While some might say, “ Hey, that’s just the industry ,” I say, “ Hey, let’s give credit where credit is due .” There are songs that artists create and bring into this world, but for some reason or other, they just don’t break ground or make much of an impact. And then an artist or band comes along, takes that song, and makes it into an unforgettable hit. The cover song then becomes way better than its original. And that’s fine! But don’t you think the original artist deserves a nod?
These are songs that most people have no idea are actually cover versions. To be fair, I was shocked too!
Cyndi Lauper – ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’
Before Cyndi Lauper dropped this party anthem hit for all girls and women alike to dance around and shake their hair all over the place, this song was already in existence. It just wasn’t a hit single as only Cyndi could make it so. The song actually belonged to the new wave musician Robert Hazard, who was a hot name in the Philadelphia club scene in the ’80s. He recorded this song’s demo.