Top 10 Answer (Response) Songs

An answer song aka response song or answer record, is a song made in answer to a previous song usually by another artist.

The Top Ten

1 American Idiot - Green Day American Idiot - Green Day Cover Art

A response to Lynyrd Skynyrd's That's How I Like It - Metal_Treasure

2 The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

It is a response to The Beatles' Something - Metal_Treasure

Sled - PeeledBanana

3 Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack

A response to Don McLean's Empty Chairs - Metal_Treasure

4 Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division Cover Art

It is a response to Captain & Tennille's Love Will Keep Us Together - Metal_Treasure

5 How Do You Sleep? - John Lennon How Do You Sleep? - John Lennon Cover Art

A response to Too Many People by Paul & Linda McCartney - Metal_Treasure

6 Bloody Well Right - Supertramp Bloody Well Right - Supertramp Cover Art
7 This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie Cover Art

A response to Irving Berlin's God Bless America - Metal_Treasure

8 Me In Honey - R.E.M.
9 California Gurls - Katy Perry California Gurls - Katy Perry Cover Art

A response to Jay-Z & Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind - Metal_Treasure

10 Paper Doll - John Mayer

A response to Taylor Swift's Dear John

The Contenders

11 Oh Neil - Carole King Oh Neil - Carole King Cover Art

A response to Oh Carol by Neil Sedaka - Metal_Treasure

12 I’ve Got Nothing Working - Ann Cole I’ve Got Nothing Working - Ann Cole Cover Art

A response to I've Got My Mojo Working by Muddy Waters - Metal_Treasure

13 Hold On - En Vogue
14 Back in the U.S.S.R. - The Beatles Back in the U.S.S.R. - The Beatles Cover Art

Response to the Beach Boys' "Surfin USA".

It's actually a response to Back in the USA by Chuck Berry and California Girls by the Beach Boys. - Gg2000

15 Perfect - One Direction Perfect - One Direction Cover Art

An answer to Taylor Swift's Style.

16 I Talked Too Much - Valerie Carr I Talked Too Much - Valerie Carr Cover Art

A response to You Talk Too Much by Joe Jones - Metal_Treasure

17 I Know Your Heart's Not Made of Wood - Marie Ann I Know Your Heart's Not Made of Wood - Marie Ann Cover Art

A response to Wooden Heart by Elvis Presley - Metal_Treasure

18 Tell Tommy, I Need Him - Marilyn Michaels

A response to Tell Laura, I Love Her by Ray Peterson - Metal_Treasure

19 Goodies - Ciara Goodies - Ciara Cover Art
20 Satisfied - Tom Waits Satisfied - Tom Waits Cover Art
21 The Wallflower - Etta James The Wallflower - Etta James Cover Art
22 F.U.R.B. (F**k U Right Back) - Frankee
23 The Warning - Eminem
24 The Dawn of Correction - The Spokesmen The Dawn of Correction - The Spokesmen Cover Art

A relatively obscure 1960s song meant to be a response to Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire, an anti-war protest song that hit number one. - Gg2000

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