Sometimes these "Same Title/Different Song" combinations are really bizzaro-city. "One" by Three Dog Night followed by Metallica's "One" being a primo example of how to hurt your head.

There are other back-to-back song situations though, where the undeniable artistic quality of the songs involved can make for a rather pleasant "Oh-my-that-was-a-good-one!" moment. Like these...

"Learning To Fly" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, followed by Pink Floyd. You can't say these don't sound magnifico next to each other. Even the Roger Waters-less Floyd track has that old classic Floyd feel that wouldn't have felt out of place on almost any pre-"Dark Side" LP, while the Petty song, honestly, might be Tom's best.

"Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, followed by Madness. Polar opposites, but both musically mesmerizing. The American vs. British outlooks on home life make this double-shot work like a charm, thanks (in no small part) to the high-level of musicianship and art that went into 'em both. Alotta talent going on here...

"Photograph" by Def Leppard, followed by Ringo Starr. Where pop-metal meets old-school sing-along. Okay, it's easier to sing like Ringo than it is to sound like Joe Elliott, but you get the point.

"Pride And Joy" - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, followed by Coverdale-Page. SRV in top form is almost impossible to beat; meanwhile, Jimmy Page's most misunderstood post-Zep outing deserves a new narrative.

"Round And Round" by Ratt, followed by Aerosmith. One gets a new lease on life thanks to a questionable Geico ad. The other ranks as the murkiest-musta-been-done-in-the-not-sound-proofed-basement Aero-song ever. Which is great, by the way...

 

Enjoy the rest of A-Z all week long....