100 songs that are versions of others

Created by Alma Barroca on 21 fev 2018 | Última edição feita por Alma Barroca em 19 nov 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.

Música | Italiano 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.

Música | Italiano L'Aura

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

Traduções:  Inglês Romeno Bósnio 3 more

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

Traduções:  Inglês

French version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Traduções:  Inglês Finlandês Letão
Música | Inglês Melanie C

English version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Traduções:  Alemão Tonganês

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

Música | Inglês Amy Lee

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

Greek version of Nadav Guedj's Golden Boy.

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

Traduções:  Inglês

Spanish version of Boris Vian's Je suis snob.

Traduções:  Inglês
Música | Espanhol Micky

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

Traduções:  Alemão Inglês

Spanish version of Harpo's Moviestar.

Traduções:  Inglês Italiano

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

Traduções:  Inglês

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

Traduções:  Inglês

Spanish version of Cazuza's O Tempo Não Para.

Traduções:  Russo Ucraniano Inglês
Música | Espanhol Chayanne

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

Traduções:  Inglês Tcheco

Spanish version of Mistinguett's Mon homme.

Traduções:  Inglês

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

Traduções:  Inglês

German version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

Traduções:  Espanhol Inglês Árabe
Música | Grego Eleni Dimou

Greek version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

English version of Salvador Sobral's Amar pelos dois.

Traduções:  Espanhol Italiano Finlandês

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

Música | Inglês Pellek

English version of Ayumi Miyazaki's Brave Heart.

Traduções:  Alemão

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

Traduções:  Inglês Russo

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.

Música | Francês Dalida

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

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

Traduções:  Grego Italiano Sérvio 23 more

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

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

Traduções:  Francês Inglês
Música | Italiano Dalida

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

Traduções:  Inglês Francês Russo 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.

Traduções:  Inglês

Norwegian version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Traduções:  Inglês Dinamarquês
Música | Norueguês Tønes

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

Traduções:  Inglês

English version of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria.

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

Traduções:  Inglês Espanhol
Música | Italiano Dalida

Italian version of Sir Lancelot's Shame & Scandal.

Traduções:  Francês

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

Traduções:  Inglês Espanhol

Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race.

Traduções:  Inglês

Spanish version of Flanders & Swann's The Warthog.

Traduções:  Inglês

Spanish version of Duo Jolly's Casetta in Canada.

Traduções:  Inglês Alemão
Música | Espanhol OV7

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

Traduções:  Inglês

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Vilarejo.

Traduções:  Inglês Português

Spanish version of Keith's 98.6.

Traduções:  Inglês

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.

Traduções:  Inglês

Spanish version of The Exciters's Tell Him.

Traduções:  Russo Inglês

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

Traduções:  Inglês

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

Traduções:  Inglês
Música | Espanhol Massiel

Spanish version of Gianni Morandi's Marinaio.

Traduções:  Inglês
Música | Espanhol Dyango

Spanish version of Sergio Endrigo's Lontano dagli occhi.

Traduções:  Inglês

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Traduções:  Inglês Grego Português

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Traduções:  Inglês Alemão Francês

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 8 Estórias.

Traduções:  Inglês Português

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 10 Minutos.

Traduções:  Inglês Português

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Problemas.

Traduções:  Inglês Português

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Resta.

Traduções:  Inglês Português

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

Collection | 100 itens

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.

Traduções:  Inglês Russo Polonês 2 more

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Traduções:  Árabe Holandês

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Traduções:  Inglês

Spanish version of Cher's Believe.

Spanish version of The Bee Gees' Run to Me.

Música | Espanhol Yuri

Spanish version of Culture Club's Karma Chameleon.

Traduções:  Inglês Português Russo

Spanish version of Dolcenera's Il mio amore unico.

Russian version of Michael Sembello's Maniac.

SiHo_92    Quarta-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

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

mk87    Quarta-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 21/02/2018 - 21:09

Monophonics-Bang Bang?

Alma Barroca    Quarta-feira, 21/02/2018 - 23:53

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

Μπιατριξ Κιντο    Quinta-feira, 22/02/2018 - 21:46

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

Alma Barroca    Quinta-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 21/02/2018 - 22:35

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

Alma Barroca    Quarta-feira, 21/02/2018 - 23:57

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

Diazepan Medina    Quinta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 22/02/2018 - 08:18

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

Alma Barroca    Quinta-feira, 22/02/2018 - 21:12

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

Ainoa    Quinta-feira, 22/02/2018 - 22:00

Have you received the PM that I sent you?

Alma Barroca    Quinta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 22/02/2018 - 22:24

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

Alma Barroca    Quinta-feira, 22/02/2018 - 22:44

Corrected, thanks for letting me know.

Enjovher    Sexta-feira, 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    Sexta-feira, 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    Sábado, 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):
Cover (Italian):

Original (French):
Cover (Italian):

Original (French):
Cover (Italian):

Original (French):
Cover (Italian):

Original (French):
Cover (Italian):

Original (French):
Cover (Italian):

Original (French):
Cover (Italian):

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

Original (French):
Cover (English):

Original (French):
Cover (English):

Original (French):
Cover (English):

Original (French):
Cover (English):

Original (French):
Cover (English):

Original (French):
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Original (French):
Cover (English):

Original (French):
Cover (English):

Diazepan Medina    Sexta-feira, 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    Sexta-feira, 23/02/2018 - 07:46

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

Alma Barroca    Sexta-feira, 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    Sexta-feira, 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    Sábado, 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    Sábado, 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    Sábado, 24/02/2018 - 21:19

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

Alma Barroca    Terça-feira, 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.