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Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
|"You Know I Love You...Don't You?," Howard Jones||"I Don't Know How To Love Him," Yvonne Elliman|
|"What Am I Gonna Do With You?," Barry White||"Love Me," Yvonne Elliman|
|"Love Hurts," Nazareth||"Love Pains," Yvonne Elliman|
|"Could You Be Loved?," Bob Marley||"I Don't Know How To Love Him," Yvonne Elliman|
|There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.|
Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
|"I Don't Know How To Love Him"||"I Don't Know How To Love Him (Airhead version)"||Rick Duncan|
|"If I Can't Have You"||"They're The Blue Man Group"||Tokusou Sentai Blessranger|
|"If I Can't Have You"||"If I Can't Have Stew"||Guy DiRito|
First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
|Tender Is The Night|
|Tender Is The Night To Love Me||Jim E.|
|The Morning After|
|Love Me In The Morning After|
'Love Me' sort of rips 'Morning'
|If I Can't Have You|
|Send Her My Love|
|If I Can't Have You, Then Send Her My Love|
That solves that problem, doesn't it?
Seems like I'm light on time
Seems like a long, long time
"If I Can't Have You"
If I can't have you I don't want no bugger baby
If I can't have you I don't want nobody baby
"If I Can’t Have You"
And it doesn’t matter how I cry
And it doesn’t matter how I try
Mommy, just a little bit longer
Love me just a little bit longer
|There are additional misheard lyrics available.|
"If I Can't Have You"
Two dreams that never will come true
To dreams that never will come true
Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke
Since "two" and "to" sound the same, I was more thinking of the number instead of the adverb.
Love me! Love me!
This was Yvonne's big hit before her #1 single "If I Can't Have You", from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack.
Submitted by: MOR
"I Don't Know How To Love Him"
I don't know how to love him, what to do, how to move him.
"I Don't Know How To Love Him" was Yvonne Elliman's first major pop hit back in 1971 (going to #28 on the charts) and is from the 1970 "Jesus Christ Superstar" Broadway production when Elliman played the character of Mary Magdalene and was only 19 years old (Elliman would repeat her performance of the song in the motion picture production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1973). Yvonne Elliman was born Yvonne Marianne Elliman on December 29, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was also raised there. Elliman's father was of Irish descent and her mother was of Japanese and Chinese descent. Shortly after graduating in 1970 from Honolulu's President Theodore Roosevelt High School, Elliman was cast as Mary Magdalene in the original Broadway production of "Jesus Christ Superstar", and although Elliman sang the original -- Australian Helen Reddy would have the bigger hit with "I Don't Know How To Love Him" with Reddy taking the song to #13 in 1972. Elliman's performance in the motion picture of "Jesus Christ Superstar" would earn her a 1974 Golden Globe award. in 1975, Elliman had a top twenty hit with a remake of Barbara Lewis' 1965 hit, "Hello Stranger" and then have a hit with a remake of the Bee Gees song, "Love Me". Elliman's Bee Gees' remake must have earned her the respect of the Brothers Gibb because they wrote the 1978 #1 song for Elliman, "If I Can't Have You" from the motion picture soundtrack of "Saturday Night Fever". Elliman's "If I Can't Have You" was the first time that an Asian/Pacific Islander woman had a #1 song. Elliman also sang background vocals on several of Eric Clapton's tune, including Clapton's #1 remake of "I Shot The Sheriff" in 1974. Elliman still performs to today and has released recordings all the way up to 2004.
Submitted by: Peter