Second Time Around: Which Of These Cover Versions Was More Popular Than Its Original?

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With Lorde‘s cover of Tears For Fears’ hit “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” having just been released, we’re wondering if the new version could possibly become more memorable than the 1985 classic. And even if the latest rendition doesn’t conquer the original, which cover songs actually were more successful than the first take?

Browse through our gallery of some of music’s well-known cover versions and discover if they had higher placement on the charts than their originals — the findings might surprise you! And listen to our Spotify playlist to see how you think the renditions stack up against each other!

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