masliah-donna-lee-lyrics.html
Donna Lee by Charlie Parker

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/leo-masliah-la-bella-durmiente-lyrics.html
Set to the music of Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in A minor BWV 904

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/leo-masliah-la-voz-del-medio-lyrics.html
Set to the music of Mozart's Prelude and Fugue in C major, K.394

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Mon, 15/08/2022 - 16:52

Interesting. Did he write all those lyrics?

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Sat, 20/08/2022 - 22:35

50! Midpoint.