Music Quiz

Who Did It First?

by Amanda Flinner

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Some songs have to go around the block a time or two before they find the right destination. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" is undoubtedly Cyndi Lauper's song... but it's also a cover. Lauper took Robert Hazard's original 1979 track about a bad boy looking to score, flipped the gender, and turned it into a feminist anthem, not to mention a breakthrough hit. Here are ten more famous songs. Can you guess Who Did It First?
Want more? Here's Who Did It First, part 2.
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Comments: 29

  • Jim from Mobile, AlI got them all. You need to do another one.
  • Kj Burgoon from OhioThought I would've done better
  • Debra from Cleveland Rock and Roll baby
  • Andy from Singapore I’m certain there are more songs which were covered by other artists? How about version 2?
  • Alissa from Idaho3 out of 10. Wow I suck lol
  • Bradley from New Hampshire UsaPERFECTION!
  • Kelly from Pennsylvania Not my best...
  • Jon from Long Island9 out of 10...not bad!!
  • Zabadak from That London"Gloria Estefan is wrong!" - A bit harsh but OK, if you say so!
  • Herbert from Cologne / GermanyMe too .... 7 right, 3 wrong :-)
  • Annette from Portland, OregonFun quiz 3 wrong 7 right.
  • Sunny from Ogden Ut Harder than I thought have to practice
  • Marvin from Here And Now6 here, as well. Duh Tricky, though.
  • Martin from Ireland 6 wrong ... Doh ! I'll keep practicing
  • Andi from Washington StateThe first cut is the deepest is a Cat Stevens song.
  • Babashasha from Algiersthe first cut is the deepest is Cat Stevens song !!!!
  • Ray Lawrence from UkSeven out of ten, I am happy with that.! A great quiz.
  • Alex Mowatt from Balerno, Midlothian, Scotland.I enjoyed taking your quiz even though I got three wrong. One of those was the Cat Stevens number. I should have read the question slower or something; he is my favourite writer / singer. Good stuff.
  • Brian from Concord, NhI like the quiz but it should be done by decades. Ex. 50s, 60s, 70s.
  • Scott from Stamford CtI find interesting how many people don't realize that songs are first recorded by someone else.
  • Tony from Beaumont, CaGood quiz!
  • Cw from MnGood! More, please.
  • Crow from Kzok, Seattle One And Only Classic Rock StationAh 10/10 just the way I like it!
  • Barrie from Melbourne, AustraliaGood work Amanda...let's have more in future!
  • Kevin from Los AngelesOnly one wrong...I did better than I thought I would!
  • Krista from WvI like this quiz !!
    Do more
  • Goon from Goonsville7 out of 10! Did I pass the test?
  • Jim from North Billerica, MaThis i was a fun one, though I did get one wrong.
  • Joe Leary from Saint John New Brunswick CanadaAwesome stuff
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