Song Artist/Date/Label Remade by
Wade In The Water Sunset Four Jubilee Singers 4-1-25
Paramount 12273
Golden Gate Quartet, Ella Jenkins, Johnny Griffin, Ramsey Lewis, Herb Alpert, Billy Preston, Eva Cassidy et el.
Waiting For Tonight 3rd Party 1997
on CD DV8 31454 0766 2 Alive
Jennifer Lopez
Walk Away From Love see I'm Gonna Walk Away From Love
Walk, Don't Run! Johnny Smith 1954
on 10" lp Roost 424 In A Sentimental Mood
Chet Atkins, Ventures (countless times!), Johnny Smith (1967 for Verve), Jeff Beck, JFA et al.
The song's title supposedly was inspired by warning signs in NYC subways.

The Ventures picked up the song from Chet Atkins' 1957 album Hi-Fi In Focus.

Walk Right In Cannon's Jug Stompers 10-1-29
Victor 38611
Rooftop Singers, Janis Joplin
Walkin' After Midnight Lynn Howard & Accents 1956
Accent 1044
Patsy Cline (11-8-56, 8-25-61), Wanda Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Cowboy Junkies, Madeleine Peyroux
The song was originally intended for Kay Starr but her label passed on it.

Walking Along Solitaires 10-10-56
Old Town 1034
Walking Blues (aka Walkin' Blues) Son House 5-28-30 (cut for Paramount) on lp Document 532 Delta Blues Vol. 1 1929-1930 (1988) Robert Johnson, Son House (1941 for Library Of Congress), Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Dion
Eddie "Son" House's first recording session, May 28, 1930, yielded three 2-part blues releases on the Paramount label and a test pressing of "Walking Blues." That particular copy was discovered many years later (in the attic of a house!) and finally made available in 1988. "Walking Blues" was his theme song and it's hard to know for sure why it wasn't issued at the time. One possible factor was Paramount's demise soon thereafter.

"My Black Mama, Part 2," one of the three 78s pressed in 1930, was melodically similar to Robert Johnson's version of "Walking Blues." It's possible that when Johnson learned it from House, he either took the initiative to work the two together or Son's arrangement had evolved. Robert Johnson often gets credit for the song, but it should go to House.

Son House made a 1942 recording (also done by Alan Lomax for the Library Of Congress) titled "Walking Blues," but it's a different song(!), which may be an indication of how loose he was with his own compositions.

Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves 1983
on lp Canadian Attic 1172 Walking On Sunshine
Katrina & The Waves (1985 for Capitol)
Wang Dang Doodle Willie Dixon 2-17-54
on CD MCA 9353 Original Wang Dang Doodle (1995)
Howlin' Wolf, Koko Taylor, Savoy Brown, Pointer Sisters
Adapted by Dixon from an old ribald lesbian song called "The Bull Daggers Ball."

The February 17, 1954 session for Dixon's original was done under the backing group's name, the El Rays. They cut four songs, two of which—not including Wang Dang Doodle—were issued by Checker Records with little success. That explains why Wang Dang Doodle, listed as Whing Ding All Night on that session, remained unreleased for so long. The El Rays moved to Vee Jay records and became the Dells. Willie Dixon remained busy as a session bassist, arranger, producer and songwriter.

War Temptations 1-3 & 10-70
on lp Gordy 947 Psychedelic Shack
Edwin Starr, Bruce Springsteen, D.O.A.
Warm And Tender Love Joe Haywood 1964
Enjoy 2013 (1965)/White Cliffs 237
Percy Sledge, Buckwheat Zydeco
Wasn't That A Party? Tom Paxton 10-26-72
on CD UK Strange Fruit 079 Live In Concert
(Irish) Rovers, Tom Paxton (1973 for Reprise, 1988 for Flying Fish)
Paxton's version on his 1973 LP New Songs For Old Friends (Reprise 2144) may have been recorded first, but dates for it have been elusive. Tom himself said he's not certain of the order.

Wasted Days And Wasted Nights Freddy Fender 1960
Duncan 1001/Imperial 5670
Sir Douglas Quintet, Freddy Fender (1975 for ABC/Dot)
Water Boy Paul Robeson 1-7-26
Victor 19824
Odetta, Don Shirley Trio
Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock 5-28-62
Blue Note 1862
Mongo Santamaria (12-17-62 for Battle, 1979 for Columbia), Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan (7-5-63), Herbie Hancock (1973 for Columbia)
Way Back Home Jazz Crusaders 1970
Chisa 8010
Junior Parker, Jr. Walker & All Stars
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans Peerless Quartet 6-22
Victor 18942
Freddy Cannon
Way I Feel Tonight, The Shields 1976
Atco 7071
Bay City Rollers
Way Of Love, The Kathy Kirby 1-16-65
Parrot 9775
Way We Make A Broken Heart, The Ry Cooder 1980
on lp Warner Bros. 3489 Borderline
John Hiatt & Rosanne Cash, Rosanne Cash
Way You Look Tonight, The Fred Astaire 1936
on lp Sountrak 106 Swing Time ost (1976)
Fred Astaire (7-26-36, Brunswick 7717), Lettermen, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Art Pepper, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz et al.
We Both Believe In Love (aka Do You Believe In Love) Supercharge 1979
on lp UK Virgin 12118 Body Rhythm
Huey Lewis & News
Famed British producer "Mutt" Lange wrote "We Both Believe In Love" and sang the lead on Supercharge's recording. Huey Lewis then made a few changes and had his first hit.

We Care A Lot Faith No More 1985
on lp Moredam MDR 1 We Care A Lot
Faith No More (1988 for Slash)
We Got The Beat Go-Go's 1980
UK Stiff 78
Go-Go's (1981 for I.R.S.)
We Like Birdland (aka Birdland) Huey Smith & Clowns 1958
Ace 548
Chubby Checker
We Love You Beatles see We Love You Conrad
We Love You Conrad (aka We Love You Beatles) Sweet Apple Teenagers 1960
on lp Columbia 5510/2025 Bye Bye Birdie cast
Sweet Apple Teenagers (1963, Bye Bye Birdie soundtrack), Carefrees
"We Love You Conrad" is incorporated in the track titled "Normal American Boy."

We Need A Little Christmas Angela Lansbury 5-29-66
on lp Columbia KOS 3000 Mame cast
Percy Faith, Johnny Mathis, Kimberley Locke, Glee cast
We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again Jeffrey Comanor 1975
Epic 50148
England Dan & John Ford Coley
We'll Sing In The Sunshine see Sing In The Sunshine
We're All Alone Boz Scaggs 9-75
on lp Columbia 33920 Silk Degrees
Frankie Valli, Rita Coolidge
We're Gonna Groove see Groovin'
We're In This Love Together Dean Conn 1980
on lp A&M 4839
Al Jarreau
We've Only Just Begun Freddie Allen 3-70
White Whale 345
Mark Lindsay, Carpenters
The tune began as a jingle for a late-1960s bank commercial and was then expanded it into a complete song. Co-writers Paul Williams and Roger Nichols have different ideas as to who cut it first. Williams sites Mark Lindsay while Nichols says Freddie Allen's was earlier. Nichols was the arranger for Allen's recording, without Williams' involvement, which could explain Paul's lack of knowledge about it.

Williams and Nichols' demo was issued on a 2005 Japanese CD titled We've Only Just Begun.

Wedding Bell Blues Laura Nyro 7-13-66
Verve Folkways 5024
5th Dimension
The CD liner notes for Nyro's first album (More Than A New Discovery), which contains "Wedding Bell Blues" state it was recorded in November of 1966. The 45 of the song, listed here, appeared on Billboard's Bubbling Under chart beginning October 22, 1966. I therefore assumed the single was a different (earlier) take but it turns out they are identical versions. Clearly the liner notes date is incorrect.

Nyro's original was also issued on a 1973 single, Columbia 45791.

Weekend Mick Jackson 1978
Atco 7094
Wet Willie
Weekend in New England, A Randy Edelman 1975
on lp 20th Century Farewell Fairbanks
Barry Manilow
What A Difference A Day Made (aka What A Difference A Day Makes aka What A Diff'rence A Day Makes) Jimmie Ague c. 9-15-34
Champion 16815
Dorsey Bros. Orchestra with Bob Crosby (10-29-34), Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Esther Phillips, Los Panchos & Eydie Gorme (as "Cuando vuelva a tu lado"", Natalie Cole
Originally composed as "Cuando vuelva a tu lado" with Spanish lyrics by Mexian songwriter Maria Grever. English lyrics were soon written by Stanley Adams.

The first Spanish version was cut 12-10-34 by Orquesta Pedro Via.

What A Fool Believes Kenny Loggins 6-8-78
on lp Columbia 35387 Nightwatch
Doobie Bros. (8-78), Self
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve Margaret Whiting w/ Frank DeVol Orch. c.5-47
Capitol 427
Orioles, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, Brian Setzer Orch., Rufus Wainwright et el.
What Have They Done To My Song Ma (aka Look What They've Done To My Song Ma) Melanie 1970
on lp Buddah 5060 Candles In The Rain
New Seekers, Ray Charles
What Have They Done To The Rain Joan Baez 1962
Vanguard 35018/35023
Searchers, Malvina Reynolds
What Hurts The Most Mark Wills 2003
on CD Mercury Nashville 101202 And The Crowd Goes Wild
Jo O'Meara, Rascal Flatts, Cascada
What I Am (aka Say I Am) Fireballs 1966 (issued 2-66)
Dot 16834
Tommy James & Shondells
"What I Am" was written by Fireballs' guitarist George Tomsco (along with his uncredited wife) and published by producer Norman Petty's Dundee Music. Tommy James' issues of the song often credited him and his publisher, which kept Dundee busy pursuing royalties. Interestingly, there are James 45s which include Tomsco's wife Barbara in the writing credits.

What I Am New Bohemians (w/ Edie Brickell) 1986
on cassette (self-issued) It's Like This
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians (1988 for Geffen)
What Now My Love Jane Morgan 2-8-62
Kapp 450
Gilbert Bécaud (in English, Kapp 566), Sonny & Cher, Herb Alpert, Mitch Ryder
Adapted from the French song "Et maintenant," written and recorded by Gilbert Bécaud in 1961.

What Will My Mary Say? Mark Dinning 1961
MGM 13048
Johnny Mathis (8-9-62)
What's Forever For England Dan & John Ford Coley c. 10-78
on lp Big Tree 76015 Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive (1979)
Rafe Van Hoy (10-79), Michael Murphey
What's Love Got To Do With It? Bucks Fizz c. 2-84
on CD UK Camden 74321 78952 Are You Ready (2000 reissue)
Tina Turner (c. 3-84)
Written by Brits Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, the song was first offered to—and turned down by—Cliff Richard. Britten then produced Bucks Fizz's version for their I Hear Talk album. Meanwhile Tina Turner's was released and took off, so they didn't include it on that album.

What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love & Understanding see Peace, Love & Understanding, (What's So Funny 'Bout)
When Blue Turns To Grey (aka Blue Turns To Grey) Dick & Dee Dee 12-64
Warner Bros. 5627
Tracey Dey, Mighty Avengers (rel. 2-65), Rolling Stones (9-6-65), Epics, Don & Goodtimes, Andrew Oldham Orch., Cliff Richard, Flamin' Groovies
The Rolling Stones played on Dick & Dee Dee's recording and their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, produced the session in London. The Mighty Avengers' version (UK Decca F 12085, also produced by Oldham) used the same backing track. Definitive evidence has yet to surface as to whose vocals were done earier, but I suspect it was Dick & Dee Dee's. Considering Oldham's propensity for efficiency (i.e. cheapness), it's possible theirs and the Mighty Avengers' were done at nearly the same time.

The Stones' demo of the song, cut in August of 1964, has appeared on various bootlegs.

When I Fall In Love Jeri Southern 4-3-52
Decca 28224
Doris Day (6-5-52), Nat King Cole, Lettermen, Donny Osmond, Celine Dion & Clive Griffin
The song originated in the 1952 film One Minute To Zero (noted erroneously on Southern's record as One Minute Before Zero), performed as theme music by Richard Hayman & His Orchestra. Hayman's 1957 recording was released, but as far as I can determine, his film recording has never been commercially issued.

When I Need You Albert Hammond 1977
on lp Epic 35049 When I Need You
Leo Sayer, Leonard Cohen, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart
When I Wanted You Gino Cunico 1976
on lp Arista 4117
Barry Manilow
When I'm Gone Mary Wells 5-11-64
on lp Motown 653 Vintage Stock (1966)
Brenda Holloway (1-65)
Wells' recording was scheduled to be issued as a single (Motown 1061) but it was canceled following her decision to leave the label. Picture sleeves for the 45 are rumored to exist. Brenda Holloway's version used the same backing track.

When Joey Comes Around (aka When Julie Comes Around) Tasha Thomas 1969
Roulette 7053
Cuff Links
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again Wiley Walker & Gene Sullivan 3-9-41
Okeh 06374/Columbia 37665
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard
When My Dreamboat Comes Home Guy Lombardo w/ Lebert Lombardo 9-17-36
Victor 25435
Shep Fields (11-5-36), Henry Allen (11-17-36), Guy Lombardo (9-1-44 for Decca), Fats Domino
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby Charlie Rich 10-16-66
on lp UK Hi 418 I'll Shed No Tears (1988)
Sam & Dave
When The Levee Breaks Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie
Columbia 14439
Led Zeppelin, John Campbell, A Perfect Circle, Bob Dylan (as "The Levee's Gonna Break")
Inspired by the massive Mississippi River flood of 1927.

When You Walk In The Room Jackie deShannon 9-63
Liberty 55645
Where Are You Mildred Bailey 1-19-37
Vocalion 3456
Frank Sinatra, Sonny Rollins, Dinah Washington, Kurt Elling
Where Did You Sleep Last Night? see In The Pines
Where Have All The Flowers Gone Pete Seeger 1960
on lp Folkways 2454 The Rainbow Quest
Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Rivers
Writer Pete Seeger was inspired to compose this by a line in the Russian novel And Quiet Flows The Don by Mikhail Sholokhov.

Where Or When Ruby Newman w/ Ray Heatherton 3-12-37
Victor 25546
Hal Kemp w/ Bob Allen (3-24-37), Dion & Belmonts
Written for the stage play Babes In Arms, which opened on Broadway April 14, 1937. Ray Heatherton sang it, along with Mitzi Green, in the play.

Where Peaceful Waters Flow Jim Weatherly 1973
RCA 0949
Gladys Knight & Pips
Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) Marvin Gaye 1962
on lp Tamla 239 That Stubborn Kinda' Fellow (1963)
Paul Young
Gaye's original was also issued as the b-side to his 1969 single "Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby" (Tamla 54181),

Where's The Playground, Susie? Michael Whalen 6-67
Reprise 0602
Glen Campbell (11-27-68)
This is not the same Michael Whalen who's a contemporary film & TV composer.

Whipped Cream Stokes 1964
Alon 9019
Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass, Pete Fountain
Naomi Neville, the credited writer, is a pseudonym for prolific New Orleans tunesmith and musician Allen Toussaint.

White Christmas Bing Crosby 5-29-42
Decca 18429/23778
Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby (3-19-47, Decca 15074), Perry Como, Ravens, Ernest Tubb, Drifters, Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, Otis Redding et el.
Bing Crosby introduced the song on a Christmas day, 1941 radio program, although that version has not been publicly issued. The one from the 1942 film Holiday Inn, done by Crosby and Martha Mears (mimed by Marjorie Reynolds), was issued by Sunbeam Records in 1979.

Bing's proper 1942 recording was so popular annually, the master became damaged from overuse (this being in the days before recording tape). He recut "White Christmas" in 1947 and that's the one most often heard today.

White Lightning Big Bopper fall 1958
on lp Mercury 20402 Chantilly Lace
George Jones, Waylon Jennings
Sheb Wooley's 1953 "White Lightnin'," on his first album (self titled, MGM E3299), is a different song.

White Rabbit Great Society 1966
on lp Columbia 9624 Conspicuous Only In Its Absence (1968)
Jefferson Airplane (11-3-66), George Benson, Damned
Great Society vocalist Grace Slick wrote the song and (obviously) brought it with her to the Jefferson Airplane.

White Summer see She Moves Thro' The Fair
Who Can I Run To Jones Girls 1979
on lp Philadelphia International 83831
Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley 3-24-56
Checker 842
Yardbirds, Ronnie Hawkins, Woolies, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Juicy Lucy, Bob Seger, UFO, Grateful Dead, Santana, The Band, George Thorogood et el.
Who Do You Think You Are Jigsaw 1973
on lp UK BASF 5051 I've Seen The Film, I've Read The Book (1974)
Candlewick Green, Bo Donaldson & Heywoods, Saint Etienne
Co-written by Jigsaw members Clive Scott and Des Dyer, they recorded it as a possible single. The group's management also handled Candlewick Green, who had just won a talent contest on British TV. It was thought that Candlewick Green were guaranteed radio airplay so their vocals were laid over Jigsaw's backing track and that's whose version came out on a 45. Jigsaw's was done first but issued a bit later as an album cut.

Who Let The Dogs Out see Doggie
Who Was It? Gilbert O'Sullivan 1972
on lp Mam 5 Back To Front
Hurricane Smith
Who Were You Thinking Of Jim Glaser 1979
UK Mint CHEW 32
Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados, Jim Glaser (2007 for Solitaire)
Who's Sorry Now Bob Thompson c. 1-23
Cameo 350
Connie Francis, Marie Osmond
At least eight singers cut this in 1923 and Thompson's appears to be the earliest.

Who's That Lady (aka That Lady) Isley Bros. 1-14-64
United Artists 714
Isley Bros. (1973 for T-Neck)
Whole Lotta Love see You Need Love
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Big Maybelle 3-21-55
Okeh 7060
Roy Hall (9-15-55), Commodores (not the '70s soul group), Jerry Lee Lewis
The song was written by Dave Williams and Roy Hall, who used the pseudonym Sonny David as a supposed tax dodge. Both their names appeared on Jerry Lee Lewis' hit but only Williams was credited on Big Maybelle's original, Hall's own rendition and the Commodores' 1956 release.

Why Don't You Write Me Feathers 1955
Showtime 1105
Jacks, Snooky Lanson
Wide Open Spaces Groobees 1997
on CD Downtime 0002 Wayside
Dixie Chicks
Wild Horses Flying Burrito Bros. 1969
on lp A&M 4258 Burrito Deluxe
Rolling Stones (12-69 & 2-70), Old & In The Way, Leon Russell, Sundays, Otis Clay, Blackhawk
The Rolling Stones had begun sessions for the song, and sent a demo to Gram Parsons of the Flying Burrito Bros., who immediately cut it for their next album. Meanwhile the Stones were between labels and didn't finish theirs until a few months later. Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, the song was about either Anita Pallenberg or Marianne Faithful, depending on whose account you believe.

Wild One (aka Real Wild Child) Johnny O'Keefe & Dee Jays 1958
Aussie Festival ep FX 5002 Shakin' At The Stadium
Ivan (aka Jerry Allison), Jerry Lee Lewis, Iggy Pop, Teenage Head, Brian Setzer
O'Keefe's issues in the US (Brunswick 9-55067) and UK (Coral 45 Q 72330) were titled "Real Wild Child." Both were a close-but-different take from the Australian original, probably using the same backing track but with a different intro edit. The US & UK versions also eliminated the crowd sounds and cheers that had been added to simulate a "live" recording.

Wild One Zaca Creek 1991
on CD Giant 9 24491-2 Broken Heartland (1992)
Faith Hill
Wild Side Of Life Jimmie Heap 1 to 3-51
Imperial 8105
Hank Thompson, Charlie Feathers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Freddy Fender, Jimmy Heap (1961 for Fame), Status Quo, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson & Leon Russell
Heap's name has been spelled alternately Jimmie and Jimmy.

Wild Thing Wild Ones 10-7-65
United Artists 947
Troggs (2-66), Senator Bobby, Jimi Hendrix, Fancy, Sam Kinison, X, Sister Carol
The Wild One's producer, Gerry Granahan, asked writer Chip Taylor for some material and "Wild Thing" was quickly composed in Taylor's stream of consciousness approach. Chip immediately made a demo (with the lights out) and the Wild Ones cut theirs the next day. Troggs' manager Larry Page picked up a copy of the Taylor demo in NYC and the group instantly went to work on their amped-up, sex-drenched take on it.

Wild Weekend (Theme) Russ Hallet Trio 1958
on CD UK Ace 426 Tom Shannon Presents...The Rockin' Rebels (1994)
(Rockin') Rebels, NRBQ
Russ Hallet Trio's recording was done for Buffalo, NY DJ Tom Shannon's WKBW radio show and was not commercially issued at the time. (While it may not have been made for release, Hallert's version certainly was done for public consumption.) Shannon received so many requests for the song, he had a local combo (the Rebels) record it.

Wild World Jimmy Cliff 1970 (rel. 7-70)
A&M 1201
Cat Stevens (7-70), Jimmy Cliff (1976 for Warner Bros.), Maxi Priest, Marc Cohn
Cat Stevens started his recording of the song, went off to produce Cliff's version, then finished his own.

Stevens' 1969 demo has also been issued.

Wildwood Days Dovells 1962
Parkway 867
Bobby Rydell
Wildwood Weed Don Bowman 9-63
on lp RCA 2831 Our Man In Trouble
Jim Stafford
It's gotta be somehow notable that Chet Atkins produced this 1963 song about "wacky weed." Bowman wrote it and Stafford's 45 originally listed just Don, but on later pressings (after it started to get popular?), Stafford was somehow the co-writer. What was he smoking?

Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (aka Can The Circle Be Unbroken) William McEwan 11-11
Columbia 1364
Frank & James McCravy (12-27 for Brunswick, 1930 for Clarion), Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Staple Singers, Flying Burrito Bros., Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willie Nelson, John Lee Hooker et al.
Willing (aka Willin', aka I'm Willing) Johnny Darrell  9-17-69
on lp United Artists 6752 California Stop-Over
Little Feat (1970, 1972, 1978), Byrds, Seatrain, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Earle
Willow Weep For Me Ted Fio Rito w/ Muzzy Marcellino 10-32
Brunswick 6422
Paul Whiteman, Billie Holiday, June Christie, Stan Kenton, Ella Fitzgerald, Wes Montgomery, Chad & Jeremy, Lou Rawls, George Benson, Ray Charles et al.
Wimoweh see Mbube
Wind Beneath My Wings (aka Hero) Roger Whittaker 12-31-81
on lp RCA 4321 Wind Beneath My Wings
Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight & Pips, Bette Midler, Gary Morris, Gerald & Eddie LeVert
Barbra Streisand was the first to attempt a recording of the song, but after starting the session, she decided she didn't want to do it and left the studio!

Windmills Of Your Mind Noel Harrison 1968
on lp United Artists 5182 The Thomas Crown Affair ost
Dusty Springfield (9-68), Henry Mancini, Swing Out Sister, Michel Legrand, Sting
"Windmills Of Your Mind" was featured in the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair and won an Academy Award for best original song.

Winning Russ Ballard 1976
Epic 50211
Wish You Didn't Have To Go Spooner & The Spoons 1-65
Fame 6405
James & Bobby Purify
Wishin' And Hopin' Dionne Warwick 1963
Scepter 1247
Dusty Springfield
Wishing For Your Love Clovers 7-26-57
Atlantic 1175
Witchcraft Spiders 8-27-55
Imperial 5366
Elvis Presley
The melody was taken from the Spiders' 1953 recording "I Didn't Want To Do It" (Imperial 5265).

With Pen In Hand Johnny Darrell 1-18-68
United Artists 50292
Bobby Goldsboro (2-26-68), Billy Vera, Vikki Carr
With These Hands Dick Brown 1950
Jubilee 4016
Eddie Fisher, Tom Jones
Without You Badfinger 7-15 & 29-70
on lp Apple 3367 No Dice
Nilsson (6-71), Mariah Carey
Without Your Love Billy Nicholls 1976
on various artists lp Universal Spiritual League 003-76 With Love
White Horse, Roger Daltrey
Billy Nicholls was a member of White Horse.

Woman, A Lover, A Friend, A Buddy Johnson & Orch. w/ Lee Thomas 1959
Roulette 4188
Jackie Wilson (2-15-60), Otis Redding
Woman Love Jimmy Johnson 3-56
Starday (Custom series) 561
Gene Vincent (5-4-56)
This song was the original A-side on Vincent's hit "Be-Bop-A-Lula."

Johnson's recording was a demo that, following his (initial) failure to get it recorded by anyone else, was pressed on 45 (probably a few hundred copies, if that) to further promote it. Starday's Custom Series was a vanity sub-label, usually used by artists marketing themselves in hopes of getting a proper label signing.

Woman With Soul, A (aka Woman's Got Soul) Jerry Butler 1963
Vee Jay 556
Woman Woman Jimmy Payne 1967
Epic 10173/10222
Gary Puckett & Union Gap, Tompall & Glaser Bros.
Woman's Got Soul see Woman With Soul, A
Wonder Like You, A Jerry Fuller 1961
on CD Varese Sarabande 66447 The Lost '60s Recordings (2003)
Rick Nelson (7-20-61)
Soon after Fuller recorded this for Challenge Records, he was called up for Army service and the track was shelved.

Won't Find Better Than Me Kit-Kats 3-3-66
Jamie 1321
Kit-Kats (1967, Jamie 1337), New Hope (1969, Jamie 1381, same group as Kit-Kats)
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey see Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
Wooden Heart Elvis Presley 4-28-60
on lp RCA Victor 2256 G.I. Blues
Joe Dowell, Bobby Vinton
Adapted from the German folk song "Muss I Denn Zum Stadtele Hinaus."

Words Leaves 1966 (rel. 6-66)
on lp Mira 3005 Hey Joe
Regents, Boston Tea Party, Monkees (6-14-67)
The song's 1965 demo, done by its writers Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, has also been issued.

Words Of Love Buddy Holly 4-8-57
Coral 61852
Diamonds, Beatles, Patti Smith, Jeff Lynne
Work Song Nat Adderley 1-25-60
on lp Riverside 12-318 Work Song
Oscar Brown Jr., Cannonball Adderley (1960, 1962, 1964, 1975), Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Nina Simone et al.
Worried Life Blues Big Maceo (Merriweather) 6-24-41
Bluebird 8827
Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Animals, B.B. King, Blues Magoos, Eric Clapton, Fred McDowell, Freddy King, James Cotton, Corey Harris et al.
Adapted from Sleepy John Estes' "Someday Baby Blues" (1935, Champion 50068).

Worried Man Blues (aka A Worried Man) Carter Family 5-24-30
Victor 40317
Carter Family (1935 for Arc), Kingston Trio
Despite not being the same songs, two recordings that were likely influences on the Carter's were "The Worried Man Blues" by John D. Fox, aka Sam Collins (12-14-27, Gennett 6352) and Charlie Kyle's 1928 "Kyle's Worried Blues" (Victor 21707).

Worst That Could Happen, The 5th Dimension 1967
on lp Soul City 92001 The Magic Garden
Brooklyn Bridge
Following the Brooklyn Bridge's hit, the 5th Dimension's album was retitled The Worst That Could Happen with the same issue number.

Wrap It Up Sam & Dave 1-5-68
Stax 242
Fabulous Thunderbirds
Wreck Of The John B (aka Sloop John B) Weavers 11-3-50
Decca 27332
Kingston Trio, Jimmie Rodgers, Lonnie Donegan, Beach Boys
The song was adapted from a Caribbean folk tune called "The John B. Sails." Poet Carl Sandburg then reworked the lyrics in 1927—the ones used by the Weavers. Alan Lomax made a 1935 Bahamian field recording of "Sloop John B. (Histe Up The John B.'s Sails)" sung by the Cleveland Simmons group. It has been issued on various Rounder Records compilations.