10 Times Artists Went Sparring: Round 8 – Noelle Vs The Pirates Vs Mario Winans

Mario Winans Vs The Pirates Vs Noelle Seconds Out Round 8! Noelle Vs The Pirates Vs Mario Winans. 'I Don't Wanna Know', Mario Winan's most popular hit in 2004 about a cheating female brought about the answer song, 'You Should Really Know' by The Pirates featuring Shola Ama and Naila Boss.  The song, written as an answer to... Continue Reading →

10 Times Artists Went Sparring: Round 7 – Lydia Murock Vs Michael Jackson

Ding Ding Round 7 and the sparring between artists continues with Lydia Murdock versus Michael Jackson. 'Billie Jean', the second single from Michael Jackson's Grammy Award-winning album, Thriller, is iconic for not only its craftsmanship but the accompanying music video. Released in 1983 the song is said to be about groupies who used to hang... Continue Reading →

10 Times Artists Went Sparring: Round 6 – Damita Jo Vs The Drifters

Taking on Ben E King wasn't the first time Damita Jo had gone head to head with a popular song. Her first bout was with The Drifters who sang 'Save the Last Dance For Me' in 1960 - another hugely popular song which has gone on to be covered by Ike & Tina Turner, Cliff... Continue Reading →

10 Times Artists Went Sparring: Round 5 – Damita Jo Vs Ben E King

Following his departure from the Drifters in 1960, singer Ben E King wrote and released 'Stand By Me'. One of the greatest love songs of the 20th century, which inspired the 80's film of the same title featuring the late River Phoenix, 'Stand By Me' went on to be recorded by Muhammad Ali, John Lennon... Continue Reading →

10 Times Artists Went Sparring: Round 4 – Sporty Thieves Vs TLC

Back in the 90's with Girl Power on the rise, female singers had ordinary ladies singing about respect, owning their lives and taking no rubbish when it came to men. Enter American girl group TLC with their 3rd album Fanmail (1999) and single 'No Scrubs'. The song of female dominance, not having anything to do... Continue Reading →

10 Times Artists Went Sparring: Round 3 – Carole King Vs Neil Sedaka

Over the last few days Musicvein has been looking back over the songs that created a rumbling in the charts between artists. We've heard of Frankee vs Eamon and Bo Diddley vs Muddy Waters - today on Cupid's day we look at the yearning of Neil Sedaka on 'Oh Carol'. Said to be written about... Continue Reading →

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