100 songs that are versions of others

Created by Alma Barroca on 21 feb 2018 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 10 már 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.

Fordítások:  Portugál Perzsa Holland 5 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol Spanyol Francia 1 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol

Portuguese version of Mina's Tintarella di luna.

Fordítások:  Angol

Portuguese version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol

Filipino version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Fordítások:  Angol
Dal | Olasz 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.

Fordítások:  Angol Francia Portugál 2 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol Román Boszniai 3 more

Portuguese version of The Beatles's If I Fell.

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol Venetan

Portuguese version of Loredana Bertè's Sei bellissima.

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol Német Spanyol 1 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol Francia

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

Fordítások:  Angol

Portuguese version of Las Ketchup's The Ketchup Song.

Fordítások:  Angol Spanyol

French version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Fordítások:  Angol Finn Lett

English version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Fordítások:  Német Tongan

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

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

Fordítások:  Spanyol Magyar Norvég 7 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol

Spanish version of Boris Vian's Je suis snob.

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol Német

Spanish version of Harpo's Moviestar.

Fordítások:  Angol Olasz

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

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol

Spanish version of Cazuza's O Tempo Não Para.

Fordítások:  Orosz Ukrán Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol Cseh

Spanish version of Mistinguett's Mon homme.

Fordítások:  Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol

German version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

Fordítások:  Spanyol Angol Arab

Greek version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

English version of Salvador Sobral's Amar pelos dois.

Fordítások:  Spanyol Finn Olasz

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

English version of Ayumi Miyazaki's Brave Heart.

Fordítások:  Német

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

Fordítások:  Angol Orosz

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.

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

Fordítások:  Angol Portugál Orosz 1 more

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

Fordítások:  Görög Olasz Szerb 20 more

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

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

Fordítások:  Francia Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol Francia Orosz 10 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?.

Dutch version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Fordítások:  Angol

Norwegian version of John Legend's All of Me.

Fordítások:  Angol

Norwegian version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Fordítások:  Angol Dán

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

Fordítások:  Angol

English version of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria.

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

Fordítások:  Angol Spanyol

Italian version of Sir Lancelot's Shame & Scandal.

Fordítások:  Francia

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

Fordítások:  Angol Spanyol

Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race.

Fordítások:  Angol

Spanish version of Flanders & Swann's The Warthog.

Fordítások:  Angol

Spanish version of Duo Jolly's Casetta in Canada.

Fordítások:  Német Angol
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Spanish version of Gene Vincent's Be-Bop-A-Lula.

Fordítások:  Angol

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Vilarejo.

Fordítások:  Angol Portugál

Spanish version of Keith's 98.6.

Fordítások:  Angol

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.

Fordítások:  Angol

Spanish version of The Exciters's Tell Him.

Fordítások:  Orosz Angol

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

Fordítások:  Angol

Portuguese version of Arisa's La notte.

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

Fordítások:  Angol

Spanish version of Gianni Morandi's Marinaio.

Fordítások:  Angol

Spanish version of Sergio Endrigo's Lontano dagli occhi.

Fordítások:  Angol

Portuguese version of Michele Zarrillo's Cinque giorni.

Fordítások:  Angol

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Fordítások:  Angol Görög Portugál

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Fordítások:  Angol Német Francia

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

Fordítások:  Angol Francia Román 8 more

Portuguese version of Sal Da Vinci's Cose.

Fordítások:  Angol Spanyol

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 8 Estórias.

Fordítások:  Angol Portugál

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 10 Minutos.

Fordítások:  Angol Portugál

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Problemas.

Fordítások:  Angol Portugál

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Resta.

Fordítások:  Angol Portugál

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

Fordítások:  Angol Német Francia 4 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol Venetan

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

Fordítások:  Angol Francia Német 4 more

Portuguese version of Carlos Gardel's Fumando Espero.

Fordítások:  Angol

Portuguese version of Federico Esposito's El Pañuelito.

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

Portuguese version of James Blunt's Same Mistake.

Fordítások:  Angol Spanyol

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

Fordítások:  Angol Orosz Lengyel 2 more

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Fordítások:  Arab Holland

Portuguese version of Vanessa Paradis's Joe Le Taxi.

Fordítások:  Orosz

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

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

Fordítások:  Angol Orosz

Portuguese version of Rika Zaraï's Casatschok.

Fordítások:  Angol Orosz

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.

Fordítások:  Angol Kínai

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

Fordítások:  Angol

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Fordítások:  Angol
SiHo_92    Szerda, 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    Szerda, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

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

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

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

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

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

Alma Barroca    Csütörtök, 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    Szerda, 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    Szerda, 21/02/2018 - 22:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have you received the PM that I sent you?

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

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

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

Corrected, thanks for letting me know.

Enjovher    Péntek, 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    Péntek, 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    Szombat, 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    Péntek, 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    Péntek, 23/02/2018 - 07:46

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

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

Thanks for suggestions, all added Regular smile

maluca    Péntek, 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    Szombat, 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    Szombat, 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    Szombat, 24/02/2018 - 21:19

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

Alma Barroca    Kedd, 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.