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Tainted Love Gloria Jones 1964
Champion 14003
Soft Cell, Coil, Marilyn Manson, Stella Starlight Trio
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Take Good Care Of My Baby Dion 1961
on lp Laurie 2009 Runaround Sue
Bobby Vee (6-14-61), Bobby Vinton
Take Me (Just As I Am) see Just As I Am
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Take Me Down Exile 1980
Warner Bros 49584
Alabama
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Take Me Dreaming (Tivoli Melodie) (aka Calcutta) Werner Müller 1958
Decca 30678
Lawrence Welk, Werner Müller (1960 as "Calcutta" )
Melody is based on "Tivoli Melody" by Heino Gaze, written to evoke the amusement park atmosphere of the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. The song then took on various incarnations around Germany as "Take Me Dreaming" and "Nicolette" before Müller recorded it.

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Take Me For A Little While Evie Sands 1965
Blue Cat 118
Jackie Ross, Trade Martin, Patti LaBelle & Bluebelles, Vanilla Fudge, Dave Edmunds
A test pressing of Sands' record was sent to a Chicago promo man who took it to a Jackie Ross recording session. As the story goes, the session was halted to cut "Take Me," and the ensuing battle between the two versions killed whatever chance either had.

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Take Me For What I'm Worth P.F. Sloan 1965
on lp Dunhill 50004 Songs Of Our Times
Searchers
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Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) Eddie Holland 9-10/29 & 10-7-64
on CD UK Universal 982 929-7 Cellarful Of Motown Vol. 2 (2005)
Kim Weston (6-25-65), Isley Bros., Doobie Bros.
The song was originally intended for Martha & The Vandellas, who never did record it. Kim Weston's hit used the same backing track as Holland's.

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game Edward Meeker 1908
on cylinder Edison Gold Moulded 9926
Steve Goodman, Jimmy Buffett, Sam Bush, Frank Sinatra, Doc Watson
Composed in 1908 by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer, "Take Me..." is actually a love song about a woman who wants to be taken to a baseball game before accepting another date. The song's chorus is tradtionally sung during a game's "7th inning stretch" (a break for fans to stand and exercise a bit).

While this wasn't really a hit for anyone in modern times (Meeker's, Billy Murray's and Harvey Hindermyer's were all popular in 1908), it's nearly the second national anthem for many Americans.

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Take Me To The River Al Green 1974
on lp Hi 32087 Al Green Explores Your Mind
Syl Johnson, Talking Heads, Memphis Horns with Etta James
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Take The "A" Train Duke Ellington 2-15-41
RCA Victor 27380
Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington (many more times)
Writer Billy Strayhorn titled his composition in response to NYC subway construction that had people mistakenly ending up in the Bronx. His lyrics were intended to help keep riders heading to upper Manhattan.

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Talk Back Trembling Lips Ernest Ashworth 5-63
Hickory 1214
Johnny Tillotson (9-26-63)
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Talk Talk (as "Talk Talk Talk Talk") Reaction 1977
on lp UK Beggars Banquet BEGA 1 Streets
Talk Talk
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Tall Paul Judy Harriet 1958
Surf 5023
Annette
After Annette had a hit with "Tall Paul," Walt Disney hired its writers, Robert and Richard Sherman. The Sherman brothers went on to great success with Disney, scoring films such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book and The Aristocats.

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Taste Of Honey, A Bobby Scott 10-20-60
on lp Atlantic 1355 A Taste Of Honey
Martin Denny, Lenny Welch, Bobby Darin, Beatles, Herb Alpert, Robert William Scott (1970 for Warner Bros.)
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Teach Me Tonight Janet Brace 10-2-53
Decca 28990
DeCastro Sisters (9-54), Jo Stafford (9-22-54), George Maharis, Al Jarreau
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Teenage Crush Rita Robbins 1956
RCA Victor 6612
Tommy Sands (1-14-57)
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Tell Daddy (aka Tell Mama) Clarence Carter 10-4-66
Fame 1010
Etta James (8-24-67)
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Tell Her (aka Tell Him) Gil Hamilton 1-22-62
Capitol 4766
Exciters (10-15-62)
The song was first recorded by Sylvia Hill, as "Tell Him," but it remains unissued. Gil Hamilton's used the same backing track as Hill's.

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Tell Her She's Lovely Batteaux 1973
Columbia 45783
El Chicano
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Tell Me To My Face Hollies 1966
on lp Imperial 12399 Stop! Stop! Stop!
Keith, Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg
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Tell Me Why Marie Knight 1956
Wing 90069
Elvis Presley (1-12-57)
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Tell Me Why Norman Fox & Rob-Roys 4-57
Back Beat 501
Belmonts
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Tell That Girl To Shut Up Holly & Italians 1980
UK Oval 1016
Holly & Italians (10-80 for Virgin), Transvision Vamp
Holly & The Italians' recordings on Oval and Virgin are very similar but not identical.

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Temptation Bing Crosby 9-27-33
on CD Rhino 72907 Hollywood's Best: '30s (1997)
Bing Crosby (10-22-33, Brunswick 6695), Perry Como, Everly Bros.
First done by Crosby for the 1933 film Going Hollywood. His studio recording was a big hit later that year.

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Ten Lonely Guys Ten Broken Hearts 1962
Diamond 123
Pat Boone, Neil Diamond (1993)
It's not clear if the Ten Lonely Guys recording actually preceded Pat Boone's hit. What is known is that ten(!) writers composed the song and cut a demo, with Neil Diamond (no relation to the label) on lead. It was offered to Diamond Records who passed on it. The group, or most of it, then did a proper recording, that the label (obviously) did issue.

Neil Diamond's writing credit on Boone's was under the name Mark Lewis.

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Tennessee Waltz Cowboy Copas 4-47
King 696
Pee Wee King (12-2-47). Patti Page (10-14-50), Les Paul & Mary Ford, Jerry Fuller, Bobby Comstock, Sam Cooke
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Texas Flood Larry Davis 6-58
Duke 192
Stevie Ray Vaughn
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Thank God I'm A Country Boy John Denver 3-8-74
on lp RCA Victor 1-0548 Back Home Again
John Denver (9-74, RCA Victor 10239)
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Thank You, Pretty Baby Nat King Cole 2-4-58
Capitol 2088 (1967)
Brook Benton (6-59)
That Happy Feeling see Eyi Wala Dong
That Lady see Who's That Lady
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That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho) (aka Hi-De-Ho) The City 8-68
Ode 119
Dusty Springfield (5-21-69), Blood Sweat & Tears (9-16-69)
The City was co-writer Carole King's short-lived band.

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That Was Then, This Is Now Mosquitos 1985
on ep Valhalla 6004 That Was Then, This Is Now!
Monkees
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That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly & Three Tunes
7-22-56
Decca 30434
The Crickets (w/ Buddy Holly, 3-18-57 for Brunswick), Bobby Vee, The Bunch, Linda Ronstadt, Link Wray
Following Holly's failed original version for Decca, he wanted to redo it but couldn't legally release it under his own name. Hence the Crickets' credit—even the session contract didn't include Buddy's signature.

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That's All Nat "King" Cole 1-20-53
Capitol 2610
Rick Nelson
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That's All Right Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup 9-6-46
RCA Victor 20-2205
Elvis Presley, Marty Robbins, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (1960 for Fire), Rod Stewart
That's All You Gotta Do see All You Gotta Do
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That's How Strong My Love Is O.V. Wright w/ the Keys 1964
Goldwax 106
Otis Redding (12-28-64), Rolling Stones, Taj Mahal
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That's Life Marian Montgomery 1964
Capitol 5231
O.C. Smith, Frank Sinatra (7-25-66 unreleased, hit: 10-18-66)
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That's No Way To Get Along (aka Prodigal Son) Robert Wilkins 9-29
Brunswick 7125
Rolling Stones, Janiva Magness
Early pressings of the Stones' album Beggars' Banquet, which includes "Prodigal Son," listed all songs as being written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richard while later issues rightly didn't.

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That's Old Fashioned Chordettes c.1959 (cut for Cadence)
on CD Varèse Sarabande 0972 25 Greatest Recordings (2000)
Everly Bros. (11-14-61)
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That's Rock 'N' Roll Eric Carmen 9-75
on lp Arista 4057
Shaun Cassidy
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That's The Way Love Is Isley Bros. 8-30-66
Tamla 54154
Marvin Gaye
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That's What Friends Are For Rod Stewart 1982
on lp Warner Bros. 23702 Nightshift ost
Dionne (Warwick) & Friends
The Night Shift soundtrack also has an instrumental version of "That's What Friends Are For" (subtitled "Night Shift Love Theme") done by Burt Bacharach,

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That's When Your Heartaches Begin Shep Fields w/ Bob Goday 6-3-37
Bluebird 7015
Ink Spots (12-23-40), Elvis Presley, Soft Boys
That's Why (I Love You So) see Dat's Why (I Love You So)
Theme From A Summer Place see Bright Dreams/The Garden
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Theme From New York New York (aka New York New York) Liza Minnelli 1977
United Artists 1014
Ralph Burns, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Steve Lawrence, José José
Ralph Burns did the instrumental version while Minnelli's was the vocal for the 1977 film.

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Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye Don Cherry 1962
Verve 10270
John D. Loudermilk (10-21-63), Casinos, Eddy Arnold, Johnny Nash, Glen Campbell, Toby Beau
"Band Of Gold" crooner Don Cherry unsuccessfully switched to country in the '60s and somehow was the first with this John D. Loudermilk tune. It was Cherry's only release on Verve (not to be confused with the jazz trumpeter Don Cherry who, coincidentally, had lps on the label).

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There Goes My Everything Ferlin Husky 11-16-65
on lp Capitol 2548 I Could Sing All Night
Jack Greene, Don Cherry, Engelbert Humperdinck (2-20-67), Elvis Presley
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There I've Said It Again Benny Carter w/ Roy Felton 1-21-41
Bluebird 11090
Vaughn Monroe (12-21-44), Bobby Vinton
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There Will Never Be Another You Woody Herman 7-24-42
Decca 18469
Sammy Kaye, Chris Montez
First performed by John Payne in the 1942 film Iceland. To my knowledge, his recording has never been commercially issued.

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There's A Kind Of Hush New Vaudeville Band 11-2-66
on lp Fontana 27560 Winchester Cathedral
Herman's Hermits (12-66), Carpenters
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These Are Not My People Billy Joe Royal 3-1-67
Columbia 44103
Johnny Rivers, Freddy Weller
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These Days Nico 1967
on lp Verve 5032 Chelsea Girl
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ian Matthews, Tom Rush, Jackson Browne, Greg Allman, Paul Westerberg, Fountains Of Wayne
Odd as it may seem now, writer Jackson Browne and Velvet Underground chanteuse Nico were romantically linked then, which is how she got the song. Browne was a prolific composer at the time and didn't become a recording artist until 1972.

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They Don't Know Kirsty MacColl 1979
UK Stiff BUY 47
Tracey Ullman
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They Long To Be Close To You Richard Chamberlain 1963
MGM 13170
Dionne Warwick, Carpenters, Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee, Gwen Guthrie
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Think 5 Royales 2-2-57
King 5053
James Brown, Ike Turner, Steve Cropper
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Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep Charlie Louvin 2-24-65
Capitol 5475
Al Martino, Don Bowman (as "Think I'll Go Somewhere And Find Myself A Sheep")
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Third Rate Romance Jesse Winchester 1974
on lp Bearsville 6953 Learn To Love It
Amazing Rhythm Aces, Rosanne Cash, Sammy Kershaw
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Thirteen Women And One Man Dickie Thompson 1954
Herald 424
Bill Haley & Comets (4-12-54), Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Written by Thompson, the song was inspired by the title of Tiffany Thayer's 1931 novel Thirteen Women. His record started to get some notice, but its suggestive lyrics prompted radio bans and the label dropped it.

"Thirteen Woman" was the original A-side on Bill Haley's release of "Rock Around The Clock." Haley's producer, Milt Gabler, had rewritten it (and shortend the title), while negotiating a payoff with its publisher.

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32 Flavors Ani Difranco 1995
on CD Righteous Babe 007 Not A Pretty Girl
Alana Davis
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This Diamond Ring Sammy Ambrose 1964
Musicor 1061
Gary Lewis & Playboys (11-19-64), Al Kooper
Co-writer Al Kooper didn't care for Gary Lewis' treatment of the song, which was intended to be fairly soulful. I'm sure Kooper never hesitated to cash his royalty checks though!

Jimmy Radcliffe's demo recording of "Ring" has been issued.

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This Is For The Lover In You Shalamar 1980
Solar 12250
Babyface
This Little Bird see Little Bird, The
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This Little Girl Of Mine Ray Charles 4-23-55
Atlantic 1063
Everly Bros. (11-3-57)
Adapted by Charles from the gospel song "This Little Light Of Mine," probably from a version by Clara Ward.

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This Masquerade Leon Russell 12-9-71
Shelter 7325
Aretha Franklin, George Benson
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This May Be My Last Time (aka This May Be The Last Time, aka The Last Time) Staple Singers 10-5-54
Sharp 603
Staple Singers (1961 for Vee Jay), Rolling Stones, Pops Staples, Sweet Honey In The Rock
The roots of the song certainly may go back further as there are numerous variations of this theme in gospel circles. While the Staple Singers' and the Stones' songs are not precisely the same, Keith Richards confirmed the link in his autobiography Life.

The Staple Singers' Sharp 45 was pressed around 1960 and it's unclear if it was issued prior to that.

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This Night Won't Last Forever Bill LaBounty 1978
Warner-Curb 8529
Michael Johnson, Moe Bandy
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This Should Go On Forever Guitar Gable 2-22-57
Excello 2153 (1959)
Rod Bernard
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This Time Thomas Wayne 1958
Fernwood 106/Mercury 71287/71454
Troy Shondell
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This World (cast) Company 1970
on lp Atlantic 1566 The Me Nobody Knows cast
Staple Singers
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Those Were The Days Limeliters 4-5-62
on lp RCA Victor 2547 Folk Matinee
Mary Hopkin
Based on the 1920s Russian folk song "Darogoi Dimmoyo" ("Dear For Me") by Alexander Wertinsky. "Darogoi Dimmoyo" may have been an adaptation of another Russion song called "Dorogo' Dlinnoyu" ("Along A Long Road").

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Thou Shall Not Steal John D. Loudermilk 1-9-62
RCA Victor 7993
Dick & Deedee
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Thousand Stars, A Rivileers 11-53
Baton 200
Kathy Young & Innocents, Linda Scott
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3 a.m. Tabitha's Secret 1994 (fall)
on CD Forbidden (no #) Don't Play With Matches (1997)
Tabitha's Secret (5-95 for Aware), Matchbox 20
Three members of Tabitha's Secret, including singer Rob Thomas, went on to form Matchbox 20.

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Three Bells, The (as "Les Trois Cloches") Edith Piaf (& Les Compagnons de la Chanson) 6-25-46
French Columbia BFX 20
Edith Piaf (1950), Les Compagnons de la Chanson (1952), Browns, Dick Flood
Piaf's 1946 recording was in French and her 1950 version was in English.

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Three Hearts In A Tangle Ray Starr 1959
Federal 12393
Roy Drusky, James Brown, Browns, Dizzy Gillespie
Ray Starr was a pseudonym for co-writer (and King/Federal Records A&R man) Ray Pennington.

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Three Stars Eddie Cochran 2-5-59
on lp United Artists 9959 Legendary Masters Series (1971)
Tommy Dee
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Thrill Is Gone, The Roy Hawkins 1951
Modern 826
B.B. King (many times, first in 1969), Aretha Franklin
Through The Fire see Chaka
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Thunderbird Nightcaps 1961
Vandan 3233
Z.Z. Top
I included this listing not because Z.Z. Top's version was a hit but because of the interesting path the song has taken. Dallas band the Nightcaps, most known for their song "Wine, Wine, Wine," wrote and recorded "Thunderbird" in the early 1960s. Z.Z. Top recorded the same song for their 1975 Fandango! album and claimed authorship. In the mid-90s, Nightcaps bassist Mario Daboub took Top guitarist Billy Gibbons to court...and lost his case. The ruling was based on the statute of limitations and the fact that the Nightcaps didn't properly copyright their material (After all, they were a young band on a local label.) So Z.Z. Top got away with essentially stealing a song.

The Nightcaps themselves were probably influenced/inspired by Dossie Terry's 1957 "Thunderbird" (King 5072).

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Tide Is High, The Paragons w/ Tommy McCook & Supersonics 1966
JA Trojan (no #)
Blondie
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Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport Rolf Harris 1960
20th Fox 207
Rolf Harris (1963 for Epic)
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Tiger Nick Todd 1959 (rel. 5-59)
Dot 15951
Fabian (rel. late May, 1959), Jetstreams
This is not a definitve entry! After much debate among my sources, I've concluded we may never know for sure whose was first. It's included here to spark whatever information may be left to uncover.

To some, Nick Todd being Pat Boone's brother (guilt by association with a noted cover artist), tips the scale to Fabian. Recently contacted about this, Nick unfortunately has little recollection of his session. Dot Records owner Randy Wood also doesn't remember the circumstances of getting the song, which was the intended B-side for Todd. A European CD has liner notes quoting Wood as saying "Tiger" was a cover, but since both were probably done around the same time, I don't think the word "cover" applies (Fabian's didn't start charting until June, which was after Nick's had been released) and casts doubt on the quote. Universal Music, the company that now controls Dot, secured a mechanical license for Todd's on May 5 but has no recording information. It would have likely been done at least in April, if not earlier. Dates for Fabian's records have been nonexistent, or at least never made public. Any ideas or thoughts?

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Tijuana Jail Johnny And Jonie (Mosby) 1-59
Challenge 59041
Kingston Trio (2-18-59), Johnny Bond (2-59)
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Till Then Mills Brothers 2-27-44
Decca 18599
Orioles, Hilltoppers, Classics
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Till I Met You (aka Till There Was You) Meredith Willson w/ Eileen Wilson 10-25-50
Decca 27334
Sue Raney, Barbara Cook & Robert Preston, Peggy Lee, Anita Bryant, Beatles
Composer Meredith Willson retitled the song for the 1957 stage play The Music Man.

Till There Was You see Till I Met You
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Time After Time Frank Sinatra 10-24-46
Columbia 37300
Sarah Vaughn (11-19-46), Chris Montez
From the film It Happened In Brooklyn.

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Time And Love Laura Nyro 2-69
on lp Columbia 9737 New York Tendaberry
Barbra Streisand
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Time Has Come Today Chambers Bros. 8-1-66
Columbia 43816
Chambers Bros. (8-9-67, Columbia 44414))
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Time Is On My Side Kai Winding 10-3-63
Verve 10307
Irma Thomas (4-27-64), Rolling Stones (6-64 [version 1], 9-64 [version 2]), George Jones, Tracy Nelson, Jimmy Norman
Winding's version is (essentially) an instrumental with vocal chorus by the Gospelaires (Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Warwick and Cissy Houston). Jimmy Norman penned additional lyrics to flesh out the song and was only sometimes given co-writing credit. "Time" was first composed by Jerry Ragovoy under the pseudonym Norman Meade, further confusing the credits with or without Jimmy Norman's name; is it Norman Meade or Norman, Meade? Despite the fact that initial pressings of the Rolling Stones US 45 (London 9708) listed Meade; Norman, Jimmy claimed not to have gotten royalties from their hit.

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Ting A Ling Clovers 3-18-52
Atlantic 969
Buddy Holly, Kingbees
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Tinpañola (aka [I Love You] Don't You Forget It) Henry Mancini 1961
on lp RCA 2360 Mr. Lucky Goes Latin
Perry Como (5-1-63)
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Tip Of My Fingers Bill Anderson 3-3-60
Decca 31092
Roy Clark, Eddy Arnold, Jean Shephard, Steve Wariner
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Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me Nick Lucas 5-9-29
Brunswick 4418
Johnny Marvin (9-5-29), Tiny Tim
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To All The Girls I've Loved Before Albert Hammond 1975
Dutch/German Epic 3526
Albert Hammond (1977 for US & UK Epic), Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
To The Aisle see Aisle, The
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To The Door Of The Sun (as "Alle Porte Del Sole" Gigliola Cinquetti 1973
P.I. 413
Al Martino
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To Wait For love Jay & Americans 10-16-63
United Artists 693
Tony Orlando, Herb Alpert, Jackie DeShannon
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Tobacco Road John D. Loudermilk 12-15-59
Columbia 41562
John D. Loudermilk (1962 for RCA), Lou Rawls, Nashville Teens, Jefferson Airplane, Blues Magoos, Edgar Winter, Eric Burdon & War, Spooky Tooth et al.
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Together Waring's Pennsylvanians w/ Tom Waring 1-19-28
Victor 21213
Franklyn Baur (1-20-28), Paul Whiteman (1-21-28), Connie Francis
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Together Intruders 1967
Gamble 205
Tierra
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Together Again Buck Owens 1-28-64
Capitol 5136
Ray Charles
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Tom Cat Blues (aka Tom Cat) Bob Clifford (aka Cliff Carlisle) 9-26-32
Vocalion 5492
Rooftop Singers
Country bluesman Carlisle recorded under his own name and pseudonyms, such as J. Boone, Amos Greene and Lullabye Larkers as well as Bob Clifford.

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Tom Dooley Grayson & Whitter 9-30-29
Victor 40235
Frank Proffitt, Frank Warner, Folksay Trio, Tarriers, Kingston Trio, New Lost City Ramblers
A number of songs have been written regarding the 1867 trial and subsequent hanging of convicted murderer Thomas Dula. Grayson's granduncle was reportedly in the group of men who arrested Dula. Their song has been referred to as a "Grayson family ballad."

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Tomorrow Night Henry Russell 8-8-39
Vocalion 5090
Horace Heidt (8-9-39), Lonnie Johnson, Elvis Presley, LaVern Baker, Carl Smith, Charlie Rich
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Tonight You Belong To Me Joe Green's Vibraphone Dance Orch. 8-10-26
Cameo 993
Regent Club Orch. (9-14-26), Roger Wolfe Kahn (11-24-26), Gene Austin (12-1-26), Adrian Schubert & His Salon Orch. w/ Irving Kaufman (12-6-26), Patience & Prudence, Lennon Sis., NRBQ
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Too Busy Thinking About My Baby Temptations 1966
on lp Gordy 918 Gettin' Ready
Marvin Gaye
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Too Many Rivers Claude Gray 9-17-64
Columbia 43150
Brenda Lee (1-29-65), Eddy Arnold
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Too Much Bernard Hardison 1955 (early)
Republic 7111
Elvis Presley (9-2-56)
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Top Of The World Carpenters 1972
on lp A&M 3511 A Song For You
Lynn Anderson, Carpenters (1973)
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Topsy Count Basie 8-9-37
Decca 1770
Benny Goodman, Cozy Cole
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Torn (as "Brændt") Lis Sørensen 1993
on CD Danish EMI-Medley 8282132 Under Stjernerne Et Sted (Somewhere Under The Stars)
Ednaswap (1995, 1997), Trine Rein, Natalie Imbruglia
"Torn" was written (and a demo recording was made) in 1991 by Phil Thornalley and future Ednaswap members Scott Cutler and Anne Preven. Danish lyrics were then written by Elisabeth Nielsen and it was retitled "Brændt," meaning burnt or roasted. Some two years later, Ednaswap got around to cutting their first proper version of the song.

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Touch Me (All Night Long) Wish featuring Fonda Rae 1984
Personal 7001/KN 1001
Cathy Dennis
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Touch Me When We're Dancing Bama 1979
Free Flight 11629
Carpenters, Alabama
Toy Bell see My Ding-A-Ling
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Train Kept A-Rollin', The Tiny Bradshaw 7-25-51
King 4497
Johnny Burnette Trio, Yardbirds (also as "Stroll On"), Aerosmith, Colin James, Paul Burlison
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Trains And Boats And Planes Burt Bacharach 2-8-65
Kapp 657
Billy J. Kramer, Dionne Warwick
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Tramp Lowell Fulsom (aka Fulson) 1966
Kent 456
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (1-19-67), Salt-N-Pepa
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Travelin' Soldier Bruce Robison 1995
on CD Vireo 1105
Bruce Robison (1999 for Lucky Dog), Dixie Chicks
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Truck Drivin' Man Terry Fell 1954
"X" 0010
Buck Owens, George Hamilton IV, Red Steagall, Commander Cody, Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) Lorraine Ellison 3-9-68
Loma 2094/Warner Bros. 7361
Janis Joplin (6-24-69)
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Try A Little Tenderness Ray Noble & (New Mayfair) Orch. w/ Val Rosing 12-8-32
UK HMV B6284/Victor 24263
Bing Crosby (1-9-33), Ted Lewis (2-1-33), Otis Redding, 3 Dog Night, Frank Sinatra, Glen Campbell
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Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again David Pomeranz 1975
on lp Arista 4053 It's In Everyone Of Us
Barry Manilow
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Tryin' To Get To You Eagles 5-17-54
Mercury 70391
Elvis Presley (7-11-55), Ricky Nelson
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Trying To Live My Life Without You Otis Clay 1972
Hi 2226
Bob Seger
Tuff see Cattywampus
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Tulsa Time Don Williams c. 1-78
ABC 12425
Eric Clapton (1978, 1980)
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Turn Around Harry Belafonte 1958
on lp RCA 1927 Love Is A Gentle Thing
Dick & Deedee, Malvina Reynolds
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Turn Around, Look At Me Glen Campbell 1961
Crest 1087
Vogues
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Turn! Turn! Turn! Limeliters 4-7-62
on lp RCA 2547 Folk Matinee
Pete Seeger (5-62 for Columbia, 7-15-62 for Folkways), Byrds
Written—well, adapted from the book of Ecclesiastes—around 1959 by Pete Seeger, who apparently didn't record it until years later.

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Tuxedo Junction Erskine Hawkins 7-18-39
Bluebird 10409
Glenn Miller, Erskine Hawkins (6-50 for Coral), Frankie Avalon, Manhattan Transfer, Joe Jackson
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Twilight Time Three Suns 1-44
Hit 7092
Platters, Three Suns (1948 and at least once in the 1950s for RCA), Leo Kottke
The Three Suns' original was also issued in the 1940s on Majestic 7092 and 1041.

The song began as an instrumental with lyrics added by Buck Ram, who went on to produce the Platters.

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Twist, The Hank Ballard & Midnighters 11-11-58
King 5171
Chubby Checker, Fat Boys
Although Hank Ballard is the credited writer, the idea for "The Twist" came from a member of the Sensational Nightingales gospel group. Depending on the source, it was either Joseph Wallace or Nathaniel Bills who offered Ballard the concept of "Let's Do The Twist" around 1957. After refining the lyrics, the Midnighters recycled the melody of their own 1957 "Is Your Love For Real" (King 12299), which was inspired by the Drifters' "What'cha Gonna Do" (Atlantic 1955, 1954).

In early spring of 1958, they cut a demo of the "new" song and submitted it to Vee Jay records (which has subsequently been issued). Before Vee Jay could act on signing Ballard & company, their label Federal/King exercised its option to resign the group.

The Midnighters' "Twist" on King was originally the B-side to "Teardrops On Your Letter," but was re-promoted following Chubby Checker's initial hit.

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Twist And Shout Top Notes 2-23-61
Atlantic 2115
Isley Bros. (3-62), Beatles
Co-writing "Twist And Shout," Bert Berns and Phil Medley used parts of their 1960 composition "Shake It Up Baby" - a song they'd published but never had recorded.

The Top Notes' recording was produced by Phil Spector in a decidedly non wall-of-sound manner. Berns was so disappointed in Spector's results, he was prompted to work up a new arrangement for the Isley Brothers (which the Beatles later copied).

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Twisted Al Haig Quartet w/ Wardell Gray 11-11-49
Prestige 707
Annie Ross (10-9-52), Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Crystal Waters
Haig & Gray's was an instrumental. Annie Ross wrote the lyrics for her 1952 recording.

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Two More Bottles Of Wine Delbert McClinton 6-75
on lp ABC 907 Victim Of Life's Circumstances
Emmylou Harris
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Two Of A Kind (Workin' On A Full House) Dennis Robbins 4-87
MCA 53143
Garth Brooks
Prior to his country music career, Robbins had been in the Detroit rock band the Rockets. Co-writer Warren Haynes went on to the Allman Brothers then Gov't Mule.