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madmaxvol
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Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Looking through songs the other day for another post and I ran across a video of Rodney Crowell singing Ain't Living Long Like This...

Ain't Living Long Like This - Rodney Crowell

Blew me away.


ETA...how it came to be. Story Behind The Song - Rodney Crowell

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TexTigah81
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
1970 hit by Badfinger - Come and Get It, written by Paul McCartney.


DeltaTigerDelta
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Billy Joe Shaver wrote Old Chunk of Coal recorded by John Anderson, Old Five and Dimers (Jerry Jeff) and You asked me to (Waylon)

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DeltaTigerDelta
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Mr. Bojangles- Jerry Jeff Walker

Bobby McGee- Kris Kristofferson


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JumpingTheShark
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
It don’t come easy - George Harrison


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deeprig9
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
All of Bob Marley's hits written by random white guy from NYC.

Broke my heart when I found out, many years ago.


The Spleen
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
I remember my mind being blown when I learned that the Bee Gees wrote Islands In the Stream.


Backinthe615
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Otis Redding wrote and recorded Respect prior to Aretha making it a hit.


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AlxTgr
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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1970 hit by Badfinger - Come and Get It, written by Paul McCartney.


I thought that was The Beatles for a long time.



(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding was written by Nick Lowe.


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Malefic Runt
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
I was stunned to find out most of Post Malones last album was actually written by Jason Isbell


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madmaxvol
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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I remember my mind being blown when I learned that the Bee Gees wrote Islands In the Stream.




Holy shite...I thought you were just fricking with me...so I looked it up. The freakin Bee Gees wrote Islands in the Stream.

That is awesome.


Dale3
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
On the flip side, didn't realize George Strait didn't write any of his hits or really any of his music


tilco
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk - Jamey Johnson



Keep Stirring
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Opening song off of Dwight Yoakam's 3 Pears album, Take Hold of My Hand was co-written by Kid Rock


Bruce Springsteen's Hungry Heart was originally written for the Ramones.. that would have been interesting


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PJinAtl
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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On the flip side, didn't realize George Strait didn't write any of his hits or really any of his music
George wrote some stuff very early in his career, but it wasn't anything big. He has been writing more of the stuff he records lately (a lot of co-writes with his son), but yeah, his real classic catalog is from the works of others.

Some of his songs were even covers, songs that he learned to play during his dance hall days.

His version of Amarillo By Morning was at least the third, with Chris Ledoux recording a version 8 years or so before.

Right or Wrong was an old jazz tune that Bob Wills turned into a western swing standard.


91TIGER
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
and Keith Whitley wrote Nobody In His Right Mind. Too bad he died so young he may have been the greatest country artist of all time ?


DeltaTigerDelta
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Barry Manilow wrote the songs the whole world sings.


TheTideMustRoll
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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Barry Manilow wrote the songs the whole world sings.


Yep. Well, except for the song about how he writes the songs that the whole world sings. He didn’t write that one.


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FightinTigersDammit
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Hoyt Axton's Mom co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel".


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fontell
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
quote:

Barry Manilow wrote the songs the whole world sings.


He supposedly wrote I am stuck on BandAid , You deserve a break today McDonalds, and Like a Good Neighbor State Farm is there


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