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Who should have performed that song?

Posted By: flotsam

Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 06:34 AM

Hi
Not really a puzzle in the usual sense, so if it needs to move to Mixed Bag please feel free, but there is hopefully some thoughtful and fun head scratching nonetheless.
It came to mind from an ongoing thread at MIxed Bag about things we like to listen to.
Put simply, what band or performer based on their name should have performed a song based on its name. For example:

Losing My Religion (REM) should have been performed by Faith No More
Who Let The Dogs Out (Baha Men) should have been performed by Bow Wow Wow

The best answer by consensus and acclamation wins this bright shiny car car

thumbsup
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 10:02 AM

Nice one, flotsam! thumbsup How's about:

Up where we belong - The Eagles
Another brick in the wall - Men at Work
Posted By: Pandora

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 11:17 AM

Fun idea! smile

All By Myself by Maroon 5
There's a Fly in My Soup by Glen Campbell
Amazing Grace by Madonna
Posted By: Redz

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 11:52 AM

"Leader of the Pack" by Frank Sinatra wave
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 11:52 AM

Listen to the Music - Def Leppard

Superstition - Black Sabbath

wave
Posted By: Redz

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 03:08 PM

"Here Comes the Sun" by Beach Boys smile
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 03:50 PM

I Am a Rock by The Rolling Stones
Bugs by The Beatles

Fun idea, Flotsam! urock
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 04:19 PM

I go ape - Monkees
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 07:00 PM

Lady Marmalade by Pearl Jam

Cuts Like a Knife by Stevie Nicks
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/30/21 08:38 PM

Peaceful Easy Feeling by Nirvana
On the Road Again by Journey wink
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 12:54 AM

bravo bravo

Money - Johnny Cash
Lollipop - Sweet
Posted By: LadyKestrel

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 01:46 AM

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Jefferson Airplane
"The Boxer" by Blood, Sweat and Tears
Posted By: Marian

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 02:27 AM

Time is On My Side by the Strawberry Alarm Clock
How Do You Mend a Broken Heart by The Cure
Stop in the Name of Love by the Police

Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 11:32 AM

If I Had a Hammer by Nine Inch Nails

Bang Bang by The Sex Pistols

Power of Love by AC/DC
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 12:05 PM

Climb every mountain - Dan Hill
We are family - Mamas and the Papas
Posted By: Marian

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 03:51 PM

Every Breath You Take by Air Supply
Free Bird by A Flock of Seagulls
Creeque Alley by the Backstreet Boys
I Want a New Drug by Dr. Dre
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 04:40 PM

War and When The Battle Is Over by the Attack
Like A Rolling Stone by Ronnie Wood (or any of them, and they have of course covered it: not sure whether any of their progeny are musical enough to sing Papa Was A Rolling Stone...)
Wind Beneath My Wings by the Eagles or the Jefferson Airplane or Flock of Seagulls (and probably several other candidates)
Get Me To The Church On Time by Amen Corner

Great game idea, flotsam, and some cool suggestions from everyone! thumbsup

Posted By: LadyKestrel

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 07:25 PM

"Special Delivery" by the Lettermen
"April Come She Will" by the Four Seasons
Posted By: Marian

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 08:20 PM

Gimme Shelter by Crowded House
Love Bites by the Scorpions
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 08:32 PM

Light my Fire - Canned Heat
Stand and Deliver - Highwaymen

...and based on an idea by michele:
Sound of Silence - Def Leppard
Posted By: soot

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 07/31/21 09:53 PM

Everyone Wants To Rule The World by the Beatles

A Horse With No Name by Simon & Garfunkel
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/01/21 01:40 AM

Dream On by R.E.M.

Unforgettable by The Who
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/01/21 03:26 AM

Some very cool (and clever) suggestions indeed Lex praise

Colour My World - Rainbow
Ben - Aretha Franklin
The Spam Song - Meatloaf woozy
Posted By: LadyKestrel

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/01/21 03:35 AM

"Brother Can You Spare a Dime" by Bread
"Eat at Home" by Meatloaf
"I Am the Walrus" and "Let Him Run Wild" by Disturbed
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/01/21 05:07 AM

LK, I can't help thinking I Am the Walrus should have been done by Seals and Crofts thumbsup
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/01/21 07:18 AM

An astute observation, flotsam, but apparently there are a couple of bands called Mustache which I would offer as strong contenders...! lol

The Cars actually sang Drive, but should obviously have performed Route 66 and Speedway At Nazareth (and I am sure there must be other appropriate songs for them)

Can't resist posting these links
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCjLWDWS1VU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZA6qiJVfU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs91er7AZmg

Posted By: soot

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/01/21 03:07 PM

Oh wow LadyK I would love to hear those renditions by Disturbed
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/01/21 03:29 PM

Don't go breaking my heart - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Come take a trip in my airship - Led Zeppelin
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/01/21 04:57 PM

Stairway To Heaven by The Grateful Dead

The Heat Is On by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/02/21 12:21 AM

People In Your Neighborhood by 3 Doors Down wave
Posted By: LadyKestrel

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/02/21 04:33 PM

Lex,
I do think Cars also should have covered Paul Simon's "Cars Are Cars."

Flotsam,
I was thinking that Debussy's La Mer would be too difficult for Seals and Crofts, but a good sea chanty like "Greenland Fisheries" or "Shoals of Herring" might be good.

Also:
"The Marvelous Toy" by Yo-Yo Ma
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/02/21 05:08 PM


It's The Little Things by Tom Petty

Tiptoe Through The Tulips by Gordon Lightfoot

Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/03/21 12:48 AM

Nice ones MR smile
A sea shanty would be excellent LK, and maybe to feature the latter half, what about Rain On The Scarecrow?
And Little Red Corvette is another for The Cars.

Frontier Psychiatrist - Pavlov's Dog
Romeo and Juliet - The Romantics
Halo - The Angels (an excellent Australian band from the late 70s and 80s)
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/03/21 02:20 PM

ABC - ZZ Top (RIP Dusty Hill)

A couple more for the Cars - Long Black Limousine and Chauffeur Blues

Excellent Gordon Lightfoot suggestion from michele rose! lol

(Paul Simon's song Cars Are Cars was a new one to me, and the rather impressive Angels were a new act to me)
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/03/21 03:13 PM

Since we're on the car theme....


Pink Cadillac by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

Start Me Up by Mike and the Mechanics
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/03/21 03:23 PM

The Galaxy Song - Jefferson Starship
All Over Now - Grateful Dead
Kodachrome - Stephen Stills
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/04/21 12:00 AM

I particularly liked the Stills one UW thumbsup

Staying with the theme ...

Big Yellow Taxi - Deathcab For Cutie
Im In Love With My Car - Rage Against The Machine

Glad you liked The Angels Lex. They were my go-to pub band at the time.
The song for which they are iconically known is Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again. A reowrked version of a terribly boring effort once they reinvented themselves to be way heavier, here is a 1979 version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLZl6vgT7HM

Not long after, a very fun and boozy ((and not entirely appropriate aka rude words) audience refrain sprung up at live performances. How many times did I go hoarse as a result!
Two links below also highlight the tempo at which they variously performed the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jLoxp8EmoM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-lO3tZDKLQ

So many great Aussie bands of that period.

smile
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/04/21 09:33 AM

Flotsam, did the Angels have a change of vocalist or did the vocalist have a radical change of image?

My favourite Australian offerings are just about anything by Emily Barker (now a UK resident) but especially the album Dear River, Diesel and Dust by Midnight Oil, The Kick by INXS, and of course some of the BeeGees material (although at least some of them were born in the Isle of Man and a statue of them has recently been erected here).

But back to the theme, perhaps Drive All Night by Midnight Oil or The Cars smile
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/04/21 11:32 AM


Take Me Home, Country Roads by REO Speedwagon
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/05/21 01:16 AM

No change Lex; he aged and then got quite sick. He was 67 when he passed away in 2014.
I didn't know the Gibb boys came specifically from Isle of man. And I don't know Emily Barker so will check out Dear RIver. The other two are classics.

Re the theme, The Cars would certainly have an extensive catalogue. We could add Little Red Corvette, Mustang Sally, Highway Star, Heel on Wheels and lots more.

To change tack, there was an Ozzie band for a brief fleeting moment called Big Pig. What songs might they sing??

Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/05/21 07:10 AM

There is a rash(er) of songs about bacon... lol
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/05/21 08:35 AM

haha
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/05/21 06:54 PM

Almost anything else I can think of in connection with Big Pig would probably be considered unacceptably insensitive for GB... shame lol
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 01:15 AM

Moving on then .........rolleyes

Life In The Fast Lane by The Turtles

Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie by The Lovin' Spoonful
Posted By: Marian

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 01:35 AM

Abracadabra by Cheap Trick wink
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 03:24 AM

bravo

Maybe Big PIg could do All The Small Things.

Schools Out - London Grammar
Down Under - Ozzy Ozbourne
Posted By: LadyKestrel

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 03:43 AM

"Put on Your Sunday Clothes" by Charlotte Church
"I Ain't Down Yet" by Justin Timberlake
"You Mustn't Kick It Around" by Crystal Gayle
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 05:27 AM

Summer Breeze - Weather Report / Weather Girls / KC & The Sunshine Band smile
And maybe Dusty Springfield?
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 07:50 AM

Grind Baby Grind and Grind With Me by The Steve Miller Band smile

I was trying to think of a suitable artist's name (other than perhaps Cheap Trick again) for performing Leader Of The Pack or The Joker, and stumbled upon this... https://www.well-played.com.au/my-f...-about-crazy-band-names-and-song-titles/
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 11:28 AM

How 'bout this Lex.......

Leader of The Pack by The American Breed
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 01:59 PM

Sounds good michele, and Fleet Foxes would be another contender for that sort of pack: I was trying to twist it a bit to relate to cards. smile
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/06/21 02:08 PM

Leader of the Pack - The Four Aces

(I still giggle at Redz - Frank Sinatra lol)
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/07/21 12:14 AM

Kings of Leon as well.
Thanks for the link Lex - looks like fun.
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/07/21 07:03 AM

Good one UW thumbsup

flotsam, that game was no doubt at least partly Fosters inspired (as it looked like an Australian url) wink
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/07/21 06:07 PM

I Got Ants In My Pants by Sting smile
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/09/21 07:36 AM

So what about suitable titles for Adam and the Ants (no doubt performed whilst line dancing)? smile
Posted By: Pandora

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/09/21 12:44 PM

Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie by Adam and the Ants

I've been loving this thread, Lex. grin
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/09/21 02:44 PM

Sugar Sugar by Adam and the Ants
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/10/21 01:23 AM

All My Friends Are Insects, Eve of Destruction, and (perhaps) In A Gadda Da Vida smile

And not at all ant related, Rollin On The River - Kenny Loggins
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/10/21 07:22 AM

Actually, Rollin' On The River is not entirely inappropriate for ants... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A042J0IDQK4 lol
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 12:33 AM

That was fascinating Lex smile
Based on that Adam Ant should also sing Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 12:47 AM

Leader of the Pack by Steppenwolf
Electric Avenue by AC/DC grin
Posted By: Marian

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 01:06 AM

All By Myself by Herman's Hermits
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 01:18 AM

Needle and the Damage Done - Cowboy Junkies
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 01:24 AM

Seven Wonders by Lady Gaga
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 02:28 AM

Life in the Fast Lane by Taylor Swift
The Heat is On by Freddy Mercury
Beautiful Boy by Offspring
This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by Cat Stevens
Fakin’ It by The Pretenders wink
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 06:09 AM

Nice ones smile

Catch Me If You Can - Gotye
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 08:12 AM

The Cowboy Junkies (one of my favourite bands although I only latched onto them a couple of years ago) have done several Neil Young covers, so I had to check flotsam's suggestion above...! wink
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/11/21 11:37 PM

Just in case you haven't come across this one Lex https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yzOpjQsXvk

Walking In The Rain - Wet Wet Wet
I Shot The Sherriff - First Aid Kit
Immigrant Song - Foreigner
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/12/21 12:24 AM

Show Me the Way by The Pointer Sisters
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/12/21 07:22 AM

I have that song on one of their albums flotsam, and as it so happens I found that performance yesterday while exploring Latent Recordings and The Latent Lounge, which also led me to Lee Harvey Osmond, a collaboration with Tom Wilson (of whom I was previously unaware).

This is another Neil Young cover of theirs which I like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvy4jxqxbbc

Clearly The Cowboy Junkies should also have performed Heroin, Cocaine, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Nicotine And Alcohol, Novocaine For The Soul and perhaps Love Is The Drug! smile
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/13/21 12:12 AM

Will It Go Round In Circles by The Spinners
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/13/21 12:52 AM

Clearly they should have Lex - certainly not Dr Feelgood grin
Will have to check out more of that CB concert too.

Beep - The Hooters
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/13/21 09:03 AM

...on the other hand, for Dr Feelgood, just add milk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTbzyqr0TRo grin

But back to the main theme, Colours by Simply Red and A Whiter Shade Of Pale by the White Stripes (or has someone else already suggested those?) headscratch

...going a little off theme again (but perhaps not entirely) I saw and could not resist this clip about inappropriate wedding songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8S2u8_vSnc lol
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/13/21 11:38 AM

Funny clip, Lex, with good voice imitation of singers snicker



The Games People Play by Chubby Checker
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/13/21 03:23 PM

...which was recorded at the Chess studios smile
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/14/21 07:00 AM

The most recent theme ..

Yellow Submarine - Bananarama
Blue Monday - Til Tuesday
Black Night - either or both of Black and/or Night
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/14/21 11:39 AM

Kaleidoscope by Living Colour

Lipstick On Your Collar by Pink
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/15/21 05:06 AM

Inspired by a conversation my wife and I just had about Ed Wood and Orson Welles

Bela Lugosi's Dead - Vampire Weekend
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/16/21 12:18 AM

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by The Rascals
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/16/21 06:37 AM

Once Bitten Twice Shy by Three Dog Night smile
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/16/21 11:57 AM

Witchy Woman by Magic! witch

Do You Believe in Magic by Hocus Pocus
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/16/21 12:42 PM

Stir It Up by The Loving Spoonful woozy
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/16/21 10:39 PM

bravo
Hocus Pocus could have quite a catalogue - Abracadabra, Magic Man, White Rabbit, One Trick Pony, I Put A Spell On You, Top Hat to name just a few
The Loving Spoonful too - Fork In The Road, Sugar Baby Love, Cuts Like A Knife, One More Cup Of Coffee etc
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/17/21 07:22 AM

...on that note, who should have sung Spoonful? headscratch
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/18/21 01:35 AM

The somewhat trite answer is ... Spoon.
There is apparently a band called Stir (never heard of them myselves but google knows all).
I will have to think harder think
Posted By: LadyKestrel

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/18/21 02:54 AM

"Spoonful" by The Soul Stirrers
"Jellyman Kelly" by The Jam
"Put Down the Duckie" by The Police
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/18/21 04:05 AM

bravo
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/18/21 11:40 AM

Spoonful by Humble Pie rolleyes
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/18/21 05:46 PM

Spoonful by Medicine Head, and of course Cream (who did perform it) smile
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/19/21 01:45 AM

Nice yes
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/19/21 01:46 AM

Speaking of Cream, what might they have done?

No Milk Today, Strawberry Fields Forever and and of course Whip It
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/19/21 07:40 AM

(Simply) The Best, and perhaps The Cat Crept In should have been performed by Cream...

....and appropriately Sitting On Top Of The World was actually performed by Cream blackkitty
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/23/21 07:31 AM

Whiter Shade Of Pale would be another song for Cream. smile
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/23/21 08:09 AM

And what an excellent song it is Lex yes
The Public Image song Rise could be another in the catalogue.
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/24/21 06:17 AM

Lets get to 100 posts before we all get shiny red cars!
So rather appropriately, what would Haircut 100 sing?
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/24/21 07:15 AM

Off the top of my head my first suggestion is Almost Cut My Hair wink and I think there was a song called Hair in the Musical of that name

There appears to be a band called The Beards who sing a lot of beard related songs and I also found this list of top hair related songs https://www.gemtracks.com/guides/view.php?title=top-songs-about-hair&id=749
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/24/21 11:24 PM

Thats a lot of hair songs!
How about Surrey With A Fringe On Top
Posted By: Sherlock

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/25/21 01:30 AM

Close Your Eyes by Blink 182 wink
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/26/21 06:27 AM

I don't know anything about the soundtrack from Sweeney Todd, but... think
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/26/21 03:26 PM

You Keep Me Hanging On - Dr Hook
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/26/21 04:38 PM

Grazing in the Grass by Buffalo Springfield
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/26/21 05:38 PM

The Young Ones and Teach Your Children by The Small Faces blackkitty
Posted By: flotsam

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/26/21 10:49 PM

Enola Gay - The B-52s
Posted By: Lex

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/30/21 09:11 AM

I'm A King Bee by Sting catrub
Posted By: Urban Worrier

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/30/21 05:37 PM

Walking in the Sand - The Beach Boys
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 08/31/21 12:12 AM

Splish Splash by Muddy Waters
Posted By: michele rose

Re: Who should have performed that song? - 09/04/21 12:31 AM

I Found Love On A Two-Way Street by Traffic
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