The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82616   Message #1576902
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
06-Oct-05 - 12:57 AM
Thread Name: Most Covered Song
Subject: RE: Most Covered Song
A "cover version" always used to mean a recording, more-or-less copied from somebody else's arrangement and intended to pre-empt sales in another country where the copied arrangement had not yet been released. Just occasionally the arrangement was original; but rarely.

It isn't clear from the original question whether we are supposed to be talking just about recordings; but whether that's the case or not, the obvious answer is Happy Birthday.