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For questions about cover versions of musical works. (NOT for cover art on albums, CDs, etc. For album cover art, use the "artwork" tag instead.)

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Is Ghost's “Square Hammer” a cover?

I recently discovered the band "Ghost" and one of their songs named "Square Hammer" sounds so awefully familiar. Youtube: Ghost - Square Hammer Is this song a cover or contains some very similar ...
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Did Charlie Puth lift a vocal run from Justin Timberlake?

In Charlie Puth's "If You Leave Me Now" (Feat. Boyz ll Men) at 2:40 Charlie performs a vocal run that is nearly identical to the run Justin Timberlake sings in the 'N Sync song "Gone" at 4:20. My ...
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Dark electro song with distinctive album cover from Spotify

I listened to a track on Spotify the other day, i cant remember the name of the artist nor the tracktitle. I can vaguely remember the albumcover... I did an attempt to recreate it as you can see in ...
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Who did this cover of Oingo Boingo's “Dead Man's Party”?

Someone use a cover of Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party as a soundtrack for this video called Riddler - Mastermind. I used to know who did this cover, but now I can't remember who it is and I can't ...
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Guitar riff that forms the first 10 seconds of Little Barrie's “I Can't Wait”

I recently listened to Little Barrie's I Can't Wait from their album King of the wave. In the first few seconds there is a guitar part that just sounds awesome. But it also stops right after 10 ...
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Is this song (Shpigel) a cover of something?

The Hasidic Jewish artist Chaim Shlomo Mayes is quite famous for his Hasidic covers and parodies of songs. For instance, he made a song called "Bas Kol" which is obviously a parody of "Worth It" by ...
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What is the original song for The Wiggles' “New South Wales Blues song”?

I heard an old tune on the radio but can't remember what it is, it's driving me crazy. I think it's an 80's ska song but not 100% sure. It is the original song to this one covered by the Wiggles, the ...
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Music group that does electric guitar covers of classical music?

I'm looking for a specific group that does electric guitar covers of classical music. The traits I know about this group: Album cover is a white guitar similar to the Les Paul They made a cover of ...
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Covering a song [duplicate]

I was always asking myself does covering a song mean playing it exactly the way it is or does it mean changing it in your manner and style but keeping it the same song? I think these are two different ...
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Do Irish bands/music fans have a special thing for Kraftwerk?

Kraftwerk have never seemed to me to be the most obvious band to cover, and yet U2 have covered neon lights The Divine Comedy have done a version of Radioactivity The Frank and Walters often give The ...
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What's with dinosaurs in Vietnam?

There's an awesome song by Black Sabbath called Into the Void. It's been covered by a few bands, including Monster Magnet. In Monster Magnet's version, which is also super awesome, there are ...
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Who sings this cover version of The Police's “Every Breath You Take”?

This trailer for the movie Blair Witch/The Woods features a female cover of The Police's "Every Breath You Take". Who sings this cover version?
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Cover song royalties

Are artists that sell cover songs (e.g. Sleeping at Last, Boyce Avenue, Pentatonix, Jasmine Thompson, etc.) required to pay royalties to original artist of said song?
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Equilibrium - Waldschrein. I am sure this is cover of some very famous melody but what is the original?

Couple of days ago I heard a song Waldschrein by Equilibrium. Nothing special, but I am sure that the melody which they are are playing is a cover of some other famous song. I tried to google it but ...
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Gianni Morandi - C'era un ragazzo

There is an Italian music written by Mauro Lusini called C'era un ragazzo che come me amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones. Then made famous by singing it with Gianni Morandi at Rai Uno just before ...
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Tie a yellow ribbon VS kisses for me

"Tie a yellow ribbon by the old Oak tree" and "kisses for me, save all your kisses for me" from the Eurovision are the same song? If it is, who copied from whom?
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Who the heck is Adele Cara?

While searching for Adele on my music streaming service, I happened to notice an artist named Adele Cara. Her first "album" is provocatively called 19 21 25 (a la the real Adele's three album titles) ...
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Who is the girl singing “Knocking on Heavens Door” slow version? [closed]

I heard a girl singing a cover of Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heavens Door, it was obviously an album version not some amature cover. It sounded pretty much like Rihanna, but I could not find it on ...
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What song has had the most versions that have made the singles charts?

I can think of a bunch of songs that have spawned many covers... sometimes too many. But which song has had the most covers / versions (including the original, if it charted) that have themselves hit ...
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Do you need original artist's consent to cover their songs live?

This is a general question. I will use an example only to make it clearer. Let's consider this Anathema's concert - they played covers of Oh! Darling and Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2. Did they ...