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Beatles' song titles used by other artists
6 March 2014
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I have lots of music on my iPod by artists that I like, but I'm not that familiar with their individual songs. Yesterday, I was listening to my iPod on "random" while working out. A song by Bruce Springsteen started playing. It's a pleasant-enough rockabilly tune, the kind I think he can punch out in his sleep. Anyway, I realized that the title of his song is… (gasp)… "Tomorrow Never Knows."

That got me thinking: Are there many other songs out there that dare to use Beatles titles? The Beatles did release a fair share of innocuous, garden-variety titles, such as "The Night Before," and "I Need You." Neil Young has a song called "Tell Me Why." According to the law, you can't copyright a song title. So then, what Beatles' song titles would considered "off limits?" Nobody will release a new tune called "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey," but how about "Getting Better?" Or, "You're Going To Lose That Girl?" Springsteen took a Beatles' title, but I guess he takes his nickname "The Boss" seriously. Are there other songs out there with Beatles titles that i don't know about? And what Beatles titles are "untouchable?"

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6 March 2014
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Jim Diamond released a song in the 80's called 'I Should Have Known Better'; its actually a pretty good song.

The other one that comes to mind is All Together Now by The Farm

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6 March 2014
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I'm not sure if this counts but The impractical jokers include I Saw Murr Standing There. It kinda uses the title

 

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6 March 2014
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In 1984, the American alt-rock band "The Replacements" released an album called "Let It Be." It didn't sell very well, but many rock critics consider the album a classic, and include it on their list of top all-time rock records. I heard it once, and it didn't do anything for me. Naming their album "Let it Be," especially when there isn't a corresponding song of that title, strikes me a snarky ploy to get attention. I'm not a fan of snarky ploys.

6 March 2014
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"Snarky ploy" haha I love that.

 

Anyway I think that I saw Murr standing there as a title was definitely inspired by I Saw Her Standing There. Oh and that album cover reminds me of Let it be

7 March 2014
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Bungalow Bob said

In 1984, the American alt-rock band "The Replacements" released an album called "Let It Be." It didn't sell very well, but many rock critics consider the album a classic, and include it on their list of top all-time rock records. I heard it once, and it didn't do anything for me. Naming their album "Let it Be," especially when there isn't a corresponding song of that title, strikes me a snarky ploy to get attention. I'm not a fan of snarky ploys.

Great album! And a great band too. The Replacements were irreverent, and calling an album "Let It Be" was just them being themselves. They happened to have great affection for rock culture, and I could post a video of theirs to demonstrate their Beatles love/knowledge (that's irreverent love/knowledge, mind you), but it'll have to wait until I get home because youtube is blocked here (and I'm hoping that the song even exists on youtube, for that matter...)

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7 March 2014
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Von Bontee said

Bungalow Bob said

In 1984, the American alt-rock band "The Replacements" released an album called "Let It Be." It didn't sell very well, but many rock critics consider the album a classic, and include it on their list of top all-time rock records. I heard it once, and it didn't do anything for me. Naming their album "Let it Be," especially when there isn't a corresponding song of that title, strikes me a snarky ploy to get attention. I'm not a fan of snarky ploys.

Great album! And a great band too. The Replacements were irreverent, and calling an album "Let It Be" was just them being themselves. They happened to have great affection for rock culture, and I could post a video of theirs to demonstrate their Beatles love/knowledge (that's irreverent love/knowledge, mind you), but it'll have to wait until I get home because youtube is blocked here (and I'm hoping that the song even exists on youtube, for that matter...)

Silly Von Bontee, doesn't know that everything exists on YouTube.

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7 March 2014
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Haha indeed! It exists. Bungalow Bob probably won't like it - and I wouldn't blame him; it's definitely not a great song, just a bit of a goof - but note the obvious ripoff/parody of two Beatles classics within. (This one's from the album previous to Let It Be, incidentally.)

As for borrowed Beatles titles: Badfinger did "Love Me Do" (way better song than the earlier one), and Motorhead did "I'm A Loser", and the Velvet Underground did "What Goes On" (also superior to the Beatles) and Wire did yet another "I Should Have Known Better", which I hate.

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7 March 2014
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Von Bontee said
Haha indeed! It exists. Bungalow Bob probably won't like it - and I wouldn't blame him; it's definitely not a great song, just a bit of a goof - but note the obvious ripoff/parody of two Beatles classics within. (This one's from the album previous to Let It Be, incidentally.)

Thanks for the Replacements video, Von Bontee! After watching this, I checked out many of their songs on iTunes, and they still don't do much for me. I heard some decent melodies and some rockin' beats, but the Replacements strike my ear as being… hmm… under-rehearsed. I guess I just don't care for "indy" bands that go out of their way to sound so "indy."

But now we've got quite a line-up of Beatles song titles used by other bands:

"I Should Have Known Better"

"Love Me Do"

"All Together Now"

"I'm A Loser"

"What Goes On"

"Tomorrow Never Knows"

"The End"

"I Need You"

"Another Girl"

That would be fun to find enough of these to put together a decent playlist of Beatles titles that are not Beatles songs. :)

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7 March 2014
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Does Wings Hold Me Tight count?

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7 March 2014
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Does Wings Hold Me Tight count?

Yes, it does. Good catch, mmm.

 

7 March 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

meanmistermustard said
Does Wings Hold Me Tight count?

Yes, it does. Good catch, mmm.

 

:) Yes, we can include that. But hmm, mmm… should we count John Lennon's "Woman?" Paul wrote a tune called "Woman," but I guess not, since it was never actually recorded by the Beatles. 

7 March 2014
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Bungalow Bob said

Ahhh Girl said

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Does Wings Hold Me Tight count?

Yes, it does. Good catch, mmm.

 

:) Yes, we can include that. But hmm, mmm… should we count John Lennon's "Woman?" Paul wrote a tune called "Woman," but I guess not, since it was never actually recorded by the Beatles. 

I wouldn't have Woman as, like you say Bob, it wasn't actually recorded by the Beatles. 

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7 March 2014
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meanmistermustard said

Bungalow Bob said

Ahhh Girl said

meanmistermustard said
Does Wings Hold Me Tight count?

Yes, it does. Good catch, mmm.

 

:) Yes, we can include that. But hmm, mmm… should we count John Lennon's "Woman?" Paul wrote a tune called "Woman," but I guess not, since it was never actually recorded by the Beatles. 

I wouldn't have Woman as, like you say Bob, it wasn't actually recorded by the Beatles. 

That settles it, then; "Woman," begone! :D But it's a pretty impressive list, and we might be able to find a few more. I don't think we should count this one for "Good Night:" 

7 March 2014
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From Genesis' greatest hits - Tell Me Why. Not the same as Neil Young's.

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7 March 2014
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Bungalow Bob said

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Haha indeed! It exists. Bungalow Bob probably won't like it - and I wouldn't blame him; it's definitely not a great song, just a bit of a goof - but note the obvious ripoff/parody of two Beatles classics within. (This one's from the album previous to Let It Be, incidentally.)

Thanks for the Replacements video, Von Bontee! After watching this, I checked out many of their songs on iTunes, and they still don't do much for me. I heard some decent melodies and some rockin' beats, but the Replacements strike my ear as being… hmm… under-rehearsed. I guess I just don't care for "indy" bands that go out of their way to sound so "indy."

 

 

Yeah, they were kind of famously sloppy, largely because they were drunk a lot of the time! But they were a lot of fun onstage (saw their "comeback" concert in Toronto back in August), doing things like swapping instruments and playing requests, including songs (not their own) that they'd never played before. And Paul Westerberg was a fine songwriter as well.

To keep this on topic...I can't think of any Beatles titles recycled by the Replacements. But HEY, they did record some songs with the exact opposite sentiment of Beatles titles! Dig this:

"Don't Ask Why" instead of "Ask Me why"
"Can't Hardly Wait" instead of "Wait"
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"I Won't" instead of "I Will"!

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7 March 2014
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Thanks, meanmistermustard! In my initial post on this subject, I brought up Neil Young's song "Tell Me Why," and then I forget to put it on the list. But I'm not familiar with Genesis' "Tell Me Why," so that's another good "find." I know a lot of songs by Genesis, but not this particular one. I wonder if it wasn't a hit in the USA. Maybe someone can… tell me why.

Here is Neil Young's version of a Beatles title: 

7 March 2014
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There is a film and a book called P.S. I Love You - always see the book in second hand bookshops and immediately think its Beatles related. So if you have finished with the songs playlist and either want to read or watch something with a Beatles title then you have that option.

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7 March 2014
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vonbontee said

 

To keep this on topic...I can't think of any Beatles titles recycled by the Replacements. But HEY, they did record some songs with the exact opposite sentiment of Beatles titles! Dig this:

"Don't Ask Why" instead of "Ask Me why"
"Can't Hardly Wait" instead of "Wait"
and
"I Won't" instead of "I Will"!

Von Bontee, that's so funny! You might be the only one that discovered their little "inside joke" about song titles that are the opposite of the Beatles songs. That make me like the Replacements more, because of that humor. I only wish they had taken more care with their recordings. I don't mind loose. (I like the Stones "Exile On Main Street.") But there's loose, and then there's sloppy. Or, I guess, sloppy drunk.

And mmm, I keep thinking there's probably another song out there somewhere, titled "P.S, I Love You," maybe from the early 1950s or even earlier. It just sounds like a song title from the old-school writing teams of the Brill Building, with one guy pounding on a battered old piano, while the other guy scribbles lyrics furiously, while both of them chain-smoke. :)

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Bungalow Bob said

vonbontee said

 

To keep this on topic...I can't think of any Beatles titles recycled by the Replacements. But HEY, they did record some songs with the exact opposite sentiment of Beatles titles! Dig this:
"Don't Ask Why" instead of "Ask Me why"
"Can't Hardly Wait" instead of "Wait"
and
"I Won't" instead of "I Will"!

Von Bontee, that's so funny! You might be the only one that discovered their little "inside joke" about song titles that are the opposite of the Beatles songs.

Well, I doubt it was an intentional "inside joke", or a deliberate attempt at aping Beatles song titles - none of those titles (Beatles OR Replacements) are really memorable. It's not as though they titled one "Cranberry Fields Forever" or something.

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