Answer Back Songs

 

Answer Back Songs  here present both the original hit and the response to the single. These were songs that were designed to respond to hit singles, with the hopes that the second record would climb up the charts as well. Answer records were prevalent in country, pop and R&B and In most cases the songs generally use the same tune from a hit record to make fun of that hit song by changing the lyrics to be humorous.

Songs in order of "Original Hit Song Title"

Most recent additions shown with a New symbol

  Original Hit Song Title - Artist/Group Answerback Song - Artist/Group
Click Here For A 1000 Miles Away - Heartbeats Click Here For Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites
Click Here For All American Boy – Bobby Bare Click Here For Bandstand Baby – Jan & Jerry
Click Here For Alley-Oop – The Hollywood Argyles Click Here For Alley-Oop (Was A Two Dab Man) – Gary Paxton
Click Here For Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Pat Boone   Click Here For Yes I'm Lonesome Tonight – Thelma Carpenter
Click Here For Bad Dreams - Sharon Wynter Click Here For Bad Dreams – Jimmy Dee
Click Here For Ballad Of A Teenage Queen – Johnny Cash Click Here For Return Of The Teenage Queen – Tommy Tucker
Click Here For Bobby's Girl – Marcie Blane Click Here For Bobby's Girl – Bobby Rydell
Click Here For Bobby's Girl – Marcie Blane Click Here For Stay Away From Bobby – Sherry Sisters
Click Here For Bring It On Home To Me – Sam Cooke Click Here For I’ll Bring It On Home To You – Carla Thomas
Click Here For Burning Bridges – Jack Scott Click Here For You Burned The Bridges – Bobbie Jean
Click Here For Calendar Girl – Neil Sedaka Click Here For Calendar Boy – Stacey Ames
Click Here For California Girls – The Beach Boys Click Here For Ocean City Girls – Cagle & Klender
Click Here For Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites Click Here For Daddy's Going Away Again - The Harps
Click Here For Daddy's Home - Shep & The Limelites Click Here For Daddy's Home, But Mama's Gone - Monotones
Click Here For Detroit City – Bobby Bare Click Here For Why Don'tcha Come Home – Shirley Ray
Click Here For Diana – Paul Anka Click Here For Remember Diana – Paul Anka
Click Here For Duke Of Earl – Gene Chandler Click Here For Duchess Of Earl – The Pearlettes
Click Here For Duke Of Earl – Gene Chandler Click Here For I Stopped The Duke Of Earl – The Upfronts
Click Here For El Paso – Marty Robbins  Click Here For El Pizza – Dudley
Click Here For Eve Of Destruction – Barry McGuire Click Here For The Dawn Of Correction – The Spokesmen
Click Here For Fool # 1 – Brenda Lee Click Here For No, You're Not The Fool – Marc Stewart
Click Here For Get A Job - Silhouettes Click Here For  Got A Job - The Miracles
Click Here For Hang On Sloopy, Hang On – The McCoys Click Here For Sloopy’s Gonna Hang On – The Debs
Click Here For He’s A Rebel – The Crystals Click Here For I’m Your Rebel – Paul Thornton
Click Here For He’ll Have To Go – Jim Reeve Click Here For He’ll Have To Stay – Jeanne Black
Click Here For He’ll Have To Go – Jim Reeve Click Here For He’ll Have To Stay – Skeeter Davis
Click Here For Hi-Heel Sneakers – Tommy Tucker Click Here For Slip-In Mules – Sugar Pie DeSanto
Click Here For Honey – Bobby Goldsboro Click Here For Honey (I Miss You Too) – Margaret Lewis
Click Here For Hot Rod Race – Ramblin’ Jimmie Dolan Click Here For Hot Rod Hades – Charlie Ryan & Timberline Riders
Click Here For Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton Click Here For Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas
Click Here For I Like It Like That – Chris Kenner Click Here For I Don’t Like It Like That – The Bobbettes
Click Here For The In Crowd – Dobie Gray Click Here For I’m In With The Out Crowd – Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
Click Here For Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland Click Here For Four Shy Girls – The Girlfriends
Click Here For I've Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters Click Here For I’ve Got Nothing Working – Ann Cole
Click Here For Just One Time – Don Gibson Click Here For I Want To See You Too (Just One Time) – Skeeter Davis
Click Here For King Of The Road – Roger Miller Click Here For Queen Of The House – Jody Miller
Click Here For Last Date - Floyd Cramer Click Here For My Last Date (With You) – Skeeter Davis
Click Here For Leader Of The Pack – The Shangri-las Click Here For Leader of The Laundromat – The Detergents
Click Here For Lets Lock The Door – Jay And Americans Click Here For Knock Down The Door – The Takeoffs
Click Here For The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens Click Here For Please Help – The Dukays
Click Here For The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens Click Here For The Tiger's Wide Awake - The Romeos
Click Here For Little Darling - Diamonds Click Here For Another Little Darling - Zodiacs
Click Here For Little Old Lady From Pasadena – Jan & Dean Click Here For Little Old Doctor From Ipenema – The Detergents
Click Here For Little Red Riding Hood – Sam Sham & The Pharaohs Click Here For Big Bad Wolf – Sham-ettes
Click Here For Mr. Bass Man – Johnny Cymbal Click Here For Mr. Tenor Man – Lou Christie
Click Here For Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight Click Here For I’m Too Tough For Mister Big Stuff – Vicki Anderson
Click Here For Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton Click Here For Little Miss Lonely – Mike Harris
Click Here For Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter – Herman’s Hermits Click Here For Mrs James, I’m Mrs Browns Daughter – Connie Holiday
Click Here For Mother In Law – Ernie K Doe Click Here For Brother In Law (He’s A Moocher) – Paul Peek
Click Here For My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels My Boyfriend’s Back – Alice Donut (Explicit Lyrics)
Click Here For Oh Carol - Neil Sedaka Click Here For Oh! Neil - Carole King
Click Here For Please Don't Ask About Barbara – Bobby Vee Click Here For Is It True What They Say About Barbara – Mike Regal
Click Here For Please Help Me I'm Falling – Hank Locklin Click Here For Can't Help You (I'm Falling Too) – Skeeter Davis
Click Here For Poetry In Motion – Johnny Tillotson Click Here For Enormity In Motion – Simon Crum
Click Here For (Oh) Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison Click Here For Lovin' Man - Arlene Harden
Click Here For Rag Doll – The Four Seasons Click Here For Society Girl – The Rag Dolls
Click Here For Roses Are Red (My Love) – Bobby Vinton Click Here For As Long As The Rose Is Red – Florraine Darlin
Click Here For Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town – Kenny Rogers & The First Edition Click Here For Billy, I've Got To Go To Town – Geraldine Stevens
Click Here For Running Bear – Johnny Preston Click Here For Runnin’ Bare – Jim Nesbin
Click Here For Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters Click Here For I'll Save The Last Dance For You - Damita Jo
Click Here For Sherry  – Frankie Vali & The 4 Seasons Click Here For Jerry I’m Your Sherry – Tracey Dey
Click Here For Shop Around – The Miracles Click Here For Don’t Let Him Shop Around – Debbie Dean
Click Here For Sink The Bismarck - Johnny Horton Click Here For (We Didn't) Sink The Bismarck - Homer & Jethro
Click Here For Stand By Me – Ben E King Click Here For I'll Be There – Damita Jo
Click Here For Stoop Down Baby – Chick Willis Click Here For Come Into My Bedroom – Delores Ealy & The Kenyaettes
Click Here For Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee Click Here For I’ll Take Good Care Of Your Baby – Ralph Emery
Click Here For Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee Click Here For You Should Know I'm Still Your Baby - Sammi Lynn
Click Here For Tall Paul – Annette Funicello  Click Here For Short Mort – Carole King
Click Here For Tell Laura, I Love Her – Ray Peterson Click Here For Tell Tommy, I Need Him – Marilyn Michaels
Click Here For Tell Laura, I Love Her – Ray Peterson Click Here For Tell Tommy, I Miss Him – Skeeter Davis
Click Here For Theme From Shaft – Isaac Hayes Click Here For Son Of Shaft – The Bar- Kays
Click Here For This Diamond Ring – Gary Lewis & The Playboys Click Here For Gary Please Don’t Sell My Diamond Ring – Wendy Hill
Click Here For Walk On By – Leroy Van Dyke Click Here For I'll Just Walk On By – Margie Singleton
Click Here For Western Movies – The Olympics Click Here For Comic Book Crazy – Little Sammy Yates
Click Here For Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lyman & The Teenagers Click Here For Fools Will Be Fools - Monotones
Click Here For Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) – Barry Mann Click Here For We’re The Guys – Bob Jerry & Friends
Click Here For Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) – Barry Mann Click Here For I Put The Bomp - The Fabulous Marcels
Click Here For Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) – Barry Mann Click Here For I Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Bomp Bomp) - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
Click Here For Who’s Sorry Now – Connie Francis Click Here For I’m Sorry Now – The Sheilds
Click Here For Who’s That Knocking – The Genies Click Here For It’s Me Knockin' – Jeannie & Her Boyfriends
Click Here For Wolverton Mountain – Claude King Click Here For I’m The Ghoul From Wolverton Mountain – John Zacherle
Click Here For Wolverton Mountain – Claude King Click Here For I’m The Girl From Wolverton Mountain – Jo Anne Campbell
Click Here For Wolverton Mountain – Claude King Click Here For I’m The Girl From Wolverton Mountain – Laurel Lea
Click Here For Wooden Heart – Elvis Presley Click Here For I Know Your Heart's Not Made Of Wood – Marie Ann
Click Here For Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn) – Joe Dowell Click Here For You Don't Have A Wooden Heart  – Linda Hall
Click Here For You Talk Too Much – Joe Jones Click Here For I Talked Too Much – Valerie Carr

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