On this day in 1994, Faith Hill was on top of the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart with her cover of “Piece of My Heart”. The song originally was recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967, though most people know the version by Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin on lead vocals.
Hill included the song on her debut album, Take Me as I Am. Prior to recording the track, Hill had never heard Janis Joplin’s rendition. After finding this out, the producers refused to allow her to listen to the Joplin version until she had completed her own recording.