Coffee Break: Originals

Dolly Parton in 2019
Dolly Parton performing at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2019. Parton wrote and recorded "I Will Always Love You" in 1973. Whitney Houston recorded her version of the song for the 1992 film 'The Bodyguard'. Her single spent a record-breaking 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is one of the best-selling singles of all time. (Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Today is a FUN DAY.

Earlier this fall, we asked you to share your favorite covers, and you responded! Results for The Current's Top 89 Covers will start to air and go online today at 11 a.m. and we will count all the way down to No. 1 at 6 p.m.

We couldn't do #Top89Covers and other adventurous programming like this without your support. Support The Current today!

To get us amped for the countdown, we want to take you on a slight sidestep to this topic for today's set of music.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what originals do you want to hear that were later made famous by covers?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive.

Songs played

Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
Tears for Fears - Mad World
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Nick Lowe - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Al Green - Take Me to the River
The Zutons - Valerie


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