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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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Damn, that's a good one.
? what about it ?
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Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
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Af far as I know, The Pretenders never covered this song. The more famous ones were by Linda Ronstadt and Van Halen.
"I’m not going to read Time Magazine, I’m not going to read Newsweek, I’m not going to read any of these magazines; I mean, because they have too much to lose by printing the truth"- Bob Dylan, 1965
I speak jive.
You're right, Ronstadt, not Hynde.
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)
Sliced bread, the greatest thing since the 1911.
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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.
When the levee breaks by Zepp
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps by Cake
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"All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
--Sir Winston Churchill
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
--James Earl Jones
Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs” was written by .... Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys.
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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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