These songs were big for more than one act. Which is your favorite?

These picks are more than just a "cover version."

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Sometimes, a song is so well-written that it works for multiple recording artists. It is a testament to the songwriter's craft when lyrics work across various styles. The songs often share a melody but sometimes sound completely different. They could come out relatively close to each other or in completely separate eras.

Here are twenty songs that transcend being merely a "cover version" to become definitive recordings.

More than one artist famously recorded the following songs. Each one is worth a listen, but ultimately, we all have our preferences. So, which one is your favorite?

Not familiar with all of them? That's fine! Pick one to move on to the results. Have another song that you think fits? Let us know in the comments!

  1. "I Will Always Love You"
  2. "Please Mr. Postman"
  3. "Lady Marmalade"
  4. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  5. "American Woman"
  6. "Killing Me Softly with His Song"
  7. "When a Man Loves a Woman"
  8. "I'll Be There"
  9. "Can't Help Falling in Love"
  10. "Mony Mony"
  11. "I Think We're Alone Now"
  12. "Take Me to the River"
  13. "Dancing in the Street"
  14. "All Along the Watchtower"
  15. "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"
  16. "Hallelujah"
  17. "Rock 'n' Roll Music"
  18. "With a Little Help From My Friends"
  19. "Hurt"
  20. "Nothing Compares 2 U"

These songs were big for more than one act. Which is your favorite?

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