Sam Cooke - Songs


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Famed soul singer and songwriter Sam Cooke (January 22, 1931 - December 11, 1964) got his start singing gospel music at age 6 and he was a member of several gospel and soul groups before going solo. Cooke's best known songs include "You Send Me" (1957), "Only Sixteen" (1959), "Chain Gang" (1960), and "Twistin' The Night Away" (1962). In 1986, Cooke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Sam Cooke

  • Another Saturday Night     1963
    (This song also became a hit for Cat Stevens (1974).)

  • Bring It On Home To Me     1962
    (This song later also became a hit for the Animals (1965), Eddie Floyd (1968), and Lou Rawls (1970).)

  • Chain Gang     1960
    (This song later also became a hit for Jackie Wilson & Count Basie (1968) and Jim Croce (1976, as a medley).)

  • Cupid     1961
    (This oldies classic later also became a hit for Johnny Rivers (1965), Johnny Nash (1970), Dawn (1976), and the Spinners (1980, as a medley).)

  • Frankie And Johnny     1963
    (This song, which is based on the early 20th century folk tune ("Frankie and Johnny were lovers ..."), was previously a hit for Johnny Cash (1959) and Brook Benton (1961) and later also became a hit for the Greenwood Country Singers (1964) and Elvis Presley (1966).)

  • Having A Party     1962
    (This song later also became a hit for the Ovations (1973, as a medley), Luther Vandross (1982, as a medley), and Rod Stewart & Ronnie Wood (1994).)

  • Little Red Rooster     1963

  • Nothing Can Change This Love     1962

  • Sad Mood     1960

  • Send Me Some Lovin'     1963
    (This song was previously a hit for Little Richard (1957).)

  • Sugar Dumpling     1965

  • That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On     1961

  • Twistin' The Night Away     1962
    (This song later also became a hit for Rod Stewart (1973, 1987).)

  • Wonderful World     1960
    (This song later also became a hit for the Herman's Hermits (1965) and Art Garfunkel with James Taylor & Paul Simon (1978).)

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