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  1. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded, commercially released song

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  2. Many up and coming bands in the metal genre cover songs by their predecessors to gain public interest, although more established bands have also recorded covers. Metallica, Napalm Death, Entombed, Iced Earth, Between the Buried and Me, Overkill, and

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  3. In its current use, it can sometimes have a pejorative meaning - implying that the original recording should be regarded as the definitive version, usually in the sense of an "authentic" rendition, and all others are merely lesser competitors, altern

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  4. However, Billboard - and other magazines recording the popularity of the musical artists and hit tunes - originally measured the sales success of the published tune, not just recordings of it, or later the airplay that it also managed to achieve

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  5. In that context, the greater the number of cover versions, the more successful the song

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