Best Cover Songs of All Time

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35. “Never Can Say Goodbye” by Gloria Gaynor (1974)
> Original artist: The Jackson 5 (1971)
> Writer(s): Clifton Davis
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.17 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 9 for 1 week (17 weeks total)

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34. “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (1981)
> Original artist: Arrows (1975)
> Writer(s): Jake Hooker and Alan Merrill
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.98 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 1 for 7 weeks (20 weeks total)

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33. “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson (1961)
> Original artist: Johnny Duncan (1960)
> Writer(s): Gene Pitney
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.14 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 9 for 1 week (15 weeks total)

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32. “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley (1972)
> Original artist: Arthur Alexander (1972)
> Writer(s): Dennis Linde
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.17 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 2 for 1 week (15 weeks total)

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31. “Killing Me Softly with His Song” by Roberta Flack (1972)
> Original artist: Lori Lieberman (1972)
> Writer(s): Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.09 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 1 for 5 weeks (16 weeks total)

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