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Different Songs With The Same Names

July 9, 2009  |  7:00am
Different Songs With The Same Names

There are a lot of songs out there—every artist runs the risk of doubling up on a title or two. Here are some of our favorite songs with the same titles. As you read this list, my fellow editor Steve is writing a song called "Stairway to Heaven" for his band Attractive Eighties Women. And it's not a cover.

1. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton, Ray LaMontagne, The Weepies

The verdict: Definitely Dolly

2. “Brandy Alexander” by Feist, The Walkmen

The verdict: Feist

3. “I Want You” by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon, Mugison, Rachael Yamagata

The verdict: Kings Of Leon. Just kidding! Dylan.

4. “All At Once” by Jack Johnson, Pete Yorn

The verdict: Don’t really care. Jack Johnson?

5. “Cabbagetown” by Shawn Mullins, Conor Oberst

The verdict: Conor Oberst (even though Mullins is from Atlanta, home of Cabbagetown).

6. Hallelujah” by Ryan Adams, Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley

The verdict: It’s hard to beat Buckley’s cover of Cohen’s great song.

7. “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd, Incubus

The verdict: Take a wild guess.

8. “Blossom” by Nick Drake, Ryan Adams

The verdict: Nick Drake

9. “Indian Summer” by Mandy Moore, Pedro The Lion

The verdict: I’ll answer this with a question: Who would win in a fight?

10. “Borderline” by Alison Krauss, Madonna

The verdict: How mad would you be if I picked Alison? Okay fine. Madonna.

11. “Breathless” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dan Wilson

The verdict: NICK CAVE

12. “Wanderlust” by REM, Frank Black

The verdict: REM

13. “Cannonball” by Damien Rice, Brandi Carlile

The verdict: Tough call but I’m going with Damien Rice.

14. “Empty” by The Cranberries, Ray LaMontagne

The verdict: Cranberries (I let high-school Kate decide.)

15. “Go” by Hanson, Daniel Johnston, The Innocence Mission

The verdict: OMG Hanson

16. “Hummingbird” by BB King, Wilco

The verdict: We’re not THAT Wilco obsessed.

17. “Mistress” by Red House Painters, Sufjan Stevens

The verdict: Sufjan

18. “On The Radio” by The Concretes, Regina Spektor

The verdict: The Concretes. Wait for the chorus.

19. “Too Drunk To Dream by The Magnetic Fields, Whiskeytown

The verdict: I can’t believe there are two songs called “Too Drunk To Dream.” Whiskeytown.

 20. “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” by Sufjan Stevens, Tom Waits

The verdict: Both! Yay!

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