The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit both on the air and on the Internet. Today, Mike played songs that are different (in most cases vastly different) but that happen to share the same title.
- I Like It Like That - The Dave Clark 5 - 1965
- I Like It Like That - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 1964
- Baby, I Love You - Andy Kim - 1969
- Baby, I Love You - Aretha Franklin - 1967
- Words - The Monkees - 1967
- Words - The Bee Gees - 1968
- Word - The Beatles - 1965
- Words - Johnny Horton - 1962
- Who Do You Love - The Woolies - 1967 (by request)
- Who Do You Love - The Sapphires - 1964 (by request)
- Venus - Frankie Avalon - 1959
- Venus - Shocking Blue - 1970
- Tell Me Why - Bobby Vinton - 1964
- Tell Me Why - The Beatles - 1964
- Girl - Davy Jones - 1971
- Girl - The Beatles - 1965
Next week: Interview with Spyder Turner.
- The upbeat "I Like It Like That" (written by Chris Kenner and Allen Toussaint) as performed by the Dave Clark 5 (#7/1965) is the same song that Chris Kenner made famous in 1961 (#2/1961). The more bluesy "I Like It Like That" (#27/1964) by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, also played on today's show, is completely different from the Chris Kenner song.
- "Baby, I Love You" as performed by Andy Kim (born Andrew Joachim in Montreal of Lebanese parentage) is the same song that was also a chart hit for the Ronettes in 1964 (#24/1964). Aretha Franklin's more soulful song by the same name (#4/1967) was written by Ronny Shannon and sounds nothing like the Andy Kim/Ronettes song, the latter of which was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, and Phil Spector.
- "Words" (written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart) as performed by the Monkees (#11/1967) bears no relationship whatsoever to the more quiet and introspective Bee Gees-penned song by the same name (#15/1968). "Words" as written and performed by Johnny Horton was the B-side song of his chart hit, "Honky-Tonk Man" (#96/1962). "The Word" by the Beatles is yet another different song with that same title which is included on their 1965 "Rubber Soul" album (Capitol ST-2442).
- "Who Do You Love" as performed by the Woolies (#95/1967) was originally written and introduced by Ellas McDaniel (a.k.a. Bo Diddley) in 1956. The weepy "Who Do You Love" as performed by the Sapphires (#25/1964) was written by Kenny Gamble and Jerry Ross.
- The romantic "Venus" by Frankie Avalon (#1/59; #46/76), written by Ed Marshall, bears no relationship whatsoever to the edgier power rock "Venus" by the Shocking Blue (#1/1970) which was written by Robbie van Leeuwen. Both "Venus" songs topped the charts in their respective years.
- "Tell Me Why" by Bobby Vinton (#13/1964), which was written by Marty Gold and Al Alberts, Jr. (leader of the Four Aces), was also a chart hit for the Four Aces in 1952, peaking at #2. The Beatles uncharted "Tell Me Why" was included on their 1964 albums "A Hard Day's Night" (United Artists UAS-6366) and "Something New" (Capitol T-2108).
- The uncharted and catchy "Girl" by ex-Monkee Davy Jones was aired on an episode of the Brady Bunch. Davy Jones' "Girl" was included on his 1971 album "Davy Jones" (Bell 6067) and is on the CDs A Very Brady Sequel: Motion Picture Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK] and The Brady Bunch Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK]. The Beatles more melodious and introspective "Girl" was a derogatory commentary about Christianity and the Catholic church. John Lennon said that the verse that includes "pain will lead to pleasure" was about "the Catholic/Christian concept - be tortured and then it'll be alright. I was trying to say something about Christianity, which I was opposed to at the time." "Girl" was included on the 1965 Beatles album "Rubber Soul" (Capitol T-2442).
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