September 1, 2008
A Billboard Chart Beat reader noted a current trend on the pop charts:
Thanks for an always informative and entertaining Chart Beat column! On the entertaining side, I made an observation this week on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. With the debut of “Frozen” by Tami Chynn featuring Akon, there are currently three songs on the chart with identical titles to Madonna songs, but none being remakes of the Madonna titles.
In addition to “Frozen,” we have “Spotlight” by Jennifer Hudson and “Angel” by Natasha Bedingfield. Let’s also not forget Rihanna’s “Take A Bow,” which fell off the chart several weeks ago. So within the last month we’ve had four songs with titles of previous Madonna hits and none being a remake.
Whenever I pick up a new album and recognize a title, I’m always curious to find out if it’s the same song that I know already. A somewhat recent example is “I Told You So.” I love the Randy Travis hit, and when I bought the Keith Urban album, was expecting the same song. Instead, I got a rocker that I like even more.
So, today’s ridiculously obtuse and way too laborious for Labor Day’s discussion topic is:
What are your favorite different songs with the same title?