Songs that respond to other songs



James Brown - Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
Anna King - Mama’s Got A Bag Of Her Own


Alabama off harvest?


Sloppy Seconds - I don’t wanna be a homosexual
Screeching Weasel - I wanna be a Homosexual


is this true? Mind blown if so!


You Ain’t Nothing But a Teenager - King Solomon



There’s a few here to investigate


Hank Thompson - The Wild Side of Life
Kitty Wells - It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels


Quite a few beeves in Ska and Rocksteady


Not sure if this counts?

Lloyd Cole & the Commotions - Are You Ready to be Heartbroken
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I’m Ready to be Heartbroken

Two of my favorite songs regardless!


The Clash’s - White Riot
The Mekons - Never Been In a Riot


Little Sister - Elvis Presley
Hey, Memphis - LaVern Baker


Yep, i think i read it in the ‘trouble boys’ book, and they were mates anyway so it’s weird if it was a coincidence



My Guy - Mary Wells
My Girl - The Temptations


The Chantels - Well, I Told You


I Changed My Mind Jack - Jo Anne Campbell


Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward & The Dominoes
Can’t Do Sixty No More - Billy Ward & The Dominoes


Im sure i read somewhere that Noel Gallagher wrote Live Forever partly in response to hearing Nirvana had a song called I Hate Myself and Want to Die.

WHICH REMINDS ME: Old Before I Die by Robbie Williams is a response to the line ‘hope i die before i get old’ from My Generation by The Who isnt it

I wish i didnt know any of that


Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Louie Go Home - Paul Revere & the Raiders