Music 101: Cover Songs

Lots of your favorite songs are songs that had been recorded before. These are known as “cover songs”. Take Johnny Cash. One of his most well-known songs, “Ring Of Fire” was recorded by another musician first. We’ll explore cover versions on this episode of Music 101. You can listen below for the next two weeks. Navigate to the Sunday, August 11 show to stream it.

Songs featured on this week’s episode:

“Hound Dog” | Big Mama Thornton
“Hound Dog” |  Elvis Presley
“Louie Louie” | Richard Berry
“Louie Louie” | The Kingsmen
“(Love’s) Ring Of Fire” | Anita Carter
“Ring Of Fire” | Johnny Cash
“Respect” | Otis Redding
“Respect” | Aretha Franklin
“I Love Rock ‘n Roll” | The Arrows
“I Love Rock ‘n Roll” | Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
“Kitty” Racey | “Mickey”
Toni Basil | “Money Changes Everything”
The Brains | “Money Changes Everything” Cyndi Lauper