Best Cover Songs of All Time

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5. “(They Long to Be) Close to You” by Carpenters (1970)
> Original artist: Richard Chamberlain (1963)
> Writer(s): Burt Bacharach and Hal David
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.41 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 1 for 4 weeks (17 weeks total)

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4. “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Celine Dion (1996)
> Original artist: Pandora’s Box (1989)
> Writer(s): Jim Steinman
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.96 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 2 for 5 weeks (30 weeks total)

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3. “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell (1981)
> Original artist: Gloria Jones (1964)
> Writer(s): Ed Cobb
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.32 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 8 for 2 weeks (43 weeks total)

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2. “Change the World” by Eric Clapton (1996)
> Original artist: Wynonna Judd (1996)
> Writer(s): Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy, and Wayne Kirkpatrick
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.96 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 5 for 2 weeks (43 weeks total)

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1. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers (1965)
> Original artist: Todd Duncan (1955)
> Writer(s): Alex North and Hy Zaret
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.27 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 4 for 2 weeks (57 weeks total)