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Top 10 Songs Most People Get the Artist Wrong

Popular cover songs don't count!!
Generally songs people think is by another artist due to vocal/musical similarities
no covers
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    1Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell (not Michael Jackson) suggested bydrewbrown
    This is actually Rockwell's signature song. Michael Jackson only provided back-up vocals. Since Michael Jackson was obviously VERY popular at the time, Rockwell recieved little to no recognition for this song.
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  • 2Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin (not Bob Marley) suggested byGodslayer79
    And thanks to YouTube, 31 million people do:
  • 3A Horse With No Name - America (not Neil Young) suggested byWilliam Sanders
  • 4Red, Red Wine - UB40 (not Bob Marley) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 5Every Fall Out Boy song for a Panic! at the Disco song suggested bydrewbrown
    listen to 20 Dollar Nosebleed Brendon Urie has guest vocals on that song but it doesn't even sound like it. Oh by the way unless you are a big fan of both you probably won't be able to differentiate between the two
    This makes sense because while they were in the same label "Fueled By Ramen" in 2006, they have since adopted the same style of music. Brendon Urie & Patrick Stump do sound very similar in regards to singing.
  • 6Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot (not Twisted Sister) suggested bydrewbrown
    Examples ....
    It is the most known version, and Twisted Sister hit it big at the same time in 83-84. According to Wikipedia, "It is often erroneously believed that the song has been covered by the American band Twisted Sister."
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  • 7Chandelier - Sia (not Rihanna)
  • 8Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin (not Cat Stevens) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 9Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground (not Nirvana) suggested bydrewbrown
    ALTERNATIVE CASE #2: Just like many other songs on this list, The artist sound very similar to each other. While this doesn't necessarily sound like a Nirvana song, many people mistake it for a typical Nirvana B-side or a bootleg.
  • 10Bitch - Meredith Brooks (not Alanis Morissette) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 11Bad Boys - Inner Circle (not Bob Marley) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 12I Melt With You - Modern English (not The Cure) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 13Plush - Stone Temple Pilots (not Pearl Jam) suggested byGodslayer79
    ALTERNATIVE CASE #1: Many people consider this a PJ song rather than a STP song due to the fact that Eddie Vedder & the late Scott Weiland do sound very similar in regards to singing style. The song is also in a rather "grungy" PJ sound, but hey it was the 1st STP album. What do you expect?
  • 14Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes (not Jimmy Buffett) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 15The Warrior - Patty Smyth (not Pat Benatar) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 16Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield (not Janis Joplin) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 17Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel (not Bob Dylan or other folksy rock singers) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 18All The Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople (not David Bowie) suggested byGodslayer79
    Hard to count, given that Bowie wrote the song and recorded a version later on.
  • 19Come and Get It -Badfinger (not The Beatles) suggested byGodslayer79
  • 20Long Cool Woman - The Hollies (not Creedence Clearwater Revival) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 21Gin & Juice - The Gourds (not Phish) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 22Obsession - Animation (not Human League) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 23Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer (not Herbie Hancock) suggested byGodslayer79
  • 24Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn (not Michael Bolton) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 25Black Betty - Ram Jam (not ZZ Top) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 26What I Like About You - The Romantics (not The Ramones) suggested bydrewbrown
  • 27Zara Larsson - Uncover (not Rihanna) suggested
  • 28Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse (not Staind) suggested byGodslayer79
  • 29Adiemus - Karl Jenkins (not Enya) suggested byGodslayer79
  • 30Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus (not Weezer) suggested byHenners250
    or One Direction
  • 31You"ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls (not Barry White) suggested byGodslayer79
  • 32Little G. T. O. - Ronnie and the Daytonas (not The Beach Boys) suggested byjctoenges
  • 33Headstrong - Trapt (not Linkin Park) suggested byChesterstat
    or Papa Roach
  • 34Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins (Not Elvis Presley) suggested byChloe Fletcher
    Elvis did record it to and has the more widely popular version
  • 35Titanium - David Guetta ft. Sia (Not Sia's Song) suggested bymac121mr0
  • 36Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra (not The Beatles) suggested byGodslayer79
  • 37Mickey - Toni Basil (not The Go-Gos) suggested byBonaFIDE
  • 38Down - Jay Sean (not Chris Brown) suggested byBonaFIDE
  • 39Bring Me to Life- Evanescence (not any other band you people use on the internet) suggested bySatoshima03
  • 40Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (Not Bruno Mars's Song) suggested bymac121mr0
  • 41Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk (not Kanye West) suggested byMichael Ross
    No, really, I actually have had to inform people of this more times than I'd care to count.
  • 42Best Friend - Toybox (Not Aqua) suggested bySandiee
  • 43No Milk Today - Herman's Hermits (not the Beatles)
  • 44Come Together - The Beatles (Not The Rolling Stones) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 45Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (Not Jeff Buckley) suggested byChloe Fletcher
    Jeff Buckley did a cover...
  • 46Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan (Not Guns N Roses or Eric Clapton) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 47Paperazzi - Lady Gaga (not Gwen Stefani) suggested byBonaFIDE
  • 48Apologize - Timbaland ft. OneRepublic (not Justin Timberlake) suggested bymac121mr0
  • 49Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger (not Green Day, Blink-182, or Weezer) suggested byzendaddy621
  • 50In the House of Stone and Light - Martin Page (not Sting or Peter Gabriel) suggested byzendaddy621
  • 51Tarzan & Jane - Toybox (Not Aqua) suggested bySandiee
  • 52The Sailor Song - Toybox (Not Aqua) suggested bySandiee
  • 53Replay - Iyaz (Not Sean Kingston)
  • 54I'll Be - Edwin McCain (not Goo Goo Dolls)
  • 55Panda - Desiigner (not Future) suggested byWavy
  • 56Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette (Not Dolly parton) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 57Hey Joe - The Leaves (not Jimi Hendrix) suggested byMichael Ross
  • 58A.D.I.D.A.S. Twista (not KORN) suggested byDuong Ngo
  • 59Lonely This Christmas - Mud (Not Elvis Presley) suggested byJamie Murphy
  • 60Rebellion - Linkin Park(not System of a Down, despite of having Daron Malakian in feat.) suggested byChesterstat
  • 61Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - BJ Thomas (Not Barry Mannilow suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 62Mr. Tambourine - The Byrds (Not Bob Dylan) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 63There's Always Something There to Remind Me - Burt Bacharach and Hal David (Not Naked Eyes) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 64Elastic Heart - Sia (Not Rihanna) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 65Ghost - Ella Henderson (not Ellie Goulding) suggested byBonaFIDE
  • 66I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Dusty Springfield (Not The White Stripes) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 67What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, & Understanding? - Nick Lowe (Not Elvis Costello) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 68Feeling Good - Nina Simone (Not Michael Buble) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 69You've Got a Friend - Carole King (not James Taylor) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 70All The Small Things - Blink 182 (Not Sum 41) suggested byLyleVSXyle
  • 71Turn Me On - David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj (Not Nicki Minaj's Song) suggested bymac121mr0
  • 72Tomorrow - Silverchair (not Pearl Jam)
  • 73Save the Last Dance For Me - The Drifters (not Michael Buble or Aaron Neville) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 74Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan (not Adele or Garth Brooks) suggested byChloe Fletcher
  • 75All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan (not Jimi Hendrix) suggested byChloe Fletcher
    It's a cover! this list is for songs that are not covers and are still mistaken for someone else
  • 76Boom, Pow - Charli XCX (not Gwen Stefani) suggested byCHEESY124 Ugorji
  • 77Love in This Club - Usher (not Justin Timberlake)
  • 78Refugee - Tribal Ink (not Linkin Park)
  • 79House of the Rising Sun -- The Animals (not The Rolling Stones) suggested
  • 80Polyester Girl - Regurgitator (not Scritti Politti) suggested byEmmanuel Dunk
  • 81! (The Song Formerly Known As) - Regurgitator (not Prince) suggested byEmmanuel Dunk
  • 82Born This Way - Lady Gaga (not Christina Aguilera) suggested byEmmanuel Dunk
  • 83Every Jamiroquai song for a Stevie Wonder song suggested byEmmanuel Dunk
  • 84Working Class Man - Jimmy Barnes (not Bruce Springsteen) suggested byEmmanuel Dunk
  • 85Any Wa Wa Nee song for a Prince song suggested byEmmanuel Dunk
  • 86Lips of an Angel - Hinder (Not Nickelback) suggested byEmmanuel Dunk
  • 87Tomorrow - Silverchair (not Nirvana) suggested byEmmanuel Dunk

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