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Rex Fenestrarum
07-06-09, 04:42 PM
In 1984, the British pop band Wham! had a hit song called "Freedom".

In 1990, former Wham! lead singer George Michael had a hit with another song called "Freedom" (although the official title of the song is "Freedom '90", I've never heard it referred to in this way; it's always just "Freedom").

Although the songs were sung by the same person and had the same title, that's the only thing they had in common. GM's version is not a "cover", it's a totally different song.

Has there ever been another case of a band having a hit song and a member of that band having having a hit later on with a different song that had the same title?

Cover versions, no matter how different they might be from the original, don't count, and neither do "Chubby Checker style" rewrites of the same song (aren't there something like a dozen or more different versions of "The Twist"?).

What say you?

Groucho
07-06-09, 04:43 PM
There's about 1500 different songs called "Heart and Soul".

Tscott
07-06-09, 05:42 PM
They Might Be Giants have:
(She Was A) Hotel Detective
She Was A Hotel Detective
(She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future

All three are very different songs.

The Cow
07-06-09, 05:48 PM
Heartbreaker - Zeppelin, Dionne Warwick, and Pat Benatar (and probably more)

Rex Fenestrarum
07-06-09, 05:50 PM
There's about 1500 different songs called "Heart and Soul".

Heartbreaker - Zeppelin, Dionne Warwick, and Pat Benatar (and probably more)

Perhaps you guys should re-read the OP.

The Cow
07-06-09, 05:55 PM
Perhaps you guys should re-read the OP.

Doh!

*** off to the time machine ***

Drexl
07-06-09, 06:25 PM
Why does Heartbreaker not count? They're different songs, not covers.

One that comes to mind is "I Kissed a Girl," which was a minor hit in 1995 by Jill Sobule. Recently, Katy Perry had a hit with a song of the same name.

Oh crap, I just read the OP. Never mind.

Groucho
07-06-09, 06:34 PM
Perhaps you guys should re-read the OP.I have the OP on my ignore list. Perhaps the subject header could be changed to "Same artist, same title, different song"?

Dean Kousoulas
07-06-09, 08:26 PM
I have the OP on my ignore list.


Details! :eyebrow:

cactusoly
07-06-09, 08:27 PM
Bruce Dickinson / Iron Maiden The Wickerman

JasonF
07-06-09, 08:44 PM
The Beatles had electric Revolution and accoustic Revolution, which were more or less the same song, and Revolution #9, which was a very different song.

Rex Fenestrarum
07-06-09, 08:52 PM
Details! :eyebrow:

Yeah, really! What did I ever do to you?

EDIT: Also, I have a request in to change the thread title.

TomOpus
07-06-09, 08:56 PM
The Beatles had electric Revolution and accoustic Revolution, which were more or less the same song, and Revolution #9, which was a very different song.Won't work according to the OP... still the same song, it wasn't a member of The Beatles and it wasn't a hit.

I don't foresee many examples that fully comply.

Groucho
07-06-09, 08:59 PM
Yeah, really! What did I ever do to you?I'd reply, but since I have you on ignore I have no way of seeing this question. :sad:

redhenry
07-06-09, 09:21 PM
Chris Rea - two songs called "Texas" that are not the same in any way. They are not 'hits' though but both appear on different studio albums.

Achtung
07-06-09, 09:50 PM
Has there ever been another case of a band having a hit song and a member of that band having having a hit later on with a different song that had the same title?

That's a weird one... might take some time, can't imagine more than a handful of examples at most.

How about "Hold Me Tight", first by The Beatles, then a different song later on by Paul McCartney?

WMAangel
07-07-09, 12:02 AM
Not 100% exact, but very close:
Prior to Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder was in a band called Bad Radio...while they never had any official/major label releases, they did record and self release two different demo tapes in 1989....on their second tape (entitled What The Funk), they had a song called "I'm Alive"....
Then, obviously afterwards (a year later), he wrote "Alive" with PJ...both songs are completely different from one another....granted, the Bad Radio song was not a hit, but this is almost another example...

(Bad Radio also recorded Better Man, but that was the same song he later brought out of the past for PJ.....)

bigjim25
07-07-09, 12:32 AM
Huey Lewis and the News cover songs: #7 hit "It's Alright" and #5 "But It's Alright"

Chrisedge
07-07-09, 11:50 AM
In 1984, the British pop band Wham! had a hit song called "Freedom".

In 1990, former Wham! lead singer George Michael had a hit with another song called "Freedom" (although the official title of the song is "Freedom '90", I've never heard it referred to in this way; it's always just "Freedom").

Although the songs were sung by the same person and had the same title, that's the only thing they had in common. GM's version is not a "cover", it's a totally different song.

Has there ever been another case of a band having a hit song and a member of that band having having a hit later on with a different song that had the same title?

Cover versions, no matter how different they might be from the original, don't count, and neither do "Chubby Checker style" rewrites of the same song (aren't there something like a dozen or more different versions of "The Twist"?).

What say you?

I have always seen it listed as Freedom '90...

joeblow69
07-07-09, 12:19 PM
My Dying Bride had a song on their Debut called "Sear Me", then "reimagined" the song 2 more times over 10 or 15 years. Same basic riff and lyrical theme, but still VASTLY different songs.

achau9598
07-07-09, 12:37 PM
Was (Not Was) had a number different versions of "Out Come the Freaks" on their releases

edstein
07-07-09, 12:44 PM
To what level do remixes count? Depeche Mode has tons of those.

cdollaz
07-07-09, 02:54 PM
The closest example I can think of is that King's X has songs called "Sometime" and also "Sometimes." They are 2 entirely different songs and were recorded quite a few years apart.

Talkin2Phil
07-07-09, 03:09 PM
This almost counts:

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, had two songs titled:"Joan of Arc" on Architecture & Morality but was forced to rename one: "Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans)" by the suits.

Achtung
07-07-09, 03:59 PM
One other one I can think of that is an "almost" match is U2 having a song on The Unforgettable Fire called "Elvis Presley and America", then doing a song under the Passengers pseudonym called "Elvis Ate America".

KaBluie
07-09-09, 11:35 AM
Kylie Minogue has a song called "Love At First Sight" on her 1st album Kylie (1988-07-04) and a completely diferent song with the same name on her 8th album Fever (2001-10-01).

anomynous
09-12-09, 12:37 AM
Here we go:

Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lP0QxX-48U

Tom Morello - Guerrilla Radio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4IQmdA0TfM

benedict
09-12-09, 02:26 AM
Doctor Doctor By UFO, The Who, The Thomson Twins and, er, Just Jack.

EDIT: Rats! Why didn't I read the title properly!? Maybe there's an appropriate thread somewhere....

Travis McClain
09-12-09, 11:52 AM
George Strait
"She'll Leave You With A Smile" (Jackson Leap) - from the album Carrying Your Love With Me (1997)
"She'll Leave You With A Smile" (Odie Blackmon, Jay Knowles) - from the album The Road Less Traveled (2001)

Same recording artist, same song title, but different writers and hence, different songs. The Jackson Leap song was just an album cut, but the Blackmon/Knowles song was released as a single that hit #1 on the country charts in 2002. XM Radio played the 1997 song by mistake because they had the same title. Also, if you peruse the iTunes Essentials George Strait playlist, you'll see they, too, have included the Leap song instead of the #1 hit.

Gdrlv
09-12-09, 09:28 PM
Definitely not exactly the same, but the Avett Brothers have:

Pretty Girl from Matthews
Pretty Girl from Raleigh
Pretty Girl from Locust
Pretty Girl from Annapolis
Pretty Girl at the Airport
Pretty Girl from Cedar Lane
Pretty Girl from Feltre
Pretty Girl from Chile
Pretty Girl from San Diego

wishbone
09-12-09, 11:00 PM
Same artist, Same Title, Different SongBy this stipulation Obituary has (2) different songs titled "Lost."

"Lost" from World Demise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Demise) 3:59
"Lost" from Darkest Days (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkest_Day) - 3:55