Best Cover Songs of All Time

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50. “Lady Marmalade” by Labelle (1974)
> Original artist: The Eleventh Hour (1974)
> Writer(s): Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.97 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 1 for 1 week (18 weeks total)

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49. “Take Me To The River” by Talking Heads (1978)
> Original artist: Al Green (1974)
> Writer(s): Al Green and Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.12 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 26 for 1 week (17 weeks total)

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48. “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” by Gladys Knight and The Pips (1973)
> Original artist: Steve Lawrence (1973)
> Writer(s): Jim Weatherly
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.96 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 3 for 1 week (17 weeks total)

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47. “Giving It Up for Your Love” by Delbert McClinton (1980)
> Original artist: Jerry Williams (1979)
> Writer(s): Jerry Williams
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.96 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 8 for 3 weeks (19 weeks total)

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46. “No More ‘I Love You’s'” by Annie Lennox (1995)
> Original artist: The Lover Speaks (1986)
> Writer(s): David Freeman and Joe Hughes
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.96 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 23 for 3 weeks (21 weeks total)