Hit songs often credited to the wrong artist

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bowieboy, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

    Vancouver, BC, CA
    I guess I can kinda hear it.
  2. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

    Vancouver, BC, CA
    It has that rockabilly thing going.
  3. Mulderre

    Mulderre 60s and 70s Music Lover

    Mud's "Lonely This Christmas" is often credited to Elvis Presley. Les Gray's voice really tried to mimic Elvis' tone; and he succeeded!

  4. Guy Smiley

    Guy Smiley Forum Resident

    My wife thought that too, I learned, until just recently.

    Not only did she think it was Carole, she didn't believe it was a guy singing at all when I first tried to correct her!
  5. dumangl

    dumangl Forum Resident

    Lou Christie's "Lightnin' Strikes" is sometimes credited to The Four Seasons.
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  6. Louise Boat

    Louise Boat oh look a unicorn

    Just remembered trying to argue with internet people who kept insisting Pink Floyd* covered House Of The Rising Sun :rant:
    *actually Frijid Pink.
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  7. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    My friend thought "Jackie Blue" (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) was by Todd Rundgren. (I could have been fooled too, but I had all his early 70's albums and knew it wasn't on any of them.)
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  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    That's idiotic - sounds nothing like Cynthia!
  9. Bigbudukks

    Bigbudukks Older, but no wiser.

    Gaithersburg, MD
    So who was it recorded by? I remember hearing this on the radio in seventh grade and I always thought it was The Jackson 5.
  10. Chazzbo13

    Chazzbo13 Forum Resident

    Johnstown, PA
    The Osmonds...
  11. Northwind

    Northwind Forum Resident

    Robbie Dupree - "Steal Away"
    mistaken for Doobie Brothers
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  12. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

  13. Headfone

    Headfone Forum Resident

    In the summer of 1969, for the first few listens, I thought that Thunderclap Newman's "Something In The Air" was the first release by Blind Faith, until the DJ said differently. Sounds very much like Winwood singing.
  14. msza

    msza Well-Known Member

    Virginia, USA
    Any reggae song -- Bob Marley

    Notable examples include but are not limited to Dont Worry, Be Happy, Red Red Wine, and Smoke Two Joints.
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  15. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    I'm always amused that people think Bob wrote and performed a song several years after his death. :)
  16. KinkySmallFace1991

    KinkySmallFace1991 Playing cricket in the thunder and the rain...

    I also mentioned "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle earlier in this thread.
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  17. Chew

    Chew Casual Stalker

    I never even considered that Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac" cover wasn't Aretha Franklin. I just always KNEW that it was. Until about a year ago. DOH! Natalie Cole.
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  18. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Seabrook, TX, USA
    I don't see how either would be out of his wheelhouse.
  19. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    City of Angels
    "Cowboys to Girls" is Felix Cavaliere and the Young Rascals!!!
  20. marty34

    marty34 Forum Resident

    ssm, on, canada
    I've heard Silent Lucidity by Queensryche referred to as a Pink Floyd tune. With good reason.
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  21. boyjohn

    boyjohn Forum Resident

    Most Alarm songs sound like U2. A better version of U2 in fact.
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  22. msza

    msza Well-Known Member

    Virginia, USA
    I Cant Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) -- The Temptations
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  23. qJulia

    qJulia Forum Resident

    I thought Shout and Twist was originally written by the Beatles.
  24. Dream #9

    Dream #9 Well-Known Member

    Blondie - Denis (original Randy & The Rainbows)

    Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' (original by Fred Neil

    The Walker Brothers - No Regrets (original Tom Rush)
  25. Dream #9

    Dream #9 Well-Known Member

    Controversial :) great band the alarm. They were friendly with U2

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