A favorite song by one of your favorite singer/songwriters they didn't write

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Price.pittsburgh, Mar 25, 2020 at 9:02 PM.

  1. Lennon : ' You Can'Catch Me ' from his ' Rock and Roll ' album. This Chuck Berry cover is my fave track on it.
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  2. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Forum Resident

    Long Island, NY
    Jim Croce - I Got a Name

    Elton John - Little Jeannie
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  3. DreamIsOver

    DreamIsOver Forum Resident

    Chicago IL
    Bruce Springsteen - "Trapped"
  4. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

    :kilroy: Don McLean / On The Amazon
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  5. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag The West Coast bzfgt

    Pacifica, CA
    "Jet Airliner," Steve Miller Band, written by Paul Pena.
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  6. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

    Out of My Element
    John Prine covering Blaze Foley's "Clay Pigeons"

  7. SonyTek

    SonyTek Forum Resident

    Inland Empire, CA

    One of my favorite songs by Stevie, "Talk To Me", was written by Chas Sandford, who co-wrote "Missing You" for John Waite in 1984.
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  8. on7green

    on7green Bionic Man

    NY, TN
    Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
    Pancho and Lefty (T. Van Zandt)
  9. DocShipe

    DocShipe Forum Resident

    St. Louis
    Elvis Costello—Peace, Love, and Understanding
  10. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    And while we're at it:

    Nick Lowe : Switchboard Susan
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  11. poisonedhangman

    poisonedhangman Well-Known Member

    Cascadia, USA
    Richard Thompson

    "Oops! I Did It Again"
  12. munjeet

    munjeet Forum Resident

    Gregg Allman - “These Days” (Jackson Browne)

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  13. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Beck "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime"

  14. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident Thread Starter

    They'll Never Take Her Love From Me and Wedding Bells.
    I remember being totally stunned that he didn't write Lost Highway.
    However, his self penned Ramblin Man and I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow are similar.
  15. EProphet

    EProphet Forum Resident

    Rockpile - Crawling From The Wreckage
    Grateful Dead - Morning Dew , Not Fade Away
    Stones - Route 66, Not Fade Away
  16. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Dan Fogelberg

    The Outlaw (Jay Bolotin)
    Go Down Easy (Jay Bolotin)
    Rhythm Of The Rain (J C Gummoe)
    Tell Me To My Face (Clarke/Hicks/Nash)
    Since You've Asked (Judy Collins)
    Full Circle (Gene Clark)
    Birds (Neil Young)
    It Doesn't Matter (Stills/Hillman)

    All great songs but Dan versions are sublime!

    Edit: Just noticed the OP asked for just one. I'll go with The Outlaw.
  17. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Pride Of Man (Hamilton Camp)
  18. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    My favourite country song is Lost Highway by Hank Williams but it was actually written by the great Leon Payne.
  19. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Alcohol and Pills - Todd Snider
    written by Fred Eaglesmith
  20. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Megon McDonough's cover of Stars written by Dan Fogelberg. I was thrilled to record a home studio version with her many years after the original was released.
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  21. Dandelion1967

    Dandelion1967 My Favourite Parks Are Car Parks

    Donovan "The Universal Soldier"
  22. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Ilford, Essex, UK
    Tim Buckley - The Dolphins (Fred Neil)

    Tim Buckley - Martha (Tom Waits)

    But definitely not "I Know I'd Recognise Your Face" which is dire
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  23. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    He wrote that, though with a different lyricist than usual. "Nobody Wins" was the one he didn't write.
  24. mbd40

    mbd40 Steely Dan Fan

    Hope, Ar
    The Fall - Rollin Danny (originally performed by Gene Vincent)

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  25. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Forum Resident

    This goes way back but I like the Mason Williams version of Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe”.


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