Same song title but different song

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Chris R, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Chris R

    Chris R Forum Fones Thread Starter

    OK. I'm reminded of a Rolling Stone article from around 1978-79 profiling Neil Young. In the article it said that Neil had recorded a theme album. All the songs he wrote, he took from other famous song titles. But the songs were different. The two songs I remember were Born To Run and Green Sleeves. :laugh:

    Let's come up with a list of songs that have the same title but are different. In most cases they will have been recorded by different artists, except in the case of the DC5.

    I'll start with a few.

    Everybody Knows (I Still Love You) - Dave Clark Five
    Everybody Knows - Dave Clark Five

    All Night Long - Dave Clark Five
    All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie

    This next song title might be one of the more popular as there are several different songs with this title.
    Call Me - Petula Clark / Shirley Bassey
    Call Me - Johnny Mathis
    Call Me - Blondie
    Call Me - Diamond Head (U.K. hard rock band from the early 1980s on MCA)
    Call Me - Skyye

    Break Away - Beach Boys
    Break Away - Art Garfunkel

    There Is Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw/ Naked Eyes
    There Is Always Something There To Remind Me - Housemartins

    Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
    Jet Airliner - Modern Talking

    Brother Louie - Hot Chocolate / The Stories
    Brother Louie - Modern Talking

    When I heard these two Modern Talking songs in the early 1990s when I was in music retail, I fell about the floor laughing. I initially thought the two songs were cover tunes of the more well known songs.

    Turn Me Loose - Fabian / Dion
    Turn Me Loose - Loverboy

    Twilight Zone - TV theme song - Grateful Dead
    Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
    I know. Bit of a stretch. :)

    Close but no cigar.
    Fight For Your Right To Party - Beastie Boys
    Party For Your Right To Fight - Public Enemy
  2. Mark

    Mark I Am Gort, Hear Me Roar Staff

    Off the top of my head "Dancing in the Dark" was a repeated title of a hit from, I think, the 30s or 40s.
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  3. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

    "I Love You"

    Donna Summer and Sarah McLachlan both had songs w/ this title.
  4. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

    Michael Jackson and U2
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  5. BitShifter

    BitShifter New Member

    Cincinnati OH
    Rattlesnake Shake - Motley Crue
    Rattlesnake Shake - Skid Row

    are not only completely different songs, but a fairly unusual title...

    Reach For The Sky - Firehouse
    Reach For The Sky - Slaughter

    were both popular at about the same time.

    Cowgirl - Underworld
    Cowgirl - Sons Of Angels

    one electronica, one metal, both good...
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  6. bartels76

    bartels76 Forum Hall Of Fame

    Gary Moore had a song called "Reach For The Sky" too.
  7. mudbone

    mudbone Gort Annaologist

    Canada, O!
    I Need You - Beatles/Who/Kinks

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  8. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al Senior Member

    Long Island, NY
    Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk and the Rolling Stones.

    edit - and Pat Benatar(?)
  9. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brother™ In Memoriam

    I'm A Man - Yardbirds
    I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group

    Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones
    Time Is On My Side - Marmalade
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  10. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brother™ In Memoriam

    I Want You - The Troggs
    I Want You - Bob Dylan
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  11. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brother™ In Memoriam

    And the Zombies :D
  12. Beagle

    Beagle Senior Member

    I'm Not In Love- 10cc/Talking Heads
  13. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brother™ In Memoriam

    Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Michaels
    Do You Know What I Mean - The Turtles
  14. JoelDF

    JoelDF Senior Member

    Prairieville, LA
    I know of two recent versions:

    Bruce Springsteen (obviously) and Kim Wilde.

    Although, Kim's song never officially made it to the states since her third LP was never released domestically (just like her second one before that never had a US release).

  15. Graham Start

    Graham Start Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    How many different songs have had the title "Power Of Love"?
  16. billh

    billh Senior Member

    Orange County, CA
    Stairway to Heaven--Neil Sedaka and Led Zeppelin
  17. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    Always a fun topic.

    -- Simon and Garfunkel / Yes
    -- Neil Diamond

    Any Way You Want It:
    -- Dave Clark Five
    -- Journey

    Crazy Love:
    -- Paul Anka
    -- Poco
    -- Allman Brothers Band

    -- Johnnie Ray / Ronnie Dove / Crystal Gayle
    -- Godley & Creme
    -- Waterfront

    Cry Baby Cry:
    -- The Angels
    -- The Beatles

    Don't Be Cruel:
    -- Elvis Presley / Cheap Trick
    -- Bobby Brown

    Forever Young:
    -- Bob Dylan / Harry Belafonte
    -- Alphaville
    -- Rod Stewart

    -- Them / Shadows of Knight / The Doors / Patti Smith
    -- Enchantment
    -- Laura Branigan

    Here Comes the Judge:
    -- Shorty Long
    -- Pigmeat Markham
    -- The Magistrates

    Hold On:
    -- The Radiants
    -- The Sons of Champlin
    -- Wild Cherry
    -- Ian Gomm
    -- Triumph
    -- Badfinger
    -- Santana
    -- Kansas
    -- Donny Osmond
    -- Wilson Phillips
    -- En Vogue
    -- Jamie Walters

    I Believe in You:
    -- Roberty & Johnny
    -- Mel Tillis
    -- Don Williams

    I Can't Wait:
    -- Nu Shooz
    -- Stevie Nicks

    I Love You:
    -- Frank Sinatra
    -- The Volumes
    -- The Zombies / People
    -- Donna Summer
    -- Climax Blues Band
    -- Martina McBride

    I'm a Man:
    -- Bo Diddley / Yardbirds
    -- Fabian
    -- Spencer Davis Group / Chicago

    -- Perry Como
    -- Kai Winding

    On and On:
    -- Gladys Knight and the Pips
    -- Stephen Bishop
    -- Erykah Badu

    -- Nilsson / Three Dog Night
    -- Original Cast of "A Chorus Line"
    -- Metallica
    -- Bee Gees
    -- U2

    P.S. I Love You:
    -- The Hilltoppers
    -- The Beatles

    (The) Power of Love:
    -- Joe Simon
    -- Huey Lewis and the News
    -- Jennifer Rush / Laura Branigan / Celine Dion
    -- Deee-Lite

    -- The Beatles
    -- Jose Feliciano
    -- Madonna

    Real Love:
    -- The Doobie Brothers
    -- Jody Watley
    -- The Beatles

    -- Manfred Mann / Shirelles
    -- Al Green

    Shining Star:
    -- Earth, Wind and Fire
    -- The Manhattans

    Stairway to Heaven:
    -- Neil Sedaka
    -- Led Zeppelin

    Talking in Your Sleep:
    -- Crystal Gayle
    -- The Romantics

    Turn Me Loose:
    -- Fabian
    -- Loverboy

    -- Frankie Avalon
    -- Shocking Blue / Bananarama

    -- The Aquatones
    -- George Harrison
    -- Rita Coolidge
  18. Dave D

    Dave D Done!

    Milton, Canada
    Tell Me Why- Beatles
    Tell Me Why-Neil Young
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  19. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    Tell Me Why -- The 4 Aces / Bobby Vinton
    Tell Me Why -- Wynonna Judd
    Tell Me Why -- Expose
    Tell Me Why -- Crew Cuts / Gale Storm / Elvis Presley
  20. AKA

    AKA Senior Member

    Creep - Radiohead
    Creep - Stone Temple Pilots
    Creep - TLC

    Here Today - The Beach Boys
    Here Today - Paul McCartney
  21. Bamjam

    Bamjam Forum Resident

    * Buffalo Springfield
    * Paul McCartney & Wings
    * Leon Russell

    "Deja Vu"
    * CSNY
    * Dionne Warwick

    "Hot Stuff"
    * Rolling Stones
    * Donna Summer
  22. Chris R

    Chris R Forum Fones Thread Starter

    There is also a Fleetwood Mac song from their early blues days called "Rattlesnake Shake". One of the above may be a cover of that song.
    Good one Dave. :thumbsup:
  23. Ere

    Ere Senior Member

    The Silver Spring
    Modern Love - Peter Gabriel
    Modern Love - David Bowie
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  24. mudbone

    mudbone Gort Annaologist

    Canada, O!
    Mike, a trifecta!

  25. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

    "Good Times Bad Times" - Rolling Stones
    "Good Times Bad Times" - Led Zeppelin

    "I'm Sorry" - Bo Diddley
    "I'm Sorry" - Brenda Lee
    "I'm Sorry" - Platters
    "I'm Sorry" - Delfonics
    "I'm Sorry" - John Denver

    "It's Wonderful" - Ella Fitzgerald, et al.
    "It's Wonderful" - Rascals

    "Only The Lonely" - Frank Sinatra, et al.
    "Only The Lonely" - Roy Orbison
    "Only The Lonely" - Motels

    "Stagger Lee" - Lloyd Price, et al.
    "Stagger Lee" - Gateful Dead

    "Steppin' Out" - Eric Clapton
    "Steppin' Out" - Electric Light Orchestra
    "Steppin' Out" - Gap Band
    "Steppin' Out" - Joe Jackson

    "(What A) Wonderful World" - Sam Cooke
    "What A Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong

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