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Obsession Michael Des Barres & Holly Knight 1983
on lp A&M 4966 A Night In Heaven ost
Animotion
Oh, Boy! see All My Love
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Oh No Not My Baby Shirelles 1964(?)
on lp Pricewise 4001 Swing The Most (1965)
Maxine Brown, Rod Stewart, Merry Clayton
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Oh What A Nite Dells 5-21-56
Vee Jay 204
Dells (1969 as "Oh, What A Night" for Cadet)
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Oh Yea (aka Oh Yeah) Bo Diddley 12-58
Checker 914
Shadows Of Knight
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Ol' Man River Kenn Sisson & Orch. w/ Irving Kaufman 12-27-27
Brunswick 3766
Don Voorhees & Orch. (1-7-28), Paul Whiteman w/ Bing Crosby (1-11-28), Paul Robeson (3-1-28), Frank Sinatra, William Warfield, Ravens, Ray Charles, Jeff Beck Group et al.
"Ol' Man River" was written for the stageplay Show Boat, which opened 12-27-27 in New York City. Pre-opening performances were held the previous month in Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Philadelphia. Coincidently, Sisson's recording was made the same day as the NYC debut.

A cast recording was made in 1932, which included Paul Robeson's popular version (and some lyric variations) of the song.

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Old Lamplighter, The Kay Kyser w/ Mike Douglas 7-18-46
Columbia 37095
Sammy Kaye (8-21-46), Hal Derwin, Browns
Vocalist Mike Douglas went on to be a successful TV host.

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Old Man And Me, The Hootie & Blowfish 1992
on CD Fishco (no #) Kootchypop
Hootie & Blowfish (1996 for Atlantic)
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Old Shep Red Foley 12-9-35
Melotone 6-03-53 /Conqueror 8631
Red Foley (1941, 1946 for Decca), Hank Snow, Elvis Presley
"Old Shep," written in 1933 by Foley and Willis Arthur, was about Red's childhood dog (named Hoover) who had been poisoned.

Elvis Presley sang "Old Shep," for his first public performance, at the 1945 Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. He sang it again in 1953 at a high school show.

On And On see Our Love Goes On And On
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On Broadway Crystals 1962
on lp Philles 4001 He's A Rebel
Cookies, Drifters (1-22-63), George Benson, Neil Young
The Crystals and Cookies recorded the song as written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, then Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller added their touches for the Drifters' hit.

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On The Midnight Special (aka Midnight Special) Greening's Dance Orch. 3-6-26
UK Imperial 1590
Dave Cutrell (as "Pistol Pete's Midnight Special," c. 5-26), Sam Collins (as "Midnight Special Blues," 9-17-27), Leadbelly (many times, first one was 7-1-34), Hall Johnson Choir (as "Let The Rain Pour Down"), Weavers, Paul Evans, Johnny Rivers, CCR et al.
Melody based on the 1900 ragtime song "Creole Belle." While he didn't originate "Midnight Special," Leadbelly's lyric adaptation has become the standard.

On Top Of Spaghetti see Pizza Song, The
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Once Bitten Twice Shy Ian Hunter 1975
Columbia 10161
Great White, Shaun Cassidy, Status Quo
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Once In A While Tommy Dorsey 7-21-37
Victor 25686
Horace Heidt (10-3-37), Louis Armstrong, Patti Page, Chimes
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One Nilsson 10-6-67
RCA Victor 9462
3 Dog Night, Johnny Farnham, Amie Mann
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One Chain Don't Make No Prison People 1970
Paramount 0028
Four Tops, Santana, Doobie Bros.
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One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) Eddie Dean 1948
Crystal 132
Jimmy Wakely, Ray Sanders, Barry Young, Jerry Lee Lewis
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One Less Bell To Answer Keely Smith 1967
Atlantic 2429
5th Dimension
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One Love Wailers 7-8-65
Jamaican Coxsone 505
Bob Marley & Wailers (1977 for Island), Cocoa Tea, Judy Mowatt, Hit Crew, Gipsy Kings
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One Night Smiley Lewis 10-25-55
Imperial 5380
Elvis Presley, Sonny Burgess, Fats Domino, Joe Cocker
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One Note Samba (as "Samba de Uma Nota Só") João Gilberto 4-4-59
Brazilian Odeon ep BWB 1153
Conjunto Farroupilha, Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
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One Step Beyond Prince Buster & the All Stars 1964
UK Blue Beat 324
Madness
It's not clear if/how/when this was issued as a single in Jamaica.

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Only In America Drifters 4-12-63
on lp UK Atlantic 40412 Saturday Night At The Club (1972)
Jay & The Americans (6-63)
Intended to be a social satire as sung by the Drifters, their label Atlantic refused to issue it fearing militant backlash. Civil rights issues were in the forefront at the time, particularly Martin Luther King Jr.'s jailing for his peaceful defiance of a court injunction. Writers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller then took the backing track to Jay & The Americans, creating the hit (slightly sped up from the Drifters' version).

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Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & Blowfish 1992
on CD Fishco (no #) Kootchypop
Hootie & Blowfish (1994 for Atlantic)
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Only You (And You Alone) Platters 5-20-54
Federal 12244 (1955)
Platters (4-26-55 for Mercury), Frank Pourcel's French Fiddles, Ringo Starr
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Only You Know And I Know Dave Mason 1970
Blue Thumb 114
Delaney & Bonnie
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Ooby Dooby Teen Kings (w/ Roy Orbison)
3-4-56
Je-Wel 101
Sid King & Five Strings (3-5-56), Roy Orbison & Teen Kings (4-56 for Sun), Janis Martin
The Wink Westerners, which included Roy Orbison, cut a demo of the song for Columbia Records in late 1955. This recording has been issued on the Bear Family box Roy Orbison 1955-1965. Columbia rejected the Wink Westerners but had their own artist, Sid King, listen the the acetate and record it. King's may have been the first issued version even though Roy cut it earlier.

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Operator Friendly Brothers 1959
Vee Jay 884
Manhattan Transfer
This was certainly influenced by (or lifted from) Sister Wynona Carr's 1954 composition "Operator, Operator." Carr died in 1976 and her recording of it was finally released on a 1992 UK CD titled Dragnet For Jesus (Ace 411).

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Orange Blossom Special Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers 11-7-38
on CD Sony 65816 Country: The American Tradition (1999)
Rouse Bros. (6-19-39), Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Johnny Cash, Billy Vaughn, Charlie McCoy, Stanley Bros. et al.
After Roy Hall recorded it for Vocalion, composer Ervin Rouse wouldn't accept the label's publishing offer, so Hall's wasn't issued at the time.

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Our Love Goes On And On (aka On And On) Impressions 1972
on lp Curtom 8012 Times Have Changed
Gladys Knight & Pips
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Over And Over Bobby Day 1958
Class 229
Thurston Harris, Dave Clark 5
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Over You Aaron Neville 7-1-60
Minit 612
Paul Revere & Raiders
Note the misspelling of Neville's first name on the label.

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Oye Como Va Tito Puente 1962
on lp Tico 1086 El Rey Bravo
Santana, Tito Puente (many more times)
Puente borrowed from Israel "Cachau" Lopez's 1937 song "Chanchullo," particularly for "Oye's" intro.