The Motion Sick: Answer Songs

As part of my quest to outhip everyone by listening to the most obscure and esoteric music, I’ve found myself very interested in the popular trend of answer songs that really seems to have been prominent in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Sometimes they are sort of sequels to the original songs, sometimes responses, sometimes parodies. Sometimes they are by the original artist, sometimes not. Here are some great examples:

(1)Bobbettes-Mr. Lee
(2)Bobbettes-I Shot Mr. Lee
(3)Kenny Martin-I’m The Jivin’ Mr Lee

(1)Neil Sedaka- Oh Carol
(2)Carole King – Oh Neil

(1)Ben E. King – Stand By Me
(2)Damita Jo – I’ll Be There

Lesley Gore – It’s My Party
Lesley Gore – Judy’s Turn to Cry

Two Videos:
Elvis – Return to Sender
Gerri Granger – Don’t Want Your Letters

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