If I Had a Million Dollars

Yesterday’s post featured one form of “mismatch” we often find around here and enjoy sharing, that of performers with the same or similar names.

For today’s post we have a song with the same title as a more famous recording. This record by Paul Cunningham and the Country Stringmasters was released in 1970, long before the Barenaked Ladies song of the same name became a fan favorite, but it has a similar sentiment.

As a side note, we read on Wikipedia that fans of the Canadian pop group would bring Kraft macaroni and cheese and throw it on stage during performances of the song. The cheese packets would sometimes be opened and, under the stage lights, would become stinky. Some fans would prepare the food before throwing it, causing the band to request the practice be put to rest (“Those in the know don’t throw”) and donate the boxes of Kraft dinner to a food shelf instead. The whole story proves you can have too much of a good thing.

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