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Songs you thought were sung by someone of the opposite gender

I thought this was a woman singing for years.

by Anonymousreply 7304/19/2019

I thought High School Confidential by Rough Trade was sung by a guy.

by Anonymousreply 104/15/2019

Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2019

I thought Nick Gilder was female in both looks and voice.

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2019

I thought Hanson's MMMBop was sung by a girl for about a month.

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2019

"Jackie Blue"

by Anonymousreply 504/15/2019

I love this song. It came out when I was a kid and I thought the main part was a guy at first but learned after seeing them on TV it was a woman.

by Anonymousreply 604/15/2019

When I heard the Blow Monkeys’ cover of “You Don’t Own Me” I assumed the lead singer was a woman with a really, really deep voice.

by Anonymousreply 704/15/2019

Am I the only one who thinks the drummer at R5 is kind of hot?

by Anonymousreply 804/15/2019

When I was very small, I thought Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" was sung by a young, teenage guy. Love her though.

by Anonymousreply 904/15/2019

I thought Do You Really Want to Hurt Me was sung by a woman.

by Anonymousreply 1004/15/2019

I thought “I Try” by Macy Gray was a colossal joke performed as a prank.

by Anonymousreply 1104/15/2019

When I first saw a pic of Jon Bon Jovi I thought he WAS a woman. He doesn't sound like one but he sure looked like one (facially, anyway) in his younger years.

by Anonymousreply 1204/15/2019

Journey - "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'"

by Anonymousreply 1304/15/2019

Jermaine Stewart, We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off. I was also confused by Neil Sedaka's Laughter in the Rain.

by Anonymousreply 1404/15/2019

Ain't No Reason by Brett Dennen

Never dawned on me that it could be a guy and there are plenty of women named Brett too

Beautiful song though.

by Anonymousreply 1504/15/2019

Anything by Yaz-era Alison Moyet

by Anonymousreply 1604/15/2019

This oldie goldie is great! "Brean 'n' Butter"

by Anonymousreply 1704/15/2019

If you listen to the lyrics of "Ain't No Reason" you could see it as a metaphor for finally being able to come out of the closet "love will set me free, I know."

by Anonymousreply 1804/15/2019

I'm posting an obscure fact about Victor Hugo. 10 points for me!

by Anonymousreply 1904/15/2019

I'm R19 and I'm an idiot--wrong thread.

Watching TV and DLing don't mix lol

by Anonymousreply 2004/15/2019

This thread is transphobic! It assumes gender is binary.

by Anonymousreply 2104/15/2019

Somebody’s Knockin’ by Terri Gibbs

by Anonymousreply 2204/15/2019

Hot and Cold by Katy Perry

by Anonymousreply 2304/15/2019

One of the Alabama Shakes songs. Thought it was a man singing

by Anonymousreply 2404/15/2019

Air Supply - I thought it was a male and female duo.

Someone already beat me with Yaz

by Anonymousreply 2504/15/2019

I can't remember which Fleetwood Mac song I first heard Christine McVie sing on, but I was shocked to learn she wasn't a guy singing.

by Anonymousreply 2604/15/2019

Some great songs on here ! Somebodys Knockin will forever remind me of a tempestuous nightmare relationship I had with a stunning blue eyed alabama man .He was indeed the devil with blue eyes and blue jeans ! I danced to jermaine a 1000 times but only realized a few years ago he wasnt a she! I loved this song for years before I realized it was a man singing.

by Anonymousreply 2704/15/2019

Me too, R24.

by Anonymousreply 2804/15/2019

I always thought the guy from Rush was a woman. I can't remember which songs specifically, but twice I heard them on the radio and thought the singer was female.

by Anonymousreply 2904/15/2019
by Anonymousreply 3004/15/2019

The Stylistics “You Make Me Feel Brand New”. I was 7 or 8.

by Anonymousreply 3104/15/2019

First time I heard "feel it still" by Portugal the man I thought it was a woman.

Bit of a side drift, but as a kid was convinced Rick Astley was black until I saw one of his videos.

by Anonymousreply 3204/15/2019

Cigarettes After Sex

by Anonymousreply 3304/15/2019

The "female" voice in this song is apparently Jack White.

by Anonymousreply 3404/15/2019

Wayne Newton looked like a LESBIAN back then.

by Anonymousreply 3504/15/2019

The theme song to ARTHUR (1981)

by Anonymousreply 3604/15/2019

For years I thought a young black woman was singing this.

by Anonymousreply 3704/15/2019

R6 - I was thinking more, menopausal.

by Anonymousreply 3804/15/2019

Leo Sayer's "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"

by Anonymousreply 3904/15/2019

R6 - I got that a lot. Why do you think I showed my Bush in the I’m So Excited video?

by Anonymousreply 4004/15/2019

I still don't know if the lead singer of Silversun pickups is male or female. I suppose I could google .

by Anonymousreply 4104/15/2019

[Bit of a side drift, but as a kid was convinced Rick Astley was black until I saw one of his videos.]

I thought the same of Dusty Springfield.

by Anonymousreply 4204/15/2019

I thought The Fifth Dimension was white.

by Anonymousreply 4304/15/2019

Portugal Man's "Feel it Still" - I was blown away when I found out it was a man singing.

by Anonymousreply 4404/15/2019

R22 Me, too! And when I first saw her on TV, I thought it was a blind transgender person!

by Anonymousreply 4504/15/2019

R43 They’re not?

by Anonymousreply 4604/15/2019

I thought this was the voice of a man.

by Anonymousreply 4704/15/2019

Believe by Cher. There was so much autotune it sounded like an androgynous robot.

by Anonymousreply 4804/15/2019

Like R9, I thought "Fast Car" was sung by a guy. The fact that Tracy Chapman has one of those gender ambiguous names didn't help clear it up any.

by Anonymousreply 4904/15/2019

Nothing beats Jimmy Scott.

by Anonymousreply 5004/15/2019

My mother used to play a Christmas album, and I still don't know if the singer was a lady with a weird voice, or a little boy with a weird voice. This was in the late 60s/early 70s.

by Anonymousreply 5104/15/2019

I thought Marvin Gaye was a lady when I first heard this song:

by Anonymousreply 5204/15/2019

Didn’t Marvin Gaye sing that classic “Let’s Get It On (Like Dogs in the Road, Pt.1)” ?

by Anonymousreply 5304/15/2019

“Kiss” by Prince is VERY reminiscent of Got To Give It Up, down to the femme falsetto.

by Anonymousreply 5404/15/2019

Don't make fun of me but when I was young I thought this was sung by a young boy.

by Anonymousreply 5504/15/2019

Young boys do tend to sound like girls though.

by Anonymousreply 5604/16/2019

Todd Rundgen singing "I Saw the Light".

I thought it was Carole King.

by Anonymousreply 5704/16/2019

R56, that reminds of another: Quindon Tarver on the Romeo & Juliet soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 5804/16/2019

I solved my own mystery. It was A Brenda Lee Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 5904/16/2019

Why do fools fall in love?

by Anonymousreply 6004/16/2019

"Somebody's Knockin'"

by Anonymousreply 6104/16/2019

Cher's voice was so deep on her debut single, the public thought she was a guy.

by Anonymousreply 6204/16/2019

McAlmont and Butler - Yes

by Anonymousreply 6304/16/2019

R5 Steve Cash was purdy! That's a good song. When they wrote it they realized it was for a woman to sing and had to change it a bit for a man to sing. They weren't gender benders, it was the 70s. Steve Cash's face looks completely contemporary, though. Could run into him in any hipster town today.

by Anonymousreply 6404/16/2019

"You Are Everything"

I was 12 when this came out. I thought the singer was a female.

by Anonymousreply 6504/16/2019

R30 I remember hearing him sing Danke Schoen on the radio in my Dad's car when that song came out. My father swore it was a girl.

by Anonymousreply 6604/16/2019

More trivia: Todd Rundgren knew Liv Tyler wasn't his daughter but signed the paternity papers and supported Liv until she was grown up.

by Anonymousreply 6704/16/2019

OP, what’s a g*nd*r?

by Anonymousreply 6804/16/2019

I honestly did not know that this was a woman singing until last year!

by Anonymousreply 6904/16/2019

r69, I didn't know that was a woman singing until now!

by Anonymousreply 7004/16/2019

Some of you don't have much of an ear.

by Anonymousreply 7104/16/2019

I'm another one who took years to realise Tracy Chapman was a woman.

by Anonymousreply 7204/19/2019

R50 Bingo!

by Anonymousreply 7304/19/2019
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