Song Artist/Date/Label Remade by
D.W. Washburn Coasters 10-31-67
Date 1617
Monkees (2-17, 3-1-68)
While the Coasters' recording was done first, Date Records sat on it. Writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, frustrated with the label's inaction, called upon their friend Lester Sill who was then working with the Monkees. When theirs started to take off, Date finally issued the Coasters' version.

Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast Daniel Boone 1971
Epic 10787
Wayne Newton
Daddy What If Bill Bixby & Brandon Cruz 1970
MGM 14198
Bobby Bare, Shel Silverstein
Dance With Me Orleans 1-74
on lp Dutch ABC 062 96627 Orleans II, also ABC 1058 Before The Dance (1977)
Orleans (10-74 for Asylum)
Orleans cut their first version in January of '74 for ABC, as part of their second album, but the label dropped them and it remained unreleased in the US until 1977. The group signed with Asylum Records and recorded the hit version in the fall of 1974.

Dancin' Shoes Faith Band 1978
on lp Village 7805 Rock'n Romance
Nigel Olsson
Dancing In The Moonlight Boffalongo 1969
United Artists 50699 (1970)
High Broom, King Harvest, Toploader
Member Sherman Kelly is given writing credit on Boffalongo's while King Harvest keyboardist (one of three!) Ron Altbach is credited on theirs. The bands were from upstate New York and keyboardist David "Doc" Robinson was in both.

Thin Lizzy's "Dancing In The Moonlight (It's Caught Me In The Spotlight)," from their Bad Reputation LP, is a different song.

Dandy Kinks 1-17-66
on lp Reprise 6228 Face To Face
Herman's Hermits
Danke Schöen see Candlelight Cafe
Danny (aka Lonely Blue Boy) Elvis Presley 1-23-58
on lp RCA 3078/3082 Legendary Performer Vol. 3 (1978)
Cliff Richard (2-10-59), Conway Twitty (11-11-59)
Danny Boy Ernestine Schumann-Heink 9-26-17
Victrola 88592/6276
Glenn Miller, Conway Twitty, Jackie Wilson, Ray Price, Elvis Presley et al.
This traditional Irish melody, which dates back at least to 1855, has had numerous lyrics and various titles including "Irish Air," "Air From County Derry" and "Londonderry Air." The first recording of the melody was possibly by Percy Grainger, an Australian composer living in London in the early 20th Century. He clearly did make later recordings under the title "Danny Boy."

In 1910, English attorney Fred Weatherly wrote a song (an unsuccessful one at that) titled "Danny Boy." A few years later he made some minor changes, fitting his lyrics to the "Londonderry Air" melody and created the modern classic.

Danny's Song Gator Creek 1970
Mercury 73151
Loggins & Messina, Anne Murray
Writer Kenny Loggins was a member of Gator Creek.

Darling Honey Angel Child (aka Come On aka Let The Good Times Roll) Earl King 1959
Rex 1015 (1961)
Earl King (10-27-60 for Imperial), Alvin Robinson, Jimi Hendrix, Dr. John, Steve Miller Band
The Rex version may have been a demo that was issued in response to King's recording on Imperial. In any case, he did the original.

As he modified the lyrics, only King's first recording had the title "Darling Honey Angel Child." All subsequent versions used some combination of "Come On" and/or "Let The Good Times Roll."

Dat's Why (I Love You So) (aka That's Why [I Love You So]) Al Kent 1957
Checker 881
Del Vikings, Jackie Wilson
Day Dah Light (aka Banana Boat [Song], aka Day-O) Edric Connor 1954
on lp UK Argo RG 33 Songs From Jamaica
Harry Belafonte, Tarriers, Fontane Sisters, Stan Freberg
What we know as "Banana Boat Song" probably has a long Caribbean history, but Connor's appears to be the first recorded version.

Some sources cite 1952 for Connor's recording but 1954 is more likely correct.

Day The Rains Came, The (as "Le jour où la pluie viendra") Gilbert Becaud 1957
French HMV 7 GF 437
Jane Morgan (in English and French, both 1958)
Day-O see Day Dah Light
Daytime Night-Time see Each And Every Night
Days Of Sand And Shovels Waylon Jennings 12-4-68
RCA 47-0157
Bobby Vinton (4-2-69)
Dazed & Confused Jake Holmes 1967 (rel. 8-7-67)
Tower 393
Yardbirds (as "I'm Confused," 3-30-68), Led Zeppelin (10-68)
Holmes' 45 was likely only pressed as a promo. His recording was commercially available on the album The Above Ground Sounds Of Jake Holmes (Tower 6079).

Jimmy Page has often denied hearing Holmes' original but Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty says otherwise, even calling Page a fibber. The Yardbirds had played a gig (August 25, 1967 at New York's Village Theatre) with Jake and he'd performed the song. McCarty was prompted to buy Holmes' album the following day (Page purchased one also according to a local resident) and the Yardbirds, being drawn to the moodiness of "Dazed & Confused," decided to work up a version.

Jake Holmes said in a 2005 Record Collector magazine interview that he wasn't immediately aware of Zep's version. "Later when I actually found out, I thought I didn't have a case. But the cachet of rock victim has stood me in good stead over the years."

In June, 2010 Holmes filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin's publisher Superhype Music.

The credits for "Dazed And Confused" on Led Zeppelin's first album have been revised to read: By Page - Inspired by Jake Holmes.

Dear John Letter, A Fuzzy & Bonnie Owens 1953
Mar-Vel 102
Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky (5-19-53), Pat Boone (as "Dear John"), Skeeter Davis & Bobby Bare
Bonnie Owens, estranged wife of Buck who later married Merle Haggard, teamed up with Charles "Fuzzy" Owen (no relation), setting the stage for the Bakersfield Sound in California. Fuzzy and his cousin/bandmate Lewis Talley liked the song so much they traded Talley's 1947 Kaiser automobile for its publishing rights! The song then appeared on another later '50s Mar-Vel label release (# 615), with Talley and Owen credited as writers. Yet another issue of this recording was on the mysterious Grande label (#104), which had no songwriting credits.

Death Of An Angel Donald Woods & Vel-Aires 1955
Flip 306
Deck Of Cards "T" Texas Tyler c. 12-47
4 Star 1228
Tex Ritter, Wink Martindale
Dedicated To The One I Love "5" Royales 8-13-57
King 5098
Shirelles, Mamas & Papas, Steve Cropper
The melody was from the Casanovas' 1955 recording "I Don't Want You To Go" (Apollo 477).

Deep Elm Blues (aka Deep Elem Blues/Deep Elum Blues) Lone Star Cowboys 8-4-33
Bluebird 6001
Shelton Bros (2-22-35 for Decca), Prairie Ramblers (8-15-35), Les Paul, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Black, Doc Watson, Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Jimmie Dale Gilmore
A reworking of the Georgia Crackers' (with the Cofer Bros.) "Georgia Black Bottom," cut in March of 1927 (Okeh 45111). Deep Elm refers to Elm Street, once the red light district of Dallas, Texas.

The Lone Star Cowboys were the Shelton Brothers (aka Bob and Joe Attlesey).

Deep Purple Paul Whiteman 9-11-34
RCA Victor 36131
Larry Clinton, Billy Ward & Dominoes, Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Deeper Shade Of Soul Ray Barretto 1968
on lp Fania 346 Acid
Urban Dance Squad
Delilah P.J. Proby 11-67
on CD UK EMI Gold 216 8492 Best Of The EMI Years 1961-72 (2008)
Tom Jones (12-20-67)
P.J. Proby recorded "Delilah" for his 1968 album Believe It Or Not! (UK Liberty 83087) but decided against including it.

Delta Dawn Alex Harvey 1971
Capitol 3336
Dianne Davidson, Tanya Tucker, Bette Midler, Helen Reddy
Co-writer Alex Harvey says the song was written about his mother, Emily Jeanette. According to Harvey, fellow musician and credited co-writer Larry Collins (the younger of the Collins Kids duo), really didn't have anything to do with its composition.

Deportees (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) Cisco Houston 1960
on lp Vanguard 2131/9089 Sings The Songs Of Woody Guthrie (1961)
Dave Guard & Whiskeyhill Singers, Kingston Trio, Judy Collins, Byrds, Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez et al.
Woody Guthrie wrote "Deportees" (sometimes written as singular) as a poem in response to the January, 1948 plane crash near Los Gatos Canyon, California. Mexican migrant workers on this flight were being sent home and their deaths were referenced not by names but rather the generic "Deportees." Guthrie was moved by this lack of respect to pen a memorial. Pete Seeger performed "Deportees" in concert as a chant prior to it becoming a full-fledged musical composition. In 1958, California high school teacher Martin Hoffman composed a melody, resulting in a venerable "folk" song.

Gilbert Houston—who renamed himself Cisco after a small California town—was a close friend of Woody Guthrie's and a longtime interpreter of his songs. Sadly, Houston died of stomach cancer on April 28, 1961, the same year his Sings The Songs Of Woody Guthrie album was issued.

Der Kommissar see Kommissar, Der
Desiderata see Go Placidly
Detroit City see I Wanna Go Home
Devil In His Heart (aka Devil In Her Heart) Donays 1962
Brent 7033
There are a number of online references to the Donays' record being first issued on the local Detroit Correc-Tone label. While it was likely cut for/by Correc-Tone, it wasn't ever released on that label.

Devil Or Angel Clovers 11-11-55
Atlantic 1083
Bobby Vee
Devil With The Blue Dress (aka Devil With A Blue Dress) Shorty Long 3-6-64
Soul 35001
Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels, Pratt & McClain, Bruce Springsteen
Devil Woman Kristine (Sparkle) 1975
German Power Exchange 97465
Cliff Richard (9-9-75)
Brit Kristine Sparkle, born Christine Hodgson, then working as Christine Holmes, cowrote the song with Terry Britten. (Kristine's writing credit here is Authors, her husband Barry's family name.) Cliff Richard supposedly was hesitant to cut it until he modified some lyrics to play down the occult theme.

In 1976, Kristine's "Devil Woman" was released as a single in the UK (Power Exchange 229) and the States (20th Century 2323).

Diane James Melton 1927
from the film 7th Heaven
Troubadors (Nat Shilkret), Franklyn Baur, Nathan Glantz, Joe Harnell, Bachelors
It's not clear whether Melton's recording has formally been released, but it's readily available on the Internet. While the 1927 film 7th Heaven is considered a silent picture, a score (including Melton's "Diane") with sound effects was recorded to be run in synchronization with the movie.

Diary, The Little Anthony & Imperials 10-2-58
End 1038
Neil Sedaka (10-30-58)
While Little Anthony & The Imperials recorded the original, Neil Sedaka's single came out first. End Records head George Goldner then rush-released the Imperials' version but it was too late to compete with Sedaka's hit.

Neil had cut a version on 10-27-58 that included King Curtis on sax, but it remained unreleased until 1991.

Did God Make Honky Tonk Angels? (aka It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels) Al Montgomery 1952
Feature 1036
Kitty Wells (5-52), Lynn Anderson, Dolly Parton, Waylon & Jessi
J. D. Miller wrote "Did God Make..." as a reply to Hank Thompon's hit "Wild Side Of Life." Al (aka Alice) Montgomery was a gas station attendant in Louisana at the time of her recording, which Miller produced and issued on one of his many labels.

Did You See Her Eyes Illusion 1969
Steed 712
Illusion (1969, Steed 718)
Diddy Wah Diddy Bo Diddley 12-55
Checker 832
Captain Beefheart, Remains, Taj Mahal
Didn't We James Darren 1967
Warner Bros. 7053
Richard Harris, Barbra Streisand
Different Drum Greenbriar Boys 1966
on lp Vanguard 79233 Better Late Than Never!
Linda Ronstadt & Stone Poneys (5-67), Mike Nesmith
Future Monkee Mike Nesmith was hanging out with John Herald, leader of the Greenbriar Boys bluegrass group who cut Mike's "Different Drum" in 1966. Stone Poneys singer Linda Ronstadt heard it and wanted her group to do it, retaining the country flavor. Recognizing the song's pop potential, Stone Poneys producer Nick Venet insisted that his commercial instincts prevail.

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead Singer Midgets 1939
on lp MGM 3464 The Wizard Of Oz (1956)
Ella Fitzgerald, Fifth Estate, Klaus Nomi
In The Wizard Of Oz film, the Singer Midgets cast as the Munchkins sing the song, but their voices were done by uncredited performers.

Distant Drums Roy Orbison 5-25-63
Monument 815
Jim Reeves
Do Something To Me ? & Mysterians 1967 (rel. 8-67)
Cameo 496
Tommy James & Shondells
Do The Bop (aka At The Hop) Johnny Madara & Juvenaires 1957
on CD Philly Hidden Hits Presents Do The Bop (2004)
Danny & The Juniors
Madara (aka Madora, aka Medora) had a minor 1957 hit ("Be My Girl,"Singular 1005/Prep 110) and Capitol Records was interested in a follow up. He had befriended a young vocal group called the Juvenaires, and wrote "Do The Bop" along with member Dave White. They recorded "Bop" but Capitol passed on it. American Bandstand host Dick Clark heard the recording and suggested a change of lyric—substituting the outdated "Bop" with "Hop," to reflect the popularity of record hops. White had his group (not including Madara) do the new recording, with member Danny Rapp on lead vocal. The Juvenaires became Danny & The Juniors and scored a number one hit.

Prior to this CD issue, a slightly different take of "Do The Bop" had been pressed in the early '90s on a 45. It was credited (erroneously) to Danny & The Juniors and the label was Singular 711—the same issue number the hit version was on before being picked up by ABC-Paramount. This record understandably was of questionable legitimacy but I've been told it was "authorized." Regardless, the CD is for real.

"Do The Bop" by the Hilltoppers (1956, Dot 15451) is a different song.

Do-Wah-Diddy Exciters 9-63
United Artists 662
Manfred Mann (6-11-64)
Do Ya The Move 1972
United Artists 50928
Electric Light Orchestra, Todd Rundgren's Utopia
Writer Jeff Lynne was in the Move and Electric Light Orchestra.

Do You Believe In Love see We Both Believe In Love
Do You Feel Like We Do Peter Frampton 1973
on lp A&M 4389 Frampton's Camel
Peter Frampton (1975 on A&M 1867)
Do You Know Where You're Going To Thelma Houston 1973
New Zealand Tamla Motown 872
Diana Ross, Mariah Carey
For whatever reason, Houston's was not issued in the States. Perhaps Motown anticipated Diana Ross subsequently doing it (as the theme for the film Mahogany) and saved the hype for hers.

Do You See My Love (For You Growing) Johnny & Jackey 1962
Tri-Phi 1016
Jr. Walker & All Stars
Do You Sleep Lisa Loeb 1992
on cassette (self-issued, no label) The Purple Tape
Lisa Loeb (1995 for Geffen)
Doctor's Orders Sunny 1974
UK CBS 2068
Carol Douglas
Does The Spearmint Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Over Night? (aka Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor) Billy Jones & Ernest Hare 2-11-24
Cameo 504
Benny Strong, Lonnie Donegan
Doggie (aka Who Let The Dogs Out) Anslem Douglas 1998
on CD JW Records 157 Calypsoca '98 Hits
Byron Lee, Baha Men
Don't Be Angry Sultans 1951
Jubilee 5077 (1952)
Nappy Brown (2-1-55), Crew Cuts, Cadets, Bad Manners
Napoleon "Nappy" Brown was a member of the Sultans but had left the group before they cut "Don't Be Angry." He likely had been present though when the group was working up the song. Brown even took co-writing credit (alongside Rose Marie McCoy) on his hit release, ignoring the original composer listing of his cousin and Sultans member Clyde Wright.

Don't Be Long (aka It Won't Be Wrong) Beefeaters 1964 (rel. 10-64)
Elektra 45013/Bounty 45102
Byrds (9-18-65)
Jim (later Roger) McGuinn, Gene Clark and David Crosby formed the Jet Set in 1964. Landing a deal with Ekektra Records, label head Jac Holzman renamed them the Beefeaters in hopes of cashing in on the British band craze. This single was their only release. The group added Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke and became the Byrds, revisiting "Don't Be Long" (retitled "It Won't Be Wrong") for their second LP, Turn! Turn! Turn!.

The Beefeaters' 45 was reissued in 1965 on Bounty Records, a joint singles label with Elektra.

An interim recording of "It Won't Be Wrong," done between the Beefeaters' and their proper 1965 version has been issued on the Byrds' In The Beginning album (Rhino 70244).

Don't Blame Me Guy Lombardo w/ Carmen Lombardo 6-28-33
Brunswick 6608
Ethel Waters (7-18-33), Charles Agnew (7-25-33), Everly Bros.
Don't Cha Tori Alamaze 2004
Universal UNIR21377-1
Pussycat Dolls w/ Busta Rhymes
Don't Cry Out Loud Moments 1976
on lp Stang 1030 Moments With You
Peter Allen (1977, 1979, 1985), Melissa Manchester, Elkie Brooks
The Moments' album version was issued as a single in 1977 under the modified title "We Don't Cry Out Loud."

Don't Do Me Like That Mudcrutch 1975
on cd box MCAD6 11375 Playback (Tom Petty, 1995)
Tom Petty & Heartbreakers (1979)
Mudcrutch, which included Tom Petty, recorded the original for Shelter Records, but it wasn't issued until some 20 years later.

Don't Give In To Him Finders Keepers 1967
Challenge 59364
Gary Puckett & Union Gap
Don't Go To Strangers Orioles 1-29-54
Jubilee 5137
Al Martino, Vaughn Monroe, Etta Jones
Don't Go Out Into The Rain (You're Gonna Melt) Seagulls 1966
Date 1536
Herman's Hermits (early 1967)
Don't Know Much (aka All I Need To Know) Barry Mann 1980
on lp Casablanca 7228
Bill Medley, Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
Don't Know Why Jesse Harris & Ferdinandos 1999
on CD Bean 1003
Norah Jones
Don't Leave Me This Way Harold Melvin & Blue Notes 1975
on lp Philadelphia International 33808 Wake Up Everybody
Thelma Houston, Communards
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Nina Simone 1964
Philips 40232
Animals (11-16-64), Joe Cocker, Santa Esmeralda, Elvis Costello, Robben Ford
Don't Let The Rain Come Down see Crooked Little House
Don't Let The Stars (Get In Your Eyes) Slim Willet & Brush Cutters 1952 (early)
Slim Willet Special Release 6072/4-Star 1614
Skeets McDonald (8-11-52), Ray Price (9-16-52), Perry Como (11-4-52), Dean Martin, k.d. lang
Slim Willet signed to 4-Star Records in late 1951 but they hesitated to issue "Stars," probably due to its odd meter. Instead they pressed copies with the designation Slim Willet Special Release for Slim to sell himself. It got enough notice that a distributor convinced the label to do a proper 4-Star release.

Don't Let The Sun Catch You Cryin' Ernie Andrews w/ Wilbert Baranco Trio 10-4-45
G&G 1020/Coronet 1020
Louis Jordan (1-26-46), Ray Charles, Etta James, Shirley Horn, Jackie DeShannon, Steve Alaimo, Paul McCartney
Andrews' original was later issued on Exclusive 81x.

Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying Louise Cordet 1963
UK Decca 11824
Gerry & Pacemakers (12-9-63)
Gerry Marsden supposedly wrote this for Cordet, but recorded it with his band the Pacemakers only weeks after her session for the song.

Don't Say You Don't Remember Goggles 1970
Audio Fidelity 168
Beverly Bremers
Don't Tear My Clothes (aka Baby Let Me Follow You Down) State Street Boys 1-10-35
Okeh 8962/Vocalion 3002
Walter Coleman (2-8-36), Blind Boy Fuller (4-29-36, 4-5-38 [#2] as "Mama Let Me Lay It On You"), Harlem Hamfats (5-12-37 as "Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes"), Rosetta Howard w/ Harlem Hamfats (10-5-37 as "Let Your Linen Hang Low"), Eric von Schmidt, Bob Dylan, Animals, Mustangs (both as "Baby Let Me Take You Home"), Hoagy Lands (as "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand"), Bryan Ferry, Detroit Cobras et al.
The song has quite a confusing history, with many title variations and numberous different writing credits. Its melody is similar to Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie's "Can I Do It For You?" (see listing for that title). Joe was also in the Harlem Hamfats which could explain how they are sometimes cited for its origin. Big Bill Broonzy is the credited writer on the State Street Boys' version but it's not even clear if he was on the recording (varous sources list him while he's excluded on others). Eric von Schmidt, who says he picked it up from Blind Boy Fuller but gives credit to Rev. Gary Davis, was erroneously listed (as Ric Von Schmidt) on Bob Dylan's recording. Other versions list the musicians and/or producers involvled.

Don't Tell My Heart (aka Achy Breaky Heart) Marcy Bros. 1991
on CD Atlantic 82213
Billy Ray Cyrus
Other than the concept and title, this is not related to George Jones' 1962 album cut "Aching Breaking Heart."

Don't Throw Your Love Away Orlons 1963
Cameo 287
Don't Toss Us Away Lone Justice 1985
on lp Geffen 24060
Patty Loveless
Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock And Roll Jeff Thomas 1970
Bell 941
Gator Creek, Crow, Long John Baldry
Don't Turn Around Tina Turner 1986
Capitol 5615
Luther Ingram, Aswad, Bonnie Tyler, Ace Of Base, Albert Hammond
Don't Want You No More Spencer Davis Group 1967
United Artists 50202
Spencer Davis Group (1967, album version), Allman Brothers Band
Don't You Feel My Leg see Don't You Make Me High
Don't You Forget It, (I Love You) see Tinpañola
Don't You Lie To Me (aka I Get Evil) Tampa Red 5-10-40
Bluebird 8654
Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Tampa Red (1960 for Prestige/Bluesville), Albert King, B.B.King, Rolling Stones, Rationals, Flamin' Groovies
Don't You Make Me High (aka Don't You Feel My Leg) Blue Lu Barker w/ Danny Barker's Fly Cats 8-11-38
Decca 7506
Danny Barker Sextette w/ Blu Lu Barker (1946 for Apollo), Maria Muldaur, Maria Muldaur & Blu Lu Barker (1999)
Door Is Still Open, The (aka The Door Is Still Open To My Heart) Cardinals 1-18-55
Atlantic 1054
Dean Martin
Double Lovin' Spencer Wiggins 1969
Fame 1470
Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love) Dick Holler & Holidays 1963
Comet 2152
Swingin' Medallions
Downhearted see How Blue Can You Get
Down Home Little Eva 1962
Dimension 1006
Rick Nelson (7-30-63)
Many of Rick(y) Nelson's singles were two-sided hits and even though "Down Home" wasn't huge for him, it was popular regionally and made Billboard magazine's Bubbling Under chart.

Down On Me Eddie Head & Family  4-22-30
Columbia 14548-D
Odetta, Janis Joplin ([with Big Brother & Holding Co.] 1966, 1968)
Head's recording uses elements from Deacon Leon Davis's 1926 "Everybody's Down On Me" (Okeh 8426).

Down On The Banks Of The Ohio (aka Banks Of The Ohio) Piedmont Log Rollers w/ Red Patterson 8-12-27
Victor 35874
Grayson & Whitter, Joan Baez, Carter Family w/ Johnny Cash, Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, Bill Monroe & Doc Watson et el.
Down The Road A Piece Will Bradley Trio 8-12-40
Columbia 35707/36598
Amos Milburn, Merrill Moore, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones
Down Under Men At Work 1979
Aussie M.A.W. 7345
Men At Work (1982 for Columbia)
Men At Work's first version was self-issued (hence the M.A.W. label) and distributed only in Australia. 7345 was the matrix on both sides (A and B).

In February, 2010, the Australian Federal Court ruled that Men At Work flutist Greg Ham used a portion of Marion Sinclair's "Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree" in their hit recording. While judge Peter Jacobsen found "Down Under's" flute riff echoed "Kookaburra," he added that it wasn't a substantial part, or even the hook, of the song. In July, 2010 damages were set at five percent of the recording's royalties since 2002. Ham, who died in 2012, had expressed disappointment that he would only be remembered for copying something.

Downtown Train Tom Waits 1985
on lp Island 90299 Rain Dogs
Patty Smyth, Rod Stewart, Bob Seger
Waits' original was issued as a 45 in various European countries but wasn't on a single in the States.

Dream A Little Dream Of Me Ozzie Nelson 2-16-31
Brunswick 6060
Wayne King (2-18-31), Louis Armstrong, Frankie Laine, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Mama Cass
Dream On Dennis Lambert 1972
Dunhill 4314
Righteous Bros., Oak Ridge Boys
The Aerosmith hit of the same title is a different song.

Dreamin' Guinn Family 1986
Motown 1835
Vanessa Williams
Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife Chris Gantry 1-68
Monument 1072
Union Gap (3-20-68), Glen Campbell (4-15-68), Wayne Newton
Drift Away John Kurtz (aka John Henry Kurtz) 11-7-72
ABC 11341
B.W. Stevenson, Narvel Felts, Jackie DeShannon, Dobie Gray, John Kay (3-27-73), Rod Stewart, Neville Bros., Uncle Kracker, Heptones et el.
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Stick (aka Sticks) McGhee & His Buddy 1947
Harlem 1018/Decca 48104
Stick McGhee & His Buddies (2-14-49 for Atlantic, 1959 for Folkways as "Drink Of Wine, Mop Mop"), Lionel Hampton, Wynonie Harris, Jerry Lee Lewis
Granville "Stick" McGhee came up with the song while in boot camp during World War II, originally singing it as "Drinkin' wine motherf..... drinkin' wine." He cleaned up the lyric and cut it for the tiny New Orleans-based Harlem Records (with label owner J. Mayo Williams listed as co- writer), where it got enough notice to interest Atlantic Records. Stick's brother, bluesman Brownie McGhee, accompanied him on the reved-up Atlantic re-recording, creating a prototype rock & roll classic. Once this new version started taking off, Decca reissued the Harlem recording but it had no chance against the more rocking remake.

Drip Drop Drifters 4-28-58
Atlantic 1187
Drive South John Hiatt c. 6-88
on lp A&M 5206 Slow Turning
Kelly Willis, Forester Sis. & Bellamy Bros., Suzy Bogguss
Drown In My Own Tears see I'll Drown In My Tears
Duck Tail Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell 1956
Starday 241
Joe Clay (4-25-56), Rusty Wellington, Cub Koda & Points
Dueling Banjos see Feudin' Banjos
Dungaree Doll Rock Brothers 1955
King 4851
Eddie Fisher (11-3-55), Jerry Lee Lewis
Dust My Broom see I Believe I'll Dust My Broom