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|Let's start easy. This song is something we say commonly, also a song by Faith Hill on 'Faith', Martina McBride on 'Emotion' and 'Runaway Bride' soundtrack, by Sarah McLachlan on 'Mirror Ball' and also a song by Perry Como and later by Celine Dion. What is this song?||Same Title Different Song
'I Love You'. There have been many other versions too.
I'll Be There For You. The Rembrandts had a hit with 'I'll Be There for you' as a result of the success of the 'Friends' sitcom. Bon Jovi had a major hit with 'I'll Be There For You', which was from their 1988 CD, 'New Jersey'.
|Ringo Starr had a hit song with "Photograph". Two other rock bands had their own song with that title. Who were these bands?||Same Title, Different Song
Def Leppard and Nickelback. in 1973, ex-Beatle Ringo Starr wrote 'Photograph' with his former bandmate George Harrison. The song was released as a single in 1973 and also added on his album 'Ringo'. Def Leppard recorded 'Photograph' and included it on their 1983 album 'Pyromania'. Nickelback's 'Photograph' was from their 2005 CD 'All the Right Reasons'.
One. Metallica released 'One' on their 1988 CD 'And Justice For All'. The song was based on the movie/novel 'Johnny got His Gun.'. U2's 'One' was from their 1991 CD 'Achtung Baby'. The song was about a restrained love affair.
Jump. Van Halen released 'Jump' on their 1984 album, simply titled '1984'. 'Jump' was their first number one American hit. Kris Kross was a teen rap duo famous for wearing their clothes backwards. in 1992, they released 'Jump' on their 'Totally Krossed Out' CD.
|Twisted Sister had a hit song that had the same title as a song by The Who. What was the name of the song?||Same Title, Different Song
We're Not Gonna Take It. Twisted Sister included 'We're Not Gonna Take It' on their 1984 album, 'Stay Hungry'. The Who's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' was from their 1969 rock opera album. 'Tommy'.
It's So Easy. 'It's So Easy' was an early single by Buddy Holly, released in 1957. The song was later covered by Linda Ronstadt in 1977. Guns N' Roses' 'It's So Easy' was released on their debut CD, 'Appetite For Destruction' (1987).
|The Beatles had a song called "Misery". An alternative 1990s band had a song of the same name. Who was this band?||Same Title, Different Song
Soul Asylum. 'Misery' was from the Beatles first British LP, 'Please Please Me' (1963). In 1995, Soul Asylum released another song called 'Misery' and included it on their 'Let The Dim Light Shine' CD.
|Aerosmith released a song with the same title of a hit by The Four Seasons. What was the name of the song?||Same Title, Different Song
Rag Doll. The Four Seasons released 'Rag Doll' as a single in 1964. Aerosmith recorded 'Rag Doll' for their 1987 CD 'Permanent Vacation'. Aerosmith also had two songs called 'Young Lust' and 'My Girl' which were on their 1989 CD 'Pump'. 'Young Lust' was a song by Pink Floyd, which appeared on their 1979 double album, 'The Wall', and 'My Girl' was a song from the popular Motown band, The Temptations.
Hues Corporation. Named after a 1927 Herman Hesse novel, Steppenwolf rocketed up the Billboard charts to number ten in March 1969. Nick Gilder was a founding member of Sweeney Todd but he left the barbershop for a solo career and in June 1979 inched up the charts to number fifty-seven with his song titled "Rock Me". Before the tragedy at a Rhode Island concert (2003) in which their guitarist Ty Longley and nearly 100 other people died, they managed to get "Rock Me" to number sixty in August, 1987. Hues Corporation didn't "Rock Me" but they did "Rock the Boat" tipping in at number one in May 1974.
Johnny Gill. Chic were having good times when they topped the Billboard charts in June 1979. Sam Cooke was shot to death (December 11, 1964) just six months after this song peaked at number eleven (June 1964). Jerry Butler only got to number sixty-four in March 1965 but has since had good times as the host of PBS's "Doo Wop" specials. Johnny Gill joined New Edition in 1988.
|"Don't Ask Me Why" there are more than one song with this title. Who DID NOT have this question asked of them?||Same Title, Different Songs
Jigsaw. Billy Joel managed to get the question asked enough times to peak at number nineteen in Billboard in August 1980. Elvis had more than 150 charted songs and as expected some of them were B sides. This was the flip side of "Hard Headed Woman" and reached a respectable number twenty-five in July 1958. Annie and Dave got to number four (September 1989) with their song with this title. Jigsaw didn't get asked the question, because they were "Sky High" (number three August 1975).
Chubby Checker. Blondie managed to top the Billboard charts with this theme from "American Gigolo" in February 1980. The "Queen of Soul" called in from the number thirteen position in February 1970: this was one of seventy-six songs to make the charts between 1961 and 1998 for Aretha Franklin. Johnny Mathis didn't phone this one in as he crooned his way to number two in September 1958. Chubby Checker was born Ernest Evans on March 3, 1941 in Andrews, S.C.
|I have been burned by choosing the wrong song on the jukebox. Who DID NOT make the charts with a song entitled "Burn"?||Same Title, Different Songs
Grand Funk. From the CD (Appropriately titled "Burn") Jo Dee Messina managed to flame out at number forty-two on the Billboard charts in December 2000. Militia must have been busy fighting a war as this was their only charted song, reaching number fifty-two in January 1998. Mobb Deep, a rap duo from Queensbridge, New York, didn't go very deep with this song as it only got to number ninety-nine in January 2002. Grand Funk Railroad/Grand Funk/Grand Funk Railroad are a hard rock group from Flint, Michigan.
|There must be a "Breakdown" in communications as no less than four songs have this title. Who DID NOT do a song called "Breakdown"?||Same Title, Different Songs
Billy Idol. This was the first of many Billboard charted songs for Tom Petty, peaking at number forty in November 1977. Mariah Carey teamed with Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone to breakdown, stalling at number fifty-three in March 1998. Seduction didn't seduce us very well as they only made number eighty-two in October 1990. Besides his many hits Billy Idol also appeared in the films "The Doors" and "The Wedding Singer".
The Jelly Beans. Freddy Cannon's "Action" peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard charts in August 1965. Sweet had some action with their song, as it peaked at number twenty in February 1976. This was the only action for Terror Fabulous coming in at number forty-three in July 1994. The Jelly Beans' biggest hit was "I Wanna Love Him So Bad" which reached number nine in June 1964.
|"You Belong to Me" was a song recorded by Sue Thompson and also by Patti Page in the early fifties. Which singer recorded and co-wrote a song by the same name with Michael McDonald?||Same Title, Different Song
Carly Simon. Carly Simon recorded a version of "You Belong to Me" for her 1978 "Boys in the Trees" album. She had collaborated with Michael McDonald to compose the song and The Doobie Brothers recorded "You Belong to Me" in 1977 for their "Livin' on the Fault Line" LP.
Carly's version made it to the US Top Ten in 1971 while The Doobie Drothers' live version released in 1983 only made it to Number 79.
"Clean Up Woman" was a 1971 US Top Ten from Betty Wright. Sammi Smith had a Country crossover hit in 1971 with "Help Me Make It Through The Night". Carol King broke through as a songwriter/singer with her "Tapestry" album in 1971.
|The Beatles recorded "Hold Me Tight" in 1963 for their US release "Meet the Beatles" album. Which Reggae artist released a Number Five US single by the same name four years later? ||Same Title, Different Song
Johnny Nash. Although Johnny Nash was born in Texas he became one of the only mainland artists to record Reggae style music in Jamaica. He made his first appearance as a Pop singer on the US charts in 1957 with "A Very Special Love". In the sixties he became influenced by the Reggae movement and decided to change his style. It took 11 years after "A Very Special Love" to get another US Top Forty hit with "Hold Me Tight". His perseverance paid off when "I Can See Clearly Now" topped the US charts in 1972. After the success of the song he failed to have another US Top Forty single.
The Beatles recorded "Hold Me Tight" for their "Please Please Me" album but the album was released without the song. It was then selected as a track for their ensuing "Meet the Beatles" US release.
Although Bob Marley enjoyed a large following the highest he got on the US charts was the Number 51 "Roots, Rock, Reggae" in 1976. Peter Tosh was tapped by the Rolling Stones to be their opening act in the sixties. "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" was a Number 25 1969 US single by Jimmy Cliff.
Gloria. Umberto Tozzi and Giancarlo Bigazzi composed "Gloria" and it was recorded in 1979 by Tozzi. Laura Branigan recorded an English version of the song for her 1982 "Branigan" album. Originally "All Night with Me" was selected as the lead single from the LP but the beat of "Gloria" made the song a Disco favorite. It gained popularity and reached the Number Two spot on Billboard in the US.
Laura was in a band called Meadow in the seventies and went on to become a backing singer for Leonard Cohen. She possessed a powerful four range voice which led to a contract with Atlantic Records.
Van Morrison's band Them recorded Van's composition "Gloria" in 1964 as the flip-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go". The following year "Gloria" became a hit. The Chicago area band The Shadows of Knight performed the song in their live show and recorded it for their debut single. The song took off and reached Number Ten on the US Billboard countdown.
|"Walk on By" was a 1964 Top Ten US single by Dionne Warwick. Which singer had a Country crossover hit that topped the US Country charts and reached Number Five on the US Billboard Pop charts with a song by the same title?||Same Title, Different Song
Leroy Van Dyke. "Walk on By" was the best selling single by Country singer Leroy Van Dyke. His first major success came four years earlier with "The Auctioneer". He performed the song while on USO tours with Marilyn Monroe and upon his release from the service he obtained a recording contract with the Dot Records label where released "The Auctioneer", selling over two million copies.
The songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote "Walk on By". It was the follow up single to Dionne's hit "Anyone Who Had a Heart", also written by Bacharach and David. "Walk on By" peaked at Number Six for Dionne and has been covered by a number of artists in a variety of styles.
"He'll Have to Go" was a 1960 hit by Jim Reeves. Webb Pierce released "Fallen Angel" in 1960 and Hank Snow had a 1960 hit with "Miller's Cave".
|Which Lennon-McCartney tune recorded by The Beatles in 1962 was also the title of a song written by Johnny Mercer and Gordon Jenkins and recorded by artists including The Vogues, The Hilltoppers and Bobby Vinton? Bette Midler also sang the song for the soundtrack of "For the Boys" (1991).||Same Title, Different Song
P.S. I Love You. Johnny Mercer and Gordon Jenkins wrote "P.S. I Love You" in 1934. Rudy Vallee recorded the original release of the song. After Rudy's recording the song did not become popular again until The Hilltoppers reached Number Four on the US charts with it in 1953. Bobby Vinton released a version in the sixties and Bette Midler revived the song in the nineties when she sang it in "For the Boys".
When the Beatles recorded "P.S. I Love You" in 1962 their label preferred to release it as the flip-side to "Love Me Do" to avoid confusion with the Mercer/Jenkins tune. Andy White was hired as the session drummer for the song because Pete Best had recently been fired. Ringo Starr was on the session playing the maracas.
"Ask Me Why" was the flip-side to the Beatles' "Please Please Me" in 1963. The Beatles released "From Me to You" in 1963.
Best of My Love. "Best of My Love" by The Emotions was a big Disco hit in 1977. It was a single release from their "Rejoice" album. "Best of my Love" was written by Al McKay and Maurice White from Earth, Wind and Fire. The Emotions would team up with Earth Wind and Fire two years later to record "Boogie Wonderland".
Don Henley co-wrote and sang lead on The Eagles' single "Best of my Love". The song topped the US charts after it was released as a single from the band's 1974 "On the Border" album. Tanya Tucker recorded a cover version the same year.
"Take It to the Limit" went to Number Four for the Eagles in 1975. "The Long Run" was an Eagles 1979 Top Ten hit. "Where Is Your Love?" was a 1980 release by The Emotions that failed to break the Top 100.
|Shocking Blue had a hit with "Venus" in 1974 and Bananarama also had a hit with the same song in 1986. Which Teen Idol had a US hit in 1959 with a song called "Venus"?||Same Title, Different Song
Frankie Avalon. In 1958 "De De Dinah" became Frankie Avalon's first US Top Ten hit. "Venus" and "Why" topped the charts the following year. In 1960 Frankie began his film career appearing in "The Alamo" and "Guns of the Timberland". In 1963 he was cast in "Operation Bikini" and "Beach Party" which began a string of beach-themed films for Frankie. In 1987 he and Annette Funicello teamed up to star in "Back to the Beach" and two years later they both made a cameo in "Troop Beverly Hills".
Frankie met and married his wife Kathryn in 1963. They had ten children and some of them continue to tour with Frankie as musicians.
"Venus In Blue Jeans" was a 1962 Top Ten by Jimmy Clanton. Bobby Rydell hit the American charts in 1959 with "Kissin' Time". "Turn Me Loose" and "Tiger" were 1959 hits by Fabian.
|In 1973 Paul McCartney and Wings had a hit with "My Love". Which fellow British Invasion artist had a hit with a song called "My Love" in 1966?||Same Title, Different Song
Petula Clark. In 1964 Petula Clark burst onto the US Billboard charts with the US Number One hit "Downtown". Two years later she repeated the feat when she placed "My Love" at the top of the US charts. Although she had other Top Ten hits including "This Is My Song" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway", "My Love" and "Downtown" were her only US Number One singles.
Petula was the daughter of two British nurses and was named by her father who reportedly combined the names of two of his old flames named Pet and Ulla.
In 1973 "My Love" by Paul McCartney and Wings became the highest charting single from their "Red Rose Speedway" album.
Marianne Faithfull's first US hit was "As Tears Go By" in 1965. In 1964 "Wishin' and Hopin'" became a US hit for Dusty Springfield. Cilla Black put "You're My World" on the US charts in 1968.
|"Smooth Operator" was a song by Sade released in the US in 1985. Which Jazz/Pop singer nicknamed "Sassy' released a single titled "Smooth Operator" in 1959?||Same Title, Different Song
Sarah Vaughan. Sarah Vaughan released "Smooth Operator" as a single for Mercury Records a year before switching to the Roulette label. The Flip-Side was an Irving Berlin tune titled "Maybe It's Because (I Love You Too Much)". Clyde Otis and Murray Stein composed Sarah's "Smooth Operator". "Smooth Operator" was released as a single and not included on any 1959 Mercury album releases.
Her first album came out in 1944 and was titled "Sarah Vaughan and Her All-Stars". She became known as "Sassy" and "The Sailor" because of her occasional use of off color language. She got her start in the early forties by performing at Amateur Nights in New York venues such as The Apollo Theater.
Dinah Washington became known on the US Pop charts for her duets with Brook Benton. Della Reese's first album was "Melancholy Baby" in 1957 and Ella Fitzgerald began her recording career in the thirties.