100 songs that are versions of others

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

Translations:  Portuguese Persian Dutch 5 more

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

Translations:  English Spanish French 1 more

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

Translations:  English

Portuguese version of Mina's Tintarella di luna.

Translations:  English

Portuguese version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

Filipino version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Translations:  English
Song | Italian 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.

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

Translations:  English Romanian Bosnian 3 more

Portuguese version of The Beatles's If I Fell.

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English Venetan

Portuguese version of Loredana Bertè's Sei bellissima.

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English German Spanish 1 more

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

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English French

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

Translations:  English

Portuguese version of Las Ketchup's The Ketchup Song.

Translations:  English Spanish

French version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Translations:  English Finnish Latvian

English version of Rosenstolz's Liebe ist alles.

Translations:  German 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!.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Boris Vian's Je suis snob.

Translations:  English
Song | Spanish Micky

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

Translations:  English German

Spanish version of Harpo's Moviestar.

Translations:  English Italian

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

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Cazuza's O Tempo Não Para.

Translations:  Russian Ukrainian English

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

Translations:  English Czech

Spanish version of Mistinguett's Mon homme.

Translations:  English

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

Translations:  English

German version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

Translations:  Spanish English Arabic

Greek version of Mecano's Hijo de la luna.

English version of Salvador Sobral's Amar pelos dois.

Translations:  Spanish Finnish Italian

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

English version of Ayumi Miyazaki's Brave Heart.

Translations:  German

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

Translations:  English Russian

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.

Song | French Dalida

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

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

Translations:  Greek Italian Serbian 20 more

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

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

Translations:  French English

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

Translations:  English French Russian 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.

Translations:  English

Greek version of Laura Pausini's La solitudine.

Translations:  Transliteration

Norwegian version of John Legend's All of Me.

Translations:  English

Norwegian version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Translations:  English Danish

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

Translations:  English

English version of Umberto Tozzi's Gloria.

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

Translations:  English Spanish

Italian version of Sir Lancelot's Shame & Scandal.

Translations:  French

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

Translations:  English Spanish

Norwegian version of Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Flanders & Swann's The Warthog.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Duo Jolly's Casetta in Canada.

Translations:  German English
Song | Spanish OV7

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

Translations:  English

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Vilarejo.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Spanish version of Keith's 98.6.

Translations:  English

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.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of The Exciters's Tell Him.

Translations:  Russian English

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

Translations:  English
Song | Greek Tiê

Portuguese version of Arisa's La notte.

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

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Gianni Morandi's Marinaio.

Translations:  English

Spanish version of Sergio Endrigo's Lontano dagli occhi.

Translations:  English

Portuguese version of Michele Zarrillo's Cinque giorni.

Translations:  English

Italian version of Sierra Swan's The Ladder.

Translations:  English Greek Portuguese

Spanish version of Malvina Reynolds's Little Boxes.

Translations:  English German French

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

Translations:  English French Romanian 8 more

Portuguese version of Sal Da Vinci's Cose.

Translations:  English Spanish

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 8 Estórias.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's 10 Minutos.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Problemas.

Translations:  English Portuguese

Italian version of Ana Carolina's Resta.

Translations:  English Portuguese

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

Translations:  English German French 4 more

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

Translations:  English Venetan

Italian version of Silvina Magari's Casi.

Translations:  English French German 4 more

Portuguese version of Carlos Gardel's Fumando Espero.

Translations:  English

Portuguese version of Federico Esposito's El Pañuelito.

Translations:  English Italian
Collection | 100 items

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

Portuguese version of James Blunt's Same Mistake.

Translations:  English Spanish

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

Translations:  English Russian Polish 2 more

English version of Yö's Rakkaus on lumivalkoinen.

Translations:  Arabic Dutch

Portuguese version of Vanessa Paradis's Joe Le Taxi.

Translations:  Russian

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

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

Translations:  English Russian

Portuguese version of Rika Zaraï's Casatschok.

Translations:  English Russian

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.

Translations:  English Chinese

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

Translations:  English

Italian version of Marisa Monte's Bem Leve.

Translations:  English
SiHo_92    Wed, 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    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 17:44

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

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

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

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

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

Alma Barroca    Thu, 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    Wed, 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    Wed, 21/02/2018 - 22:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have you received the PM that I sent you?

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

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

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

Corrected, thanks for letting me know.

Enjovher    Fri, 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    Fri, 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    Sat, 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    Fri, 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    Fri, 23/02/2018 - 07:46

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

Alma Barroca    Fri, 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    Fri, 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    Sat, 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    Sat, 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    Sat, 24/02/2018 - 21:19

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

Alma Barroca    Tue, 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.