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Beatles' song titles used by other artists
10 March 2014
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Von Bontee said

 It’s not as though they titled one “Cranberry Fields Forever” or something.

That made me laugh out loud. :D  And it reminds me of one of my original thoughts when I started this thread: I was listening to an obscure (to me, anyway) Bruce Springsteen song, and I realized that he gave it the title “Tomorrow Never Knows .” Hmm, okay, that’s no big deal. Then I wondered to myself, “Which Beatles song titles are absolutely untouchable by other artists?” Obviously, no one will dare release another “Strawberry Fields Forever ,” or “Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” But how about “With A Little Help From My Friends ?” Or “Lovely Rita ?” Since you can’t copyright a song title, anyone is free to write a song called “Ticket To Ride ,” putting different lyrics to a different melody. How would that hypothetical song be received? I suppose if the song was catchy enough, it would be OK. That would be something if a new song was released with a title like “Across The Universe ,” and its popularity eclipsed the Beatles’ original.

I had this conversation with myself while I was listening to my iPod, working out on an elliptical training machine at the gym. It helps pass the time if I can amuse myself like that. Hmm…  “Maybe I’m Amused”… that’s possibly a good song title. :)

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Bungalow Bob said

Von Bontee said

 It’s not as though they titled one “Cranberry Fields Forever” or something.

That made me laugh out loud. :D  And it reminds me of one of my original thoughts when I started this thread: I was listening to an obscure (to me, anyway) Bruce Springsteen song, and I realized that he gave it the title “Tomorrow Never Knows .” Hmm, okay, that’s no big deal.

Yeah, I’d never heard of that Springsteen track either and was mildly astonished to learn of its existence when you started this thread. He has to be familiar with the Beatles song, right? (He’d have been about 18-19 when it was released, I believe.) I can’t imagine what motiivated him to re-use a unique song title so well identified with another song – especially a title that itself makes no grammatical sense.

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The Casino Royal  theme for bond Is you know my name by Chris Cornell

 Here is a Poets of the Fall cover of that song

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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Annadog40 said
The Casino Royal  theme for bond Is you know my name by Chris Cornell

Nice find, Annadog40! And it’s a good song, too. I don’t recall ever hearing this version of “You Know My Name.” And you’d think I would have heard it, because I live in Seattle, and Chris Cornell is a Seattle guy.

Anyway, I’ll update the list of Beatles’ song titles by other bands. It would be a fun playlist to listen to.

“You Know My Name”

Tomorrow Never Knows

Hold Me Tight

I Should Have Known Better

Love Me Do

All Together Now

I’m A Loser

What Goes On

Tell Me Why

The End

I Need You

Another Girl

I’ve Got A Feeling ,” by the Black-Eyed Peas (That just popped into my head while I was typing this list. Although I think they titled it “I Gotta Feeling.” So, I gotta feeling I shouldn’t count this one. I dunno. I gotta ask the judges.)   :)
 

 

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The name of the Beatles song is You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) not You Know My Name. Its like saying (Just Like) Starting Over is called Starting Over.

The Black Eyed Peas song is I Gotta Feeling not I’ve Got A Feeling .

 

Oh, i see the note Bungalow Bob posted. I’d disallow both.

 

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The name of the Beatles song is You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) not You Know My Name. Its like saying (Just Like) Starting Over is called Starting Over.

The Black Eyed Peas song is I Gotta Feeling not I’ve Got A Feeling .

 

Oh, i see the note Bungalow Bob posted. I’d disallow both.

 

OK then, without the parenthetical addition, it won’t be allowed. We’ll just say that “You Know My Name” is “Close (But No Cigar.”) Of course, now I’m not sure if folks from other English-speaking countries are familiar with that odd American idiom about the cigar. And I don’t even know if “parenthetical” is a real word.

Hmm… I wonder if the Black-eyed Peas deliberately spelled “I Gotta Feeling” the way they did, just so it wouldn’t be confused with the existing Beatles song. I gotta feeling they did. :)

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Bungalow Bob said

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The name of the Beatles song is You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) not You Know My Name. Its like saying (Just Like) Starting Over is called Starting Over.

The Black Eyed Peas song is I Gotta Feeling not I’ve Got A Feeling .

 

Oh, i see the note Bungalow Bob posted. I’d disallow both.

 

OK then, without the parenthetical addition, it won’t be allowed. We’ll just say that “You Know My Name” is “Close (But No Cigar.”) Of course, now I’m not sure if folks from other English-speaking countries are familiar with that odd American idiom about the cigar. And I don’t even know if “parenthetical” is a real word.

Hmm… I wonder if the Black-eyed Peas deliberately spelled “I Gotta Feeling” the way they did, just so it wouldn’t be confused with the existing Beatles song. I gotta feeling they did. :)

They probably did. Their song is so utterly annoying and dreadful that no one with any musical taste would have it anywhere near the Beatles song in their music collection but i suppose you could read it in a newspaper, online or on a cd and think it was a cover.

 

Out of interest is there any song that all four Beatles have sung lead on at different times (so not something like Christmas Time (Is Here Again))? I think i’ve read there is at least one, a cover of an 50’s song, but i can’t think of it.

Paul, George and John (Get Back sessions) have all sung lead on Get Back but not Ringo (and i don’t count him doing a few spoken lines when bored senseless during the Get Back sessions) 

George sang a few lines of I Saw Her Standing There in an all-star line up at the R&R Hall of Fame in 1988, John did so with Elton in ’74 but no Ringo lead.

 

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Yeah, but people say just “Norwegian Wood ” or just “The Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp”. I think it’s fine either way.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Yeah, but people say just “Norwegian Wood ” or just “The Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp”. I think it’s fine either way.

But its not the song title. A lot of people say Strawberry Fields but its full correct title is Strawberry Fields Forever .

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meanmistermustard said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Yeah, but people say just “Norwegian Wood ” or just “The Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp”. I think it’s fine either way.

But its not the song title. A lot of people say Strawberry Fields but its full correct title is Strawberry Fields Forever .

I suppose, but if someone called a song Norwegian Wood , I’d count it as a Beatles title

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I’d think of the Beatles song but wouldn’t count it as the same song title.

What about songs the Beatles covered? Ringo has a song called Bad Boy .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..cKs-Fo6jm4

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Jeff Ltnne has “Every Little Thing ” from Armchair Theatre.

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Chris Rea recorded a very good song called Julia . Hadn’t heard for ages until now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..gNLcLn-OCg

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This song “Julia ” by Chris Rea is pretty darn good. I’d never heard it. And I’d forgotten about Jeff Lynne’s “Every Little Thing .” I just listened to the sample on iTunes, which only recently put his long out-of-print “Armchair Theatre” on the website. Good stuff. Definitely enough songs to make a decent playlist.

I’d also never heard Ringo warbling “Bad Boy .” Ya gotta love the opening line “I’m just a bad boy-oy-oy-oy-oy-oy-oy…” :D

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Another for the pile

Kim Wilde and In My Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..2_J365QXu8

And whilst it is technically a cover Deacon Blue released a fine track called Twist And Shout , it even has a nod to the more well known song of the same name  at the end plus on the 12″ single there was a cover of I’m Down .

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This thread goes along with the current round of The Baker’s Dozen https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..1/#p177058

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