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Can you name a song that has the exact same title, but is a completely different tune by a different artist? Name the song and the different artists.  No Googling...it's more fun that way. I'm sure there are quite a few, but to give everyone a chance to participate, I'll start with one:

Stairway to Heaven -- Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven -- Neil Sedaka

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"The Bridge" - Elton John

"The Bridge" - M (of "Pop Muzik" fame)

I think I vaguely recall one or two other bands that also used the title.

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Good one Sandman. Here's another:

Some Kind of Wonderful -- The Drifters

Some Kind of Wonderful -- Grand Funk

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Oooh, cool topic!

Baby Love - The Supremes

Baby Love - Regina (Minor '80s pop hit)

 

Dream On - Aerosmith

Dream On - Britny Fox ('80s hair band)

 

Break Your Heart - Barenaked Ladies

Break Your Heart - Natalie Merchant

 

Rag Doll - Four Seasons

Rag Doll - Aerosmith

 

(Sort of but not quite the same title!)

Lovesong - The Cure

Love Song - Tesla

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I'm mentally scrolling through my iPod.  Its shuffle setting has a penchant for playing these two back to back:

Adele, Someone Like You
Van Morrison, Someone Like You

I also have U2's One and Metallica's One.  And there's also One by Three Dog Night.

Van Morrison's Gloria and Laura Branagan's Gloria.

I think there have been several different songs titled Fire, but The Pointer Sisters and The Ohio Players are the versions I have.

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Bon Jovi---I'll Be There For You

The Rembrandts--I'll Be There For You (theme song to Friends)

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1 hour ago, Bastet said:

I think there have been several different songs titled Fire, but The Pointer Sisters and The Ohio Players are the versions I have.

Bruce Springsteen did a version of "Fire" (not to be confused with his song, "I'm On Fire"), the one that The Pointer Sisters did ["I'm drivin' in my car..."]. I think it's a pretty good version if you ever want to look it up!

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Thought of another title, which seems popular enough!

Hold On - Yes

Hold On - Wilson Phillips

Hold On - Triumph

Hold On - Sarah McLachlan

 

Not Hold On, but another set I thought of, and both by Canadian bands.

Say Goodbye - Triumph

Say Goodbye - Theory Of A Dead Man

 

More with the "Goodbye" theme:

Goodbye - The Petenders

Goodbye - Night Ranger

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2 hours ago, WendyCR72 said:

Not Hold On, but another set I thought of, and both by Canadian bands.

Say Goodbye - Triumph

Say Goodbye - Theory Of A Dead Man

 

More with the "Goodbye" theme:

Goodbye - The Petenders

Goodbye - Night Ranger

Maybe this counts twice:

"Goodbye, Goodbye" - Oingo Boingo

 

And speaking of Oingo Boingo and titles that almost match:

"Nasty Habits" - Oingo Boingo

"Filthy Habits" - Frank Zappa

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"Woman" - John Lennon

"Woman" - Wolfmother

"Yes" - Coldplay

"Yes" - Manic Street Preachers

"Fantasy" - Aldo Nova

"Fantasy" - Mariah Carey

"Lullaby" - Tea Party

"Lullaby" - The Cure

"Hysteria" - Def Leppard

"Hysteria" - Muse

"Never Again" - Nickelback

"Never Again" - Asia

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13 hours ago, Frozendiva said:

"Lullaby" - Tea Party

"Lullaby" - The Cure

And if I may add a third, we've also got "Lullaby" by Shawn Mullins.

When I saw this thread, the first thing I thought of was:
"Shout" - The Isley Brothers
"Shout" - Tears for Fears

But the more I thought about it, I remembered I have 4(!) different songs all named "Closer" on my ipod:
"Closer" - Kings of Leon
"Closer" - NIN
"Closer" - Tegan and Sara
"Closer" - Neyo

And in what is surely about to out me as having questionable taste in music, I also thought of:
"As If" - Blaque
"As If" - Sara Evans

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16 hours ago, Frozendiva said:

"Fantasy" - Aldo Nova

"Fantasy" - Mariah Carey

Damn, these two never occurred to me! The latter is okay, but I love the former.

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16 hours ago, Frozendiva said:

"Fantasy" - Aldo Nova

"Fantasy" - Mariah Carey

Missing a classic:
"Fantasy" - Earth, Wind & Fire.

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At least you didn't hear Kylie Minogue's Locomotion (or The Loco-Motion as it had become titled again by the time it was released in the version that became a temporary craze).

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"Fame" - David  Bowie

"Fame" - Irene Cara

"Wildest Dreams" - Asia

"Wildest Dreams" - Taylor, er, Swift

"Bag Lady" - Manic Street Preachers

"Bag Lady" - Erykah Badu

"Dancing with Tears in my Eyes" - Ultravox

"Dancing with Tears in my Eyes" - Ke$ha

"Hungry Eyes" - Platinum Blonde

"Hungry Eyes" - Eric Carmen

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9 hours ago, Sandman87 said:

"Locomotion" - OMD

"Locomotion" - John Coltrane

Add Little Eva to the "Locomotion" .... and IIRC, Grand Funk Railroad also did their version of it.

On ‎7‎/‎4‎/‎2016 at 8:33 PM, Frozendiva said:

Woman" - John Lennon

"Woman" - Wolfmother

Add Gary Puckett and the Union Gap to "Woman" (even if he did repeat it twice :-)

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"Someday" - Mariah Carey

"Someday" - Sugar Ray

"I Know" - Jay-Z

"I Know" - Dionne Faris

"Hero" - Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott

"Hero" - Regina Spektor

"Maps" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"Maps" - Maroon 5

"Encore" - Cheryl Lynn

"Encore" - Jay-Z

"Loverboy' - Billy Ocean

"Loverboy' - Mariah Carey

"One More Night" - Phil Collins

"One More Night" - Maroon 5

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Another "jumped out at me from my radio" example today:

"Ball and Chain" - Social Distortion

"Ball and Chain" - XTC

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51 minutes ago, Sandman87 said:

Ball and Chain" - Social Distortion

"Ball and Chain" - XTC

Don't forget Janis Joplin's Ball & Chain.

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1 hour ago, MsTree said:

Don't forget Janis Joplin's Ball & Chain.

Aldo Nova has a ballad called "Ball and Chain", too.

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Jump - Van Halen

Jump - Kris Kross

13 hours ago, jazzygem said:

"Hero" - Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott

"Hero" - Regina Spektor

Hero - Enrique Iglesias

On 7/4/2016 at 9:22 AM, AimingforYoko said:

Gold - John Stewart

Gold - Spandau Ballet

Gold - Chet Faker

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7 hours ago, MsTree said:

Don't forget Janis Joplin's Ball & Chain.

Well technically, it was her band, Big Brother & the Holding Company. :)

Sorry if this was mentioned already:

Good Vibrations--The Beach Boys

Good Vibrations--Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch

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"Somebody to Love"-Queen

"Somebody to Love"-Jefferson Airplane

 

"You and I"-Lady Gaga

"You and I"-Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gayle

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Jump - Van Halen

Jump - Kris Kross

Also The Pointer Sisters.  I believe they added the (For My Love) subtitle because of the Van Halen Song. 

Aretha Franklin also has a Jump song, as does Madonna.  Oh, and Loverboy.

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I Kissed a Girl--Jill Sobule

I Kissed a Girl--Katy Perry 

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Gone Away - Cold

Gone Away - The Offspring

Forever - Kiss

Forever - Papa Roach

Forever - Kenny Loggins

Forever - Lisa Lisa

Everything - Jody Watley

Everything - Lifehouse

Come Back - Pearl Jam

Come Back - J. Geils Band

All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie

All Night Long - Rainbow

All Night Long - Joe Walsh

 

In the close but not quite category:

Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson

Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow

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And last two I can think of - for now:

Stone Cold - Rainbow

Stone Cold - Demi Lovato

 

Two more - and I hope that's it for now and my brain is purged. LOL!

Angel - Jimi Hendrix

Angel - Aerosmith

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The Beach Boys also had a song called Forever, which John Stamos made more famous on Full House. ;)

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Angel - Jimi Hendrix

Angel - Aerosmith

I'd like to mock this one, but the truth is I like it almost as much: Shaggy's Angel.

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On 7/4/2016 at 2:32 AM, MsTree said:

Can you name a song that has the exact same title, but is a completely different tune by a different artist? Name the song and the different artists.  No Googling...it's more fun that way. I'm sure there are quite a few, but to give everyone a chance to participate, I'll start with one:

Stairway to Heaven -- Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven -- Neil Sedaka

also: 

Stairway To Heaven - The OJays

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5 minutes ago, spaceytraci1208 said:

also: 

Stairway To Heaven - The OJays

Oh my.  Yaaaassss.

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On 7/4/2016 at 5:33 PM, WendyCR72 said:

Hold On - Yes

Hold On - Wilson Phillips

Hold On - Triumph

Hold On - Sarah McLachlan

Hold On - Alabama Shakes

 

 

On the way home, I was listening to Jim Ladd on Deep Tracks (I love Jim Ladd).  He played these:

I Want You - Bob Dylan

I Want You - The Beatles (okay, so there's (She's So Heavy) in the Beatles song, but it's close)

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2 minutes ago, ebk57 said:

I Want You - Bob Dylan

I Want You - The Beatles (okay, so there's (She's So Heavy) in the Beatles song, but it's close)

I Want You - Kiss

I Want You - Bon Jovi

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Looking through my Frank Zappa collection, I came up with this:

"Valerie" - Frank Zappa (probably a cover of someone else, it's do-wop)

"Valerie" - The Monkees

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16 hours ago, UYI said:

Well technically, it was her band, Big Brother & the Holding Company. :)

Ya got me! (of course you're correct :))

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On ‎7‎/‎5‎/‎2016 at 7:34 PM, Frozendiva said:

Wildest Dreams" - Asia

"Wildest Dreams" - Taylor, er, Swift

Didn't the Moody Blues do a "Wildest Dreams"?

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40 minutes ago, MsTree said:

Didn't the Moody Blues do a "Wildest Dreams"?

Yep, I remember the '60-ish themed video on MTV for it when MTV used to play music.

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11 hours ago, ebk57 said:

I Want You - Bob Dylan

I Want You - The Beatles (okay, so there's (She's So Heavy) in the Beatles song, but it's close)

I Want You - Marvin Gaye

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8 hours ago, MsTree said:

Didn't the Moody Blues do a "Wildest Dreams"?

Judgement call: Their version is actually called "YOUR Wildest Dreams". :P

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13 hours ago, Sandman87 said:

Looking through my Frank Zappa collection, I came up with this:

"Valerie" - Frank Zappa (probably a cover of someone else, it's do-wop)

"Valerie" - The Monkees

Valerie - Steve Winwood

Valerie - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

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All Through the Night
-Cyndi Lauper
-Ella Fitzgerald

Any Day Now
-Bob Dylan
-Ronnie Milsap

Talking In Your Sleep
-Crystal Gayle
-The Romantics

Little Sister
-Elvis Presley (or Dwight Yoakam)
-Jewel

Electric Blue
-The Cranberries
-Icehouse
 

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Hold On - Yes

Hold On - Wilson Phillips

Hold On - Triumph

Hold On - Sarah McLachlan

 

Hold On - En Vogue

 

Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

Time After Time - Timmy T

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