What is the most common song title ever?

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Can anyone beat seven different songs with exactly the same title?

Sunday Morning
1. Velvet Underground
2. Margo Guryan
3. No Doubt
4. Maroon 5
5. Earth, Wind And Fire
6. Madness
7. Julian Lennon

Fried Brains, Thursday, 21 April 2005 08:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

8. The Bolshoi

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 21 April 2005 08:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine once made another friend a tape that started with seven consecutive DIFFERENT songs called "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show."

Douglas (Douglas), Thursday, 21 April 2005 08:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Rock and Roll

The Velvet Underground
Gary Glitter
Status Quo
Dio
Marilyn Manson
Elastica
The Action Time
John Lee Hooker
Led Zeppelin
Johnny Winter
Zapp
The Distraction
Sebastian Bach

and others.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 21 April 2005 08:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There'd be a load of I Want Yous, right?

Elvis Costello
Bob Dylan
Inspiral Carpets
Moloko
Savage Garden
Pulp
Marvin Gaye

Must be more...

edward o (edwardo), Thursday, 21 April 2005 08:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I can only come up with 6 different "Baby"s but there just HAVE to be more... any ideas?

Carla Thomas
Iggy Pop
Faust
Gal Costa
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Brandy

Dr Benway (dr benway), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Os Mutantes did one I think.

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That's the same as the "Gal Costa" one.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

add Halo James to the 'Baby' list. i guess Amy Grant wouldn't count tho.

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Add "Luxury Condo" to the "Baby" list. (this was a free download on the Vitaminic site, no other details have been found)

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There must be no end of songs entitled 'Stay', as well.

M Carty (mj_c), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Now that we've got enough "Baby"s to keep it in the running, I just thought of three more "I Want You"s:

The Troggs
Madonna
Cabaret Voltaire

Dr Benway (dr benway), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'Stay'

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
The Hollies
Jackson Browne
Barry Manilow
Eternal
Shakespeare's Sister
Kenny Thomas
Sash ft La Trec
Bernard Butler
Mica Paris
Stephen Gateley

and maybe Lisa Loeb's 'Stay (I Missed You)'

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Utah Saints also did an 'I Want You' making it 11, tying with 'Stay'!

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Aisha D's 'Stay (Tonight)' is another don't-quite-count

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 21 April 2005 09:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Were there two Inspirals versions of I Want You (ie with and without MES) or just the one?

M Carty (mj_c), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(I presume that using AMG is cheating!)

This pair of sixes was the best I could do, without consulting AMG to add titles I'd never heard of before:

Run Run Run:
1.The Who
2.The Supremes
3.Velvet Underground
4.Third Rail
5.Hunters & Collectors
6.Yoko Ono

Hold On:
1.Ian Gomm
2.Yes
3.John Lennon
4.Kansas
5.Santana
6.Pink Fairies

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

run run run:
7. pipas
8. phoenix

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Contrary to what the teacher says at the start of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, there are many songs called 'Love'.

I can think of ones by:

John Lennon
The House of Love
Cinerama
Love Corporation
Al Green (kind of)

Can anyone tell me any others?

Alba (Alba), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Bowie did "Stay", bringing it up to 12

Jonathan Z. (Joanthan Z.), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Throw another "Stay" into the pot with the Belly tune.

Also, there are 10 x "Come Togethers" listed here: This is the thread where we post completely pointless Top 10 lists that have absolutely no purpose

bg (creamolafoam), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wow... Run Run Run by Hunters & Collectors... there's a great song I heaven't heard for years.

And
Hold On:
7. Crack the Sky

Dr Benway (dr benway), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Cult had a song and an album called 'Love'.

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'Hold On' was also the title of the Springsteenesque song on Mule Variations right?

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Of course the real answer to the question 'What is the MOST COMMON song title ever' is 'Chewing Gum', hardy har.

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

xpost Wilson Phillips makes hold on an 8

lukey (Lukey G), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Baby" by Rufus Wainwright and by Rozalla makes 10.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i didn't get far with 'Believe' and 'I Believe' (about 4 each)

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Another' Love'
Joni Mitchell

wtin, Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hold On #9: Toots & the Maytals

Dr Benway (dr benway), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I Want You - Juliet Roberts
I Want You - Holly Cole
I Want You - Tindersticks
I Want U - Basement Jaxx
Total now = 15.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Stay by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs and Jackson Browne = the same song.

However, Stay by Rufus & Chaka Khan brings the total back up to 12.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Some of those Stay's are the same. xpost and The hollies.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Must be quite a few songs entitled 'One Love' and 'Fire' out there (with the Prodigy certainly having added to the grand totals for each).

M Carty (mj_c), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

so, back down to eleven again.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Run Run Run - Jo Jo Gunne makes 10.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

...also, nearly every lame indie band ever must have a song called 'Shine'. And Motorhead also have such a number.

M Carty (mj_c), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hold On - Happy Clappers
Hold On - Sharon Tandy
Total = 11

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And how about one artist writing numerous songs of the same name? - See: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00007KE81/qid=1114082982/sr=1-14/ref=sr_1_2_14/202-3747898-9758221

M Carty (mj_c), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hold On - Tom Waits as previously mentioned = 12

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You can't count Al Green's "L.O.V.E. (Love)"! I disqualify it!

But Love by Virgin Sleep (obscure 1960s psychedelia) = 7.
Love by Jimmy Nail = 8.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

plus "love" by the twilight singers = 9

bg (creamolafoam), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Come Together - Annie = 11.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"One Love" isn't so good; can only find four so far.

"Fire":
Ohio Players
Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
Pointer Sisters
U2
Prodigy
Prizna feat Demolition Man = 6.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Fire - Jimi Hendrix = 7
Fire - The Sound (or is it THE Fire?)

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Love by Jimmy Nail = 8

That's the John Lennon song, I'll betcha!

NickB (NickB), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"I Love You":
Yello
Donna Summer
Cliff Richard
Jackie Lee
Weldon Irvine
Dizzee Rascal (I Luv U)
= 6.

"I Need You"
Chuck Edwards
The Kinks
Sylvester
Pointer Sisters
BVSMP
Deuce
3T
LeAnn Rimes
Dave Gahan
The Stands
= 10.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"I Love You" The Bees

peepee (peepee), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the blue nile, 'stay'

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Jimmy Nail is indeed John Lennon, so "Love" = 8.

The chart so far:
I Want You - 15.
Hold On - 12.
Stay - 12.
Come Together - 11.
Baby - 10.
I Need You - 10.
Run Run Run - 10.
Fire - 8.
Love - 8.
I Love You - 7.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 10:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"The Power of Love"

Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Jennifer Rush (originally an Air Supply song, IIRC, also covered by Celine Dioin)
Luther Vandross
Huey Lewis and the News

there must be many more

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Call Me" - Sinatra (do jazz standards count?)

dewey, Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Spiritualized - Hold On - 24

Badfinger - Hold On - 25

Pete Sandberg - Hold On - 26

JJ Cale - Hold On - 27

Phylis Hyman - Hold On - 28

Redskins - Hold On - 29

Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Call Me - Spagna
Call Me - Le Click
Call Me - Jamelia
Call Me - Bill Wolfer
Call Me - The Jiving Juniors
Call Me - Nancy Wilson
Call Me (Come Back Home) - Al Green (if we're counting brackets, which we seem to be).
= 13.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

More Hold Ons

Jason Anderson - 30

Yngwie Malmsteen - 31

Eric Clapson - 32

2pac - 33

Dwele - 34

Dashboard Confessional - 35

Foreign Beggars - 36

Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Luther Vandross is actually "Power Of Love - Love Power". No "the" + hyphen = disqualified...

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hold On there's more


Herman's Hermits - 37

Jet - 38

Mikey Spice - 39

Trick Daddy - 40

Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Add Bon Jovi to the "Runaway" list.

Some of these may be covers, but still...

Covers can't count, can they? If they do, "Yesterday" wins by a landslide, doesn't it?

Then again, I'm not about to do the research, so ...

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Duh. Sorry. Bon Jovi's there.

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You - 10.

Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon
George Harrison
Au Pairs
Delta Five
Kleenex
Bill Withers
Ten Sharp
Bonnie Raitt
Point Break
S Club 7

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Covers can't count, can they? If they do, "Yesterday" wins by a landslide, doesn't it?

Covers are being weeded out. But who on this PLANET could possibly know whether all of those 56 dance tracks called "Move Your Body" are, um, original compositions?

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Like I said, not me. Rock (Someone's) Body!

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Creatures also do a song called "You" on [i]Boomerang[/i],
so "You" - 11

rentboy (rentboy), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oops, damn bbcode

rentboy (rentboy), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

AMG lists 457 song entries for "You and I." A few of them are doubles.

Eric von H. (Eric H.), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Freedom - 20.
Wham!
George Michael (covered by Robbie Williams)
Michelle Gayle
Shiva
QFX
Robert Miles ft Kathy Sledge
Erasure
Rage Against The Machine
Neil Young
Paul McCartney
Andy Griggs
Jurassic 5
Overlife
Madonna
Garzilli Enrico
RJ Helton
Ashanti
The Judds
Barbara Lewis
Pointer Sisters

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and Moose have a "Hold On" at the end of Honey Bee

so "Hold On"
Moose - 41

rentboy (rentboy), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Looking up "I Love You" on AMG - 1150 results. Even if on average the song appears 10 times for each composer, ~115, probably more.

diedre mousedropping (Dave225), Thursday, 21 April 2005 14:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Don't the AMG results count titles that include your keywords, though? So if you put in "I Love You" then it would count "I Love You Honey Baby La-Di-Da" or something?

emil.y (emil.y), Thursday, 21 April 2005 14:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It shows those separately. I didn't count them.

diedre mousedropping (Dave225), Thursday, 21 April 2005 14:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

More "You":

Marvin Gaye (later covered by Three Dog Night)

Rita Coolidge

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Thursday, 21 April 2005 14:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm totally going to write a song called "I Love You Honey Baby La-Di-Da."

Rick Massimo (Rick Massimo), Thursday, 21 April 2005 14:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You - Radiohead. 14

Roz, Thursday, 21 April 2005 14:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You, R.E.M. - 15.

This thread rules the effing roost.

Guayaquil, Thursday, 21 April 2005 19:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

1 for "The Half Eaten Sausage Will See You in His Office Now"
(The Locust)

Waking Up Onstage at Jumbo's (Bent Over at the Arclight), Thursday, 21 April 2005 19:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'California' - 45

low
wedding present
phantom planet
the aislers set
the adicts
beach boys
chuck berry
joe brooks
glen campbell
bobby conn
mikel erentxgun
eriq
facet
jad fair and kramer
mylene farmer
jay farrar
favorite atomic hero
flash and the pan
jeffrey foucault
the gadjits
14a
the freddy jones band
kingston trio
lenny kravitz
la guns
magnapop
lil' rob
manfred mann
john mayall
joni mitchell
gianna naninni
nantucket
rick nelson
tom petty
liz phair
gene pitney
jean luc ponty
quasi
josh ritter
eddie reader
semisonic
sexual milkshake
frank sinatra
mary timony
rufus wainwright
zen mafia

Michael B, Thursday, 21 April 2005 20:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Tonight"
Ken Laszlo
The Raspberries
Shirley Bassey
The Move
Rubettes
Zaine Griff
Modettes
Steve Harley
Boomtown Rats
Kool & The Gang
David Bowie
New Kids On The Block
Def Leppard

(and these are all singles)

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 21 April 2005 22:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

California is up at 46 - you forgot the Luna version

schwantz, Thursday, 21 April 2005 22:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

How many "Don't Stop"s have there been-
I can think of:

Adult.
Fleetwood Mac
The Cars

but there must be more, right?

Drew Daniel (Drew Daniel), Thursday, 21 April 2005 23:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

For "Don't Stop" there's also

The Stone Roses
Alex Chilton
Brazilian Girls

and best of all

Sylvester

bbc6 personality (bbc6 personality), Thursday, 21 April 2005 23:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Walk Away - James Gang = 13.

jim wentworth (wench), Thursday, 21 April 2005 23:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Melissa Etheridge has an I Want You

Creep:
Idaho
Stone Temple Pilots
Radiohead
TLC
Afghan Whigs
The Chills
Revolting Cocks
The Fall

Jeremy (Jeremy), Friday, 22 April 2005 00:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nick Lowe had a "Tonight," and America had an "I Need You."

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Friday, 22 April 2005 00:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Walk Away

Kelly Clarkson
Cheap Trick = 15

Call Me - The Rembrandts = 14

brooke edel (brookedel), Friday, 22 April 2005 06:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Cars song was Don't Cha Stop, unless they did another one called Don't Stop.

Dave M, Friday, 22 April 2005 06:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The name of this game, really, is just to search using the 'song' field on www.allmusic.com (it tells you the composer, so you can weed out the covers).

Which brings Come Together up to…

Afro-Mystik
Annie
Apostles
Beat Corp
The Beatles/Lennon solo
Blur
Steven Cragg
Cutting Edge
The Dramatics
Exuma
Gary’s Gang
Macy Gray
Hixxy
Thadeuth Hoggarth
Holland-Dozier-Holland
House Addicts
Innocence
The Isely Brothers
Gwen Jennier
Kid Frost
Killing Floor
Kool & The Gang
Dwayne Lee
Crystal Lewis
Kool & The Gang
Locus Eaters
M Factor
MC5
Denroy Morgan
Famoudou Don Moye
Primal Scream
Rocket
Sanitarium
Sabazz
Spiritualized
Star People
Straight Company
Sundiata
Ken Tamplin
That Kid Chris
Third Day
Third World
Bobby Timmons
Peter Tosh
Jeremy Connor
Raul De Chilli
Khazad Dhun
Dick Pearce
Eskimos & Egypt
Tomi Makila
Markus Binapfl
Michael Mercer
Stevio Cipriani
Will Hale

…55. Bollocks.

D.G. Jones (D.G. Jones), Friday, 22 April 2005 09:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dick Pearce?

NickB (NickB), Friday, 22 April 2005 09:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

does "(Hidden track)" count?

StanM, Friday, 22 April 2005 11:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

or "Untitled" ?

StanM, Friday, 22 April 2005 11:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

or "CALLOUT RESEARCH HOOK"

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 22 April 2005 12:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
Delta Goodrem had an early, obscure B side called Love.

Brian Peck, Monday, 8 August 2005 05:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

U.S.E. now have a song called "Dance with Me" as well

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Monday, 8 August 2005 06:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Maybe a bit late at the starting gate but a few called 'Angel':

Madonna, Poco, Jimmy Nail, Weekend Players, Jimi Hendrix.

I'm sure there must be a few more.

Add America and Pat Metheny to the list of songs titled 'You'.

avery keen-gardner (avery keen-gardner), Monday, 8 August 2005 09:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Power
Krayzie Bone
Ice T
kmfdm
Helloween
Tears For Fears
Fields Of The Nephilim
Rainbow
Agnostic Front
Peter, Paul & Mary
Clawfinger

The Power
Snap
Alias
Elton John
Vanessa Amorosi
Suede
Manowar
Die Krupps
Amy Grant
Cher

Onimo (GerryNemo), Monday, 8 August 2005 09:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hold On:
1.Ian Gomm
2.Yes
3.John Lennon
4.Kansas
5.Santana
6.Pink Fairies

-- Myonga Von Bontee (scottyfield...), April 21st, 2005.
i'll add new kids on the block and wilson phillips and en vogue
make the 6 into a nine.

kordan jnight, Monday, 8 August 2005 09:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

More

Power
BoA
Empire
Kansas
Mother's Finest
Planet P Project
Red Rider - 'Power (Stregth in Numbers)'
The Sound

That's 17 for Power and 9 for The Power

Onimo (GerryNemo), Monday, 8 August 2005 10:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Walk Away

Atheneum
Black Sabbath
Buffalo Tom
Eric Clapton
Linda Davis
Dokken
English Beat
Face To Face
Five Chinese Brothers
John Foxx
Gene Loves Jezebel
Goldfinger
Good Charlotte
Phylis Hyman
Indigo Girls
Madball
Wendy Matthews
Alanis Morisette
Northern Pikes
Pineforest Crunch
Ronnie Spector
Squeeze
Voice Farm
Joe Walsh
Weber And The Buzztones
Zebrahead

I make that 41 so far.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Monday, 8 August 2005 10:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Another "Power": Temptations f/ Rick James

Another "Hold On": Jamie Walters

I'm more intrigued by the multiple "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show"s: repetitions of titles that are a little more unusual. Like there being two distinct songs called "Never Had a Dream Come True."

Joe McCombs, Monday, 8 August 2005 19:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

add u2 to the one loves

katie, a princess (katie, a princess), Monday, 8 August 2005 19:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
In case it "helps", there are 521 recordings called "Sweet dreams" on allmusic. They can't all be covers of the Eurythmics song, suuuuuuurely! I mean, I mean, (Woody Allen) it's not the deepest song ever written, is it?

Jonathan Michael Kent, Friday, 10 March 2006 09:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink


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