100 songs that are versions of others

Created by Alma Barroca on 21 Feb 2018 | Last edited by Alma Barroca on 10 Jun 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.

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

Преводи:  енглески

Filipino version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Преводи:  енглески

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.

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

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

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

Преводи:  енглески

French version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

English version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Преводи:  немачки 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!.

Преводи:  енглески

Spanish version of Boris Vian's Je suis snob.

Преводи:  енглески
песма | шпански Micky

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

Преводи:  немачки енглески

Spanish version of Harpo's Moviestar.

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

Преводи:  енглески

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

Преводи:  енглески

Spanish version of Cazuza's O Tempo Não Para.

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

Преводи:  енглески чешки

Spanish version of Mistinguett's Mon homme.

Преводи:  енглески

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

Преводи:  енглески

German version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

песма | грчки Eleni Dimou

Greek version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

English version of Salvador Sobral's Amar pelos dois.

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

English version of Ayumi Miyazaki's Brave Heart.

Преводи:  немачки
песма | шпански Karina

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

Преводи:  енглески руски

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Преводи:  енглески

Norwegian version of John Legend's All of Me.

Преводи:  енглески

Norwegian version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Преводи:  енглески дански

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

Преводи:  енглески

English version of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria.

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

Преводи:  енглески шпански

Italian version of Sir Lancelot's Shame & Scandal.

Преводи:  француски

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

Преводи:  енглески шпански

Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race.

Преводи:  енглески

Spanish version of Flanders & Swann's The Warthog.

Преводи:  енглески

Spanish version of Duo Jolly's Casetta in Canada.

Преводи:  енглески немачки
песма | шпански OV7

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

Преводи:  енглески

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Vilarejo.

Spanish version of Keith's 98.6.

Преводи:  енглески

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.

Преводи:  енглески

Spanish version of The Exciters's Tell Him.

Преводи:  руски енглески

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

Преводи:  енглески

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

Преводи:  енглески
песма | шпански Massiel

Spanish version of Gianni Morandi's Marinaio.

Преводи:  енглески
песма | шпански Dyango

Spanish version of Sergio Endrigo's Lontano dagli occhi.

Преводи:  енглески

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 8 Estórias.

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 10 Minutos.

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Problemas.

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Resta.

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

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.

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Преводи:  енглески
Коментари
SiHo_92    Среда, 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    Среда, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

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

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

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

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

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

Alma Barroca    Четвртак, 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    Среда, 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    Среда, 21/02/2018 - 22:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjovher    Петак, 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    Петак, 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    Субота, 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    Петак, 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    Петак, 23/02/2018 - 07:46

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

Alma Barroca    Петак, 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    Петак, 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    Субота, 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    Субота, 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    Субота, 24/02/2018 - 21:19

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

Alma Barroca    Уторак, 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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