Those tunes that get stuck in your head

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I used to listen to a radio talk show that was a vietnam vet who hated politicians....all of them. Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, the other Bush and probably Biden. He hated Nixon too but said "at least he brought the troops home". As I recall he did like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Anyway, what kept me listening was his historical stories, which often included rock and roll music. He'd play original recordings of songs most probably did not know were covers. Or songs written by person A but recorded by person B. Like Glen Cambell wrote a bunch of hits recorded by others for example.
The tainted love post is what reminded me of that guy.
 

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I didn't know until recently that Arlo Guthrie didn't write The City of New Orleans, nor was he the first to record it, but I've always liked his version. Here he is explaining how the song fell into his lap.

 

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Yes I had heard about the Motown origin but I think the later version was a rewrite so not exactly the same tune.

Dave
What did they rewrite? Aside from the 80's synth-pop keyboard and slightly slower tempo, the Soft Cell version seems pretty much the same to me.

BTW a cover that is a improvement on the original:

 

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This one will probably soon be played endlessly all over radio if it's not already.

 

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Unless they play it in a CVS or Home Depot I'll never hear it.
I'll be able to say "I heard it first at CPF" :cool:
You probably need to wait another 40 years to hear it at HD.

I heard this one from 1978 at HD awhile ago...

 

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Some old Fishbone bass riffs to get the Hot Chocolate guitar out of your head -

 
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