R&B and soul songs have frequently been covered by pop and rock acts. And while it's not as prevalent, R&B and soul acts do sometimes borrow songs from the rock & pop genres. With that said, here are our top pop and rock songs covered by R&B and soul artists.
1. "Proud Mary," Covered by Ike & Tina Turner.
Originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival, this is another one of those cover songs that is just as strongly identified with the artists who remade it as it is with the original.
2. "Bringin' on the Heartbreak," Covered by Mariah Carey.
Mariah Carey co-produced her cover of the song with Randy Jackson for her twelfth album, Charmbracelet. Originally by Def Leppard, Mariah totally reworked the song and made it superior to the original.