name two songs with the same title that couldn't be more different

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I'm going to start with "It's So Easy," by Buddy Holly and Guns 'N' Roses.

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Sunday, 6 February 2005 21:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Another obv. Guns n Roses one (that was discussed extensively relatively recently here) is "One In A Million", as opposed to the Aaliyah song.

jsk baby (jsk baby), Sunday, 6 February 2005 21:55 (seventeen years ago) link

"Always" by Blink-182, Erasure & Irving Berlin
"I Miss You" by Blink 182, Aaron Hall & Bjork

miccio (miccio), Sunday, 6 February 2005 21:56 (seventeen years ago) link

"Trust Me" Swans vs Barenaked Ladies

Si Carter (Si Carter), Sunday, 6 February 2005 22:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Love Me Do-The Beatles
Love Me Do-The Bunnybrains(from Holiday Massacre '98)

dan bunnybrain (dan bunnybrain), Sunday, 6 February 2005 22:15 (seventeen years ago) link

"Unchain My Heart" by Ray Charles and...Gorgoroth

Siegbran (eofor), Sunday, 6 February 2005 22:44 (seventeen years ago) link

"Venus," Television and Shocking Blue

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Sunday, 6 February 2005 23:45 (seventeen years ago) link

"Smile", The Fall and Tony Bennett

Marcel Verhoeven (Marcel Verhoeven), Sunday, 6 February 2005 23:58 (seventeen years ago) link

"Blue Monday", Fats Domino and New Order

Bob Six (bobbysix), Monday, 7 February 2005 00:04 (seventeen years ago) link

"Thirteen," Frank Zappa and Big Star

Curious George Rides a Republican (Rock Hardy), Monday, 7 February 2005 00:04 (seventeen years ago) link

"Over the Hills and Far Away" by Led Zeppelin and the Mission UK

"The Wait" by Killing Joke and the Pretenders

"Peaches" by the Stranglers and the Presidents of the United States of America

"It Only Hurts When I Breathe" by Cop Shoot Cop and Melissa Ethridge

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 7 February 2005 00:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Atmosphere - Joy Division and Russ Abbott

Black Arkestra (Black Arkestra), Monday, 7 February 2005 00:55 (seventeen years ago) link

You Win Again- Hank Williams and The Bee Gees

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 7 February 2005 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Rise - Publc Image Ltd and NIghtmares on Wax

Phil Gruner, Monday, 7 February 2005 01:08 (seventeen years ago) link

"Happy" - Paul Anka and the Rolling Stones

Curious George Rides a Republican (Rock Hardy), Monday, 7 February 2005 01:10 (seventeen years ago) link

"Beautiful Child" by Swans and Fleetwood Mac
"Blackmail" by Swans and Joan Jett
"Trust Me" by Swans and Elton John
"Real Love" by Swans and The Beatles
"Blind Love" by Swans and The Allman Brothers Band
"Children of God" by Swans and the cast of Jane Eyre The Musical

dlp9001, Monday, 7 February 2005 01:10 (seventeen years ago) link

"These Days" - Joy Division vs. Nico (Jackson Browne)

Aaron A., Monday, 7 February 2005 01:18 (seventeen years ago) link

"Happy When It Rains" - JAMC vs. Garbage

Aaron A., Monday, 7 February 2005 01:19 (seventeen years ago) link

"Heartbreak Hotel:" The Jacksons v. Elvis Presley

mike a, Monday, 7 February 2005 02:07 (seventeen years ago) link

"God Save the Queen" - Sex Pistols v. the traditional British anthem

mike a, Monday, 7 February 2005 02:08 (seventeen years ago) link

"She's The One" - Beta Band vs. Robbie Williams

neil tacus (tacit), Monday, 7 February 2005 02:23 (seventeen years ago) link

An obvious, um, one: "One" U2 v. Metallica

Darthmahler, Monday, 7 February 2005 04:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh, another U2, um one: "Bad" U2 v. Michael Jackson

Darthmahler, Monday, 7 February 2005 04:31 (seventeen years ago) link

"Right Now," Van Halen / Al B. Sure!

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 7 February 2005 04:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Disco Inferno, Trammps vs Fiddy

Sweet Dreams, Air Supply vs Marilyn Manson

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Monday, 7 February 2005 05:06 (seventeen years ago) link

"Confusion" New Order vs. The Silver Apples

"Cuckoo" I Am Kloot vs. AFX

"Dance" Motorhead vs. The Egyptian Lover

"Dead Bodies" Air vs. Cex

"Dry Your Eyes" The Tokens vs. The Streets

"Earth Angel" The Penguins vs. Clinic

"Electricity" Suede vs. The Avalanches (and many others)

"Everest" Obscure Celebrities vs. Ratatat

Nic de Teardrop (Nicholas), Monday, 7 February 2005 06:45 (seventeen years ago) link

"Falling" Mission of Burma vs. Angelo Badalamenti vs. Nitin Sawhney

"Fire" The Swing West vs. Lizzy Mercier Descloux

i'm over it

Nic de Teardrop (Nicholas), Monday, 7 February 2005 06:47 (seventeen years ago) link

"The Happening" - Pixies v's Diana Ross & the Supremes

"Sunrise" - New Order v's Pulp

"This Time" - Smashing Pumpkins v's The Verve v's Suede

Neil FC (Neil FC), Monday, 7 February 2005 12:29 (seventeen years ago) link

"lonesome tonight": new order and elvis

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Monday, 7 February 2005 12:58 (seventeen years ago) link

"Autumn's Child" -- Devendra Banhart, Capt. Beefheart.

Salmon Pink (Salmon Pink), Monday, 7 February 2005 13:24 (seventeen years ago) link

"Sweet (Little) Sixteen" Hilary Duff & Chuck Berry
"One of These Days" Michelle Branch & Pink Floyd
"Rock Steady" No Doubt & Aretha Franklin

lovebug starski (lovebug starski), Monday, 7 February 2005 13:40 (seventeen years ago) link

"Sometimes" - My Bloody Valentine v's Erasure

Neil FC (Neil FC), Monday, 7 February 2005 14:44 (seventeen years ago) link

"What Goes On" - The Beatles, Velvet Underground
"She's The One" - Ramones, Springsteen

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 7 February 2005 15:01 (seventeen years ago) link

"Hold On" - Wilson Phillips, En Vogue

ng, Monday, 7 February 2005 15:08 (seventeen years ago) link

'Thank You For The Music' - ABBA vs Cornelius
'You Can't Always get What You Want' - The Rolling Stones vs Cornelius

BARMS, Monday, 7 February 2005 15:15 (seventeen years ago) link

"Hold On" - Wilson Phillips, En Vogue
and new kids on the block
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"She's The One" - Beta Band vs. Robbie Williams
-- neil tacus (neiltaci...), February 7th, 2005.
and Australians(pre-Wiggles)-The Cockroaches
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Another obv. Guns n Roses one (that was discussed extensively relatively recently here) is "One In A Million", as opposed to the Aaliyah song.
-- jsk baby (karnova...), February 6th, 2005.
and sam fox
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"Always" by Blink-182, Erasure & Irving Berlin
and bon jovi
"I Miss You" by Blink 182, Aaron Hall & Bjork
and Lisa Loeb and Savage Garden
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"Trust Me" Swans vs Barenaked Ladies
-- Si Carter (SiCarte...), February 6th, 2005
and Australians I'm Talking
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"Venus," Television and Shocking Blue
-- Josh in Chicago (Vitesse9...), February 6th, 2005.
and Frankie Avalon
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"Breathe" Erasure vs Faith Hill
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"Rocksteady " Bryan Adams vs Rocksteady Crew
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"Don't Cry" Boy George vs guns and Roses

La Camilla Henemark, Monday, 7 February 2005 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

"I Want You" - Kiss, Elvis Costello

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 7 February 2005 15:17 (seventeen years ago) link

"Shoot You Down" - the Stone Roses, Birdland, APB

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 7 February 2005 15:20 (seventeen years ago) link

"Real Love" by Slaughter and The Beatles
"Blind Love" by Real Life and The Allman Brothers Band
"Stand Back" Stevie nicks then Roxus
"My Way" Frank sinatra then Roxus
"This Time" Bryan Adams then Roxus
"Fire and Ice" Pat Benetar then Cinderella
"Carrie" Cliff Richard then Europe
"Cherokee" Europe then London boys
"Say Goodybe" Five Star then indecent Obsession
"Runaway" Del Shannon then Bon Jovi
"UGLY" Daphne and Celeste then Bon Jon Jovi
"Always" Real Life then Erasure then Bon Jovi
"Catch Me I'm Falling "Real Life and Pretty Poison

La Camilla Henemark, Monday, 7 February 2005 15:26 (seventeen years ago) link

"Swan Lake", Public Image Ltd. and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 7 February 2005 15:51 (seventeen years ago) link

"India", John Coltrane/Psychedelic Furs
"Bo Diddley", Bo Diddley/Guru Guru
"Borderline", MC5/Madonna
"Atlantis", Donovan/Sun Ra

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 7 February 2005 16:02 (seventeen years ago) link

'Heartbeat' - Myonga and Tahiti 80

BARMS, Monday, 7 February 2005 16:04 (seventeen years ago) link

god - "black jesus" / everlast - "black jesus"

echoinggrove (echoinggrove), Monday, 7 February 2005 16:09 (seventeen years ago) link

"cinammon girl" - neil young/prince

m0stly clean (m0stly clean), Monday, 7 February 2005 17:11 (seventeen years ago) link

"joy to the world" - the xmas song and the jeremiah was a bullfrog one

"hold on" -- ian gomm, triumph (simultaneous top 40 hits, years before wilson phillips and en vogue!!)

chuck, Monday, 7 February 2005 17:16 (seventeen years ago) link

"New York State of mind"

Nas, Billy Joek

David Allen (David Allen), Monday, 7 February 2005 19:32 (seventeen years ago) link

Billy Joel even

David Allen (David Allen), Monday, 7 February 2005 19:32 (seventeen years ago) link

"Don't Cry" Boy George vs guns and Roses
And Asia!

"She's The One" - Beta Band vs. Robbie Williams
-- neil tacus (neiltaci...), February 7th, 2005.
and Australians(pre-Wiggles)-The Cockroaches

And Bruce Springsteen.

"Saturday Night" - The Bay City Rollers vs. Aaron Carter

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Monday, 7 February 2005 19:38 (seventeen years ago) link

'Heartbeat' - Myonga and Tahiti 80

And Buddy Holly and The Knack (the same song, in their cases).

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Monday, 7 February 2005 19:41 (seventeen years ago) link

And Bruce Springsteen.
I think I already got that one upthread, Rick.

Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison, The Motels

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 7 February 2005 19:42 (seventeen years ago) link

"Creep" - Radiohead and TLC

dewey, Monday, 7 February 2005 20:21 (seventeen years ago) link

"Girls and Boys": Prince vs. Blur

j.lu (j.lu), Monday, 7 February 2005 20:39 (seventeen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Black Diamond - Kiss, Bee Gees
Cool - Pylon, West Side Story

Ken L (Ken L), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 18:17 (seventeen years ago) link

We're an American Band - Yo La Tengo, Grand Funk-ah

dave225 (Dave225), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 18:45 (seventeen years ago) link

"paint it black" the rolling stones
"paint it black" fennesz

and it's the same song!

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 18:46 (seventeen years ago) link

Surely songs with very generic titles like 'Always' or 'Heartbeat' don't count so much, unless they really are by astonishingly different people. And some of the posts upthread aren't by people THAT different, all things considered - I mean, the Mish and Led Zep ? JAMC and Garbage ?

Anyway, Scrooge-like comments over, I'll settle for the no-it's-not-a-cover-version-but-wouldn't-it-be-funny-if likes of

"The Model" - Kraftwerk & Belle and Sebastian
"Twilight Zone" - Manhattan Transfer and Iron Maiden
"The Power" - Snap and Suede


darren (darren), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 19:25 (seventeen years ago) link

Golden Earring did a song called "Twilight Zone" too.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 19:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Rush, too!

"Sentimental Journey" - Doris Day/Pere Ubu

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

"Body Electric" - Sisters of Mercy/Lycia

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 3 March 2005 02:44 (seventeen years ago) link

"Crying" - Roy Orbison/Vixen

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Thursday, 3 March 2005 02:44 (seventeen years ago) link

Electricity:
Peter Jeffries vs. Suede

Sasha (sgh), Thursday, 3 March 2005 05:56 (seventeen years ago) link

"Inside" -- Dubstar, Bardo Pond

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 3 March 2005 06:12 (seventeen years ago) link

"Call the Doctor" -- Sleater-Kinney, Spacemen 3

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 3 March 2005 06:19 (seventeen years ago) link

"dallas" - silver jews, flatlanders

Shmool McShmool (shmuel), Thursday, 3 March 2005 06:26 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
"Creep" - Radiohead and TLC
-- dewey (dowhatchagottad...), February 7th, 2005.

and STP!

the funniest thing was, all three songs were out around the same time

cate flamingo (cate flamingo), Monday, 10 July 2006 05:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Billy Joek

ahahaha

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Monday, 10 July 2006 05:24 (sixteen years ago) link

the funniest thing was, all three songs were out around the same time

And Chino XL wasn't far behind.

Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Monday, 10 July 2006 05:26 (sixteen years ago) link

which is the best "creep"?

CDDB (Dan Deluca), Monday, 10 July 2006 05:39 (sixteen years ago) link

add to "The Cuckoo" the traditional song, of which Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley's version absolutely rocks.

add to "One In A Million" the Giles Giles and Fripp song, which is perfectly ridiculous.

Dan Easley (Don Beasley), Monday, 10 July 2006 12:50 (sixteen years ago) link

"Happy Birthday" by Altered Images and "Happy Birthday" by Stevie Wonder - both #2 hits in 1981.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Monday, 10 July 2006 12:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Sara by Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Monday, 10 July 2006 13:10 (sixteen years ago) link

"Come Together" - Beatles, Primal Scream
"Helter Skelter" - Beatles, Meat Beat Manifesto

hank (hank s), Monday, 10 July 2006 13:24 (sixteen years ago) link

"Tonight's The Night" - Neil Young, Rod Stewart

hank (hank s), Monday, 10 July 2006 13:30 (sixteen years ago) link

"Suspended Animation" - Rachel Sweet, Pestilence

lrsn (larssen), Tuesday, 11 July 2006 01:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I like the Tonight's The Night one.

jim wentworth (wench), Tuesday, 11 July 2006 03:08 (sixteen years ago) link

"I Want You" - Kiss, Elvis Costello

I don't know the former, but I'm willing to bet neither is anything like the Bob Dylan version.

Electricity: Peter Jeffries vs. Suede

Likewise Captain Beefheart here.

Pessimist (Pessimist), Tuesday, 11 July 2006 07:01 (sixteen years ago) link


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