Sometimes, you know the cover well before you hear the original
Now, in my defense, not many six year-olds have the musical knowledge to even know what a cover is, let alone that that hit on the radio is one. It wasn't until a decade later that I realized "Blinded By The Light" was written by Bruce Springsteen. It took me two or three listens of the Bruce Springsteen original before I put two and two together. Plus the Manfred Mann cover hit #1 in the U.S. in 1977, Springsteen's cover never charted.
Radiohead's "Karma Police"
Manfred Mann's cover of "Blinded By The Light"
Ryan Adams's cover of "Karma Police"
The Bruce Springsteen original.
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