Different Songs With The Same Names

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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”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

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

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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