WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Same Title Different Songs - April 7, 2004


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.

Next week: Interview with Spyder Turner.

Notes:

  • 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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