10 of the Most Covered Songs in Music History

(via Mental Floss)  Unlike movies, where it’s rare that a second (or third) attempt at remaking a film can ever match—let alone top—the original, music is different sort of creative beast. Just because The Beatles did a bang-up job on one song doesn’t mean that Joan Baez or Elvis Presley couldn’t do the same tune justice in their own unique way. Which is a very good thing, as The Beatles’s catalog is one of the most copied in music history. While not an exhaustive list, here are 10 of the most covered songs.

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