This is a selection of very popular or well-known Czech songs that are based on foreign, mostly English, originals. They range from almost straightforward translation, small adaptations, interesting changes in perspective to complete reinvention. For most of these, most Czechs may not even be aware that they are indeed covers or may have no awareness of the original or the differences between the Czech version and the original.

In many cases, the Czech lyrics are more extensive and poetic.

List of Czech cover versions of songs

This Wikipedia page has a more extensive but still incomplete version of Czech covers.

Paní má se má / Rocky mountain high

Completely different lyrics. Not even on the same topic. One about nature and the other about a relationship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdPGtKh5gu0

Každé ráno probouzí mně sluncem hořícím a listy jí se rosou zachvějí. Vítá mně tu šafrán, spolu s jemnou skořicí a jas tvých očí s barvou šalvějí.

Každé ráno otvírám svůj krámek pod věží, a vůněmi vám kornout naplním, ke mně každý spěchá od nás hned tak neběží, dnes každý zná můj krámek s kořením.

Říkají, že paní má se má, že její muž jsem právě já, dávno ví, proč ráda mě a s pýchou objímá, paní má se má, voní mátou.

Každý večer zavírám svůj krámek petlicí a otvírám svou náruč dokořán.Teplo tvé mně vábí moje lásko vonící,i den k nám vklouzne vůní uhoupán.

Každý večer uvařím ti jasmínový čaj,a ustelem si květem lipovým.Pohár vína půlnoční teď naplň po okraj,co nestačíš mi říct, sám dopovím.

Říkají, že paní má se má,že její muž jsem právě já,dávno ví, proč ráda mě a s pýchou objímá,paní má se má, voní mátou.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOB4VdlkzO4

He was born in the summer of his 27th year Coming home to a place he'd never been before He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again You might say he found a key for every door

When he first came to the mountains his life was far away On the road and hanging by a song But the string's already broken and he doesn't really care It keeps changing fast and it don't last for long

But the Colorado rocky mountain high I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye Rocky mountain high (Colorado)

He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below He saw everything as far as you can see And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun And he lost a friend but kept his memory

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams Seeking grace in every step he takes His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

And the Colorado rocky mountain high I've seen it raining fire in the sky You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply Rocky mountain high

Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more More people, more scars upon the land

And the Colorado rocky mountain high I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky I know he'd be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly Rocky mountain high

Lásko voníš deštěm / She's gone

Both love songs about memories but completely different otherwise. Czech is more wistful rather than desperate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LaAMX_u4iI