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For years I thought this was a Pretenders track. Instead it's two of Whitney Houston's cousins, Dee Dee and the uncredited not-yet-PhychicNetworkHawker Dionne on backing vocals. This version crushes all others:

 
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For years I thought this was a Pretenders track. Instead it's two of Whitney Houston's cousins, Dee Dee and the uncredited not-yet-PhychicNetworkHawker Dionne on backing vocals
Damn, that's a good one.
 
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"Always On My Mind" Willie Nelson


? what about it ?





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For years I thought this was a Pretenders track.


Af far as I know, The Pretenders never covered this song. The more famous ones were by Linda Ronstadt and Van Halen.



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For years I thought this was a Pretenders track.


Af far as I know, The Pretenders never covered this song. The more famous ones were by Linda Ronstadt and Van Halen.

You're right, Ronstadt, not Hynde.
 
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Not strictly a cover, but a piece of music trivia I like to whip out lol... All in the Game the hit released in 1958 by Tommy Edwards.

The original instrumental piece, a "Melody in A Major," was written in 1911 by Charles Dawes, who later became vice President under Calvin Coolidge. (lyrics written/added by Carl Sigman in 1951)




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"Turn! Turn! Turn!" - The Byrds was written by Pete Seeger and originally released as "To Everything There is a Season" performed by The Limeliters. Seeger released his own version a few months after The Limeliters did. Seeger also wrote "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" which The Kingston Trio recorded and released in 1961 after they had heard it performed by Peter, Paul, and Mary.

 
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Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs” was written by .... Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys.
 
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Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs” was written by .... Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys.


That doesn't make it a "cover" unless they also record it first.
Did the BB ever record it?
 
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Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs” was written by .... Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys.


That doesn't make it a "cover" unless they also record it first.
Did the BB ever record it?


Like others have done in this thread (without being called out) it was an interesting piece of trivia.

But to answer your question, Captain and Tennille and David Cassiday both recorded the song before Barry Manilow. Bruce Johnston recorded it after Manilow.
 
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