Who originally did the song express yourself?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by A-Step-Towards, Jan 1, 2014.


  1. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    I have seen various people listed as originally singing a song with the express yourself lyrics but I am wondering who was first? NWA and Madonna's version came out around the same time, I wasnt alive but I looked it up . Is this based on a older song?
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    I don't believe that there is any connection between the Madonna version and the NWA version other than the name.

  3. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the link, your right, I have heard that version before. I think NWA's version is pretty much a cover in a ways of that song where as Madonna's is a totally different song. I asked because the NWA version was playing and my friend said Madonna originaly did it which I knew was totally wrong.
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    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    As a rule of thumb: friends are always wrong unless they provide overwhelming supporting evidence. Trust strangers on the internet to provide you with the truth.
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  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    I agree , at least to date its been 100% right and now he owes me $5 .
  7. One Drop

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    Charles Watts wrote it and all the parts. Great bassline!

  8. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Agreed, very great bass line one of the reasons I wanted to know who originally did it so i can learn it:D.
  9. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    The bassist was Melvin Dunlap who also played all those great lines with Bill Withers.
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    Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

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