Wham! vs. Kool & the Gang (and more)
“Joanna” (Kool & the Gang, 1983)
“Last Christmas” (Wham!, 1984)
Suggested by Tom (email)
This one’s interesting, because Wham! (but not K&TG) were actually sued by the writers of Barry Manilow’s “Can’t Smile Without You.” It sounds more like “Joanna” to me, but they’re all pretty similar. You be the judge:
“Can’t Smile Without You” (Barry Manilow, 1978)
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the mental health effects of getting any of these three songs stuck in your head. Especially if you were to listen to the even schmalzier pre-Barry versions of “Can’t Smile” by Andy Williams and the Carpenters. You’re on your own there.
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