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So you've heard this song repeatedly, and you're utterly certain it's from Group A. You look all over Group A's discography trying to find it, but simply can't. And with good reason: the song was actually performed by someone else.

Often shows up due to mis-tagged files on file-sharing services, a small-scale Did Not Do the Research blossomed into widespread misinformation. Also, after some artists gain a measure of mainstream success in a niche genre or Signature Style, all songs in that apparent genre or style are often misattributed to them. Or it might just be an honest mistake, where the two lead singers sound like each other. Another common version of this trope is the case of songs being credited to a band which are actually solo or side-project recordings by one or more of the band's members, or where a member works with another band. Still, it guarantees an uphill battle against Fan Dumb for both bands.

See also Refrain From Assuming and Covered Up. All Animation Is Disney for a similar trope in a different medium (and both are subtropes of Small Reference Pools).

Examples of Misattributed Song include:


Commonly Mistaken Artists

  • Not every classical piece is Mozart or Tchaikovsky. (It's all right to love Russian composers, but don't misattribute songs to them as in Lady in the Dark.)
    • No, none of the many Lutheran chorale melodies attributed to J.S. Bach were actually written by him; he merely wrote harmony and counterpoint. (The end of Berg's Violin Concerto, however, does count as a Bach quotation since it uses his harmonization of "Es ist genug.")
    • And Maria Callas had never sung Queen of the Night's aria. This is performed by Lucia Popp.
  • Mushroom Cult is not a System of a Down song. It is a Dog Fashion Disco song, featuring Serj Tankian of SOAD.
  • P2P services and yacht rock. It seems as if Chicago, Boston, Styx, Journey and REO Speedwagon are all the same band to them.
  • P2P services also sometimes list "I'll Be" as being by the Goo Goo Dolls. Actually it's by Edwin McCain.
  • No, not every parody song is by Weird Al Yankovic. (Bob Rivers and Richard Cheese are prime candidates; if it's country, Cledus T. Judd is most likely the actual performer.) Al addresses it in his FAQ.
    • Cledus T. gets this as well; some songs attributed to him are actually Rodney Carrington or Tim Wilson.
    • Bob Rivers is also on the receiving end of this, as is Ray Stevens (particularly with country-esque comedy songs). Interestingly, so is Doctor Demento, who primarily is a radio host for comedy music. While he does have a few actual songs of his own, it is only a very few.
    • As a general rule, if you can't imagine letting your kids listen to it, it's not Al.
    • "Barney's On Fire" is almost always credited to Weird Al, though it was actually made by Tony Mason.
  • The Arrogant Worms =/= Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie. Both are Canadian musical comedy acts, but since the former is better known, the latter's songs (like The War of 1812 and Toronto Sucks) are often misattributed to them.
  • No, not every Funk/Disco song is by Kool and the Gang.
  • On file sharing services, just about any Europop-sounding song with female harmony vocals will be attributed to ABBA. Many of the songs mislabelled in this fashion are actually by the British group Brotherhood of Man (which is also a half-male-half-female quartet).
    • Somewhat justified, or at least understandable, since BOM's most popular incarnation were often criticised for their similarity to ABBA - compare Angelo to Fernando, for example.
  • Bands other than Hayseed Dixie have covered rock music in a bluegrass style. The effect is so strong, even non-parody/non-cover bluegrass is sometimes attributed to them.
  • No, just because the song is sung a cappella does not mean that Rockapella performed it.
    • Or the Brown Derbies either. Fortunately, this seems to have been an artifact of the Napster era, and most a cappella groups are able to keep their own names on their own stuff, now.
  • No, the soundtrack from The Rutles movies are not bootleg "lost" Beatles albums, though they are often labeled as such. The Lennon/McCartney songwriting credits come from the Rutles songs being overly close to the real thing... but they're still not the real thing.
  • No, not all vaguely Celtic rock music is by Great Big Sea, Flogging Molly, or Dropkick Murphys, awesome as they are.
    • Spirit Of The West, for example, did a really good song called "Home for a Rest"... attributed to Great Big Sea.
    • There's a song that's often called "Drink and Fight" which tends to provoke arguments in the comments about just who made it anyway every time it's posted on YouTube with a different name and attribution.
  • Many Motown/Doo Wop/Oldies R&B songs have been misattributed to either the Temptations, the Four Tops, or Marvin Gaye.
  • No, not every reggae song is by Bob Marley. This seems to be a problem on YouTube.
    • Most notorious example of this is the song 'Bad Boys', performed by Inner Circle. He died long before said song came out. However the song does mention Sheriff John Brown from Marley's song I Shot The Sheriff so at least the confusion is slightly justified.
  • No, Rammstein is not the artist of EVERY German Dance Metal song.
    • Nor did they ever produce Dutch or Flemish numbers.
  • Not every theme song from an 80's movie is by Kenny Loggins. It just seems that way.
  • No, Sepultura never recorded with Luciano Pavarotti. That cover was made by a parody band, JBO.
  • For a time Devo seemed to get pretty much any synth-heavy Eighties One-Hit Wonder attached to them.
  • There's a ton of songs circulating in P2P networks that have been attributed to Metallica. 99% of the time, they have nothing to do with Metallica, like in the case of (a cover of) the Imperial March.
  • No, not every trance song with "Cascada Remix" on the end was done by the group themselves. Most of them had at least one of the DJs who work on the songs remix them, but they are not sung by the singer, Natalie Horler.
    • Such as "Piece of Heaven" by Akira, which was co-produced by DJ Manian and Yanou, but had a different vocalist. And by the way, that was a remake of an older euro-trance song by A7.
  • That vocal remix of a Touhou theme? Could be IOSYS, yes. Could also be Cool&Create, Innocent Key, Silver Forest, or any number of other Touhou doujin-music circles.
  • No, not every vaguely nu-metalish song with a hint of rapping and/or electronica belongs to Linkin Park.
  • Yes, David Allen Coe has two albums entitled Nothing Sacred and Underground Album that feature songs with wonderful titles like "Cum Stains on the Pillow", "Fuck Anita Briant", "Nigger Fucker", and "Fuckin' in the Butt". The racist songs "Nigger, Nigger," "In Coon Town," "Who Likes a Nigger?," "Nigger Hatin' Me," "Still Looking for a Handout," "Some Niggers Never Die (They Just Smell That Way)," "Stay Away from Dixie," and "Move Them Niggers North" are all by an artist named Johnny Rebel. Despite what you may think, these two classy guys have nothing to do with each other.
    • Some of Rebel's songs are mistakenly attributed to famed country singer Johnny Horton or Johnny Cash due to similarities in the voices and both artists being in the same genre.
    • There's something of a Poe's Law issue here. Coe has repeatedly written off his more racist songs as being tongue-in-cheek parodies. By all accounts Rebel's nastiest work is for real.
  • In a very understandable example, many remixes by The Orb are falsely attributed to Orbital. Not only do both bands have similar names and play similar styles of music, but early on in The Orb's career, they remixed songs and referred to them as the "Orbital Mix." They have since stopped doing this to try to minimize confusion, but it's still confusing when one realizes a majority of "Orbital mixes" have nothing to do with the group named Orbital.
  • Happy Rhodes is a singer / songwriter / instrumentalist. She gets mistaken for Kate Bush. And Annie Lennox. And duets between Kate Bush and Annie Lennox. She has a four-octave vocal range!
  • No, Weezer never covered N.W.A.'s "Boyz-n-the Hood", that was Dynamite Hack.
    • Similarly, "The Grunge Song" is also not by Weezer, but by the Canadian comedy trio Radio Free Vestibule (who later changed their name to The Vestibules).
    • Sonic Youth never did an acoustic cover of "Undone (The Sweater Song)": That actually was Weezer, playing the song on a radio show. What probably throws people off is that they invited their friend Timothy 'Speed' Levitch to recite poetry over instrumental sections for this version.
    • Ibold Train's "A Song About You", The Arena Drive's "The Fall", and Self's "Paint By Numbers" (often also labeled "Ex-Girlfriend") are other examples of songs that have gotten misattributed to Weezer. Funnily enough, the Ibold Train song is also sometimes misattributed to Ozma, a band whose songs have also been misattributed to Weezer.
  • No, Christian Alvestam did not get back to Scar Symmetry. He formed a band called Solution .45 who's music happens to sound similar to theirs. It doesn't help that all the rest of his bands either don't sound like them or are so unknown nobody has heard their music.
  • Much 90s hip hop is mistaken as being by 2 Live Crew. For example, "Shake That Ass Bitch" (Splack Pack), "The Dip" (Freak Nasty), and "Too Much Booty in the Pants" (Soundmaster T).
  • Pretty much every bubblegum dance song in the world has been attributed to Aqua at some point. Dance Dance Revolution fans are more likely to attribute all bubblegum dance to Smile.DK instead.

Commonly Mistaken Musical Works

  • Binary Finary's 19XX(originally 1998, then 1999) was remixed by Gouryella(Ferry Corsten and DJ Tiesto), not Veracocha(Ferry Corsten and Vincent de Moor). Some CD compilations actually mislabeled it this way.
  • No, "99 Red Balloons" was not covered by AFI. The version that you heard was actually covered by 7 Seconds (on the album "Walk Together"). The original, of course, was done by Nena (not Nina Hagen)
  • No, that The Legend of Zelda-inspired song ("Link, he come to town") was never performed by System of a Down. (It is not by Mr. Bungle either) That version is by Joe Pleiman and Jesse Spence, who were members of a musical duo named The Rabbit Joint. The song appeared on an album also called "The Rabbit Joint," and the duo later metamorphosed into Bluegrazer, whereupon they released a song called "The Rabbit Joint." Some amount of confusion is understandable. Continuing to claim that Serj Tankian is in some way responsible for a Zelda cover, however, is not permissible.
  • No, "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" isn't by Three Doors Down, it's actually by the band Nine Days.
  • No, "Addicted" was not by Three Doors Down, nor was it by Hinder. It was by Saving Abel.
    • None of the above bands sang "Headstrong" either, but that was by Trapt.
      • Also, "Headstrong" is not by Linkin Park, and Ashley Tisdale never covered it either!
  • No, "Adiemus" isn't by Enya or Enigma; it's written by Karl Jenkins, and performed by a group named, appropriately enough, Adiemus. (Jenkins also wrote the music from the De Beers Diamonds ads, incidentally.)
  • No, Paramore does not have a song called "Again". That's by Flyleaf.
  • No, George Strait is not the singer of "A Little More Country Than That." That's a new singer named Easton Corbin.
  • No, "All For You" is not a Blues Traveler song, nor is it a Counting Crows song, but a Sister Hazel song.
    • This misconception regarding Blues Traveler is and was so prevalent that Popper wrote something of an answer song called "Just For Me" that includes the lyrics "Just another I-IV-V" (common pop chord progression) and "Oh wait, that's right, no it wasn't me, I didn't do it / Say what you will, but you can't blame a thing on me". Subtle, but awesome.
  • No, that song "All You Wanted" that ends with that ends "When you're gone" is by Michelle Branch. "When You're Gone" by Avril Lavigne is a completely different song.
  • No, The Byrds didn't reunite to record "American Girl"; that's Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Though, to make it confusing, Roger McGuinn did record a cover of it.
  • No, "School's Out (for Summer)" is not by Kiss, Twisted Sister, Pink Floyd, or The Ramones. That was Alice Cooper.
  • No, The Ramones never covered "I Fought the Law". That was the Dead Kennedys.
    • And that "original" version by The Clash that every one seems to be covering is actually a cover of the Bobby Fuller Four... which was itself a cover of the original recording by the Crickets.
  • No, Jimi Hendrix did not originally sing "American Woman". That was the Guess Who (No relation to The Who). There are people who think it was Lenny Kravitz, but that's another trope.
  • No, Nine Inch Nails never did a song called "Angel". That's by Vinyl Sun.
  • Another song called "Angel" is often purported to be by Type O Negative. While it has a similar style to Type O, it's not them; it's another Gothic Metal band named Tears of Passion.
    • Sadly, the only reason why anyone has heard of Tears of Passion is because of the Misattributed Song.
    • Type O Negative never covered "Possession" by Sarah McLachlan, either. That was Mad Machinery.
  • No, "Big Bad John" was not by Johnny Cash. That was Jimmy Dean.
    • Have you ever had Johnny Cash sausage?
  • No, "As Time Goes By" is not by Cole Porter. It was written by the comparatively obscure Herman Hupfeld.
  • No, Michelle Branch never sang a song called "A Thousand Miles", but that was Vanessa Carlton.
  • No, the vocalist of Chicane's "Autumn Tactics" was not Beth Orton, but Justine Suissa (main singer of Ocean Lab, and Armin van Buuren's "Burned With Desire").
  • No, "Holiday Road" was not performed by Kenny Loggins. That was Lindsay Buckingham.
    • Likewise, Kenny Loggins didn't sing "The Heat is On". That was Glenn Frey.
  • No, "Awake" is not by Disturbed, Static-X and Slipknot working together; it was solely done by The Clay People.
  • No, "Rolling in the Deep", not "We Could've Had it All", is not by Lady Gaga. It's by Adele.
    • For starters, it's not an electro-dance song, but a slow ballad.
  • No, the trance group Ayla did not do an "Ayla Part 3", that's Kay Cee's "Escape".
  • No, "Baby Come Back" is not by Hall & Oates. It's not by Little River Band either. It's by Player.
    • The Bee Gees never covered this song.
  • No, "Hot Child in the City" is not by Pat Benatar. That was Nick Gilder.
  • No, "Bad to the Bone" is not by ZZ Top. It's George Thorogood.
    • Also, it's not by Bo Diddley, either. The song's guitar riff was borrowed from "I'm a Man," which is over twenty years older. George Thoroughgood acknowledged this by having Bo Diddley appear in he video.
  • No, "Ballroom Blitz" is not by ACDC. It was originally written by Sweet and has been since been performed by several other bands, none of which are AC/DC.
    • Nor are any of them The Misfits.
    • Confusion possibly due to the fact that it was notably covered by chameleonlike Swiss band Krokus, who often resembled (some might say copied) AC/DC.
    • No, the original was not by Queen either.
  • No, the Rock cover of "Barbie Girl" with male vocals is not by Mx Px or Good Charlotte. It's by Home Grown.
  • No, "Bette Davis Eyes" is not by Rod Stewart. The version you're familiar with is by Kim Carnes (from an album called Mistaken Identity, appropriately enough).
    • Who would think "Bette Davis Eyes" was by Rod Stewart? That's clearly a woman!
    • Also, it's not Bonnie Tyler, so don't confuse "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with Stewart or Carnes.
    • Interestingly, the theme song to the Michael Crichton movie Looker is frequently misattributed to Carnes. It’s actually by Sue Saad.
  • No, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" is not by Bryan Adams. It's by The Heights (A TV show similar to Glee).
  • No, "You're the Inspiration" is not REO Speedwagon. It's by Chicago.
    • You weren't the only one who was fooled though.
  • "Born to Be Wild" is not by AC/DC. Believe me, it's by Steppenwolf.
    • First of all, the song was popular years before AC/DC became superstars. Secondly, considering that John Kay's voice sounds like neither Bon Scott's nor Brian Johnson's high-pitched voices, you can figure that out for yourself.
      • Krokus may have covered it, but AC/DC did not.
        • Oh and also, this song was also not done by Billy Idol, The Doors or ZZ Top. It's still Steppenwolf, Sheesh.
  • "Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)" by Citizen King is often mistakenly attributed to Sublime due to stylistic similarities.
  • A few people actually believed, in the beginning, that Jim Parsons sang the theme song to The Big Bang Theory. It was written and performed by the Barenaked Ladies.
  • No, Marilyn Manson never covered New Order's "Blue Monday". That was Orgy.
    • Helps that the song was featured on the Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack along with Marilyn Manson's cover of "Tainted Love".
  • No, "Bitch" (not the Rolling Stones song) was not sung by Alanis Morissette. That was Meredith Brooks.
  • No, the '70s remake of Leadbelly's "Black Betty" was not by Lynyrd Skynyrd, but rather by Ram Jam.
  • No, the song "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden has nothing to do with the band Butthole Surfers, except for kinda having the same initials(?).
  • No, not every song on the The Bob and Tom Show is by Heywood Banks or Rodney Carrington.
    • Nor is every song performed by Bob or Tom (or Chick or Kristi)...
  • No, "Blood in my Eyes" was not by Limp Bizkit, Disturbed, or Godsmack; that was a group called Dimestore Hoods.
  • No, the 80's version of "Rock On" is not by Billy Idol. It's by Michael Damian.
    • Likewise the original was not by David Bowie, but rather by David Essex.
  • No, Cradle of Filth never did a Bloody Tears Cover. It's by Naoto Shibata PROJECT.
  • No, the Blue Man Group did not do "Blue (Da ba dee)", that was Eiffel 65.
    • Blue Man Group and Eiffel 65 have completely different styles, so you should not confuse them.
  • "Are You Gonna Go My Way" sounds a lot like ZZ Top. It's not. It's actually by Lenny Kravitz, whose black voice is easily distinct from ZZ Top's voice.
  • No, "Bodies" (not "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor") was not by Godsmack, Disturbed, Slipknot, or Korn, but by Drowning Pool.
  • No, Enya had nothing to do with the soundtrack of Braveheart.
  • Similarly, the theme from Chariots of Fire is not by Yanni, but Vangelis
  • No, Rage Against the Machine did not do the D Generation X theme "Break It Down", that was the Chris Warren Band.
    • Ditto with Triple H's old theme My Time.
  • No, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is not by the Gin Blossoms, Oasis, or the Ramones, but rather by a band called Deep Blue Something.
  • No, "Brown Eyed Girl" is not by the Rolling Stones. It's by Van Morrison.
  • No, "Butterfly" from Dance Dance Revolution is not by Aqua, but rather by a Swedish group called Smile.dk.
    • Although Aqua did a song called "Bumblebees", the song with the lyrics "Sweet little bumblebee, I know what you want from me" is not by them, but Bambee, another Danish bubblegum dance group.
    • It's also, oddly, sometimes misattributed to Ayumi Hamasaki.
  • Speaking of bubblegum dance, no, "Tarzan and Jane" isn't by Aqua, it's by Toy-box. Yes, we know they sound almost exactly alike; trust us, it's not Aqua - really.
    • Some people even believe Toy-box performed "Barbie Girl". Now that WAS Aqua.
  • No, Carmina Burana never had anything to do with Mozart. They were written as poems centuries before his time, and set to music by Carl Orff a century after his time.
    • Nor, obviously, did Richard Wagner compose the most famous part of that symphony, "O Fortuna."
  • No, "Read My Mind" is not by U2, but by The Killers.
  • So that synth-heavy new wave song "Cars" (not "Here In My Car") must be the theme song of the Cars, right? Wrong. It's by Gary Numan.
    • As for its cover, that was by Fear Factory, not Marilyn Manson.
  • No, "Cat's in the Cradle" is not by Cat Stevens. It's by Harry Chapin. The fact that Stevens has a compilation album called Cat's Cradle doesn't help matters.
    • And the lyrics of the song come from a poem written by Sandy Chapin, his wife.
      • No, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, or Kid Rock never covered "Cat's in the Cradle". That cover was by Ugly Kid Joe.
        • And "Cat's in the Kettle" was not done by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It was a parody by Bob Rivers.
  • No, Metallica never did a version of "Carol of The Bells". That was Trans-Siberian Orchestra. And it wasn't called "Carol of The Bells", either. It was called "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24"
    • That song isn't even by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but the progressive/power metal that spawned it, Savatage.
  • No, the "Children's Orchestra fail" going round the Internet has nothing to do with children, Swedish or otherwise. It was played by an orchestra, however: the Portsmouth Sinfonia, a crowning example of "So Bad It's Good." (Here's the complete version of their rendition.)
  • No, Coldplay had nothing to do with "Closer To Love"; it's by Mat Kearney.
  • No, "Closing Time" (not "Take Me Home") is not Green Day or Weezer. It's Semisonic.
    • Parodied in the movie Friends with Benefits; the song is originally thought by Justin Timberlake's character to be by Third Eye Blind, and Mila Kunis' character objects. Semisonic receives their credit at the end.
  • No, Trent Reznor and Roger Waters have never collaborated, on a live version of "Comfortably Numb" or any other project. If you find a song on a P 2 P network labelled as this, it's typically just Pink Floyd's own live version from Delicate Sound of Thunder, which neither Reznor nor Waters appears on. In fact, the melody on the verses of that version, which is quite different from that of the original studio recording, is a version Waters has never played on, with or without Pink Floyd.
  • No, "Commercial" isn't by Cheech and Chong. It's Spanky & Our Gang, and it predates C&C by several years.
  • No, "Copasetic" isn't by Nirvana, and that's not its name. It's called "Bound for the Floor," and it's by Local H.
    • No, it's not called "And You Don't" or "Born to be Down," either.
  • No, U2 never performed a song called "I Don't Want to Fall in Love with You". In fact, that song is actually "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak.
  • One of the oddest misattribution seen on filesharing systems is Rednex's "Cotton Eye Joe" listed as being by Primus. The male vocalist in Rednex arguably sounds slightly similar to Les Claypool (they both have western country voices), but otherwise, completely different styles of music.
  • Lifehouse never recorded a song called "Crazy for this Girl". It was actually by Evan & Jaron, and was popular shortly before Lifehouse even scored their first hit.
  • No, "Creep", (not the Radiohead one, the one with the "Half the man I used to be" refrain) isn't by Nirvana; it was Stone Temple Pilots.
  • On a related note, the acoustic version of the Radiohead song "Creep" is not by Muse. It's still Radiohead.
    • However, there is an acoustic version performed by Korn on their "Unplugged" album.
  • No, "Crossfire" is not by The Killers. It's a solo recording by Brandon Flowers, their lead singer.
  • No, Kesha did not sing the chorus in Far East Movement's "Like a G6". Neither did Lady Gaga or Katy Perry. That was Dev.
  • No, The Sisters of Mercy did not do "Cry Little Sister". That was Gerard McMann.
  • For some reason people think "Cum On Feel the Noise" is from Twisted Sister, it's actually Quiet Riot covering up Slade.
  • No, "Dancing In The Moonlight" isn't by Van Morrison or Elvis Costello, but King Harvest. The fact that Van Morrison has an entirely different hit song called "Moondance" may add to the confusion there.
  • No, "Da Turdy Point Buck" is not by Da Yoopers. It's by Bananas at Large, a Wisconsin group. You're probably thinking of "Second Week of Deer Camp", which is by Da Yoopers.
  • You may understandably mistake "Day After Day" as a latter-era Beatles song. It isn't; it's actually by one of their Apple Records labelmates, Badfinger (Other Wiki link goes to the article about the song), though George Harrison did produce and play some of the guitar bits on the song.
    • Come And Get It, by the same band, is also widely misattributed as a Beatles song. It doesn't help that Paul McCartney actually wrote it, and that a demo version appears on one of The Beatles' Anthology compilation albums.
  • No, "Dead Man's Curve" is not by The Beach Boys, although Brian Wilson did co-write it. The song was actually done by their friendly early-'60s rivals, Jan and Dean.
  • No, the song "Deadly Sleep" isn't by Iron Maiden, but by the lesser known Iron Savior. If this song doesn't sound familiar, you may know it as "Take Me Home".
  • No, the album Deep Forest is not by Enigma, either; it's by a group named... you guessed it... Deep Forest. (And no, Deep Forest and Enigma have never collaborated, either, despite what many people think.)
  • No, "Detachable Penis" isn't by The Flaming Lips, Primus, or The Butthole Surfers. It's by King Missile.
  • "Fortunate Son" (not "It Ain't Me") is not by Bob Seger. It's Creedence Clearwater Revival.
    • "Old Time Rock & Roll" is Bob Seger, not CCR.
      • Another "CCR song" that actually isn't is the 1971 Canadian hit "Jodie", by Joey Gregorash.
  • No, David Wise did not compose Donkey Kong Land 2's soundtrack. It was Grant Kirkhope who composed it. He went on to compose Golden Eye 1997, Perfect Dark, BanjoKazooie (and Tooie) and Donkey Kong 64.
  • No, "Don't Fence Me In" is not a traditional cowboy song. It's a parody by Cole Porter.
  • Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" was misattributed to Cat Stevens on this very wiki's Ear Worm page. Tropers are not immune!
    • On this wiki's Trope Namers page, "Runaway Train," actually by Soul Asylum, was misattributed to Skid Row.
      • "Runaway Train" is also frequently attributed to Tom Petty. Adding to the confusion is completely different song released in 1987 called "Runaway Trains".
  • "Don't Pull Your Love" is by Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds. NOT Elvis Presley.
    • "Oh, Pretty Woman" isn't by Elvis either. That was Roy Orbison.
  • No, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" is not by Bob Marley, but by the similarly-named Bobby McFerrin. This is especially Egregious as Bob Marley was dead when "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was recorded.
  • No, "Dream On" was not performed by Led Zeppelin. That was Aerosmith. It just sounds like "Stairway to Heaven", but that's not Zeppelin.
  • No, "Dream Police" is not by Aerosmith. It is by Cheap Trick. The confusion is probably due to Aerosmith's similarly-named song "Dream On," and the fact that "Dream Police" was included on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.onfusi
    • Similar confusion with Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever", which was also included on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
  • No, "Edelweiss" is not an Austrian folk song. It's from The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
    • It's become an Austrian standard though - The Sound Of Music isn't actually that popular there, but they know what the tourists expect...
  • No, "Epic" (not "You Want It All") is not by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's by Faith No More. For starters, Mike Patton doesn't sound that much like Anthony Kiedis. Though he may be trying, and the song is kind of a parody of them (the video sure as hell is), so we can see where you would make that mistake.
  • No, "88 Lines About 44 Women" was not done by They Might Be Giants. It was released by a band called The Nails. TMBG has a number of songs misattributed to them.
  • No, "Summer of '69" isn't a Bruce Springsteen song. It's by Bryan Adams.
    • Springsteen hasn't covered it either.
  • "El Caballo de Troya" is by Tierra Santa, not Mago De Oz.
  • Many people misattribute the Boney M's song "El Lute" to ABBA, because of its (probably intentional) similarity to "Fernando" and "Chiquitita".
    • Ditto for "Rasputin".
  • Timo Maas never covered "Enjoy the Silence"; he merely remixed the Depeche Mode original.
    • The same goes for Linkin Park. The song was remixed by Mike Shinoda in 2001.
  • Nirvana never covered "Enter Sandman" by Metallica. The song is actually "Suck My Dog's Dick" by Wesley Willis.
  • No, "Eskimo" (not "I'm The Only Gay Eskimo") isn't Tenacious D., but instead Corky and the Juice Pigs.
  • No, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" is not by Guns N' Roses, but by Poison.
  • No, "Eye of the Tiger" is not by Journey. It is by Survivor. People have made this mistake because Survivor's lead singer Dave Bickler sounds a lot like Steve Perry.
    • Last I can remember, Michael Jackson did not sing it, and neither did Pink Floyd. The internet will slap any artist name on any work. Jeez.
  • No, "Give a Little Bit" is not by REO Speedwagon. That was Supertramp.
    • No, the Goo Goo Dolls covered the song, but they did not do the original.
    • Similar confusion with "Breakfast in America" or "The Logical Song."
    • Likewise, Gym Class Heroes didn't do "Breakfast in America." They only sampled it up for "Cupid's Chokehold."
  • No , "Glory of Love" is not by Chicago or Phil Collins. That was Chicago's lead singer Peter Cetera.
  • No, "Father" is not by Slipknot, but actually by Lollipop Lust Kill.
  • No, Children Of Bodom did not cover Iron Maiden's "Fear Of The Dark." That was Italian melodic black metal band Graveworm.
  • No, "The Fear That Gave Me Wings" is not by Bring Me the Horizon but by a more obscure, American Metalcore band called Glory Of This. BMTH themselves never claimed authorship of the song, but do supposedly play it live once in a while after dispelling the rumor.
  • No, Sarah Brightman did not sing the theme to The Fifth Element. She also never collaborated with Enigma.
  • No, Less Than Jake never covered the Proclaimers' "500 Miles". It was actually Down by Law.
  • No, "The Final Countdown" was not performed by Queen, Van Halen, Journey, or Styx, but by Europe.
    • No, Children of Bodom never did a cover of Europe's "The Final Countdown". Depending on the version you've heard, it was either Norther or Dispatched.
  • No, Nightwish never had a non-lyrical song called "A final dream". That's Trans-siberian Orchestra. Seriously, you need a behind-the-ear amplifier or something.
  • No, Utada Hikaru never recorded an English version of her song "First Love". It's a cover by Jessa Zaragoza.
  • No, "Flagpole Sitta" (not "I'm Not Sick But I'm Not Well") isn't Lit or Green Day. It's by Harvey Danger.
  • No, Utada Hikaru did not sing the Bayonetta version of "Fly Me to the Moon", that was done by Belgian singer Helena Noguerra.
  • No, DJ Sammy did not do the Speedy Techno Remake of the Olsen Brothers' "Fly on the Wings of Love", that was by XTM & DJ Chuckie.
  • No, that reggae cover of Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine" is not by Bob Marley. That was UB 40.
    • Marley never covered this song either. In fact, he was dead when the UB 40 version was recorded, and it took even longer to become popular.
    • Not to mention, the lead singer of UB 40 was white!
  • No, "Foreplay/Long Time" was not by Rush, but by Boston.
  • No, Bob Dylan never covered "Friday" by Rebecca Black, nor did Black cover the song from Dylan. It was by a singer named Mike Bauer who intentionally covered the song to sound like Dylan.
  • No, "Fuck the World" is not by Slipknot either, but by Insane Clown Posse.
  • No, The Crystal Method did not remix/cover Armand Van Helden's "Funk Phenomena"(not "The Funk Phenomenon"). That version may have been a fan mix.
  • No, that Soulja Boy diss called "Die Already" that surfaced the web is not by Eminem. It's actually rapper Nasty, who sounds a lot like Em.
  • No, that hilariously ironic cover of "Gin and Juice" was not performed by Phish, OAR, Blues Traveler or Rodney Carrington. It was The Gourds.
  • No, Iggy Pop didn't do "A Girl Like You" -- that was Edwyn Collins, the former singer for 80's indie heroes Orange Juice. Mind, his vocal style on that particular song is similar enough that All Music Guide called it an "Iggy Pop tribute", it was his only U.S. hit, and the fact that Iggy Pop's "Lust For Life" ended up having a sudden resurgence in popularity the next year due to it's use in Trainspotting may have had something to do with it as well. The song occasionally gets credited to Urge Overkill and David Bowie too.
  • No, "Gollum's Song" from The Two Towers is not sung by Björk. It's Emiliana Torrini. Yes, she sounds a lot like Björk. Yes, this is deliberate.
  • No, "Good Grief" (that rap-rock song starting with the line "Good morning Vietnam") was not by Rage Against The Machine. It's by Urban Dance Squad. Really. (And for that matter, UDS inspired RATM, not the other way around!)
  • No, the late '60s hit "Good Morning Starshine" (originally written for the musical Hair) isn't by John Denver; it's by Oliver.
  • An example of a misattributed album: "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys is not on the album Pet Sounds. Yes, it was recorded during the sessions for that album, but it was intended for Smile, which was shelved, and the song was eventually put on the album Smiley Smile.
  • No, "The Great Commandment" is not by Depeche Mode. It's by Camouflage.
  • No, "I Love Rock N' Roll" is not by Pat Benatar. Nor was "Bad Reputation." They were by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
    • "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" was originally by The Arrows and merely Covered Up by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
    • AC/DC also had nothing to do with this song.
      • That would be confusion with Thin Lizzy; there is a Thin Lizzy song by the same title. It is a completely different song than the Joan Jett song.
  • Neither "We're Not Gonna Take It" nor "I Wanna Rock" were by Motley Crue, nor were either by Quiet Riot. They're both by Twisted Sister.
  • No, the theme from Gremlins is not by Danny Elfman. (That was released before his first actual film score, for Pee-wee's Big Adventure) It was actually composed by the late Jerry Goldsmith.
  • No, "Happy Together" was not performed by The Beatles. That was the Turtles.
  • No, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" is not by The Beach Boys. It's by Manfred Mann.
  • No, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" is not by Spike Jones. It's by Allan Sherman.
  • No, "Carry on Wayward Son" is not by Boston, That was Kansas.
    • "Dust In The Wind" is not by Boston either, by the way.
  • No, "Her Diamonds" is not a Matchbox Twenty song; it's a solo piece by their lead singer Rob Thomas. (This raises the question, "Why make a solo album if all your songs are gonna sound the same as your band's songs?")
    • It's been said that radio stations had calls for "that new matchbox twenty song" when another solo recording by Thomas, "Lonely No More", received regular airplay.
  • No, the tune of "Hernando's Hideaway" is not the most traditional of tangos. It's from The Pajama Game.
  • No, "Love Hurts" was not done by Aerosmith. It's by Nazareth. (It does sound a lot like Steven Tyler, though.)
    • And no, "Hair of the Dog" (not "Son of a Bitch") is neither by Bob Seger nor ZZ Top. It's also by Nazareth.
  • No, "Hero" was not performed by Nickelback. It was performed by Chad Kroeger (of Nickelback, just not for this song) and Saliva's Josey Scott.
  • No, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" is not by Fal Out Boy. It's by Panic!At The Disco.
  • No, "Thnks fr th mmrs" is not by Panic! at the Disco. It's by Fall Out Boy.
  • "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Paradise City" are not by AC/DC. "Sweet Child o' Mine" is not by Aerosmith. "November Rain" is not by Jon Bon Jovi. Hasn't anyone heard of Guns N' Roses???
  • "Higher" and "With Arms Wide Open" are not by Pearl Jam. They're both by Creed. It's pretty easy to mix it up because of the vocal style.
  • No, "Hold the Line" (no, not "Love Isn't Always on Time") was not performed by Foreigner. That was Toto.
  • No, "A Horse with No Name" isn't by Neil Young; it's by the band America. The confusion is understandable, since they were deliberately imitating Young's style.
    • "Sister Golden Hair" and "Ventura Highway" aren't Young's works either.
  • No, "House of the Rising Sun" was not done by the Rolling Stones. The most famous version was done by the Animals, though it's much older, with a recording even done by Leadbelly, and Bob Dylan did a version on his first album. There was also a rather strange version by Jim Nabors.
  • No, "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Rio" are not by Men at Work. They're both by Duran Duran.
  • No, the happy hardcore song "I Can't Stop Raving" was not by DJ Liquid, but Dune.
  • No, "If I Only Were A Goth" is not by Voltaire. It is by ThouShaltNot.
  • No, "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" was not by The Police, but is a Sting solo work.
  • No, "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" was not by Journey, Foreigner, Eddie Money, Meat Loaf, or The Police. It's Cutting Crew.
  • No, "I Saw the Light" isn't by Carole King; it's Todd Rundgren singing falsetto!
  • The Industrial cover of The Divinyls' "I Touch Myself" is usually attributed to Jack Off Jill. It was in fact by The Genitorturers.
  • No, "Imagine" is not a Beatles song, despite John Lennon having been a Beatle. The song was a hit a year after the Beatles broke up.
    • However, almost everyone knows that "Imagine" is Lennon alone and not the Beatles.
  • "I Can't Drive 55" and "I've Done Everything for You" are not Van Halen songs, but Sammy Hagar solo recordings.
    • Van Halen also had nothing to do with David Lee Roth's "California Girls" cover.
  • No, Richard Wagner did not compose "In the Hall of the Mountain King"; that's from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg.
    • And somewhat related, the techno remix of "In the Hall of the Mountain King"-- which is actually titled "Razzia" by an artist simply known as "M"-- has absolutely nothing to do with Inspector Gadget, despite often being titled as such on file-sharing sites.
  • Many people think that the Temptations do "In the Still of the Night", which is actually by The Five Satins.
  • "I Love College" is by Asher Roth, not Eminem.
  • No, "Iron Man" is not by Iron Maiden or Iron Butterfly, but by Black Sabbath.
    • Iron Maiden wasn't even around at the time "Iron Man" was a hit.
  • No, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" was not sung by Shirley Temple. It was sung by Gayla Peevey.
  • No, "Crazy Train" is not by Black Sabbath. It's an Ozzy Osbourne solo recording.
    • Similar confusion with "Bark at the Moon"
  • No, "More Than a Feeling" isn't by Foreigner. It's by Boston.
  • No, "Jerusalem" is not by Bob Dylan. It's by a sound-alike named Dan Bern (see the Stealers Wheel example).
  • "Jessie" by Joshua Kadison sounds so much like Elton John that radio stations running contests to "call in when we play an Elton song to win Elton tickets" were flooded with calls every time it played.
  • No, "The Joker" is not by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, but by the Steve Miller Band.
  • No, Rachael Leigh Cook and company did not do the vocals on the songs from Josie and the Pussy Cats. Kay Hanley from Letters to Cleo did.
  • No, "Kill You Now" is not by Amon Tobin. It's by Doctor Mario (no relation), and is actually titled "Beg4life".
  • No, "Kissing in the Rain" on the soundtrack for Great Expectations is neither written nor sung by Tori Amos, though she did contribute to other songs in the film. This track is written by Patrick Doyle with vocals by Miriam Stockley.
  • No, "Kung Fu Fighting" isn't by the Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, or Village People. It was Carl Douglas.
  • Don't believe P 2 P networks when they tell you that "The Lady In Red" was done by Phil Collins. It's a Chris de Burgh song. And no, Collins never covered it. Stevie Wonder never sang it either, you're thinking of "Woman in Red", LOL.
    • Other people think Roy Orbison sang it. The best guess would probably be Chris Isaak as the artist.
  • The Pointer Sisters never sang "Lady Marmalade", it was by Labelle, a group fronted by a woman named Patti.
  • No, "Last Saskatchewan Pirate" is not by Captain Tractor. He just did a cover. A cover that's more popular than the original. The original's by The Arrogant Worms, by the way.
  • No, "Lemon Tree" isn't by Oasis. It's by Fool's Garden.
    • The lead singer's voice doesn't sound anything like Liam Gallagher's, so why are you confused?
  • Some people think that the Beatles' "Let It Be" is a John Lennon solo song - even though it's sung by Paul McCartney. Lennon didn't even have a hand in writing it, although he got a co-writer credit for contractual reasons.
  • No, "Lies" was not by the Beatles. It was The Knickerbockers. Perhaps one of the earliest mistaken songs.
    • Also from the original Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era LP, "A Public Execution" by Mouse & The Traps sounds like a less eloquent imitation of "Like a Rolling Stone".
  • No, "Life Is A Highway" (as in the original song, not the Rascal Flatts cover) was not recorded by Tom Petty, but rather by Tom Cochrane.
  • "Little Fluffy Clouds" is by The Orb, not Orbital. And Prodigy did not remix Orbital's "Halcyon"; that is actually the original mix, as opposed to the "& On & On" album version.
  • No, "Little Old Lady from Pasadena" wasn't by The Beach Boys. That was also Jan and Dean.
    • The Beach Boys did do a cover of "Little Old Lady" on one of their live albums (although the Jan and Dean version is the one you're more likely to hear on the radio).
  • Paul McCartney was a Beatle, but "Live and Let Die" is him with Wings.
  • No, "Lonely No More" is not by matchbox twenty; it's from Rob Thomas's solo album, again (not the same album, though).
  • The Hollies' "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" sometimes gets mistaken for a Creedence Clearwater Revival song. Which is pretty understandable because it sounds nothing like the kind of material The Hollies are known for, and was deliberately written as a CCR homage.
    • It's also been misattributed to Mitch Ryder, due to Ryder's similarly-titled "Devil With A Blue Dress On".
    • The Hollies seem particularly susceptible to this trope:
      • No, that's not The Beatles doing "Dear Eloise".
      • No, that's not Air Supply doing "The Air That I Breathe".
      • No, that's not The Seekers doing "Carrie Ann".
      • No, that's not The Byrds doing "Sandy".
      • No, that's not a pre-prog Yes doing "On a Carousel".
  • No, "Love is a Shield" is not by Depeche Mode (hard as that may be to believe). Also by Camouflage.
  • Tom Petty doesn't have a song called "Low" (or "Like Being Stoned" for that matter), that was Cracker. The confusion presumably stems from the song having sort of a similar rhythm to "Mary Jane's Last Dance". The confusion has apparently become a big pet peeve of Cracker vocalist David Lowery.
  • No, "Low Rider" is not performed by ZZ Top. That was War (who were very different from ZZ Top).
  • No, Fatboy Slim never remixed Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride", although he did remix a completely unrelated song of the same title by Mighty Dub Katz (which was an earlier alias of him). And no, Crystal Method didn't remix Steppenwolf either. That remix is by Philip Steir.
  • No, "Mother Mother" was not by Alanis Morrisette, but by Tracy Bonham.
  • No, "Mr. Jones" is not done by Van Morrison, but by Counting Crows. It is often mistaken as so because "sha-la-la-la-la-la" is in both this song and Van Morrison's Signature Song "Brown Eyed Girl."
  • No, "Mr. Roboto" was not by Queen, but by Styx.
  • No, "Mrs. Robinson" is not The Beatles. It's Simon and Garfunkel.
    • And no, that cover you hear on the radio sometimes is neither The Clash nor The Ramones, but The Lemonheads.
  • No, "My Own Worst Enemy" (not "Sleeping With My Clothes On" or "And Your Gone") is not by Green Day, blink-182, or Social Distortion. It's by Lit.
  • No, "My Sharona" is not by The Clash, but by The Knack. Possibly mistaken because "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" sounds vaguely like it (although "My Sharona" is significantly more upbeat), or because the band names are somewhat similar sounding.
  • No, "Northern Lights" is not by ABBA, that is by British classical fusion group Renaissance. Admittedly, they didn't have the usual orchestral backing on that one, and the synths did sound a bit ABBA-esque.
  • No, Ne-Yo didn't sing "Together". That was Lee Carr.
  • No, "Nothing Left To Lose" is not by Coldplay. It's by Mat Kearney, again. No, you're not the only one who's confused.
    • Also not helped by the fact that, during the verses, his voice sounds a bit like that of Adam Duritz from Counting Crows.
  • No, "Kiss Me" is not by The Cranberries or Avril Lavigne. It's by Sixpence None the Richer, three years before "Complicated" became popular.
    • Though Avril did cover it at one point...
  • No, "Now We Are Free" from the film Gladiator is not composed by Enya, but by Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard (who wrote the lyrics and also sings it) & Klaus Badelt.
  • No, "On The Dark Side" is not by Bruce Springsteen. It's by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.
    • Then again, if you saw that Family Guy episode that the band was mentioned in, maybe you might recognize their name.
  • Rammstein didn't compose "Otherworld" from Final Fantasy X either. That was Uematsu showing that he is a fan of metal.
    • To be precise, Uematsu composed the song and it was performed (or at least sung) by Bill Muir. So either way, no Rammstein input there (and no, they didn't cover the song either, as some have claimed).
  • No, Tiesto did not remix the Theme Tune of A Clockwork Orange, that's "The Orange Theme" by Cygnus X (Moonman's Orange Juice Mix). And he didn't remix the Titanic theme either, that was done by Mythos 'n DJ Cosmo as "Heart of the Ocean".
  • No, "Our House" isn't by Talking Heads, it's by Madness.
  • No, Ozzy Osbourne did not sing "I Am Santa Claus". That was a parody by Bob Rivers.
    • No, This isn't a Weird Al song either.
  • No, Pachelbel's Canon is not by Mozart, and while it is in D, it certainly isn't in minor (although this does sound interesting). Yes, it really was tagged as such on a file-sharing network.
  • No, "Pain" is not by Slipknot; it's by Soulfly.
  • No, "Painted Ladies" was not by America; it was by Ian Thomas (brother of Dave Thomas of SCTV fame).
  • No, "Physical" was not by Madonna, but by Olivia Newton-John, three years before Madonna became popular.
    • "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is also not by Madonna. It's by Cyndi Lauper.
    • "Time after Time" is not Madonna either. Once again, it's Cyndi Lauper.
    • “Baby Love” was also not Madonna, but Regina (apparently doing her darndest to sound just like Madonna).
  • No, Freaky Chakra's "Platform" was not on the Fight Club soundtrack.
  • No, The Butthole Surfers didn't perform "Pure Morning", that was Placebo. The song's drum loop and psychedelic guitar effects must remind some of The Butthole Surfers' Black Sheep Hit "Pepper". This is often both a case of this trope and Refrain From Assuming, because when it's attributed this way it tends to also be mistakenly referred to as "Friend With Weed".
  • No, Gershon Kingsley's "Popcorn" was not covered by Kraftwerk. That version is by M&H Band, which in turn is based on Hot Butter's cover-up of the song. The M&H version is also often misattributed to Jean Michel Jarre, who in fact did a much earlier cover of the song under the alias Popcorn Orchestra.
  • No, "Possum Kingdom" (not "So Help Me, Jesus" or "Do You Wanna Die?" or "I'm Not Gonna Lie") is not by the Smashing Pumpkins. It's by the Toadies.
  • No, Utada Hikaru didn't sing "Princess Mononoke's Main Theme", either. Vocals are provided by Yoshikazu Mera (Japanese version) or Sasha Lezard (English version).
    • For the record, Yoshikazu Mera is a man. Yeah.
  • No, "Prom Night" is not by Rebecca Black. The actual artist is unknown, but Black claims it is not her song.
  • No, the '60s garage-rock hit "Psychotic Reaction" isn't by The Yardbirds; it's by the Count Five. Kind of an understandable mistake, particularly because the fast "freakout" sections of the song were clearly modeled after the ending of The Yardbirds' version of "I'm A Man".
  • No, that "Read a Book" rap is not by Lil Jon; it's by Bomani "D'Mite" Armah. It's an easy mistake to make, though, given that his... distinctive rapping style is parodied perfectly.
  • No, "Reach Out" is not by Britney Spears. It's by Hilary Duff. She does sound an awful lot like Britney in this song, though.
  • No, "Ready" is not by Rihanna, Britney Spears, or Lady Gaga. It's by Kirsten Collins.
  • No, Chicane did not have any songs on the Red Planet soundtrack. The offending song is "Dante's Eternal Flame" by Graeme Revell and Melissa Kaplan.
  • "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass frequently gets misattributed to Aretha Franklin due to being in a gospel-influenced R&B style similar to Franklin's signature sound. Martha and the Vandellas is also a popular wrong guess.
    • Aretha also did not sing "It's Raining Men". That was the Weather Girls, neither of which was Franklin.
  • No, "Right Here Waiting" isn't by Bryan Adams; it's by Richard Marx.
  • No, Katy Perry isn't in Flo Rida's "Right Round". That's a not-yet-famous Kesha (who was never credited in the song, at least in America).
  • No, Green Day never covered "Summer of '69". That was Mx Px.
  • No, that fun bouncy tropical-sounding song "Rock & Roll" with the chorus "If he wanna rock, he rocks/If he wanna roll, he rolls" isn't by Jason Mraz. It's by Eric Hutchinson.
    • No, "Come On Get Higher" is not Jason Mraz either; it's Matt Nathanson.
    • "Keep Your Head Up" is once again not Jason Mraz but Andy Grammer.
  • No, "Rock Me Gently" isn't by Neil Diamond; that was Andy Kim.
    • "Nice to Be with You" isn't Neil Diamond either; it's by Gallery.
  • No, "Rock You Like A Hurricane" is not by Judas Priest, but by the Scorpions.
  • No, Cannibal Corpse never did a cover of Sepultura's song "Roots Bloody Roots." That was done by an unknown band called Razor (and not the Canadian thrash metal band Razor either)
  • No, "Santa Baby" was not sung by Marilyn Monroe. That was Eartha Kitt.
    • Marilyn also didn't sing Madonna's version.
  • Defunct filesharing program Audiogalaxy used to list band's most downloaded songs on their system: The number one most downloaded "Devo" song by far? "Safety Dance", which is in fact by Men Without Hats.
  • No, "Missing You" is not Bryan Adams. That was John Waite.
    • "When I See You Smile" is also not by Bryan Adams. That was Bad English, a group fronted by John Waite.
  • No, "Jumper" not "I Will Understand" is not by Oasis, but by Third Eye Blind.
  • The Beastie Boys had nothing to do with Run-D.M.C's "It's Tricky".
  • No, Basshunter did not remix Darude's "Sandstorm", that was a fan-made megamix of it and Lock n' Load's "Blow Your Mind".
  • "Sausalito Summernight" was not performed by The Steve Miller Band. It was actually performed by a Dutch band named Diesel.
  • No, "Scotty Doesn't Know" isn't by Sum 41. It's by Lustra.
  • No, neither the Pet Shop Boys nor Erasure covered Real Life's "Send Me an Angel". It's still Real Life. Probably misattributed because the 1989 remix resembles the PSB's style.
    • And PSB did not remix New Order's "True Faith". It was produced and remixed by Shep Pettibone, who also did some productions with PSB.
  • No, "Sheila" was not done by Buddy Holly. It's by Tommy Roe.
    • Roe's song was recorded three years after Holly's death, and was an intentional pastiche of "Peggy Sue". But younger listeners who encounter it on oldies radio can't be expected to know that.
  • No, "Shout" was not done by Depeche Mode. It's by Tears for Fears. Depeche Mode has, however, a song named Shout, that's completely different of the Tears for Fears song.
  • No, "Shake It" was not done by the All-American Rejects or Boys Like Girls. That would be Metro Station.
  • No, "Lips of an Angel" is not by Nickelback or Avenged Sevenfold, but by Hinder.
    • If you knew that "Far Away" was a hit for Nickelback at the exact same time that "Lips of an Angel" was popular, chances are you wouldn't make that mistake.
  • No, the Hey Arnold crew did not get Frank Sinatra to do Dino Spumoni's singing voice. He was in the last years of his life at that point, and he probably wouldn't have sounded like Dino did.
  • No, Bob Marley never recorded "Smoke Two Joints". It was recorded by The Toyes before a successful Sublime cover.
  • No, "Somebody's Watching Me" is not by Michael Jackson, but by Rockwell -- but Jackson did sing the chorus.
    • The actual verses of the song sound nothing like Michael Jackson, though.
  • No, neither John Lennon nor The Beatles sang "Space Oddity" (not "Ground Control to Major Tom", not to be confused with the 80s song "Major Tom" by Peter Schilling). That was David Bowie.
    • Same case with "Changes".
  • No, Jimi Hendrix did not cover Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven". That version was by Frank Zappa.
    • Especially as, you know, Hendrix was dead when "Stairway" was first recorded.
    • And no, Apocalyptica did not make a string version of the song. That was by the Vitamin String Quartet
  • No, Bowling for Soup did not write or perform that song "Stacy's Mom". That would be Fountains of Wayne.
  • No, "Bad Girlfriend" is not by Nickelback. It's by Theory of a Deadman. It does sound a little like "Animals," though.
  • No, Corey Vidal did not sing, or write, the "Star Wars (John Williams is The Man)" video that made him famous. He was lip-synching to the work of a comedy/a cappella group, Moosebutter. (To be fair, Moosebutter were quite obscure before Corey's video went viral and tripled their publicity.)
  • No, Steely Dan did not do "Still The One". The very idea they would ever do something that optimistic is laughable. The song is actually by Orleans.
  • "Stuck in the Middle With You" is not by Bob Dylan. It's by Stealers Wheel, though Joe Egan's vocal performance borrows from Dylan's style. (Gerry Rafferty did not sing this song, but he was a member of Stealers Wheel and co-wrote the song.)
  • No, "Sultans of Swing" is not by Bob Dylan, either. That's by Dire Straits.
    • Likewise, Dire Straits' "Walk of Life" is not sung by Bruce Springsteen.
    • Not to mention, "Money for Nothing".
  • No, "Surf City" wasn't by The Beach Boys. That was, once again, by Jan and Dean. Confusion is particularly understandable here, given that The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson co-wrote the song and sang backup vocals on it.
  • No, Elmo's Got a Gun" is not by "Weird Al" Yankovic. That was Tommy & Rumble.
  • No, the 1964 hit "Suspicion" isn't by Elvis Presley, but by Terry Stafford.
    • This song kind of straddles the line between this and Covered Up. Elvis himself did record it first, for his 1962 album Pot Luck with Elvis. However, Stafford's cover was the actual hit, and the one that's most commonly head on oldies radio.
  • No, Van Halen did not do the song "Sweet Victory" from SpongeBob SquarePants. Neither did Kiss, Queen, or Journey. The song is by David Glen Eisley, a member of a one-hit wonder 80's band called Giuffria. To be fair, Bob Kulick, the producer and one of the musicians who played on that song, was a member of KISS for a while.
  • "Cocaine" is not by ZZ Top. That was Eric Clapton.
    • Actually, this one is an odd triangular interaction of this trope and Covered Up. The original version of Cocaine is by JJ Cale (the same is true of After Midnight), and is itself frequently thought to be either by ZZ Top (more understandable than with the Clapton version, given the gritty twang of JJ's voice), an alternate version by Clapton himself, or a cover of the Clapton version.
  • The 1980s version of "Tainted Love" is not by The Cure, Depeche Mode, Ramones, Culture Club, Blue Oyster Cult, or Billy Idol. That's by Soft Cell.
  • No, Rihanna did not sing the chorus in Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life.
    • Likewise, Rihanna didn't sing the chorus in Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor". That was Skylar Grey, who also appeared in Diddy-Dirty Money's "Coming Home".
  • The original version of "Teenage Dirtbag" is not by Weezer, but by Wheatus. Weezer did eventually cover the song during several festival shows in 2011.
  • Aphex Twin has never produced a Tetris remix. In general, he gets so many remixes or vaguely techno-sounding tracks attributed to him that Richard D. James once jokingly claimed his double album Drukqs consisted entirely of songs he downloaded from the internet that had been mislabeled as Aphex Twin. See also Glorious Subversion, below.
    • One particular song attributed to Aphex Twin has been labelled "outside (kick ass violin solo)". This is actually "To Forgive But Not Forget (Lim'chol V'lo Lishkoach)" by a band called Outside.
  • No, that ska version of the Tetris theme is not by The Toasters or Mr. Bungle. To make things even more confusing, there are several different ska versions of the theme; one's by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, the other is by Melting Pot.
  • No, "That's Not My Name" is not by Avril Lavigne, it just sounds like it. It's by the Ting Tings.
    • Which makes the title kind of ironic, now that you mention it.
    • This also makes one wonder how anyone could confuse the two, since they sound nothing alike and have completely different (and very noticeable) accents (Avril Lavigne is Canadian, the Ting Tings are British). Maybe someone just thought the rhythm sounded vaguely similar to Avril's "Girlfriend" though?
  • Tom Waits and Peter Murphy never did an Anti-Christmas Song duet entitled "This Holiday Season" (not "Christmas Sucks") - it's by Porn Orchard and features deliberate (and good) impressions of both.
  • No, "This Machine" is not Crush 40 (even though it is from a Sonic game, in which Crush 40's most well known songs are from). It's Julien-K.
  • No, Weezer did not cover "Baby One More Time". That would be Travis.
    • Same goes for Mr. Bungle (or Mike Patton as a solo artist) - that cover is by The Ping Pang Band. This apparently stemmed from their version being uploaded to a Mr. Bungle ftp, although their vocalist was also pretty clearly doing a Patton impression for the song.
  • No, Enya didn't have anything to do with the Titanic soundtrack, though James Horner was consciously aping her style in places.
  • No, "Trebles" (the one that goes "trebles tatatatatata") is not by East West Rockers. It's by M Brother.
  • The song "True" (famously featured in Sixteen Candles, and later sampled by PM Dawn on "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss") is not by Tears For Fears. It's by Spandau Ballet. No, seriously. Roland Orzabal and Tony Hadley sound quite a bit alike, though.
    • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from The Breakfast Club is not by Tears for Fears either... it's Simple Minds.
  • The vocalist on the bootleg mashup "True Love Never Dies on the Airwaves" by Rank 1 was not Kylie Minogue, but Claire from The Steps. The original singer of "True Love Never Dies" was Donna Williams.
  • No, "Tubthumping" is not by Smash Mouth, but Chumbawamba.
  • No, Alice Cooper did not perform the original "Smokin' in the Boys' Room". That was Brownsville Station.
    • No, Motley Crue didn't perform it first.
  • No, Marilyn Manson didn't put out a song titled "Uprising". That's actually Muse. If you're wondering how in the world anyone could make that mistake, the intros to "Uprising" and "The Beautiful People" are kinda similar.
  • No, “Vanna, Pick Me a Letter” is not by Cheech and Chong. It’s by Dr. Dave (apparently doing a Cheech Marin impression).
  • No, "Kryptonite", not "Superman" or "If I Go Crazy", is not by Creed. That was 3 Doors Down.
    • 3 Doors Down's "Here Without You" was not by Matchbox 20, by the way.
  • "Running Free" is not by Alice Cooper, but by Iron Maiden.
  • No, "Voices" (not "Cries in the Dark") isn't a song by Maaya Sakamoto. It's by Akino Arai. Possibly the confusion comes from the fact that it was composed by Yoko Kanno, who frequently works with Sakamoto.
  • No, "Voices" (Randy Orton's theme song) was not by Rev Theory, but by Rich Luzzi (Rev Theory's lead singer). No other member of the band was credited on the song.
    • However, a recent WWE.com article about the best heavy metal theme songs did credit "Voices" to Rev Theory.
  • "I Ran Over The Taco Bell Dog" is the hardest song to find a real artist. The song has been misattributed to "Weird Al" Yankovic, Adam Sandler, Robin Williams, Cheech & Chong, Afroman, South Park Mexicans, Chingo Bling, Bob & Tom, & Andrew & Anthony! The real artists are Tim (Scott) & Mark (Derringer) who hosted a radio show years ago. Case closed, I think.
  • No, the song "Wake Me" is not a bootleg Alice in Chains demo. It's by Grey Daze, Chester Bennington's old band.
  • No, "Walking in Memphis" is not by Billy Joel. It's not by Michael McDonald either. It's by Marc Cohn. Or Lonestar, depending on the version you're hearing.
  • No, "Dreamin' of That Angel" is not by 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, or Matchbox 20. It's by Unconditional Life.
  • No, "What I Like About You" is NOT by The Ramones or The Kinks. It's by The Romantics.
    • The Romantics aren't even close to those two bands. The Kinks are classic rock. The Ramones are punk. The Romantics are pop-rock.
  • No, Cannibal Corpse and GWAR never teamed up to make a song called "We Are Your Enemy"; the song was done by Dying Fetus, alone.
  • No, "When The Rain Came Down" is not a duet between Kate Bush and Annie Lennox. It is by Happy Rhodes.
  • No, "Sex and Candy" is not by Nirvana, It's by Marcy Playground.
    • In fact, Kurt Cobain was dead when the song came out!
  • No, "Lovefool" not "Say That You Love Me" is not by No Doubt. It's by the Cardigans.
  • "When Will I See You Again" is the best Diana Ross and The Supremes song Diana and the gals never sang. It's actually by The Three Degrees.
  • No, Marilyn Manson & Rob Zombie never got together to make "When Worlds Collide". It's a song by Powerman 5000.
  • No, "Candy Girl" was not performed by the Jackson Five. That was New Edition.
    • You can clearly hear an 80's beat on the song. Just listen carefully.
  • "Wires" -- it's by Athlete. Not Coldplay. No, it is. Honest.
  • No, "Loser" not "I'm a Loser Baby, So Why Don't You Kill Me" is not by Weezer. It's by Beck.
    • There's a Big Beat-style remix of "Loser" that's been credited to Fatboy Slim - it isn't his work, though no evidence of who actually did do it has turned up.
  • Shockingly, that lounge-style cover of "Wonderwall" making the rounds isn't by Richard Cheese, but instead, the Mike Flowers Pops Orchestra. It actually came out around the same time as the original.
    • Paul Anka did another lounge-style version.
  • No, "You Sexy Thing" (not "I Believe In Miracles") is not by Barry White. It was Hot Chocolate.
    • Was White even capable of singing that high?
  • "Super Freak" is by Rick James. NOT James Brown!
  • No, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was not sung by Boris Karloff. It was sung by Thurl "Tony the Tiger" Ravenscroft, who was not credited. Really.
  • No, "You're My Honeybunch" of YTMND fame was not sung by Strawberry Shortcake; it was sung by Amy Castle.
    • It also did not originate from DJ Cammy's "Celebrate the Summer". It was sampled for that song.
  • No, "You're The Best" from The Karate Kid is not by Survivor. It's by Joe Esposito of Brooklyn Dreams. (Survivor does sing the "official" theme to the movie, "The Moment of Truth".)
  • No, U2 did not sing the late '90s Power Pop song "You Get What You Give" (not "You've Got The Music In You). That was actually the New Radicals. (Though according to The Other Wiki, the Edge was pretty jealous that he didn't come up with it first.)
  • No, Marilyn Manson did not do a recent cover of "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)". That was Dope. Also, the original was not by Billy Idol (it was by Dead or Alive).
    • And no, Eiffel 65 did not cover the song (although nobody would pay attention if they did). That was Sally Can Dance.
    • Edsel Dope does sound pretty similar to Manson, though. It doesn't help that both bands perform Industrial Metal.
  • No, "Replay"(not "A Melody in My Head") is not by Sean Kingston, but by Iyaz (although Kingston appeared in one of the remixes), an apprentice of Kingston.
  • No, Nick Cave and Enya didn't cover Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"; that was Ville Valo of HIM and Finnish vocalist Sanna-June Hyde.
  • No, "Renegade Soundwave" is not by BT, but by the band Renegade Soundwave.
  • No, "She Hates Me" is not by Nirvana or Nickelback. It's by Puddle of Mudd.
    • Likewise is the case with "Blurry."
      • Which, by the way, is NOT called "Take It All Away."
    • Don't forget, neither song was out before Kurt Cobain killed himself.
  • No, "I Wanna Be Somebody" is not by Quiet Riot, but by W.A.S.P.
  • No, "In a Gadda Da Vida" was not performed by Steppenwolf or The Doors. That was Iron Butterfly.
  • No, "Turn Up the Radio" was not by Def Leppard. It's by Autograph.
  • No, "Girls On the Dance Floor" is not by LMFAO. It's Far East Movement.
  • No, "Sweet Dreams" is not by Culture Club. It's by the Eurythymics.
  • No, "Die Trying" is not by Linkin Park. It's by Art of Dying.
    • No, it's not by Three Days Grace, but Adam Gontier's couisn Cale is the band's bassist.
  • No, "Rock and Roll Lifestyle" is not by Lou Reed. It's by Cake. And despite what you may think, it isn't Covered Up, either, despite many people who swear they first heard it in the early 1980s.
  • No, Within Temptation never did a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black." It's by Inkubus Sukkubus.
  • For the last time, "Hell Isn't Good" was not done by Metallica! That's DVDA you're hearing. It was eventually revealed that James Hetfield made an uncredited appearance on the song, however.
  • No, that acoustic version of Radiohead's "Blow Out" you may have found online doesn't feature The Pixies (who had broken up not long before Radiohead's Pablo Honey came out anyway). It's Thom Yorke being backed up by Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies live in studio for a Canadian radio broadcast. Presumably this misattribution started with someone mishearing the DJ who lists off the names of the performers afterwards.
  • No, Pink Floyd never covered "Knocking On Heaven's Door". Close though - it's a cover Roger Waters did for a film soundtrack.
  • "Catch the Wind" is by Donovan, not Bob Dylan, although there are videos all over Youtube claiming otherwise. The confusion seems to be because the song is very much in Dylan's early folk style. In fact, almost all of Donovan's songs sounded like that (he was dubbed "The British Bob Dylan" by the press), but he's mainly known today for 'Season of The Witch," a somewhat out-of-character psychedelic rock song.
  • No, Avicii did not produce a progressive house song named "Hello Miami". That song is by Disfunktion, and it's real title is "Galette (Original Mix)".
  • No, Alice Cooper did not sing "Burn in Hell", not "Abandoned Lands", It's by Twisted Sister.
  • No, LMFAO and Rihanna did not make "Take Over Control". That would be Afrojack and Eva Simons.
  • No, "I Kissed a Girl" was not sung by Lady GaGa. That was Katy Perry, which was popular about six months before Lady GaGa became famous.
    • Because of all the jokes about Lady GaGa being a man or a hermaphrodite, I can see why people are confusing it with Perry.
  • No, "One", not "One is the Loneliest Number", is not by The Beatles, nor is it a Sesame Street song. The version you're thinking of is by Three Dog Night.
  • No, "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" is not by ZZ Top, It's by Timbuk3.
    • Neither is "Keep Your Hands To Yourself;" that was the Georgia Satellites.
    • Or Tuff Enuff," which was by the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
  • For some reason, a lot of people believe "Ruby Tuesday" is by The Beatles. It's actually by The Rolling Stones.
  • No, "Symphony No. 7" is not by Mozart, but by Beethoven.
  • No, "Who Do You Love", from the Samuel Adams commercials, is not by Steppenwolf or The Who. It's by George Thorogood.
  • No, "Best Friend" and "Tarzan and Jane" are not by Aqua. They're by Toy-Box. For a matter of fact, the two bands often get mistaken for each other.
  • No, "Heaven is a Place on Earth" is not by Wilson Phillips or Cyndi Lauper. It's by Belinda Carlisle.
  • No, "Kids in America" is not by Blondie, Nena, or The Go-Go's. It's by Kim Wilde.
  • No, "I Need You Now" is not by Taylor Swift. It's by Lady Antebellum.
  • No, "Love in America" is not by Hot Chelle Rae, but by JTX.
  • No, "Your Love" is not by The Police, It's by The Outfield.
  • No, Johnny Cash did not cover "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls. It was done by an amateur musician who was deliberately rendering the song In the Style Of Cash.
  • No, "Dr. Feelgood" was not by Guns N' Roses. It was Motley Crue.
  • No, "Snortin' Whiskey" is not by Kiss. It's by Pat Travers.
    • "Woman from Tokyo" is also not from Kiss. That was by Deep Purple.
  • No, "Life in the Fast Lane" is by The Eagles, not ZZ Top.
  • No, "Gerbil" was not sung by Jack Black. That was Stephen Lynch.
  • "Cumbersome" (not "I Have Become" or "Too Heavy, Too Light") is by Seven Mary Three. Not Stone Temple Pilots.
  • No, "Round and Round" is not by Motley Crue. It's by Ratt.
    • Likewise, "Talk Dirty to Me" is also not by Motley Crue, but by Poison.
      • Keep in mind, Ratt, Ugly Kid Joe, and Vince Neil are not Motley Crue.
        • Speaking of Poison, "Back to the Coast" is by Quiet Riot and not Poison.
  • The Ramones don't have a song called "Rotten Egg", but Gas Huffer do.
  • "18 and Life" is by Skid Row, not Guns N' Roses.
    • Likewise, "On with the Show" is not by Skid Row, but by Motley Crue.
  • "Two Hearts" is not by Debbie Gibson. It's by Stacey Q.
  • "Catch Me I'm Falling" is not by Taylor Dane. It's by Pretty Poison.
  • "The Locomotion" is not by the Beach Boys. That would be Grank Funk Railroad.
  • "Here I Go Again" is not by Van Halen or Sammy Hagar. It's by Whitesnake.
  • "Walking on Sunshine" is not by The Pointer Sisters or Carly Simon. It's by Katrina & the Waves.
  • No, Pink Floyd, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper and Megadeth have nothing to do with "Master of Puppets"! Believe me, you're thinking of Metallica!
    • Not sure if Iron Maiden actually covered it, I think that's a misattributted cover.
  • "I Hope You Die" is not by Rodney Carrington. That would be John Wing.
  • No, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" is not by Michael Jackson, but by Jermaine Stewart, not to be confused with Jermaine Jackson, Michael's brother.
  • The original "Paint it Black" is not by Alice Cooper. It's by The Rolling Stones.
    • "With a Girl Like You" is also not by Alice Cooper, but by The Troggs.
  • "Balls to the Wall" is not an AC/DC song, nor is it a Quiet Riot song. The song is by 80's hair metal band, Accept.
  • "Bring Me to Life" is not by Paramore. It's by Evanescence.
    • A LOT of people also seem to believe Linkin Park took part in the song. They did not. Nor did they remix it.
  • No, Eminem does not have a song called "Everywhere I Go". That's by Hollywood Undead. The song isn't about Charlie Sheen either.
  • No, "Fly" was not done by Sublime. Sugar Ray did it.
  • No, VNV Nation did not do "Tragic Hero"; that was Funker Vogt.
  • No, Donna Summer did not sing "Knock on Wood", that was Aimi Stewart covering up Eddie Floyd.
  • No, Three Days Grace did not do "I Don't Care". While Adam Gontier did provide the vocals for the song, it is by Apocalyptica.
    • Similarly, "I'm Not Jesus" is neither by Slipknot nor Stone Sour, nor is "End of Me" by Bush, nor is "Not Strong Enough" by Shinedown or Hoobastank.
  • No, "To Be With You" is not by Foreigner. It's by Mr. Big.
  • No, "Lay It On The Line" is not by Def Leppard. It's by Triumph.
  • "Sussudio" (not "She'll Sue You") is not by Prince, but by Phil Collins, although he admitted it was inspired by Prince songs such as "1999".
  • "There She Goes" isn't by Third Eye Blind. It's by The La's.
  • No, "Cherry Pie" is not by Def Leppard. It's by Warrant.
    • The beginning of the song can make you deaf, though.
  • No, "The Freshmen", not "We Were Merely Freshmen", is not by Third Eye Blind, but by The Verve Pipe.
    • This confusion may be due to the similar sounding "Slow Motion".
  • "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is not by The Verve Pipe, but The Verve.


Glorious Subversions

  • No, "Emotions In Motion" or "Stay The Night" are not by The Cars. They are solo recordings by the band's lead singers, Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr, respectively.
  • The songs "Blame It On The Boogie" and "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" are commonly attributed to Michael Jackson...who does sing on them, but they are by his band The Jacksons and not part of his solo work.
  • The remix of the Pacman theme that's often credited to Aphex Twin? It was released by Power Pill... seems like a case of this trope, right? Except that Power Pill is a pseudonym of Richard D. James-- who's better known as Aphex Twin!
  • Most people know "Dancing With Myself" as a Billy Idol song. This recording was originally released by Idol's band Generation X, making this seem like a case of Misattributed Song... but subverted in that Billy Idol was one of only two members of Gen X to have played on the actual song!
    • And indeed, a couple months after the release of Generation X's recording, Idol recorded his own solo version of the song as his first solo single.
  • "Careless Whisper" was never intended to be a Wham! song but was a solo recording by Wham! member George Michael. Andrew Ridgeley did not perform on the track (although Ridgeley co-wrote it). However, it was officially released (and reached # 1) in the USA as being by "Wham! featuring George Michael" because the record label said so, so anyone claiming the song was a Wham! song are technically sort of right in an odd, unfair way.
  • All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople is constantly misatributed to David Bowie. He wrote it, sang the chorus and recorded his own version, so they are right, From a Certain Point of View
  • Robin Gibb's track "Toys" has been credited to the Bee Gees.... which is technically correct. While sourced from Robin's solo album 'Walls Have Eyes,' the track was not only written by all three brothers, but features Maurice and Barry on backing vocals.
    • Robin's brother Andy has had nearly all of his songs misattributed to the Bee Gees as well.
    • "Emotion" is by Samantha sang, but the Bee Gees wrote it, produced it, sang back-up, and eventually recorded their own version.
      • Similar confusion with Yvonne Elliman's hit version of "If I Can't Have You"
  • "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" is not The Mamas And The Papas, but a Mama Cass solo. This hasn't kept it off numerous M&Ps compilations, however.
  • "Mexicali Blues", which appears on the Grateful Dead's highly popular greatest hits album Skeletons from the Closet is actually a song from guitarist Bob Weir's solo album, Ace. That makes the previously obscure song's appearance on the compilation strange, right? Well, in actuality, almost every member of the Grateful Dead c. 1972 perform backup duties on every song on Ace, thereby making the song and album basically by the Grateful Dead!
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