Are you ever quite surprised when you learn who did a song?

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  1. holyman772

    holyman772 Well-Known Member

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    Learned a few years ago that it was Santana who did "Winning" in 1981 (Zebop). Always figured it was one of the dozens of soft rock one hit wonders of the era.
     
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  2. HTHMAN

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    "Long Cool Woman in a Red Dress" was a great CCR song until I found out it was The Hollies that did it. Had to have been written for CCR and they must have passed on it.
     
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  3. ilusndweller

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    I remember buying the "winning" 45 from kmart, back when they used to update the top 10 45s every week (Kasey Kasum style!).
     
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  4. rshep

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    Back in the 70's I thought "Love is Like Oxygen" was an ELO song. It was by another group called Sweet. I think they were a one-hit wonder.
     
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  5. Outta Ammo

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    I would never have guessed.:


    Kenny Rogers? Nooo waaayyy...
     
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  6. onepixel

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    Santana Jingo (1969) they picked up the drums and percussions from Olatunji! ‎– Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (1960).



     
  7. Outta Ammo

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    I found out at age 43. Right there with ya.
     
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  8. onepixel

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    Your No Good (1974) by Linda Ronstadt was 1st recorded by Dee Dee Warnick in 1963.
    It's So Easy (1977) Linda Ronstadt. Crickets did this one in 1958.
    Blue Bayou was written and sung by Roy Orbison in 1963.

    Linda had a way of making songs sound great.
     
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  9. HTHMAN

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    "Different Drum" was first done by the Greenbrier Boys before she did it with the Stone Poneys. Everything she did was better than the original.
     
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    I have never been a big Dolly Parton fan. My first exposure to the song "Jolene" was the White Stripes version, so I was a bit surprised to learn that Dolly is the one who wrote that song. One of these days I may give Dolly a proper try.
     
  11. onepixel

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    And Mike Nesmith wrote that song.
     
  12. qjm101

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    Pretty sure the dress is black.
     
  13. 55Redneck

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    Yup, black dress and I didn't think CCR ever did that song.
     
  14. I can't thank you enough for starting this thread, ilusndweller. Such behavior occurred simply because most radio DJs in the not too distant past would damn near never announce the artists of the songs they played - at least from my memories from the 70s and 80s. "Back in the day" I would've (foolishly) fought someone trying to (erroneously) prove that Ambrosia was the band behind both Player's "Baby, Come Back" and Atlanta Rhythm Section's "So Into You." Both tracks have that mid-70s AOR guitar driven-sound. Intuitively, I sensed that neither group was Pack and Co. (the lead vocalist sounded slightly different), but when you've left in the dark, you fill in the blanks the best you can.
     
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  15. Oh... I almost cried laughing when Homer Simpson proceeded to butcher Fat Tony's radio request that I mistook for Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Lookin' Out My Back Door." My wife bust of laughing when I tried to describe the scene to her and kindly informed me that the song in parody was Golden Earring's "Radar Love." I had never heard "Radar Love" before and simply transposed the "do-do-do" vocals from each song. (Source: The Simpsons - "Papa's Got a Brand New Badge," season 13, episode 22.)
     
  16. orsen

    orsen just another old cheapskate that likes audio Subscriber

    yup, she wore a black dress

    "the sweet"one hit wonder by no means

    fox on the run
    ballroom blitz
    ac/dc she had another women as well as me
    action
    little willy

    and others
     
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  17. HTHMAN

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    Damn autocorrect !!!! I have no idea why I typed that, and no, CCR did not do it, but the first few times I heard it, I thought it was them. Maybe I was thinking of the Stones song "Paint it RED"
     
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  18. IPADave

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    One of the others being "Love Is Like Oxygen".

    -Dave
     
  19. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    they also did 'New York Groove' later covered by Ace Frehley for the KISS "solo" albums
     
  20. JRhoBurton

    JRhoBurton In The Listening Room on the Edge of Forever Subscriber

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    Used to think All Along the Watchtower was by Hendrix. Nope, Bob Dylan.
     

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