Results for - I didn't know that was a cover version of a song!

1,811 voters participated in this survey

Covering other artists' songs has been happening since the dawn of popular music. Now it's taken on a body of its own these days with artists dedicated to covering songs or acts dedicated to covering the songs of certain bands. Yet some people still have no idea that many songs out there are cover versions! Do you? What's your opinion?

1. Which popular songs did you not realize were covers prior to this survey?

Nothing Compares 2 U (Originally recorded by The Family)
19%
336 votes
Tainted Love (Originally recorded by Gloria Jones)
22%
397 votes
Dazed and Confused (Originally recorded by Jake Holmes)
11%
204 votes
Valerie (Originally recorded by The Zutons)
12%
209 votes
Blinded By The Light (Originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen)
20%
366 votes
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Originally recorded by Robert Hazard)
29%
533 votes
Cum On Feel The Noize (Originally recorded by Slade)
14%
256 votes
Angel of the Morning (Originally recorded by Evie Sands)
17%
301 votes
Video Killed the Radio Star (Originally recorded by Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club)
16%
298 votes
I Love Rock and Roll (Originally recorded by The Arrows)
26%
473 votes
I knew these were all cover songs
7%
121 votes
Not Applicable
38%
697 votes

2. Are you surprised that a lot of those songs are cover versions?

Yes
24%
430 votes
Somewhat
24%
428 votes
No
28%
510 votes
Not Applicable
24%
443 votes

3. Do you think recording a song that has been previously recorded is lazy?

Yes
16%
295 votes
No
48%
865 votes
Undecided
18%
332 votes
Not Applicable
18%
319 votes

4. Do you enjoy hearing different takes on the same song?

Yes
27%
487 votes
Depends on the song
48%
878 votes
No
8%
147 votes
Not Applicable
17%
299 votes

5. Is your favourite song a cover version of another song?

Yes
13%
231 votes
No
45%
806 votes
Undecided
19%
351 votes
Not Applicable
23%
423 votes
02/22/2016 Music 1811 23 Anonymous

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