Same Title, Different Song

I’ve not done one of these for a while, but since my recent post about the music featured in the BBC dram series The A Word got such a good reaction, I thought I’d post one of the songs which featured in Episode 2:

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Orange Juice – I Can’t Help Myself

…which, of course, name checks this:

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The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself

And there’s another one, by a band I love, which features twice on B-sides and early singles compilation by the group in question. This is the second of those, a gorgeous reworked version, far superior to the original, recorded as part of a Radio 1 session (for Mark Goodier’s show I think, but doubtless Martin over at New Amusements – who gets a cheeky plug in the album’s art work too – will be able to confirm):

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Gene – I Can’t Help Myself (Radio 1 Session 18/05/94)

I’m going somewhere with this, you’ll see where soon enough.

In other words: more soon.

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2 thoughts on “Same Title, Different Song”

  1. I’m not 100% certain but in excess of 90% sure that yes, it was a Radio 1 session for Mark Goodier.

    I am 100% certain that this piano-led version of ICHM is one of the finest songs Gene ever recorded. It is peerless.

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