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Timeline Original-Cover Pairs and Duplicate Titles

Year

Title

Artist

notes

1965

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones

original (see "Satisfaction")

2003

99 Problems

Jay-Z

original

2004

99 Problems

Danger Mouse

mash up (re-purpose)

1968

All Along the Watchtower

Bob Dylan

original

1968

All Along the Watchtower

Jimi Hendrix Experience

cover

1966

Barbara Ann

Beach Boys

cover

1961

Barbara-Ann

Regents

original

1978

Because the Night

Patti Smith Group

original record by co-writer

1986

Because the Night (live)

Bruce Springsteen

alt version by co-writer

1995

Black Steel

Tricky Feat. Martine

cover with shorter title

1988

Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos

Public Enemy

original with full title

1956

Blue Suede Shoes

Carl Perkins

original

1956

Blue Suede Shoes

Elvis Presley

cover

1958

Breathless

Jerry Lee Lewis

original

1983

Breathless

X

cover

1970

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel

original

1971

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Aretha Franklin

cover

1966

Devil With The Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly

Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels

cover of second title

1965

Gloria

Them (Van Morrison)

original

1966

Gloria

The Shadows of Knight

cover (1st time)

1975

Gloria

Patti Smith Group

cover (2nd time)

1958

Good Golly Miss Molly

Little Richard

original

1948

Good Rockin' Tonight

Wynonie Harris

original by Roy Brown 1947

1954

Good Rockin' Tonight

Elvis Presley

cover

1980

The Guns of Brixton

The Clash

original

2012

Guns of Brixton

Jimmy Cliff

cover

1969

Hot Burrito #1

The Flying Burrito Brothers

original

1999

Hot Burrito #1

The Mavericks

cover

1953

Hound Dog

Willie Mae Thornton

original

1956

Hound Dog

Elvis Presley

cover

1964

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Marvin Gaye

original

1966

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Jr. Walker & The All Stars

cover

1967

I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)

Sam & Dave

original

1980

I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)

Elvis Costello

cover

1955

I Hear You Knockin'

Smiley Lewis

original

1971

I Hear You Knockin'

Dave Edmunds

cover

1967

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Gladys Knight & the Pips

original

1968

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Marvin Gaye

cover

1974

I Shot the Sheriff

Bob Marley & The Wailers

original

1974

I Shot the Sheriff

Eric Clapton

cover

1977

Jamming

Bob Marley & The Wailers

original (see "Master Blaster")

1956

Long Tall Sally

Little Richard

original

1964

Long Tall Sally

Beatles

cover

1957

Louie Louie

Richard Berry

original

1963

Louie Louie

Kingsmen

cover

1980

Master Blaster (Jammin')

Stevie Wonder

tribute to Bob Marley

1960

Money (That's What I Want)

Barrett Strong

original

1964

Money (That's What I Want)

Beatles

cover

1965

Mr. Tambourine Man

Bob Dylan

original

1965

Mr. Tambourine Man

The Byrds

cover

1952

Night Train

Jimmy Forrest

original (instrumental)

1962

Night Train

James Brown

cover

1957

Not Fade Away

The Crickets (Buddy Holly)

original

1964

Not Fade Away

The Rolling Stones

cover

1956

Oh, What a Night

Dells

original

1969

Oh, What a Night

Dells

cover (new arrangement)

1977

One Love/People Get Ready

Bob Marley & The Wailers

lyrical interpolation of PGR

1952

One Mint Julep

Clovers

original

1961

One Mint Julep

Ray Charles

cover (instrumental)

1965

People Get Ready

The Impressions

original

1969

Proud Mary

Creedence Clearwater Revival

original

1971

Proud Mary

Ike & Tina Turner

cover

1965

Respect

Otis Redding

original

1967

Respect

Aretha Franklin

cover

1956

Ruby Baby

Drifters

original

1963

Ruby Baby

Dion

cover

1966

Satisfaction

Otis Redding

cover (title sans parentheses)

1965

Shake

Sam Cooke

original

1965

Shake

Otis Redding

cover

1954

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Big Joe Turner

original

1954

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Bill Haley & His Comets

cover

1961

Spanish Harlem

Ben E. King

original

1971

Spanish Harlem

Aretha Franklin

cover

1960

Stay

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

original

1978

Stay

Jackson Browne

cover

1958

Summertime Blues

Eddie Cochran

original

1970

Summertime Blues (live)

The Who

cover

1963

Surfin' USA (aka Sweet Little Sixteen)

Beach Boys

cover (new lyrics)

1968

Susie Q (Part 1)

Creedence Clearwater Revival

cover

1957

Susie-Q

Dale Hawkins

original

1958

Sweet Little Sixteen

Chuck Berry

original

1974

Take Me To The River

Al Green

original

1978

Take Me To The River

Talking Heads

cover

1954

That's All Right

Elvis Presley

cover

1947

That's All Right

Arthur Crudup

original

1960

The Twist (aka Whatcha Gonna Do)

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

cover (new lyrics)

1957

Think

"5" Royales

original

1960

Think

James Brown

cover

1968

Think

Aretha Franklin

different song

1962

Twist and Shout

Isley Brothers

original

1964

Twist and Shout

Beatles

cover

1964

Walk On By

Dionne Warwick

original

1969

Walk On By

Isaac Hayes

cover

1970

War

Edwiin Starr

original

1986

War (live)

Bruce Springsteen

cover

1955

Whatcha Gonna Do

Drifters

original

1960

When Will I Be Loved

Everly Brothers

original

1975

When Will I Be Loved

Linda Ronstadt

cover

Year

Title

Artist

notes

1967

A Girl Like You

The Young Rascals

duplicate title

1995

A Girl Like You

Edwyn Collins

duplicate title

1975

Best of My Love

Eagles

duplicate title

1977

Best of My Love

The Emotions

duplicate title

1961

Crazy

Patsy Cline

duplicate title

2006

Crazy

Gnarls Barkley

duplicate title

1993

Creep

Radiohead

duplicate title

1994

Creep

TLC

duplicate title

1964

Don't Worry Baby

Beach Boys

duplicate title

1984

Don't Worry Baby

Los Lobos

duplicate title

1971

Family Affair

Sly & The Family Stone

duplicate title

2001

Family Affair

Mary J. Blige

duplicate title

1956

Fever

Little Willie John

duplicate title

2014

Fever

The Black Keys

duplicate title

1975

Fire

Ohio Players

duplicate title

1979

Fire

The Pointer Sisters

duplicate title

1958

For Your Love

Ed Townsend

duplicate title

1965

For Your Love

Yardbirds

duplicate title

1953

Good Lovin'

The Clovers

duplicate title

1966

Good Lovin'

The Young Rascals

duplicate title

1966
Good Thing
Paul Revere & The Raiders
duplicate title
1989
Good Thing
Fine Young Cannibals
duplicate title

1964

Good Times

Sam Cooke

duplicate title

1979

Good Times

Chic

duplicate title

1972

Happy

The Rolling Stones

duplicate title

2014

Happy

Pharrell Williams

duplicate title

1999

Hold On

Tom Waits

duplicate title

2012

Hold On

Alabama Shakes

duplicate title

1955

I'm A Man

Bo Diddley

duplicate title

1967

I'm A Man

The Spencer Davis Group

duplicate title

1954

I'm Ready

Muddy Waters

duplicate title

1959

I'm Ready

Fats Domino

duplicate title

1972

I'm Still in Love With You

Al Green

duplicate title

1999

I'm Still in Love With You

Steve Earle with Iris Dement

duplicate title

1984

Jump

Van Halen

duplicate title

1992

Jump

Kris Kross

duplicate title

1968

Revolution

Beatles

duplicate title

2012

Revolution

Dr. John

duplicate title

1988

Roll With It

Steve Winwood

duplicate title

1995

Roll With It

Oasis

duplicate title

1961 Runaway Del Shannon duplicate title
2010 Runaway Kanye West Feat. Pusha T duplicate title

1987

Runaway Train

Rosanne Cash

duplicate title

1993

Runaway Train

Soul Asylum

duplicate title

1978

Shame

Evelyn "Champagne" King

duplicate title

1999

Shame

Randy Newman

duplicate title

1972

Stay With Me

The Faces

duplicate title

2014

Stay With Me

Sam Smith

duplicate title

1957

Think

"5" Royales

original

1960

Think

James Brown

cover

1968

Think

Aretha Franklin

different song

1968 Tighten Up Archie Bell & The Drells duplicate title
2010 Tighten Up The Black Keys duplicate title

1962

Uptown

Crystals

duplicate title

1980

Uptown

Prince

duplicate title

1962

What's Your Name

Don & Juan

duplicate title

1978

What's Your Name

Lynyrd Skynyrd

duplicate title

1966

Wild Thing

The Troggs

duplicate title

1989

Wild Thing

Tone Loc

duplicate title