Ask “Mr. Music”
Jerry Osborne



FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 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, or other non-letter. For example, "Baby, I Love You" is treated the same as "Baby I Love You," and "Hey! Baby same as "Hey Baby."

Contrary to the request for titles of two or more words, there are times when I spaced out and included single word titles. Having done the research, it seemed a waste to delete them, so they are left in. Hopefully, I won't get caught up again in that trance. We'll go alphabetically by song titles, covering "I" this week ("A"-"H" appear in previous columns):

"I Am Love" - The Jackson 5 (1975)
"I Am Love" - Jennifer Holliday (1983)

"I Am Somebody" - Johnnie Taylor (1970)
"I Am Somebody" - Jimmy James (1976)

"I Believe" - The Bachelors (1964)
"I Believe" - Chilliwack (1982)

"I Believe in You" - Don Williams (1980)
"I Believe in You" - Stryper (1988)

"I Can't Help It" - Andy Gibb & Olivia Newton-John (1980)
"I Can't Help It" - Bananarama (1988)

"I Can't Help Myself" - The Four Tops (1965)
"I Can't Help Myself" - Eddie Rabbitt (1977)

"I Can't Say Goodbye" - The Fireflies (1960)
"I Can't Say Goodbye" - Bobby Vee (1962)

"I Can't Stand It" - The Soul Sisters (1964)
"I Can't Stand It" - Eric Clapton (1981)

"I Can't Stop" - The Honeycombs (1965)
"I Can't Stop" - The Osmond Brothers (1973)

"I Can't Wait" - Stevie Nicks (1986)
"I Can't Wait" - Nu Shooz (1986)
"I Can't Wait" - Deniece Williams (1988)

"I Cried" - Joe Damiano (1959)
"I Cried" - Tammy Montgomery (1963)
"I Cried" - James Brown (1971)

"I Dig Girls" - Bobby Rydell (1959)
"I Dig Girls" - J.J. Jackson (1967)

"I Do" - The Marvelows (1965)
"I Do" - The Moments (1969)

"I Don't Know" - Ruth Brown (1959)
"I Don't Know" - Michael Morales (1989)

"I Don't Know Why" - Linda Scott (1961)
"I Don't Know Why" - Stevie Wonder (1969)

"I Don't Need You" - Rupert Holmes (1981)
"I Don't Need You" - Kenny Rogers (1981)

"I Don't Need You Anymore" - The Teddy Bears (1959)
"I Don't Need You Anymore" - Jackie DeShannon (1980)

"I Don't Wanna Lose You" - Johnnie Taylor (1971)
"I Don't Wanna Lose You" - Daryl Hall & John Oates (1979)

"I Have a Dream" - Rev. Martin Luther King (1968)
"I Have a Dream" - Donny Osmond (1975)

"I Just Can't Say Goodbye" - Bobby Rydell (1964)
"I Just Can't Say Goodbye" - The Philly Devotions (1975)

"I Like" - Men Without Hats (1983)
"I Like" - Guy (1989)

"I Like It" - Gerry & the Pacemakers (1964)
"I Like It" - Dino (1989)

"I Like It Like That" - Chris Kenner (1961)
"I Like It Like That" - The Miracles (1964)

"I Like You" - Donovan (1973)
"I Like You" - Phyllis Nelson (1986)

"I Love You" - The Volumes (1962)
"I Love You" - People (1968)
"I Love You" - Otis Leavill (1970)
"I Love You" - Donna Summer (1978)
"I Love You" - Climax Blues Band (1981)

"I Love You Madly" - The Four Coins (1955)
"I Love You Madly" - The Fantastic Four (1968)

"I Love You So" - The Chantels (1958)
"I Love You" - Bobbi Martin (1965)

"I Miss You" - Harold Melvin (1972)
"I Miss You" - The Dells (1974)
"I Miss You" - Klymaxx (1985)

"I Need a Man" - Grace Jones (1977)
"I Need a Man" - The Eurythmics (1988)

"I Need Love" - Barbara Mason (1966)
"I Need Love" - LL Cool J (1987)

"I Need You" - Rick Nelson (1963)
"I Need You" - Chuck Jackson (1965)
"I Need You" - The Impressions (1965)
"I Need You" - Friends of Distinction (1971)
"I Need You" - America (1972)
"I Need You" - The Euclid Beach Band (1979)
"I Need You" - Paul Carrack (1982)
"I Need You" - The Pointer Sisters (1983)
"I Need You" - Maurice White (1986)

"I Need Your Lovin'" - Conway Twitty (1957)
"I Need Your Lovin'" - Roy Hamilton (1959)
"I Need Your Lovin'" - Teena Marie (1981)

"I Need Your Loving" - Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford (1962)
"I Need Your Loving" - The Human League (1987)

"I Really Love You" - The Stereos (1961)
"I Really Love You" - Dee Dee Sharp (1965)

"I Still Love You" - Fats Domino (1957)
"I Still Love You" - The Vejtables (1965)

"I Surrender" - Fontella Bass (1966)
"I Surrender" - Arlen Day (1981)

"I Thank You" - Sam & Dave (1968)
"I Thank You" - Donny Hathaway & June Conquest (1972)

"I Wanna Be Loved" - Ricky Nelson (1959)
"I Wanna Be Loved" - Dean & Jean (1964)
"I Wanna Be Loved" - House of Lords (1989)

"I Wanna Be With You" - Nancy Wilson (1964)
"I Wanna Be With You" - Dee Dee Warwick (1966)
"I Wanna Be With You" - The Raspberries (1973)

"I Wanna Thank You" - Bobby Rydell (1961)
"I Wanna Thank You" - The Enchanters (1964)

"I Want You" - Marvin Gaye (1976)
"I Want You" - Bob Dylan (1966)
"I Want You" - Animotion (1986)

"I Want You to Know" - Fats Domino (1958)
"I Want You to Know" - The New Colony Six (1969)

"I Wish" - The Platters (1958)
"I Wish" - Stevie Wonder (1977)

"I Won't Forget You" - Jim Reeves (1964)
"I Won't Forget You" - Poison (1987)

"I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" - Barry & the Tamerlanes (1963)
"I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" - Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (1968)

"I'll Always Love You" - Brenda Holloway (1964)
"I'll Always Love You" - The Spinners (1965)
"I'll Always Love You" - Taylor Danye (1988)

"I'll Be Around" - Don Cherry (1955)
"I'll Be Around" - The Spinners (1972)

"I'll Be Home" - Pat Boone (1956)
"I'll Be Home" - Vikki Carr (1971)

"I'll Be There" - Bobby Darin (1960)
"I'll Be There" - Damita Jo (1961)
"I'll Be There" - The Jackson 5 (1970)
"I'll Be There" - Kenny Loggins (1985)

"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" - Johnnie Ray (1959)
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" - Tom Jones (1969)
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" - Dionne Warwick (1970)

"I'll Take You Home" - The Corsairs (1962)
"I'll Take You Home" - The Drifters (1963)

"I'll Wait" - Betty Johnson (1956)
"I'll Wait" - Van Halen (1984)

I'm a Believer - The Monkees (1966)
I'm a Believer - Giant (1989)

"I'm a Man" - The Yardbirds (1965)
"I'm a Man" - The Spencer Davis Group (1967)

"I'm Alive" - Gamma (1980)
"I'm Alive" - Electric Light Orchestra (1980)
"I'm Alive" - Neil Diamond (1983)

"I'm Comin' Home" - Dave Edmunds (1971)
"I'm Comin' Home" - Tommy James (1971)

"I'm Coming Home" - Marv Johnson (1959)
"I'm Coming Home" - Paul Anka (1962)
"I'm Coming Home" - Tom Jones (1968)
"I'm Coming Home" - The Stories (1972)
"I'm Coming Home" - Johnny Mathis (1973)

"I'm Gonna Love You" - The Ames Brothers (1956)
"I'm Gonna Love You" - The Intrigues (1970)

"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" - Dee Dee Warwick (1966)
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" - Blend (1978)

"I'm Gonna Make You Mine" - The Shadows of Knight (1966)
"I'm Gonna Make You Mine" - Lou Christie (1969)

"I'm Gonna Miss You" - The Artistics (1967)
"I'm Gonna Miss You" - Kenny Loggins (1988)

"I'm in Love Again" - Fats Domino (1956)
"I'm in Love Again" - Pia Zadora (1982)

"I'm on Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis (1964)
"I'm on Fire" - Dwight Twilly Band (1975)
"I'm on Fire" - 5000 Volts (1975)

"I'm on My Way" - The Highwaymen (1962)
"I'm on My Way" - Captian & Tenniell (1978)

"I'm Sorry" - The Platters (1957)
"I'm Sorry" - Brenda Lee (1960)
"I'm Sorry" - The Delfonics (1968)
"I'm Sorry" - Bobby Bland (1971)
"I'm Sorry" - John Denver (1975)

"I'm the One" - Gerry & the Pacemakers (1964)
"I'm the One" - Roberta Flack (1982)

"I'm Your Man" - Wham! (1985)
"I'm Your Man" - Barry Manilow (1986)

"I've Lost You" - Jackie Wilson (1967)
"I've Lost You" - Elvis Presley (1970)

"If I Can't Have You" - Etta James & Harvey Fuqua (1960)
"If I Can't Have You" - Yvonne Elliman (1978)

"If Looks Could Kill" - Player (1982)
"If Looks Could Kill" - Heart (1986)

"If You Don't Want My Love" - Jaye P. Morgan (1955)
"If You Don't Want My Love" - Robert John (1968)

"If You Need Me" - Fats Domino (1960)
"If You Need Me" - Solomon Burke (1963)

"If You've Got a Heart" - Bobby Goldsboro (1965)
"If You've Got a Heart" - Bobby Bland (1970)

"In and Out of Love" - The Supremes (1967)
"In and Out of Love" - Bon Jovi (1985)

"In My Dreams" - Dokken (1986)
"In My Dreams" - REO Speedwagon (1987)

"In the Mood" - Ernie Fields (1959)
"In the Mood" - Robert Plant (1984)

"In Time" - Steve Lawrence (1961)
"In Time" - Engelbert Humperdinck (1972)

"Indian Summer" - Audience (1971)
"Indian Summer" - Poco (1977)

"Into the Night" - The Dream Weavers (1956)
"Into the Night" - Benny Mardones (1989)

"Is It Love" - Mr. Mister (1986)
"Is It Love" - J.J. Fad (1988)

"Is This Love" - Pat Travers Band (1980)
"Is This Love" - Survivor (1986)
"Is This Love" - Whitesnake (1987)

"Isn't It Lonely Together" - O.C. Smith (1968)
"Isn't It Lonely Together" - Stark & McBrien (1975)

"It Ain't No Use" - Major Lance (1964)
"It Ain't No Use" - Shirley Brown (1975)

"It Hurts Me" - Elvis Presley (1964)
"It Hurts Me" - Bobby Goldsboro (1966)

"It Hurts to Be in Love" - Annie Laurie (1957)
"It Hurts to Be in Love" - Gene Pitney (1964)

"It Must Be Love" - Alton McClain & Destiny (1979)
"It Must Be Love" - Madness (1983)

"It Takes Two" - Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston (1967)
"It Takes Two" - Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock (1988)

"It's a Miracle" - Barry Manilow (1975)
"It's a Miracle" - Culture Club (1984)

"It's All I Can Do" - The Cars (1979)
"It's All I Can Do" - Anne Murray (1981)

"It's All Over" - Walter Jackson (1964)
"It's All Over" - The Independents (1973)

"It's All Over Now" - The Rolling Stones (1964)
"It's All Over Now" - The Casinos (1967)

"It's All Right" - Sam Cooke (1961)
"It's All Right" - The Impressions (1963)
"It's All Right" - Jim Capaldi (1975)

"It's Alright" - Adam Faith & the Roulettes (1965)
"It's Alright" - Graham Central Station (1975)

"It's Been a Long Time" - Betty Everett (1969)
"It's Been a Long Time" - New Birth (1974)

"It's Cool" - Eddie Harris (1968)
"It's Cool" - The Tymes (1976)

"It's for You" - Cilla Black (1964)
"It's for You" - Player (1980)

"It's Gonna Be Alright" - Maxine Brown (1965)
"It's Gonna Be Alright" - Gerry & the Pacemakers (1965)

"It's Late" - Ricky Nelson (1959)
"It's Late" - Queen (1978)

"It's My Life" - The Animals (1966)
"It's My Life" - Talk Talk (1984)

"It's Only Love" - Tommy James & the Shondells (1966)
"It's Only Love" - Elvis Presley (1971)
"It's Only Love" - ZZ Top (1976)
"It's Only Love" - Simply Red (1989)

"It's Over" - Roy Orbison (1964)
"It's Over" - Jimmie Rodgers (1966)
"It's Over" - Boz Scaggs (1976)
"It's Over" - Electric Light Orchestra (1978)

"It's Too Late" - Wilson Pickett (1963)
"It's Too Late" - Bobby Goldsboro (1966)
"It's Too Late" - Carole King (1971)



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