Yes, lots and lots of songs are covered, and covered well. I wasn’t thinking of good or bad covers, particularly, but but of iconic songs that are so tied to a particular performer that no one else can really do the song well.

“Lovin’ You (is easy cause you’re beautiful)” by Minnie Ripperton might be another example. Love it or hate it, I think that song belongs to her.

(A local radio show often has a section solely of covers of a single song. It’s great.)

“It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.”
(Trevor Noah)