Best Cover Songs of All Time

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25. “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” by Dionne Warwick (1979)
> Original artist: Cheryl Ladd (1978)
> Writer(s): Richard Kerr and Will Jennings
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.96 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 5 for 2 weeks (24 weeks total)

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24. “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen (1963)
> Original artist: Richard Berry (1957)
> Writer(s): Richard Berry
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.14 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 2 for 6 weeks (18 weeks total)

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23. “One Night” by Elvis Presley (1957)
> Original artist: Smiley Lewis (1956)
> Writer(s): Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King, and Anita Steinman
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.17 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 4 for 2 weeks (17 weeks total)

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22. “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes” by Dinah Washington (1959)
> Original artist: Jimmy Ague (1934)
> Writer(s): Stanley Adams
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.14 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 8 for 2 weeks (20 weeks total)

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21. “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers (1978)
> Original artist: Bobby Bare (1978)
> Writer(s): Don Schlitz
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.17 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 16 for 1 week (22 weeks total)