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FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 16, 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 "C" and "D" this week ("A" and "B" appeared last week):

"C'est La Vie" - Sarah Vaughan (1955)
"C'est La Vie" - Greg Lake (1977)

"California Earthquake" - Mama Cass (1968)
"California Earthquake" - Norman Greenbaum (1971)

"California Nights" - Lesley Gore (1967)
"California Nights" - Sweet (1978)

"Call Me" - Johnny Mathis (1958)
"Call Me" - Chris Montez (1966)
"Call Me" - Aretha Franklin (1970)
"Call Me" - Blondie (1980)
"Call Me" - Skyy (1982)
"Call Me" - Go West (1985)
"Call Me" - Dennis DeYoung (1986)

"Call on Me" - Bobby Bland (1963)
"Call on Me" - Chicago (1974)

"Can You Feel It" - Bobby Goldsboro (1970)
"Can You Feel It" - The Jacksons (1981)

"Can't Stop Loving You" - The Last Word (1967)
"Can't Stop Loving You" - Tom Jones (1970)

"Can't We Try" - Teddy Pendergrass (1980)
"Can't We Try" - Dan Hill & Vonda Sheppard (1987)

"Candy" The Astors (1965)
"Candy" Cameo (1987)

"Candy Girl" The 4 Seasons (1963)
"Candy Girl" New Edition (1983)

"Candy Man" Roy Orbison (1961)
"Candy Man" Sammy Davis Jr. & Mike Curb Congregation (1972)

"Cannonball" - Duane Eddy (1958)
"Cannonball" - Supertramp (1985)

"Carrie" - Cliff Richard (1980)
"Carrie" - Europe (1987)

"Celebration" - Tommy James (1972)
"Celebration" - Kool & the Gang (1981)

"Chain Gang" - Bobby Scott (1956)
"Chain Gang" - Sam Cooke (1960)

"Chains of Love" - Pat Boone (1956)
"Chains of Love" - The Drifters (1965)
"Chains of Love" - Erasure (1988)

"Change" - Tears for Fears (1983)
"Change" - John Waite (1985)

"Change of Heart" - The Classics IV (1969)
"Change of Heart" - Eric Carmen (1978)
"Change of Heart" - Tom Petty (1983)
"Change of Heart" - Cyndi Lauper (1987)

"Changes" - Crispian St. Peters (1966)
"Changes" - David Bowie (1972)
"Changes" - Loggins & Messina (1975)

"Check It Out" - Tavares (1973)
"Check It Out" - Bobby Womack (1975)
"Check It Out" - John Cougar Mellencamp (1988)

"Cherish" - The Association (1966)
"Cherish" - Kool & the Gang (1985)
"Cherish" - Madonna (1989)

"Chicago" - Frank Sinatra (1957)
"Chicago" - Graham Nash (1971)

"Cinderella" - The Four Preps (1958)
"Cinderella" - Paul Anka (1961)
"Cinderella" - Jack Ross (1962)
"Cinderella" - Firefall (1977)

"Circles" - The New Seekers (1972)
"Circles" - Atlantic Starr (1982)

"Close Your Eyes" - Peaches & Herb (1967)
"Close Your Eyes" - Edward Bear (1973)

"Come Back" - Jimmy Clanton (1960)
"Come Back" - Johnny Mathis (1963)
"Come Back" - Five Stairsteps (1966)
"Come Back" - J. Geils Band (1980)

"Come Go With Me" The Dell-Vikings (1957)
"Come Go With Me" The Pockets (1978)
"Come Go With Me" Exposé (1987)

"Come Home" - Bubber Johnson (1955)
"Come Home" - The Dave Clark Five (1965)

"Come on Over" - The Strollers (1961)
"Come on Over" - Olivia Newton-John (1976)

"Come to Me" - Johnny Mathis (1958)
"Come to Me" - Marv Johnson (1959)
"Come to Me" - Otis Redding (1964)
"Come to Me" - Tommy James (1970)
"Come to Me" - France Joli (1979)
"Come to Me" - Aretha Franklin (1981)

"Communication" - Spandau Ballet (1984)
"Communication" - Power Station (1985)

"Congratulations" - Rick Nelson (1964)
"Congratulations" - Cliff Richard (1968)
"Congratulations" - Vesta (1989)

"Cotton Candy" - Al Hirt (1964)
"Cotton Candy" - The Sylvers (1976)

"Count on Me" - Jefferson Starship (1978)
"Count on Me" - Gerald McMahon (1983)

"Cover Me" - Percy Sledge (1968)
"Cover Me" - Bruce Springsteen (1984)

"Crazy" - Patsy Cline (1961)
"Crazy" - The Manhattans (1983)
"Crazy" - Kenny Rogers (1985)
"Crazy" - Icehouse (1988)

"Crazy Love" - Frank Sinatra (1957)
"Crazy Love" - Paul Anka (1958)
"Crazy Love" - Helen Reddy (1971)
"Crazy Love" - Poco (1979)
"Crazy Love" - Allman Brothers Band (1979)

"Cross My Heart" - Bobby Vee (1965)
"Cross My Heart" - Billy Stewart (1968)
"Cross My Heart" - Lee Ritenour (1982)
"Cross My Heart" - Eighth Wonder (1989)

"Crossroads" - Cream (1969)
"Crossroads" - Tracy Chapman (1989)

"Cry" - The Knightsbridge Strings (1959)
"Cry" - Godley & Creme (1985)
"Cry" - Waterfront (1989)

"Cry Baby" - The Bonnie Sisters (1956)
"Cry Baby" - Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters (1963)

"Cry Cry Cry" - Bobby Bland (1960)
"Cry Cry Cry" - Shirley & Company (1975)

"Cry to Me" - Solomon Burke (1962)
"Cry to Me" - Loleatta Holloway (1975)

"Dance, Dance, Dance" - Joey Dee (1963)
"Dance, Dance, Dance" - The Beach Boys (1964)
"Dance, Dance, Dance" - The New Seekers (1972)

"Dance With Me" - The Drifters (1959)
"Dance With Me" - The Mojo Men (1965)
"Dance With Me" - Orleans (1975)
"Dance With Me" - Peter Brown & Betty Wright (1978)

"Dancin'" - Perry Como (1957)
"Dancin'" - Crown Heights Affair (1977)
"Dancin'" - Grey & Hanks (1979)

"Dancin' Fool" - The Guess Who (1975)
"Dancin' Fool" - Frank Zappa (1979)

"Dangerous" - Natalie Cole (1985)
"Dangerous" - Loverboy (1985)

"Darlin'" - The Beach Boys (1968)
"Darlin'" - Frank Stallone (1984)

"Day By Day" - The Four Freshmen (1955)
"Day By Day" - Godspell (1972)
"Day By Day" - The Hooters (1986)

"Daybreak" - Nilsson (1974)
"Daybreak" - Barry Manilow (1977)

"Daydreams" - Art Mooney & His Orchestra (1956)
"Daydreams" - Johnny Crawford (1961)

"Desire" - Andy Gibb (1980)
"Desire" - The Rockets (1980)
"Desire" - U2 (1988)

"Desirée" - The Left Banke (1967)
"Desiree'" - Neil Diamond (1978)

"Devil Woman" - Marty Robbins (1962)
"Devil Woman" - Cliff Richard (1976)

"Devotion" - Janice Harper (1958)
"Devotion" - Earth, Wind & Fire (1974)

"Diamonds" - Chris Rea (1979)
"Diamonds" - Herb Alpert & Janet Jackson (1987)

"Dirty Water" - The Standells (1966)
"Dirty Water" - Rock & Hyde (1987)

"Do I Love You" - The Ronettes (1964)
"Do I Love You" - Paul Anka (1971)

"Do It Again" - The Beach Boys (1968)
"Do It Again" - Steely Dan (1973)
"Do It Again" - The Kinks (1975)

"Do It in the Name of Love" - Candi Staton (1973)
"Do It in the Name of Love" - Ben E. King (1975)

"Do-Re-Mi" - Mitch Miller's Orchestra & Chorus (1959)
"Do-Re-Mi" - Lee Dorsey (1962)

"Do What You Wanna Do" - Five Flights Up (1970)
"Do What You Wanna Do" - The T-Connection (1977)

"Don't Ask Me Why" - Elvis Presley (1958)
"Don't Ask Me Why" - Billy Joel (1980)
"Don't Ask Me Why" - The Eurythmics (1989)

"Don't Be Cruel" - Elvis Presley (1956)
"Don't Be Cruel" - Bobby Brown (1988)

"Don't Bring Me Down" - The Animals (1966)
"Don't Bring Me Down" - Electric Light Orchestra (1979)

"Don't Cry" - Frankie Laine (1956)
"Don't Cry" - Asia (1983)

"Don't Ever Leave Me" - Bob & Earl (1962)
"Don't Ever Leave Me" - Connie Francis (1964)

"Don't Fight It" - Wilson Pickett (1965)
"Don't Fight It" - Kenny Loggins & Steve Perry (1982)

"Don't Give Up" - Petula Clark (1968)
"Don't Give Up" - Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush (1987)

"Don't Let Go" - Roy Hamilton (1958)
"Don't Let Go" - Wang Chung (1984)

"Don't Look Back" - Boston (1978)
"Don't Look Back" - Fine Young Cannibals (1989)

"Don't Pity Me" - Dion & the Belmonts (1959)
"Don't Pity Me" - Peter & Gordon (1965)

"Don't Stop" - Fleetwood Mac (1977)
"Don't Stop" - Jeffrey Osborne (1984)

"Don't Stop Believin'" - Olivia Newton-John (1976)
"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey (1981)

"Don't Walk Away" - Rick Springfield (1984)
"Don't Walk Away" - Robert Tepper (1986)
"Don't Walk Away" - Toni Childs (1988)

"Don't You Want Me" - Human League (1982)
"Don't You Want Me" - Jody Watley (1987)

"Down By the River" - Buddy Miles (1970)
"Down By the River" - Albert Hammond (1972)

"Downtown" - Petula Clark (1965)
"Downtown" - One 2 Many (1989)

"Dream Lover" - Bobby Darin (1959)
"Dream Lover" - Marshall Tucker Band (1978)

"Dream On" - The Righteous Brothers (1974)
"Dream On" - Aerosmith (1976)

"Dreamer" - The Four Aces (1956)
"Dreamer" - Supertramp (1980)
"Dreamer" - The Association (1981)

"Dreamin'" - Johnny Burnette (1960)
"Dreamin'" - Loleatta Holloway (1977)
"Dreamin'" - Will to Power (1987)

"Dreaming" - Blondie (1979)
"Dreaming" - Cliff Richard (1980)
"Dreaming" - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (1988)

"Dreams" - Buddy Miles (1970)
"Dreams" - Fleetwood Mac (1977)
"Dreams" - Van Halen (1986)

"Dreamy Eyes" - The Four Preps (1957)
"Dreamy Eyes" - Johnny Tillotson (1962)

"Dynamite" - Brenda Lee & Anita Kerr Singers (1957)
"Dynamite" - Jermaine Jackson (1984)

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