Musicali coincidences # 403

July 20, 2013

I’ve heard both these songs plenty of times over the years, and I’ve only just noticed this:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line (1976) (excerpt)

Bee Gees – “Run To Me (1972) (excerpt)

By the way, that Bee Gees tune also appeared in this coincidence.

Here are the full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line (1976)

Bee Gees – “Run To Me (1972)


Musical coincidences # 281

August 6, 2012

A couple of days ago I pestered you with a track from the soundtrack CD to the Scottish musical comedy TV series The Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star.

Courtesy of another track on the CD, here’s one fairly obvious coincidence (especially for fans of the Bee Gees):

The Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star – “I Want To Die” (1998) (excerpt)

Bee Gees – “Run To Me (1972) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

The Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star – “I Want To Die” (1998)

Bee Gees – “Run To Me (1972)


Song of the day: Bee Gees – "I Want You To Want Me"

October 17, 2011

I found this early song by the Bee Gees on the Interwebs the other day and instantly fell for its charms.

(It’s prompted me to see if the lads recorded anything* before their official Australian debut album in 1965 and their official international debut album in 1967. If any of their very early stuff is even half as charming as today’s track, I’ll be hooked.)

And the song’s title has given me the perfect excuse to play you one of my favourite Cheap Trick songs.

Bee Gees – “I Want You To Want Me” (1964)

Wonderful.

And equally wonderful, but in a completely different way:

Cheap Trick – “I Want You To Want Me (1978) (live)

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In Japan:

In England:

Or, if you prefer the limp-as-soggy-lettuce studio version:

Cheap Trick – “I Want You To Want Me (1977) (studio)

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(*Yay! There’s a 2-CD set called Brilliant From Birth which collects all their earliest recordings. Time to whip out the electronic chequebook…)


Musical coincidences # 64

December 31, 2010

Today’s coincidence is quick ‘n’ easy.

First, here’s Barry Gibb singing his heart out with the words “it’s only words…”:

Bee Gees – “Words (1968) (excerpt)

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Now here’s Tommy James singing his heart out with the words “I’m only sugar…”:

Tommy James and the Shondells – “Sugar On Sunday” (1969) (excerpt)

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Yes, indeedy.

Here are the full versions:

Bee Gees – “Words (1968)

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Tommy James and the Shondells – “Sugar On Sunday” (1969)

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(Thanks to Stonefish for inadvertently helping me discover the coincidence courtesy of his recent Tommy James post.)