I thought this was a woman singing for years.
Songs you thought were sung by someone of the opposite gender
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Friday at 12:18 AM|
I thought High School Confidential by Rough Trade was sung by a guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Monday at 2:44 PM|
Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Monday at 2:44 PM|
I thought Nick Gilder was female in both looks and voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Monday at 2:44 PM|
I thought Hanson's MMMBop was sung by a girl for about a month.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Monday at 2:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Monday at 2:48 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||Last Monday at 2:48 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||Last Monday at 2:50 PM|
Am I the only one who thinks the drummer at R5 is kind of hot?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Monday at 2:52 PM|
When I was very small, I thought Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" was sung by a young, teenage guy. Love her though.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Monday at 2:55 PM|
I thought Do You Really Want to Hurt Me was sung by a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Monday at 2:57 PM|
I thought “I Try” by Macy Gray was a colossal joke performed as a prank.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Monday at 2:58 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||Last Monday at 2:59 PM|
Journey - "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'"
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Monday at 2:59 PM|
Jermaine Stewart, We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off. I was also confused by Neil Sedaka's Laughter in the Rain.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Monday at 3:00 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||Last Monday at 3:01 PM|
Anything by Yaz-era Alison Moyet
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Monday at 3:04 PM|
This oldie goldie is great! "Brean 'n' Butter"
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Monday at 3:08 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||Last Monday at 3:09 PM|
I'm posting an obscure fact about Victor Hugo. 10 points for me!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Monday at 3:11 PM|
I'm R19 and I'm an idiot--wrong thread.
Watching TV and DLing don't mix lol
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Monday at 3:11 PM|
This thread is transphobic! It assumes gender is binary.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Monday at 3:12 PM|
Somebody’s Knockin’ by Terri Gibbs
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Monday at 3:25 PM|
Hot and Cold by Katy Perry
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Monday at 3:30 PM|
One of the Alabama Shakes songs. Thought it was a man singing
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Monday at 3:40 PM|
Air Supply - I thought it was a male and female duo.
Someone already beat me with Yaz
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Monday at 3:41 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||Last Monday at 3:42 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||Last Monday at 4:06 PM|
Me too, R24.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Monday at 4:11 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||Last Monday at 4:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Monday at 4:16 PM|
The Stylistics “You Make Me Feel Brand New”. I was 7 or 8.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Monday at 4:21 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||Last Monday at 4:23 PM|
Cigarettes After Sex
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Monday at 4:31 PM|
The "female" voice in this song is apparently Jack White.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Monday at 4:35 PM|
Wayne Newton looked like a LESBIAN back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Monday at 4:39 PM|
The theme song to ARTHUR (1981)
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Monday at 4:40 PM|
For years I thought a young black woman was singing this.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Monday at 4:40 PM|
R6 - I was thinking more, menopausal.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Monday at 4:45 PM|
Leo Sayer's "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing"
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Monday at 4:46 PM|
R6 - I got that a lot. Why do you think I showed my Bush in the I’m So Excited video?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Monday at 4:47 PM|
I still don't know if the lead singer of Silversun pickups is male or female. I suppose I could google .
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Monday at 4:48 PM|
[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 Anonymous||reply 42||Last Monday at 4:50 PM|
I thought The Fifth Dimension was white.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Monday at 4:51 PM|
Portugal Man's "Feel it Still" - I was blown away when I found out it was a man singing.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Monday at 4:51 PM|
R22 Me, too! And when I first saw her on TV, I thought it was a blind transgender person!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Monday at 4:52 PM|
R43 They’re not?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Monday at 4:53 PM|
I thought this was the voice of a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Monday at 5:48 PM|
Believe by Cher. There was so much autotune it sounded like an androgynous robot.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Monday at 10:03 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||Last Monday at 10:14 PM|
Nothing beats Jimmy Scott.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Monday at 10:22 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||Last Monday at 10:55 PM|
I thought Marvin Gaye was a lady when I first heard this song:
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Monday at 11:30 PM|
Didn’t Marvin Gaye sing that classic “Let’s Get It On (Like Dogs in the Road, Pt.1)” ?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Monday at 11:33 PM|
“Kiss” by Prince is VERY reminiscent of Got To Give It Up, down to the femme falsetto.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Monday at 11:42 PM|
Don't make fun of me but when I was young I thought this was sung by a young boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Monday at 11:51 PM|
Young boys do tend to sound like girls though.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Tuesday at 12:00 AM|
Todd Rundgen singing "I Saw the Light".
I thought it was Carole King.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Tuesday at 12:01 AM|
R56, that reminds of another: Quindon Tarver on the Romeo & Juliet soundtrack.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Tuesday at 12:06 AM|
I solved my own mystery. It was A Brenda Lee Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Tuesday at 12:14 AM|
Why do fools fall in love?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Tuesday at 9:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Tuesday at 12:12 PM|
Cher's voice was so deep on her debut single, the public thought she was a guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Tuesday at 12:19 PM|
McAlmont and Butler - Yes
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Tuesday at 12:33 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||Last Tuesday at 4:09 PM|
"You Are Everything"
I was 12 when this came out. I thought the singer was a female.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Tuesday at 4:13 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||Last Tuesday at 4:13 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||Last Tuesday at 4:16 PM|
OP, what’s a g*nd*r?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Tuesday at 4:21 PM|
I honestly did not know that this was a woman singing until last year!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Tuesday at 4:30 PM|
r69, I didn't know that was a woman singing until now!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Tuesday at 5:21 PM|
Some of you don't have much of an ear.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Tuesday at 5:33 PM|
I'm another one who took years to realise Tracy Chapman was a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Friday at 12:09 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Friday at 12:18 AM|