Thursday, December 07, 2006


The good folks over at A List of Things Thrown Ten Minutes Ago have a post up in which folks are listing the duplicate song titles in their music collections - not covers, not multiple versions of the same song, but different songs that share the same title. I was for some ungodly reason very intrigued by the idea and have culled through my trusty iPod to reveal the following list. "Beautiful" leads the pack, with six distinct songs in my collection by that name.

A Man and a Woman - U2 (How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb)
A Man and a Woman - Jones and Schmidt (110 in the Shade)

Alabama - John Coltrane
Alabama - Neil Young (Harvest)

Always - U2
Always - Ella Fitzgerald (Irving Berlin)

America - Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story)
America - Simon & Garfunkel (Bookends)
America - Tracy Chapman (Where You Live)

Beautiful - Michael John LaChiusa (Marie Christine)
Beautiful - Aimee Mann
Beautiful - James Newton Howard (King Kong)
Beautiful - Stephen Sondheim (Sunday in the Park with George)
Beautiful - Paul Simon (Surprise)
Beautiful - Smashing Pumpkins (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)

Bon Voyage - Leonard Bernstein (Candide)
Bon Voyage - Vince Guaraldi (George Winston Plays Vince Guaraldi)

Broken - Elvis Costello (Mighty Like a Rose)
Broken - Jack Johnson (Sing Along Songs)
Broken - Tracy Chapman (Let It Rain)

Central Park - James Newton Howard (King Kong)
Central Park - Michael John LaChiusa (See What I Wanna See)

Change - Tears for Fears (Tears Roll Down)
Change - Tracy Chapman (Where You Live)

Come with Me - Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party)
Come with Me - John Du Prez and Eric Idle (Spamalot)

The Dream - Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins)
The Dream - Bock and Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof)

Drive - Durkhard Ballwitz (Requiem for a Dream)
Drive - REM (Automatic for the People)

Fallen - Elvis Costello (North)
Fallen - K.D. Lang (Hymns of the 49th Parallel)

The Final Confrontation - Danny Elfman (Batman Returns)
The Final Confrontation - Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands)

Fire - Jimi Hendrix (The Essential Jimi Hendrix)
Fire - Pete Townsend (The Iron Man)
Fire - Tan Dun (Symphony)
Fire - U2 (October)

For You - Bruce Springsteen (The Essential Bruce Springsteen)
For You - Tracy Chapman (Tracy Chapman)

Funny Face - Ella Fitzgerald (Gershwin)
Funny Face - U2 (Million Dollar Hotel)

Ghosts - Durkhard Ballwitz (Requiem for a Dream)
Ghosts - Thomas Newman (Road to Perdition)

Gloria - U2 (October)
Gloria - Beethoven (Missa Solemnis)
Gloria - Jimi Hendrix ((The Essential Jimi Hendrix)

Goodbye - James Horner (Sneakers)
Goodbye - John Ottman (X-Men 2)
Goodbye - Tracy Chapman (Let It Rain)

Grace - U2 (All That You Can't Leave Behind)
Grace - Jeff Buckley (Grace)

Hand in Hand - Dire Straits (Making Movies)
Hand in Hand Elvis Costello (This Year's Model)

Heaven - Ricky Ian Gordon (Bright Eyed Joy)
Heaven - Tan Dun (Symphony)

Hello Again - Dave Matthews Band (Stand Up)
Hello Again - Michael John LaChiusa (Hello Again)

Home - Alan Menken and Tim Rice (Beauty and the Beast)
Home - Sheryl Crow (Best of Sheryl Crow)
Home - Maury Yeston (The Phantom of the Opera)

I'm Ready - Howard Shore (Philadelphia)
I'm Ready - Tracy Chapman (New Beginning)

I Threw It All Away - Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline)
I Threw It All Away - Elvis Costello (Kodak Variety)

I Want You - Bob Dylan (Blonde on Blonde)
I Want You - Elvis Costello (Blood and Chocloate)

It's Time - Elvis Costello (All This Useless BEauty)
It's Time - John Ottman (X-Men 2)

It Takes All Kinds - Aimee Mann (Bachelor #2)
It Takes All Kinds - Stephen Sondheim (Sondheim at the Movies)

The Kiss - Alan Menken (Alladin)
The Kiss - Phillip Glass (The Hours)

Lament - Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods)
Lament - Andrew Lloyd Weber (Evita)

Love and Happiness - John Mellencamp (Whenever We Wanted)
Love and Happiness - Living Colour (Biscuits)
Love and Happiness - Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris (All the Roadrunning)

Love Song - Kurt Weill (The Threepenny Opera)
Love Song - Stephen Schwartz (Pippin)

Lucky - Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins)
Lucky - Radiohead (OK Computer)

Lullaby - Jack Johnson (Sing Along Songs)
Lullaby - Tan Dun (Symphony)

The Money Song - Kander and Ebb (Cabaret)
The Money Song - Marx and Lopez (Avenue Q)

More - Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party)
More - Stephen Sondheim (Sondheim at the Movies)

Next to You - Stephen Sondheim (Bounce)
Next to You - The Police (Outlandos d Amor)

No Matter What - Boyzone (Notting Hill)
No Matter What - Alan Menken and Tim Rice (Beauty and the Beast)

No More - Jonathan Larson (tick . . . tick . . . BOOM!)
No More - Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods)
No More - Michael John LaChiusa (See What I Wanna See)
No More - Neil Young (Freedom)

No Wonder - Anne Sofie Van Oter (For the Stars)
No Wonder - Neil Young (Prairie Wind)

Old Friends - Stephen Sondheim (Putting It Together)
Old Friends - Simon & Garfunkel (Bookends)

One - U2 (Achtung Baby)
One - Aimee Mann (Magnolia)

Opportunity - Elvis Costello (Get Happy)
Opportunity - Stephen Sondheim (Bounce)

Procession - Benjamin Britten (A Ceremony of Carols)
Procession - Queen (Queen II)

Quiet - Leonard Bernstein (Candide)
Quiet - Paul Simon (You're the One)
Quiet - Smashing Pumpkins (Siamese Dream)

Remember - Antonio Carlos Jobim (Jobim's Finest Hour)
Remember - Irving Berlin (Ella Fitzgerald)
Remember - Sondheim (A Little Night Music)

Revenge - James Horner (Braveheart)
Revenge - James Horner (Legends of the Fall)

Run Away - Ricky Ian Gordon (Bright Eyed Joy)
Run Away - Michael Giacchino (Lost)

Satellite - Elvis Costello (Spike)
Satellite - Dave Matthews Band (Under the Table and Dreaming)
Satellite - Aimee Mann (Bachelor #4)

Save Me - Aimee Mann (Magnolia)
Save Me - Dave Matthews (Some Devil)

Silver and Gold - Neil Young (Silver and Gold)
Silver and Gold - U2 (Rattle and Hum)
Silver and Gold - Burl Ives

So Lonely - Dave Brubeck (Songs)
So Lonely - The Police (Outlandos d' Amor)

Still - Elvis Costello (North)
Still - Maury Yeston (Titanic)

Story of My Life - Leonard Bernstein (Leonard Bernstein's New York)
Story of My Life - Michael John LaChiusa (Hello Again)

The Storm - Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid)
The Storm - Michael John LaChiusa (Marie Christine)
The Storm - Phillip Glass (Dracula)

Sunrise - Norah Jones (Feels Like Home)
Sunrise - The Who (Maximum R&B)

Surrender - Elvis Presley (#1 Hits)
Surrender - U2 (War)

Temptation - Diana Krall (The Girl in the Other Room)
Temptation - Elvis Costello (Get Happy!)

Thank You - Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking)
Thank You - Frank Loesser (the Most Happy Fella)

The Battle - Alan Menken (Alladin)
The Battle - Alan Menken (Beauty & the Beast)

This Time - Smashing Pumpkins (MACHINA)
This Time - Tracy Chapman (Crossroads)

Too Far Gone - Elvis Costello (Almost Blue)
Too Far Gone - Neil Young (Freedom)

Too Much - Dave Matthews Band (Crash)
Too Much - Elvis Presley (#1 Hits)

Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits (Making Movies)
Tunnel of Love - Bruce Springsteen (Tunnel of Love)

Wait - The Beatles (Rubber Soul)
Wait - Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd)

Wedding Song - Kurt Weill (Threepenny Opera)
Wedding Song - Tracy Chapman (Telling Stories)

What Is It? - Benjamin Britten (Peter Grimes)
What Is It? - Cassandra Wilson (Glamoured)

When You're Alone - Bruce Springsteen (Tunnel of Love)
When You're Alone - John Williams (Hook)

Where in the World - Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden)
Where in the World - Maury Yeston - Phantom

Why? - Tracy Chapman (Tracy Chapman)
Why? - Elvis Costello (The Juliet Letters)

Wouldn't It Be Nice? - Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party)
Wouldn't It Be Nice? - The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds)

Until Whenever

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