- Dan Bern
- Hugh Blumenfeld
- William Blake perhaps performed by Judy Collins
- Steve Earle
- Eddie from Ohio
- Don McLean
- Sinead O'Conner (written by Marty Clowes)
- Jimmy Webb
Songs with the same title
The theme on WFUV today is songs by different artists with the same title. How many can we think of? I sent in Jerusalem. Using only artists the station plays I came up with this:
There's a ton for "Hallelujah" as well. Though there's only the One True Hallelujah in my book.
Alex Ruben · 15 years, 2 months ago
Are you saying that the definitive performance of Hallelujah is obvious?
No, since the One True Hallelujah has a bunch of versions, at least three of which are classics (Cohen, Buckley and Wainwright). But all other songs titled "Hallelujah" that don't begin with the link "I heard there was a secret chord" are just wannabes. :)
Rachel Marie aka RAI · 15 years, 2 months ago
Hey, what about Handel's Hallelujah chorus? He was totally there first!
There are no bonus points for being there first. And his title has the word "Chorus" in it, anyway. :P
Now, the "Hallelujah Chorus: A Soulful Celebration," that is quality stuff.
On an only-slightly-related note, I once made a mix CD with theme of songs by different artists whose titles respond to each other. The centerpiece, of course, was BNL's "Be My Yoko Ono" followed by Dar's "I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono," but I was surprised by how many combinations I came up with. I don't remember all of them at the moment.
I plotted out a mix a lot like that once but never got around to making it. :)
meh · 15 years, 2 months ago
Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" => Suzanne Vega's "I'll Never Be Your Maggie May"?
That wasn't on there, but certainly would've qualified! :)
I'm still waiting for a Teddy Goldstein song called I won't be your Brad Pitt :D
sheryls · 15 years, 2 months ago
try "Stay" - i once figured out like 15 artists that have a song called "Stay."
heh...and I know of at LEAST three artists with albums called Play.
And one "artist" had a TV show of that name. What was that guys name? Jean something?
derek harrison · 15 years, 2 months ago
got Bigwig on that list? if not there's another number for you
meh · 15 years, 2 months ago
Doing twelve things at once, fell back asleep after my alarm, and somehow have to make this real-reply to the topic, 'cause it's fitting...
I know of at least two songs called Narcolepsy. :-)
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Elliot Smith
4. David Byrne
5. Vic Chesnutt
6. Ellis Paul
Isn't there one by Martina McBride or Faith Hill or whatever country chick? :)
Mamalissa! · 15 years, 2 months ago
How could you forget all the artists with songs called "Present Tense Tureen?" There have got to be at least thirty.
Dammit....REO Speedwagon's "Past Perfect Soup Bowl" is sooooo close.
There are a lot of "California" songs. Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Foucault, Joni Mitchell and Josh Ritter just off the top of my head. Add in variations and you have millions. :)
The one from On the Town and the one from New York, New York.
Don Henley - New York Minute
Nas - N.Y. State of Mind
Interpol - NYC
Those aren't exactly the same title though.
Is the Interpol song actually "NYC" or "New York City" There are songs by both titles
NYC is from Annie and "New York City" by the Cubs and covered by TMBG.
lawrence · 15 years, 2 months ago
The Cubs are a baseball team. The band is simply called cub (and apparently they preferred to not capitalise the 'c')
I thought I might not have the name exactly right but I figured you'd correct me if I was wrong. I was right about that :-)
I never realized that wasn't a TMBG original.
renita · 15 years, 1 month ago
they were from vancouver :) and totally awesome.
they had songs about how great a pet chinchilla was (satan sucks, but you're the best), going on a picnic (you bring me carrots and celery) and other cool things.
it's very happy music!
sheryls · 15 years, 1 month ago
haha, pet chinchillas are great if you're a fan of dusting your entire place once a day :D
Bruce Rose · 15 years, 2 months ago
Different artists/same title includes cover songs. I'm assuming that we're not including covers in the discussion.
From my radio playlist (7-19-2002):
Sun-60 - Out Of My Head
Fastball - Out Of My Head
Travis - Sing
The Carpenters - Sing
Save Ferris - I Know
Barenaked Ladies - I Know
The Cars - Magic
Olivia Newton-John - Magic
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
The Cranberries - Dreams
Sum 41 - Motivation
Good Charlotte - Motivation
Splender - Special
Garbage - Special
Ani Difranco - Shameless
Billy Joel - Shameless
R.E.M. - There She Goes Again
Marshall Crenshaw - There She Goes Again
Lit - Happy
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Happy
The Clash - Train In Vain
Too Much Joy - Train In Vain
Dar Williams - The Ocean
Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
Rolling Stones - Bitch
Meredith Brooks - Bitch
Ryan Adams - New York, New York
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - New York New York
Moxy Früvous - Sahara
Eddie From Ohio - Sahara
Guster - So Long
ABBA - So Long
^kat^ did a similar show on 6-5-2001, which is where I got the idea.
Tommy Lee - Hold Me Down
Gin Blossoms - Hold Me Down
Owsley - Good Old Days
Weird Al Yankovic - Good Old Days
Jurassic 5 - Freedom
Blues Traveler - Freedom
Incubus - Drive
Katrina Carlson - Drive
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Another Day
Mest - Another Day
Tegan and Sara - Your Love
The Butchies - Your Love
Fey - The Other Side
Paul Van Dyk - The Other Side
Sleater-Kinney - The Fox
Nickel Creek - The Fox
BR549 - Poison
Groove Coverage - Poison
Moka Only - People
Silver Jews - People
Bruce Rose · 15 years, 1 month ago
The Cars - Drive
Aerosmith - The Other Side
The Outfield - Your Love
Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 15 years, 1 month ago
What about Album titles? The only one that pops instantly to my head is Play by Great Big Sea and The Nields (which, btw, confuses my iTunes).
lawrence · 15 years, 1 month ago
yup, those confuse my iPod. if I shuffle by albums, it'll actually intersperse the tracks from the two albums. same with GBS's and R.E.M.'s Up.
you'd think it would be an easy problem to solve, too, they just ... haven't.
sheryls · 15 years, 1 month ago
yeah you think album title wouldnt be a key they search on, you know? maybe albumid.
Andrea Krause · 15 years, 1 month ago
And Squeeze. I have GBS, Squeeze, and Nields and my CD database used to get mighty confused.
Phoenix · 15 years, 1 month ago
Hee I can imagine. I only have that Squeeze album so no confusion ;D
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