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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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