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I was watching The Velvet Underground (2021) documentary and honestly it was mediocre. However, when "Run Run Run" came on my brain got a little confused with The Supremes "Run Run Run." So I was wondering what are your favorite two songs with the same title?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9OEnA6FRYc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdLT4TL23Gs

lilsoulbrother, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 00:46 (two months ago) link

Also, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and Brandy all have a song named, "Where Are You Now?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lIev-ZxL9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVn6awWY1LU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omGxr4BnY5A

lilsoulbrother, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 00:50 (two months ago) link

Smokey Robinson and Iron Maiden have a "Tears of a Clown"

Gymnopédie Pablo (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 June 2022 00:59 (two months ago) link

Never listened to the latter, but it sounds solid.

lilsoulbrother, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 01:12 (two months ago) link

it's about Robin Williams,only came out in the last decade. not my fav tune on the album but a solid one.

Gymnopédie Pablo (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 June 2022 01:16 (two months ago) link

My first The Band song...not a bad introduction.

lilsoulbrother, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 03:38 (two months ago) link

"Heartbreaker" to thread.

Vernon Locke, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 05:00 (two months ago) link

"Run Run Run", NYC, 1967? I can only be the Third Rail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2ocDH5bMd4

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 June 2022 06:48 (two months ago) link

'Alison' by Slowdive and Elvis Costello

Nabozo, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 06:51 (two months ago) link

I guess I should've thought about these two first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9BLw4W5KU8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg5AIaduI1E

lilsoulbrother, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 17:45 (two months ago) link

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino and New Order

Vast Halo, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 18:34 (two months ago) link

haha good one

thinkmanship (sleeve), Tuesday, 7 June 2022 18:37 (two months ago) link

Steam (Peter Gabriel, East 17)

nashwan, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 19:59 (two months ago) link

xpost to Pick Only One: Version of "Summertime"

― I'm ANTIFA and I vote. (Austin), Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:30 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Automatically thought of Billie Holiday's Summertime.

lilsoulbrother, Tuesday, 7 June 2022 20:03 (two months ago) link

The Cure, Depeche Mode, and Beyonce all have a "Halo."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFnBryoq8hw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEH4eqtK8SU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnVUHWCynig

Ex Slacker, Thursday, 9 June 2022 04:29 (two months ago) link

Metallica and W.A.S.P. both have a "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

Gymnopédie Pablo (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 June 2022 13:19 (two months ago) link

Let's see. The most interesting one to me would be songs that aren't someone knowingly writing a song with a previously-used song title - for instance, They Might Be Giants wrote a song called "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" for their _Flood_ album but they clearly knew about the Mahavishnu Orchestra "song" (22 second noise track) of the same title. Then you have the Vauxhalls doing "Teenager From Outer Space" and the Meteors doing "Teenagers From Outer Space", both obviously inspired by the terrible 1959 film _Teenagers From Outer Space_. And then you have one-word titles that just get used a lot - for instance, tracks called "Television" by Chris Rainbow, Gay Cat Park, Laffing Gas, Spiritual Cramp, and Nicole Lizee.

When there was that partial copyright release of the second album by the Flame, I checked it out because I wanted to hear what their version of the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" sounded like. Turns out it's a completely different song called "Sweet Jane". The Shields B-side "That's The Way It's Gonna Be" is unrelated to the Phil Ochs/Bob Gibson tune recorded by Lee Mallory. Probably a lot more as well!

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 June 2022 13:40 (two months ago) link

Metallica and W.A.S.P. both have a "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

― Gymnopédie Pablo (Neanderthal)

So do Simon Dupree and the Big Sound! Memorable jam.

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 June 2022 13:40 (two months ago) link

A favorite pairing, though with a misspelling: "Friends" by the Beach Boys, "Frenz" by the Fall.

Kim Kimberly, Thursday, 9 June 2022 14:05 (two months ago) link

Never listened to "Dark Star" b/c I hate the Grateful Dead. Heard it today, and it's all right! Then I discovered it's also a song by CS&N.

— Tre Baker (@tre_baker) January 27, 2018

pplains, Thursday, 9 June 2022 14:14 (two months ago) link

Listening to New Order's "Temptation" this morning I was struck by how similar and how different it is to Heaven 17's "Temptation".

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 10 June 2022 00:15 (two months ago) link

"It Never Rains in Southern California" (Albert Hammond, Tony! Toni! Tone!)

MarkoP, Sunday, 12 June 2022 14:11 (two months ago) link

Discovered this song today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb-gh6hJr30

Also an underrated classic from Timbo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d_aiPv5Neg

lilsoulbrother, Thursday, 23 June 2022 23:01 (one month ago) link

An instance of a singer doing two songs with the same title but different lyrics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O_d6JLGANk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWSDWgL_u94

lilsoulbrother, Thursday, 23 June 2022 23:02 (one month ago) link

What about when the Dave Clark Five put out a single in 1964 called “Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)” and then n 1967 they put out another single called “Everybody Knows” which was an entirely different song, and both of them were hits.

Josefa, Friday, 24 June 2022 02:55 (one month ago) link

If everybody already knew, why tell them again?

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 24 June 2022 03:22 (one month ago) link

What about when the Dave Clark Five put out a single in 1964 called “Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)” and then n 1967 they put out another single called “Everybody Knows” which was an entirely different song, and both of them were hits.

― Josefa, Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:55 PM

this blows my mind. one went to #37 and the other to #2! i wonder how many times it's happened?!

it's even mentioned in the wiki:

also known as "Everybody Knows (You Said Goodbye)", to avoid confusion with their 1964 song, "Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)."

lol

Reparata and the Delrons have “In My Diary” (1965) and “Look in My Diary” (1966) – the latter of which is far superior (it’s one of the best songs evah, imo), but wasn’t released until the ‘90s.

Bunheads Pilot Enthusiast (morrisp), Friday, 24 June 2022 03:55 (one month ago) link


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