Songs with the Same Title – Deep Purple Edition

It’s time for another edition of the Songs with the Same Title series and I am pumped! The last artist I covered was Black Sabbath, so if you haven’t already, check out that post right here. For now, we are moving onto our next victim, Deep Purple, a very popular English rock band that formed in the late 60s. How this works is there are six rounds total. In each round, I’ll compare two songs with the same title (one by Deep Purple and one by a different artist) and pick my favorite of the two. After the final round, I’ll tally up the score and whoever gets the most points, Deep Purple or the other artists, is the winner of the overall battle. With all that said, let’s get on with the music!

“Moneytalks” (1990) by AC/DC

“Money Talks” (2005) by Deep Purple

You’re probably sick of me talking about AC/DC in this series, but sorry. It’s not my fault that AC/DC has a lot of common song titles (I still love them, though). This one was a no-brainer because “Moneytalks” had a really catchy chorus, Brian Johnson sounded great vocally, and it had a piercing guitar riff. Deep Purple’s “Money Talks” did surprise me, though, because the first 55 seconds was a boring keyboard opening, but then, BOOM! There’s this sick groove and the guitar solo was spot on! But sorry Deep Purple, AC/DC takes the win for round one.

“Super Trouper” (1973) by Deep Purple

“Super Trouper” (1980) by ABBA

I really don’t want to be mean, but I thought the ABBA song was terrible! It felt like being transported to Candy Land or someplace where everyone is always happy. Everything from the melody, the perfect harmonies, and the lyrics; it was all too much for me.

Deep Purple’s “Super Trouper” was rocking and straight to the point (it was less than three minutes). Like “Money Talks” from the first round, “Super Trouper” had a sick groove. But also, the drummer, Ian Paice, was really into it and the guitar solo was cool. Deep Purple takes the win for round two.

“Blood from a Stone” (1994) by Cinderella

“Blood from a Stone” (2013) by Deep Purple

 Both songs had different vibes: Deep Purple’s “Blood from a Stone” was very laid-back and smooth (except for the chorus), and Cinderella’s “Blood from a Stone” was gritty and loud. I enjoy some laid-back songs, but the Deep Purple song was so slow that I kept hearing the quarter notes go off on the hi-hat, which got annoying after the first verse. Cinderella’s song was more up my alley because it was very 80s hard rock, which was interesting coming from an album that was released in 1994. Plus, Tom Keifer’s voice sounds similar to Brian Johnson’s voice, which I was fine with. Of course, Cinderella takes the win for round three.

“Step by Step” (1990) by New Kids on the Block

“Step by Step” (2020) by Deep Purple

Not going to lie, I was kind of excited when I found out that both Deep Purple and New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) have a song called “Step by Step.” I needed an excuse to watch the music video for NKOTB’s “Step by Step;” I saw clips of it so many times. The chorus was annoyingly catchy, the harmonies were tight, and it had some pounding drums in the track. I felt like there was too much going on in Deep Purple’s “Step by Step.” It was a slow-paced song, but it just felt like a madhouse with the drums, the keyboard solo, and the guitar parts. So, NKOTB takes the win for round four. 

“Into the Fire” (1970) by Deep Purple

“Into the Fire” (1984) by Dokken

I was worried that Deep Purple’s “Into the Fire” was going to be filled with long instrumentals since there are not many lyrics, and the track is three and a half minutes long, but I was not bored at all. Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar playing was so tasteful and Ian Gillan’s vocals were mean and tough. I, especially, enjoyed when he screamed, “into the FIRE” during the chorus. Dokken’s song was cool too and I liked the guitar solo, but I was a bit disappointed when it got to the chorus (“into the fire / I’m falling”). Plus, Gillan is obviously a better singer than Don Dokken, therefore, Deep Purple takes the win for round five.

“Lick It Up” (1983) by Kiss

“Lick It Up” (1993) by Deep Purple

Kiss’ “Lick It Up” definitely fits in with the glam metal scene. I loved the riff and Paul Stanley sounded great on vocals, but the lyrics were weird. “You gotta live like you’re on vacation,” really?

Deep Purple’s “Lick It Up” was a freaking headbanger, for sure. I have no idea what the song is about, but I loved the lyrics. Paice was a beast on the drums, Blackmore played an insane guitar riff, Gillan sounded good on vocals, and if you listen closely, you can hear the bass! Deep Purple takes the win for the final round.

Deep Purple won three of the six rounds, so unfortunately, I wasn’t able to pick a winner of the battle. However, I had a lot of fun taking on this band for the Songs with the Same Title series. I had so much fun that I now own a few of their albums on CD and I have some of their songs on my Spotify rock playlist. 

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    1. That’s what’s awesome about these ‘Songs with the Same Title’ posts; I get to talk about different artists that are complete opposites of each other.

      That I have no idea! Kiss’ “Lick it Up” is so iconic, so that was very brave of Deep Purple to do that. Fair enough! The 80s were a great time to be alive.

      Did you see Bon Jovi live in the 80s? I can’t remember if I asked about whether or not you saw Bon Jovi live.

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