21. Janis Joplin, “Me and Bobby McGee”

Janis recorded “Me and Bobby McGee” several days before she died, and it became not just a posthumous hit, but a legacy – it's the song many fans remember her by, the first song new fans hear for the first time.

Yet it's a cover of a Kris Kristofferson song.

Who knew?

Sleeping at Last, “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)”
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