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Posted: 05/09/05 10:01 PM
Author: Peter
Location: Ontario
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Who did the Original Song?
This trivia question is meant to refer to major hits that were actually performed earlier in time by lesser known artists. Examples:

Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
Cocaine - JJ Cale
Hot Rod Lincoln - Johnny Bond
Shakin All Over - Johnny and the Pirates
Smokin in the Boys Room - Brownsville Station

Probably lots more..........


Posted: 05/11/05 05:35 PM
Author: Vic Ferri
Location: Canada
Posts: 161

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Who did the Original Song?
Good Lovin' - The Olympics (not Young Rascals)
Superman - The Clique (not REM)
Hey Joe - Tim Rose (not The Leaves or Jimi Hendrix)
Blinded By The Light - Bruce Springsteen (not Manfred Mann..)
Posted: 05/13/05 03:50 PM
Author: h2izcool
Location: US
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Who did the Original Song?
The original "Hot Rod Lincoln" was actually by Charlie Ryan (who wrote it). The Johnny Bond version followed by a few months (in 1960), while Commander Cody charted with it 12 years later.

--and my favorite "original song": Unchained Melody. No, kiddies, the original is not from the movie "Ghost" - if it were, it would be called "Ghost Melody" . The original was not even by the Righteous Brothers. The song was first heard in a 1955 movie called --- are you ready --- "Unchained". It was about prisoners at the Chico (CA) prison, and starred former pro football player Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch. The song itself was recorded several times in 1955 (versions by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Al Hibbler, June Valli and Roy Hamilton all charted that year.) The song also was nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar in '55, but lost to Love Is A Many Splendor Thing. The righteous Brothers version was recorded 11 years later.
Posted: 05/14/05 08:50 PM
Author: Dan
Location: Claybricks
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Who did the Original Song?
You Keep Me Hangin On - Vanilla Fudge (not Diana Ross)

Woodstock - Matthew's Southern Comfort (not CSN&Y)

MacArthur Park - Donna Summer (not Richard Harris)

This Masquerade - George Benson (not Leon Russell)

Ticket To Ride - Carpenters (not The Beatles)

Grazing In The Grass - C.C. Diva (not Hugh Masakela)

Room Full Of Mirrors - Pretenders (not Jimi Hendrix)

Johnny B. Goode - Jimi Hendrix (not Chuck Berry)


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Posted: 05/15/05 07:36 AM
Author: Vic Ferri
Location: Canada
Posts: 161

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Who did the Original Song?
Dan, just a little correction:
Woodstock - original by Canada's Joni Mitchell (not Matthew's Southern Comfort or CSN&Y) Also, the CSN&Y version was a hit before the cover by Ian Matthews Southern Comfort

Edit - more corrections

You Keep Me Hangin On - Jackie Wilson covered it in 1966,
Ann Peebles, in 1974 (composed by Lamont Dozier)
This Masquerade - Howard Roberts covered it in 1970 (composed by Leon Russell)
Grazing in the Grass - Willie Bobo covered it in 1965 (composed by Harry Elston/Philemon Hou)

Ticket to Ride is on the Beatles Help album (1965)
You sure the Carpenters did it earlier??

vic


Posted: 05/16/05 09:56 PM
Author: Peter
Location: Ontario
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Who did the Original Song?
Also - Room Full of Mirrors was written by Hendrix ca 1969. The Pretenders didn't come along till late 70's. However I love their re-work of the song. Better than the original.
-Peter
Posted: 05/17/05 12:12 PM
Author: Vic Ferri
Location: Canada
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Who did the Original Song?
China Girl - Iggy Pop (not David Bowie)
I Fought the Law - The Crickets (not The Clash)
Love Hurts - Everly Brothers (not Roy Orbison or Nazerth)
After Midnight - J.J. Cale (not Eric Clapton)

vic
Posted: 05/17/05 10:46 PM
Author: Peter
Location: Ontario
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Who did the Original Song?
What Canadian did "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" before Pat Benatar?
Also, in the same vein, how about "Lets Give Them Something to Talk About"? Not Bonnie Raitt....
Posted: 05/18/05 07:02 AM
Author: raindog
Location: Missouri
Posts: 34

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Who did the Original Song?
Mr. Bojangles (1968) by Jerry Jeff Walker (born Paul Crosby)
Posted: 05/18/05 07:18 AM
Author: raindog
Location: Missouri
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Who did the Original Song?
May the Schwartz be with you! Eddie Schwartz that is. He's a Canadian who wrote Hit Me With Your Best Shot but I don't believe he ever performed it, not on an album anyway.
Posted: 05/18/05 07:17 AM
Author: Vic Ferri
Location: Canada
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Who did the Original Song?
Hit Me With Your Best Shot was by Toronto's very own Eddie Schwartz! Some other songs that are his include
"Does A Fool Ever Learn" for Helix
"Two Wrongs" for Joe Cocker
"Don't Shed A Tear" for Paul Carrack
"The Doctor" for The Doobie Brothers

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About was written by our Shirley Eikhard.

great little known trivia Peter

vic

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