20 Eyebrow-Arching Authors Of Famous Songs

We all kind of expect nowadays that the person singing a tune we're into likely didn't write it. What's shocking, though, is that sometimes the song was written by someone who likely could've performed it better as well.

Our readers bring you some of the most familiar songs of all time that were written by someone totally talented and totally out of left field. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by tralfy

CRACKED.COM BRIAN ENO One time keyboardist of ROXY MUSIC, glam rock solo artist, superproducer of the best work of TALKING HEADS, U2. COLDPLAY, DEVO.

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Entry by Cervus

Celine Dion's 1998 Christmas album features the heartfelt ballad The Magic Of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone). The song was written by Twisted

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Entry by eddmario

Mark Mothersbaugh, the co-founder andlead singer of the band Devo (those guys who did the song Whip It) This guy right here Did the ENTIRE soundtrac

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Entry by whoiswillo

Manic Monday actually written was by Prince. ORACKEDCON

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Entry by Matt Lovell

MANFRED mann's EARTHBAND Manfred Mann's 197 #1 heavy synth-rock montage Blinded by the Light (you Know, that song that sounds like it's about wrappi

'T'he Weather Girls It's Raining Men The Weather Girla' It's Raining Men was co-Written by actor, producer and long-time musical director for David

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Entry by Nels Nelsen

THE BARTMAN tHE SIMPSONS SecRetLy wRITTEN By MICHAEL JAcKSON

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Entry by hotrod2001

get the party started P!NK'S 2001 SMASH HIT. 'GET THE PARTY STARTED' WAS WRITTEN BY 4 NON BLONDES FRONTWOMAN LINDA PERRY DURING A WEIRD PHASE

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Entry by faschwaa

JOHNNY CASH A BOY NAMED A BOY NAMED SUE, THE SUE BIGGEST HIT EVER DELIVERED BY THE DULCET TONES OF JOHNNY CASH Courtesy of the same mind that gave you

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Entry by gicusudoru

Billbard Recordings 8 Charles G. Dawes TOMMY EDWARDS IT'S was the 30th Vice ALL IN THE President of the GAME United States. He won the Nobel Prize for

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Entry by Kenotic

Ever wonder where that impossibly catchy Mah Na Mah Na song featured on The Muppets and Sesame Street came from? The songwriter's name was Piero Umi

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Entry by richferrara

CRACKEDCO I don'twanna grow UP, I'm a J TOYSRUS kid Aren't you hungry for J BURGER KING now? The marketing slogans used in these kid-friendly jingles

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Entry by JasonGaston

CRACKED.COM Barry Manilow's Timeless Jingle Hits I am stuck on Band-Aid brand 'cause Band-Aid's stuck on me! STATE FARM Like 0 good neighbor, State

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Entry by WalleyedPike

alrgb Appearing on their debut album, The Doors' 1967 off- kilter hit, Alabama Song (Whisky Bar), sounds like the perfect self- applied anthem for the

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Entry by MattBlack

Animator Xavier X Atencio co-wrote much of the music and songs used for the rides in Disneyland, including Yo-Ho, A Pirates Life For Me for Pirate

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Entry by ChevySpoons

Chuck Baris is best known as the host of the 1970s TV game, The Gong Show. But he also created The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. freda So h

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Entry by gicusudoru

NOKIA ORACKED.CON The world's most heard tune comes from a Spanish 19th century composer you probably never heard of. The Nokia tune is a phrase from

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Before gaining sitcom immortality CRACKED COM on 'Growing Pains,' 'Alan Thicke wrote the theme songs for 'Wheel of Fortune' 'Diff rent Strokes'and The

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Entry by JurassicRobot

CRACKED Paul Cafaro aka Blag Dahlia and Peter Straus aka Salt Peter of the punk DWIRVES band DWARVES (whose album Blood Guts & Pussy was rated by

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Entry by tesla777

Look at Your Game, Girl, a bonus track from Guns N' Roses' 1993 album, 'The Spaghetti Incident?, was written by Charles Manson. HIINS N RUSES THD CHE

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