Ask “Mr. Music”
Jerry Osborne



FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 23, 2018

DEAR JERRY: Nowhere, on or off the Internet, do I find a listing of Top 100 tunes with the exact same title, but are completely different songs. And because there are so many with just a one word title, skip those and count only ones having two or more words. Also, limit the search to vinyl rock era only (1955-1989). Thank you!
—Evan Sterling, Redondo Beach, Calif.

DEAR EVAN: Like you, I also cannot find this specific info. Yet it does seem to be a worthwhile project, albeit a lengthy one.

The only exception I'll make to the "exact same title" rule is an often meaningless comma. For this purpose, "Baby, I Love You" is treated the same as "Baby I Love You."

We'll go alphabetically by song titles, covering "E" and "F" this week ("A"-"D" appear in previous columns):

"Early in the Morning" - The Rinky Dinks (Bobby Darin) (1958)
"Early in the Morning" - Vanity Fare (1970)
"Early in the Morning" - The Gap Band (1982)

"Ebony Eyes" - The Everly Brothers (1961)
"Ebony Eyes" - Bob Welch (1978)
"Ebony Eyes" - Rick James & Smokey Robinson (1984)

"Ecstasy" - Ben E. King (1962)
"Ecstasy" - The Ohio Players (1973)

"Edge of a Broken Heart" - Bon Jovi (1987)
"Edge of a Broken Heart" - Vixen (1988)

"Eloise" - Kay Thompson (1956)
"Eloise" - Barry Ryan (1969)

"Emotion" - Helen Reddy (1975)
"Emotion" - Samantha Sang (1978)
"Emotion" - Barbra Streisand (1985)

"Entertainer, The" - Tony Clarke (1965)
"Entertainer, The" - Billy Joel (1974)
"Entertainer, The" - Marvin Hamlisch (1975)

"Eternally" - Thomas Wayne (1959)
"Eternally" - Sarah Vaughan (1960)

"Even Now" - Barry Manilow (1978)
"Even Now" - Bob Seger (1983)

"Everlasting Love" - Robert Knight (1967)
"Everlasting Love" - Andy Gibb (1978)
"Everlasting Love" - Howard Jones (1979)

"Every Beat of My Heart" - The Pips (Gladys Knight) (1961)
"Every Beat of My Heart" - Crown Heights Affair (1976)
"Every Beat of My Heart" - Rod Stewart (1986)

"Every Step of the Way" - Johnny Mathis (1963)
"Every Step of the Way" - John Waite (1985)

"Everybody Dance" - Chic (1978)
"Everybody Dance" - Ta Mara & the Seen (1986)

"Everybody Knows" - Steve Lawrence (1964)
"Everybody Knows" - The Dave Clark Five (1968)

"Everybody Needs Love" - Gladys Knight (1967)
"Everybody Needs Love" - Stephen Bishop (1978)

"Everybody's Somebody's Fool" - The Heartbeats (1957)
"Everybody's Somebody's Fool" - Connie Francis (1960)

"Everything's Alright" - The Newbeats (1964)
"Everything's Alright" - Yvonne Elliman (1971)

"Express Yourself" - Charles Wright (1970)
"Express Yourself" - Madonna (1989)

"Fade Away" - Bruce Springsteen (1981)
"Fade Away" - Loz Netto (1983)

"Fall in Love With Me" - Bettye Swann (1967)
"Fall in Love With Me" - Earth, Wind & Fire (1983)

"Fallen Angel" - Webb Pierce (1960)
"Fallen Angel" - Frankie Valli (1976)
"Fallen Angel" - Poison (1988)

"Falling" - Roy Orbison (1963)
"Falling" - LeBlanc & Carr (1978)

"Fallin' in Love" - Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (1974)
"Fallin' in Love" - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (1975)

"Fame" - David Bowie (1975)
"Fame" - Irene Cara (1980)

"Family Man" - Daryl Hall & John Oates (1983)
"Family Man" - Fleetwood Mac (1988)

"Fancy Dancer" - The Commodores (1977)
"Fancy Dancer" - Frankie Valli (1979)

"Feel Like Makin' Love" - Roberta Flack (1974)
"Feel Like Makin' Love" - Bad Company (1975)

"Feelings" - Barry Mann (1970)
"Feelings" - Morris Albert (1975)

"Feels So Good" - Chuck Mangione (1978)
"Feels So Good" - Van Halen (1989)

"Fire" - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (1968)
"Fire" - Five By Five (1968)
"Fire" - The Ohio Players (1975)
"Fire" - Mother's Finest (1976)
"Fire" - The Pointer Sisters (1979)

"Fly Away" - John Denver (1976)
"Fly Away" - Peter Allen (1981)
"Fly Away" - Blackfoot (1981)

"Follow Me" - The Drifters (1965)
"Follow Me" - Lyme & Cybelle (1966)
"Follow Me" - Mary Travers (1971)

"Follow Your Heart" - The Manhattans (1966)
"Follow Your Heart" - Triumph (1985)

"Fool That I Am" - Etta James (1961)
"Fool That I Am" - Rita Coolidge (1981)

"Fool's Paradise" - The Crickets (1958)
"Fool's Paradise" - The Sylvers (1972)

"For All We Know" - Dinah Washington (1962)
"For All We Know" - The Carpenters (1971)

"For Love" - Lloyd Price (1960)
"For Love" - Pousette-Dart Band (1979)

"For You" - Rick Nelson (1964)
"For You" - The Spellbinders (1965)

"For Your Love" - Ed Townsend (1958)
"For Your Love" - The Yardbirds (1965)

"Forever" - Sam Cooke (1957)
"Forever" - The Little Dippers (Anita Kerr Singers) (1960)
"Forever" - The Marvelettes (1963)
"Forever" - Little Steven (1983)
"Forever" - Kenny Loggins (1985)

"Forever Mine" - The O'Jays (1980)
"Forever Mine" - The Motels (1982)

"Forever Young" - Alphaville (1985)
"Forever Young" - Rod Stewart (1988)

"Forget Me Not" - The Kalin Twins (1958)
"Forget Me Not" - Martha & the Vandellas (1968)
"Forget Me Not" - Bad English (1989)

"Fox on the Run" - Manfred Mann (1969)
"Fox on the Run" - Sweet (1976)

"Frankie" - Connie Francis (1959)
"Frankie" - Sister Sledge (1985)

"Free" - Tommy Leonetti (1956)
"Free" - Chicago (1971)
"Free" - Deniece Williams (1977)

"Free Me" - Johnny Preston (1961)
"Free Me" - Roger Daltrey (1980)

"Freedom" - The Isley Brothers (1971)
"Freedom" - Jimi Hendrix (1971)
"Freedom" - Wham! (1985)
"Freedom" - The Pointer Sisters (1985)

"Friends" - The Beach Boys (1968)
"Friends" - Feather (1970)
"Friends" - Elton John (1971)
"Friends" - Bette Midler (1973)
"Friends" - Whodini (1985)
"Friends" - Jody Watley, Eric B. & Rakim (1989)

"Full of Fire" - Al Green (1975)
"Full of Fire" - Shalamar (1981)

"Funny" - Jesse Belvin (1959)
"Funny" - Maxine Brown (1961)

"Future Shock" - Curtis Mayfield (1973)
"Future Shock" - The Hello People (1975)


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