Male singers you thought were Female or vice-versa

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  1. ChristianL

    ChristianL Forum Resident

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    I thought "I Won't Let You Down" by PhD was sung by a woman.
     
  2. RBtl

    RBtl Forum Resident

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    I'm surprised we got this far without a mention of Sonny and Cher. When I first heard I Got You Babe, I thought Sonny was Cher and Cher was Sonny. (The singing, that is. Sonny's moustache gave him away in person.)
     
  3. Andrew T.

    Andrew T. Out of the Vein

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    Geddy Lee of Rush (at least on "Fly By Night");
    Darren Hayes of Savage Garden.
     
  4. Xico

    Xico Active Member

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    My wife thought Nina Simone was a man the first time she heard a recording. She loved it, anyway.
     
  5. Tim H.

    Tim H. Active Member

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    I Can't Tell You Why by the Eagles... thought that was sung by a female
     
  6. eelkiller

    eelkiller Now with enhanced loudness

    Good one :righton: and Love Will Keep Us Alive as even more femiine - Both by Timothy B Schmitt IIRC.

    Was that sung by Larry Lee (the drummer)?
     
  7. Grant

    Grant A 60s, 70s & 90s Lovin' Musical Free-Spirit

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    I thought maybe Nick Gilder was just the guitarist or something. It sure sounds like a woman singing. Now that I know it's a guy, it sounds like a young teenage kid.

    I also thought it was a woman until I finally got the album. very convincing!

    Hitchin' A Ride - Vanity Fare I paid attention to the lyrics, but I still thought it was a woman singing.

    Ai No Corrida - Quincy Jones
    It sounded like a woman to me...
     
  8. Grant

    Grant A 60s, 70s & 90s Lovin' Musical Free-Spirit

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    I'm still not sure they aren't!:D
     
  9. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

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    :righton:
    by the way, I recommend Ace's expanded edition of Feelin' Bitchy
     
  10. Jeff H.

    Jeff H. Well-Known Member

    Their cover of "You'll Never Get To Heaven(If You Break My Heart)" was great though.:thumbsup:
     
  11. slinkyfarm

    slinkyfarm Forum Resident

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    When I was about five, I thought Lou Christie's and Leo Sayer's falsettos (falsetti?) were female singers.
     
  12. blind_melon1

    blind_melon1 An erotic adventurer of the most deranged kind....

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    Countless 80's hair bands!

    But one that freaked me out was the lead singer of Mr Big. Anyone remember "to be with you"? I thought that was female for a long time, even after watching the film clip!

    I thought Tracy Chapman was a guy for a while! (By hearing her, and the front cover of her debut album arent good grounds to judge!)
     
  13. Andrew T.

    Andrew T. Out of the Vein

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    My mother thought the same thing. :shh:
     
  14. blind_melon1

    blind_melon1 An erotic adventurer of the most deranged kind....

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    Not to dig on Tracy though, she's brilliant! One of the best female singer/songwriters ever.
     
  15. KevinP

    KevinP Forum introvert

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    I knew who he was and I knew about his condition before I heard him, but my wife sure thought he was a woman. Wonderful music, especially the early stuff.

    Several counter-tenors, before I knew what they were. After THAT paradigm-shift, I'm able to spot the difference.
     
  16. Jimbo

    Jimbo Forum Hall Of Fame

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    I somehow was not familiar with "Baby Don't Go" until I started listening to oldies radio regularly in the 80s. Not paying much attention to the lyrics, I thought it was a guy singing--shocked to find out it was Cher.
     
  17. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

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    :agree: Me too, I had forgotten about that one.
     
  18. The Great One

    The Great One formerly known as SCARSE

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    Little Jimmy Scott
     
  19. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Another one that fooled me is "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," which is supposedly a duet with Michael Jackson (male) and Siedah Garrett (female). I sure can't tell them apart.
     
  20. Jeff H.

    Jeff H. Well-Known Member

    Good call! I know the first time I heard "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" I thought it was a woman too.
     
  21. rob68

    rob68 Forum Resident

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    And all of Cher & Sonny & Cher's records were sped up until 1971. So her voice is even lower than it sounds on the 60s material.

    Chris Montez. The A&M stuff anyway.
     
  22. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    I think the jury's still out on Leo :laugh: He's great though (that duet with Gary Numan excepted).
     
  23. Beagle

    Beagle Forum Resident

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    Not sure if this counts, but if you play the B-side of the 45rpm 12" of Tina Turner's "Private Dancer" (which is a live version of "Nutbush City Limits") at 33rpm, it sounds just like David Thomas of Pere Ubu.
     
  24. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    Unless I've missed it, no one's mentioned the dude from Supertramp yet. The first dozen or so times I heard "The Logical Song", I thought it was a woman (obviously, I was not paying close attention to all the lyrics).
     
  25. DaveN

    DaveN Music Glutton

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    It was mentioned in parenthesis on page 1. But I agree. I went for two years believing that the lead singer of Supertramp was a woman. (And I absolutely love 'The Logical Song' - regardless of the gender of the singer)
     
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