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EA6B
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
"Soul Man" by Isaac Hayes

"Rainy Night in Georgia" Tony Joe White.

"Hound Dog" and "Jail House Rock" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller


tarzana
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Love Hurts by Nazareth (originally written for, and performed by, The Everly Brothers).

Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt written by Roy Orbison!

I Know One-Garth Brooks song (originally by Jim Reeves)


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Choupique19
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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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


The Bee Gees had a fair amount of success over a couple of genres of music. Sadly, because they were so successful with disco music they took the fall when disco fell out of favor. No radio would play any new music they put out. So they were forced to write songs for others in the 1980s and those other performers, singing Bee Gees songs, had some big hits.


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parrothead
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
I was pretty old when I found out JJ Cale wrote Call Me the Breeze, Cocaine, and Traveling Light. I’m 30 for reference.


EA6B
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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I was pretty old when I found out JJ Cale wrote Call Me the Breeze, Cocaine, and Traveling Light. I’m 30 for reference.


Don't forget "After Midnight"


parrothead
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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Don't forget "After Midnight"


Absolutely! I don’t know how I missed that one.


DeltaTigerDelta
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Warren Zevon wrote Poor Pitiful Me which was a big hit for Linda Ronstadt


Mizooag94
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Hillbillyville, MO
Member since Sep 2018
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Many years ago when I was a dumb kid I thought Hendrix wrote Watchtower.


TFTC
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Chicago, Il
Member since May 2010
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
A remember way back when, I was surprised to find out a 16 yr old Jackson Browne wrote "These Days," which I first came to know from the Nico version..


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EA6B
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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Many years ago when I was a dumb kid I thought Hendrix wrote Watchtower.


I was a kid of the 1960s, it not until Clapton did his "unplugged CD" in the early 80s that I learned that a ton of songs done by Clapton, Led Zep, Foghat, etc. were all written by a old guy named Robert Johnson.


McGregor
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Always thought Take a Giant Step was by Taj Majal, nope, Carole King.


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Hooligan's Ghost
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Neil Young wrote gonna take a lotta love sung by Nicolette Larson


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FearlessFreep
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Baja Alabama
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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Warren Zevon wrote Poor Pitiful Me which was a big hit for Linda Ronstadt
Yeah, but she left out the last verse, which was the best.


FearlessFreep
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Baja Alabama
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
I claim to know quite a bit if trivia about popular music of the last several decades, but this one still surprised me: the Herman's Hermits 1965 hit "Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" was written by this man:

Image: https://i.makeagif.com/media/3-31-2015/6KMM9p.gif


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Faith Hill's "I Can't Do That Anymore" was written by Alan Jackson.

Trisha Yearwood's "XXXs and OOOs" was written by Alice Randall, who is best known for the novel "The Wind Done Gone" (a parody of Gone With The Wind from the perspective of a mixed slave named Cyrene).


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Marco Esquandolas
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Nicolette Larson—“Lotta Love”.....Neil Young


DeltaTigerDelta
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AlxTgr
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
Kris Kristofferson wrote...a bunch of songs.


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OceanMan
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
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Don't forget "After Midnight"


I didn’t know that one


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QJenk
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re: Songs that you didn't realize who wrote them
I dont just have any specifics right now, but I always be so heartbroken when I learn that one of my favorite singers did not write any of their hits.


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