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Same Title, Different Song

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FatStringer52, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. How many songs have the exact same title, but are two completely different songs? Only two immediately come to mind for me . . .

    Three Dog Night (1970)
    Queen (1973)

    Somebody to Love
    Jefferson Airplane (1967)
    Queen (1976)

    Yes, I was listening to Quuen when this came to mind!
  2. Oh probably tons for songs of similar lyrical themes.

    Eric Clapton
    and still others
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  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    “I Need You”....
    The Beatles, The Who, America, The Kinks; I’m sure there are others, but that’s what I could think of without looking anything up.
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  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Don’t forget “Liar” from the Rollins Band.
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Stone Temple Pilots
  6. Nice catch! Can't believe I forgot that and I'm a big Henry Rollins fan.
  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Then there’s this....
  8. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    "Best of My Love" - The Eagles, The Emotions

    "You and I" - Stevie Wonder and Rick James, among others

    "Ebony Eyes" - Stevie Wonder, Rick James (ft. Smokey Robinson), Bob Welch
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  9. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    Billy Squier also has a song titled I Need You.

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  10. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    This one just came to mind; a rare acoustic moment with the Eurythmics playing everybody’s nightmare gig....
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  11. I Want You
    Bob Dylan
    The Beatles
    Elvis Costello
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  12. Tazziedevil


    Apr 2, 2019
    Valerie - Amy Winehouse and Steve Winwood
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  13. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    I you played jazz standards, the opposite happens- multiple different song names, but the changes are the same.
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  14. SunByrne

    SunByrne Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    Geez, there are zillions of these. One-word titles are where it's at. A 30-second look at my music library...

    "Alive" Pearl Jam, Daft Punk

    "Androgyny" Simple Minds, Garbage

    "Angel" Jimi Hendrix, Massive Attack

    "Arrival" Daft Punk, Zoe Keating

    "Bad" Big Audio Dynamite, U2

    "Birthday" The Beatles, The Sugarcubes

    "Breathe" The Mission UK, U2

    "Burn" The Cure, Nine Inch Nails

    "Cascade" Afro Celt Sound System. Peter Murphy

    "Changes" David Bowie, Yes

    That's 10 and I'm not even through "c" yet.

    For many of these, I'm sure there are more artists that go there. I mean, how many bands have a song called "Angel"? Gotta be at least 50...

    For "Liar" besides what we have already there's also New Order, the Cranberries, and the Sex Pistols... and probably more.

    So if you want to make it interesting, maybe only songs with at least two words in the title (and "the" doesn't count). Like...

    "You Don't Know" Berlin, Curve

    "4th of July" Soundgarden, U2
  15. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I know, I’m fudging a bit with the different spelling...
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  16. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

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  17. SunByrne

    SunByrne Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    Pearland, TX
    Heh, in my music library, the Pink Floyd song is listed as "Breathe in the Air" because that's how it was listed on the original LP.
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  18. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

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    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

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    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

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