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71 Cover Songs That Are Infinitely Better Than The Original

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A few days ago, a Korean high school girl covered Adele's latest hit, "Hello," and took the Internet by storm:

But the talented teen isn't the first to take an already-mesmerizing piece of art and turn it into something magnificent and brand new. Below, find 71 covers of beloved classics and recent hits that pretty much outdo the original.

  • Whitney Houston, "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton)
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  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder)
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  • Aretha Franklin, "Respect" (Otis Redding)
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  • Johnny Cash, "Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails)
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  • Sam Smith, "Fast Car" (Tracy Chapman)
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  • Ryan Adams, "Wonderwall" (Oasis)
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  • Janis Joplin, "Me and Bobby McGee" (Roger Miller)
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  • John Mayer, "Free Fallin'" (Tom Petty)
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  • The Fugees, "Killing Me Softly" (Lori Lieberman)
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  • The Black Keys, "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Jerry Butler)
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  • Iron and Wine, "Such Great Heights" (The Postal Service)
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  • No Doubt, "It's My Life" (Talk Talk)
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  • Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink, "Lady Marmalade" (Labelle)
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  • Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse, "Valerie" (The Zutons)
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  • Alicia Keys, "How Come You Don't Call Me" (Prince)
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  • The Ramones, "California Sun" (Joe Jones)
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  • The Shins, "We Will Become Silhouettes" (The Postal Service)
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  • Reel Big Fish, "Take On Me" (A-Ha)
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  • Adele, "Promise This" (Cheryl Cole)
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  • Jeff Buckley, "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen)
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  • Lauryn Hill, "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" (Frankie Valli)
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  • Daughter, "Get Lucky" (Daft Punk)
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  • The Byrds, "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan)
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  • Björk, "It's Oh So Quiet" (Betty Hutton)
  • Joan Jett, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (Arrows)
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  • Sixpence None The Richer, "There She Goes" (The La's)
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  • Cyndi Lauper, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (Robert Hazard)
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  • Toploader, "Dancing in the Moonlight" (King Harvest)
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  • The White Stripes, "Jolene" (Dolly Parton)
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  • Ed Sheeran, "Skinny Love" (Bon Iver)
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