Another Musical Post: My Favorite Covers

At the end of my previous post I promised this post will include my favorite covers, where both the original songs and the covers had nothing to do with Hebrew.

Israelis weren’t the only ones to cover the Beatles; Les Compagnons de la chanson have their own version of Yellow Submarine, only the submarine is green:

Scott McKenzie’s San Francisco was covered by Johnny Hallyday:

It seems Adamo had a big hit with Tombe la neige, and he also recorded a Japanese version.

You can also hear Japanese singer Misora Hibari‘s version:

Another French cover is Dalida’s version of Brian Hyland’s Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini:

We all know the Platters’ Only You. But do you know the Italian Version? It’s probably by Little Tony.

The Ukranians are a British band that plays traditional Ukrainian music. They gave a Ukrainian twist to The Smiths’ Bigmouth Strikes Again:

Dschinghis Khan didn’t win the 1979 (Israel did, with this song), but their song, also called Dschinghis Khan, became a huge hit. Almost 30 years later, Japanese girl group Berryz Koubou released their version of the song. Be careful: you won’t be able to get this song out of your head easily.

And last but not least, a personal favorite: A traditional Japanese version of Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water about a fire in Edo:

Do you know other such interesting covers? Please comment and share!

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