100 songs that are versions of others

Created by Alma Barroca on 21 feb 2018 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 15 aug 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
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 Német 3 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol Román Boszniai 3 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol

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:  Német Angol

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 Olasz Finn

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 23 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?.

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:  Angol Német
Dal | Spanyol OV7

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

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

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Fordítások:  Angol Görög Portugál

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Fordítások:  Angol Német Francia

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

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

Fordítások:  Angol Francia Német 6 more
Collection | 100 elem

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.

Fordítások:  Angol Orosz Lengyel 2 more

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Fordítások:  Arab Holland

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Fordítások:  Angol

Spanish version of Cher's Believe.

Hozzászólások
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)

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/marujita-d%C3%ADaz-mama-comprame-unas-bot...
Original: "Yes sir that's my baby" by Eddie Cantor

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/nacha-guevara-soy-snob-version-1996-lyric...
Original: "Je suis snob" by Boris Vian.

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/micky-el-chico-de-la-arm%C3%B3nica-lyrics...
Original: "Der Junge mit der Mundharmonika" by Bernd Clüver

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/miguel-gallardo-tu-amante-o-tu-enemigo-ly...
Original: "Moviestar" by Harpo

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/bruno-lomas-ven-sin-temor-lyrics.html
Original: "How do you do" by Die Windows

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/f%C3%B3rmula-v-tu-amor-mi-amor-lyrics.html
Original: "To me to me to me" by Rings & Things

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/Bersuit-Vergarabat-El-tiempo-no-para-lyri...
Original: "O tempo não para" by Cazuza

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/para-tenerte-otra-vez-have-you-again.html
Original: "I'll find my way home" by Jon Anderson and Vangelis

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/es-mi-hombre-hes-my-man.html
Original: "Mon homme" by Mistinguett

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/miguel-bos%C3%A9-linda-lyrics.html
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:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/collection/s%C5%93ur-sourire-multilingual...

There's actually one missing from the list, the Danish version that I added:

Original: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-dominique-lyrics.html

1. Brazilian Portuguese "Dominique" by Giane
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/giane-dominique-lyrics.html
2. Czech "Dominiku" by Judita Čeřovská
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/judita-%C4%8De%C5%99ovsk%C3%A1-dominiku-l...
3. Danish "Dominiqye" by Katy Bødtger
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/katy-b%C3%B8dtger-dominique-lyrics.html
4. Dutch "Dominieke" by Sœur Sourire
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-dominieke-dutch-version...
5. German "Dominique" by Sœur Sourire
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-dominique-german-versio...
6. Hebrew "Dominique (דומיניק)" by Tova Porat
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/tova-porat-dominique-%D7%93%D7%95%D7%9E%D...
7. Italian "Dominique" by Orietta Berti
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-dominique-lyrics.html
8. Japanese #1 "Dominiku (ドミニク)" by Yukari Ito
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/yukari-ito-dominiku-%E3%83%89%E3%83%9F%E3...
9. Japanese #2 "Dominiku (ドミニク)" by Tokyo Broadcasting Children's Choir
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/tokyo-broadcasting-childrens-choir-domini...
10. Korean "Dominique (도미니크)" by the Jung Sisters
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/jung-sisters-dominique-%EB%8F%84%EB%AF%B8...
11. Spanish "Dominique" by Angélica María
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/ang%C3%A9lica-mar%C3%ADa-dominique-lyrics...

There's also other versions of Sœur Sourire's songs:

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-alleluia-lyrics.html
Cover (Italian): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-alleluia-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-entre-les-%C3%A9toiles-...
Cover (Italian): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-guarda-quelle-stelle-lyrics...

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-jai-trouv%C3%A9-le-seig...
Cover (Italian): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-ho-incontrato-il-signor-lyr...

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-je-voudrais-lyrics.html
Cover (Italian): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-io-vorrei-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-ma-petite-muse-lyrics.html
Cover (Italian): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-la-mia-musa-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-tous-les-chemins-lyrics...
Cover (Italian): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-ogni-strada-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-s%C5%93ur-ad%C3%A8le-ly...
Cover (Italian): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/orietta-berti-sorella-adele-lyrics.html

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

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-entre-les-%C3%A9toiles-...
Cover (English): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-beyond-stars-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-dominique-lyrics.html
Cover (English): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-dominique-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-je-voudrais-lyrics.html
Cover (English): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-id-be-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-mets-ton-joli-jupon-lyr...
Cover (English): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-put-your-pretty-skirt-lyr...

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-s%C5%93ur-ad%C3%A8le-ly...
Cover (English): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-sister-adele-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-avec-toi-lyrics.html
Cover (English): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-you-i-shall-walk-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-une-fleur-lyrics.html
Cover (English): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-its-miracle-lyrics.html

Original (French): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/s%C5%93ur-sourire-chante-riviere-lyrics.html
Cover (English): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/singing-nun-ost-raindrops-lyrics.html

Diazepan Medina    Péntek, 23/02/2018 - 04:57

More versions in spanish

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/nacha-guevara-la-vaca-lyrics.html
Original: "The Warthog" by Flanders & Swann

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/elder-barber-una-casita-en-canad%C3%A1-ly...
Original: "Casetta in Canada" by Duo Jolly

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/ov7-viva-la-gula-lyrics.html
Original: "Be-Bop-A-Lula" by Gene Vincent

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/los-%C3%A1ngeles-986-lyrics.html
Original: "98.6" by Keith

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/los-mismos-spain-guarda-tus-besos-para-m%...
Original: "Save your kisses for me" by The brotherhood of Man

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/luis-aguil%C3%A9-dile-lyrics.html
Original: "Tell him" by The Exciters

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/violeta-rivas-el-baile-del-ladrillo-lyric...
Original: "Il Ballo del Mattone" by Rita Pavone

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/los-iracundos-es-la-lluvia-que-cae-lyrics...
Original: "È la pioggia che va" by The Rokes (which is already a cover of "Remember The Rain" by Bob Lind)

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/massiel-marinero-lyrics.html
Original: "Marinaio" by Gianni Morandi

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/dyango-lejos-de-los-ojos-lyrics.html
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)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzlHucbD76U (Original: French/ Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0nFTdKlKLw (Copy: English)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw1u7p2IRtQ (Original: Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyYpKbRQVks (Copy: English)
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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)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZXejhXzGw (Original: Arabic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTTSUmLlDCI (Copy: Turkish)
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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.

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