One song to the tune of another.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Uncle Daddy, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Ever had one of those "Duh" moments when you hear a song that totally reminds you of another? Here is my starter for 10 points; do fee free to add some more!


  2. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Love it!

    My band's entire set is based on 'one song to the tune of another'.


    It's Raining Men to the tune of Human Fly
    Yes Sir I Can Boogie to the tune of Babylon's Burning
    I Feel Love to the tune of Hate To Say I Told You So
    Doncha Wish Your Girlfriend to the tune of Now I Wanna Be Your Dog

    Etc etc

    Seemed like a fun idea at the time, now we're kinda saddled with it.
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  3. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Uncle Daddy, meet Big Daddy. The masters of mash up.

  4. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. The, um, masters of mashup.

  5. Redliner

    Redliner Electromatic

    May 7, 2011
    Fleetwood, PA
    Thank you. I was just listening to a Carl Perkins CD I bought the other day and when this song came up I thought the same thing. I had never heard Pink Pedal Pushers before, ashamed to admit it but true, and I picked out Stray Cat Strut. Thought maybe I had been driving too long and was going stir crazy, you made me feel better.
  6. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    A classic example is, of course, "Amazing Grace" and "The House of the Rising Sun."
  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Warren Zevon's "Werewolves" has had more than a couple of copies.

    Who came up with the first I-IV-V progression?
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Click on the settings icon and choose the lyrics you'd like displayed as subtitles and sing along!

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  9. dankas11

    dankas11 Country Gent

    Jul 6, 2014
    Glen campbell Gentle on my mind
    Dale Watson Carying on this way

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  10. Frank_NH

    Frank_NH Synchromatic

    Mar 25, 2013
    Lebanon, NH
    I do this one at open mics. Always gets an audience reaction!

    Folsom Pinball Blues...

  11. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    I dunno, how about "16 Tons" and "Pink Pedal Pushers"? "Hit theRoad Jack" also seems to be in the same league.
    Frank_NH, this is brillant.
    I wish I had a video of me and my band doing "Still Got The Blues" as an uptempo 4/4 gypsy-jazz influenced number, I'd post it in a second.
  12. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

    Oct 5, 2009
    Pachelbel's Canon in D is responsible for so much popular music... Except literally the same... there are 2 green day songs.

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  13. Frank_NH

    Frank_NH Synchromatic

    Mar 25, 2013
    Lebanon, NH
    BTW - you can do "Folsom Pinball Blues" in reverse. That is...sing the lyrics of "Folsom Prison Blues" to the tune of "Pinball Wizard". Try it - it really works! :D
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  14. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Clearly some roman person. ;)
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I love this clip of Tommy Emmanuel playing 2 songs at once.
  16. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Like only he can...too cool!
  17. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

    Nov 16, 2013
    Chuck Berry's Sweet Little Sixteen and Beach Boys' Surfin USA.
  18. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    One Song To The Tune Of Another was a dotty game played on the BBC radio show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Try singing the lyrics of Stand By Me to the main theme from the William Tell Overture.
  19. OldCowHand

    OldCowHand Country Gent

    Sep 24, 2015
    Kent, England.
  20. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    Amazing Grace is mostly done in string bands in a C major key, the "Mississippi Blind Boys" do it in am c ect. The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals was in Am like the MBB played Amazing. My first single was done down in Evangeline Parish the song for the B side was Amazing Grace in C. They called to verify what was to be on the label. They were Cajun, I was not. I wound up with 10,000 45's which had "Amazin Graz" on the B side. We still got enough air time to be reported on the A side to Billboard. We actually sold about 60,000 but I kept a few hundred to remind me of my hubris. The A side was "Phantom of the Trace" the Natchez Trace bought 25000 for their gift shops. Ahh the music biz!
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