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All covered up: Other versions of songs sometimes outshine the originals

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Photographs by Kirk Montgomery

Clockwise from top left: Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Blondie, Lydia Loveless, Prince and Jimi Hendrix

Sitting around the newsroom one afternoon the subject of Ohio singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless and her cover of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" came up.

Online playlist of songs, extra sidebars + more at arkansasonline.com/coversongs

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Aretha Franklin’s breakthrough album featured her career-defining transformation of Otis Redding’s song “Respect.” + Enlarge

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Clockwise from top left: Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Bill Monroe and Aretha Franklin + Enlarge

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Run-DMC covered Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” with the band’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler. + Enlarge

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