Best Cover Songs of All Time

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20. “We’re All Alone” by Rita Coolidge (1977)
> Original artist: Frankie Valli (1976)
> Writer(s): Boz Scaggs
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.17 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 7 for 4 weeks (20 weeks total)

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19. “Fever” by Peggy Lee (1958)
> Original artist: Little Willie John (1956)
> Writer(s): Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.41 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 8 for 1 week (11 weeks total)

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18. “We’ve Only Just Begun” by Carpenters (1970)
> Original artist: Smokey Roberds (1970)
> Writer(s): Roger Nichols and Paul Williams
> SecondHandSongs rating: 4.17 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 2 for 4 weeks (17 weeks total)

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17. “Queen of Hearts” by Juice Newton (1981)
> Original artist: Dave Edmunds (1979)
> Writer(s): Hank DeVito
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.97 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 2 for 2 weeks (27 weeks total)

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16. “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes (1981)
> Original artist: Jackie DeShannon (1974)
> Writer(s): Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon
> SecondHandSongs rating: 3.96 out of 5 stars
> Billboard Hot 100 peak: No. 1 for 9 weeks (26 weeks total)