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I must be out of the dad-rock loop, cuz it didn't occur to me until yesterday how similar the intros of Tom Petty's "American Girl" and the Strokes' "Last Nite" are (the shuffly drums, the one-note guitar, the 4-5 thing in the bass).

Other examples of songs sounding (partially or entirely) like other songs?

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 19:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Jam's "Start" is a xerox of the Beatles' "Taxman"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Elastica's "Waking Up" is mysteriously simillar to the Stranglers' "No More Heroes".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 19:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Sloan's "She Means What She Says" = The Nazz "Open My Eyes"

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That one White Stripes song has the same "oh-oh-oh-oh" vocal line as "Middle of the Road" by the Pretenders. That band Gaunt had a song which took a similar vocal line from a Naked Raygun song. Melissa Etheridge's voice sounds like Steve Perry's to me. And the list goes on and on.

hstencil, Monday, 9 September 2002 19:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Do Ya" = "Fox on the Run."

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 20:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure if this is dedicated to intentional or unintentional soundalike moments, but Man Or Astro-Man's "Nitrous Burn Out" incorporates a bit of the solo from Van Halen's "Panama" somewhere along the halfway mark.

Nate Patrin, Monday, 9 September 2002 20:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Her Head's Revolving" by the Three O'Clock is also a rip on "Open My Eyes" by the Nazz.

"Last" by Nine Inch Nails (on the BROKEN e.p.) recalls Queen's "Fight from the Inside" (down to a stolen riff). Trent's a big Queen fan, allegedly.

The first note of Cheap Trick's "Stop This Game" (on ALL SHOOK UP) is a slow fade-in that is purportedly the last note of SGT.PEPPER's.

The Sex Pistols' "Holidays in the Sun" ripped off The Jam's "In the City"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 September 2002 20:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think the "oh oh-o-o-o" bit in Morrissey's 'Suedehead' (between the two "I'm so sorry"s) is very similar to the "oh oh-o-o-o" in the Pretenders' 'Back in the Chain Gang'. I know some people who disagree, though, which is annoying.

Eyeball Kicks, Monday, 9 September 2002 20:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There's a bit in Happy Monday's "Loose Fit" that sounds exactly like "no more more mr nice guy" by Alice Cooper.

jel -- (jel), Monday, 9 September 2002 20:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Flaming Lips' Fight Test sounds just like Cat Stevens' Father and Son.
The piano on Spoon's All the Pretty Girls Go To the City is a lot like that Edwin McCain song Never Met a Girl Like You Before (is that what it's called?).

lou, Monday, 9 September 2002 21:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Soul Decision's 'Ooh it's kinda crazy' and George Michael's Faster Love

Kim (Kim), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, I love these. There's a ton of I-IV-V and "Sweet Jane" songs, of course. Bridge/chorus on "More Than A Feeling" = intro to "Smells Like Teen Spirit", for one.
Van M's "Caravan" = Counting Crows "Mr. Jones" sha la la la la la la
"TVC-15" = "We Are All Made Of Stars"
Iggy's "Search & Destroy" + Blur's "Song 2" = Hives "Hate To Say"
ooh, I know I've got more in my head, lemme think....

("Girl Like You" was Edwyn Collins, who's not shitty)

teeny (teeny), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Back in '88 I was struck by how the chorus of Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" resembled that of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name". Up through the years, I've tried to convince people of this likeness, usually without success... until I found, earlier this year, that Orbital have done a live version of "Halcyon" merging the two. Hah! Vindicated!

OleM (OleM), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The start of LCD Soundsystem's Beat Connection sounds exactly like the start of The Powerpuff Girls' Love Makes Thw Rold Go Round and is exactly one-sixth as good.

Graham (graham), Monday, 9 September 2002 22:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Back in '88 I was struck by how the chorus of Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" resembled that of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name".

I hear a slight resemblance between the choruses of "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and Starz's "So Young, So Bad." Maybe it's just the chord changes.

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The bridge late in the Chili Peppers "Give it Away" sounds an awful lot like Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf".

I'm sure there are several other "Sweet Leaf" rip-offs that I can;t think of right now.

Dave Beckhouse, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I noticed the Bon Jovi/Belinda Carlisle connection a couple years ago, while trying to playing Bon Jovi on the piano and accidentally coming out with Belinda Carlisle.

This is Smoke on the Water: Dun dun DUN, dun dun DUN-DUNN
This is Cat Scratch Fever: Dun dun DUN, dun-dun DUN

And hey, did anyone notice the resemblances between "Ice Ice Baby" and "Under Pressure"?

My name is Kenny, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Rolling Stone's "Anybody Seen My Baby" and KD Lang's "Constant Craving".

Slump Man (Slump Man), Monday, 9 September 2002 22:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Coldplay's "Yellow" just *is* Ride's "OX4" - I've been utterly convinced of this from the moment I first heard the former but nobody listens to can sing one to the other and everything!

Charlie, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"So I figure we can scrape up an intro riff to this 'Ruby Soho' song by just tweaking an old Clash song."
"But that's what we always do!"
"Well people won't notice if it's one that nobody really knows. Like 'One Emotion' maybe."
"You're brilliant! Boy, I'm glad I left Operation Ivy for this!"

Nate Patrin, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

And hey, did anyone notice the resemblances between "Ice Ice Baby" and "Under Pressure"?

You're shitting me. :-)

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The riffs of Black Sabbath's "Hole in the Sky" and Blondie's "Call Me" and Blue Oyster Cult's "The Revenge of Vera Gemini."

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The flamenco-guitar on Black Sabbath's "Don't Start (Too Late)" and Guns 'n' Roses' "Double Talkin' Jive."

(Sorry. Listening to Sabotage at the moment.)

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Nirvana's "All Apologies" => Pixies "Levitate me"

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Shakira - Underneath Your Clothes
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
timing is slightly different but the verse is alomst exactly the same melody. I've tried to mix them together.


dsico (dsico), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Sabbath, "Dramamine" by Sebadoh (a Jake L song) cops a riff midway through from, damn, I think a breakdown in "Supernaut"?

(Not listening to Sab right now.)

wl, Monday, 9 September 2002 23:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

moonblood "midnight" = burzum "det som engang var"

more terribly, the offspring's "get a job" and "o bla di o bla da" by the beatles have very similar choruses (try singing one over the other sometime, it's horrifying).

brian (yournullfame), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

And hey, did anyone notice the resemblances between "Ice Ice Baby" and "Under Pressure"?

No, ice ice baby is "din din din di-di din doonn" and under pressure is "din din din di-di din din". fucks sake.

naked as sin, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 00:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

George Washington and the Cherry Pickers' "Crisco Party" is basically "Wipeout" + vocals - drum solo.

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 03:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Manics' "Roses In The Hospital" and Bowie's "Sound And Vision", although that sounds more like a semi-conscious "tribute" than either a cynical deliberate steal (cf. Oasis's early Beatles/T Rex theft) or an accidental appropriation (cf. Coldplay/Ride, probably and against my better judgement)...

Charlie, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 04:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I was just listening to "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush. It took me quite a while to figure out of what it was reminding me strongly, and it turned out to be "Paint a Vulgar Picture" by The Smiths. The way they both can't seem to settle into anything...

Furthermore, for the record: an obvious choice, perhaps, but Pulp's "A Little Soul" and Smokey R. and the M.'s "The Tracks of My Tears".

Captain Sleep (Captain Sleep), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

When The Czar's "Song to the Siren" starts out, I always think it's Mogwai's "Yes! I am far away from home."

Leee, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Bring Me Edelweiss" was a "S.O.S." knock-off. Gert Wilden's "Dirty Beat" nicks Zep's "Heartbreaker".

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

naughty by nature feat. 3lw - feels good to you = fat joe feat. ja rule & ashanti - what's luv?

minna (minna), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 07:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

tigerclawskank, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 08:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Cracker's "Low" = Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
Radiohead's "Creep" = the Hollies' "The Air that I Breathe"
Go-Betweens' "Karen" = Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot"
Pere Ubu's "Final Solution" + "Heart of Darkness" = Blue Cheer's version of "Summertime Blues"
Bowie's "Jean Genie" = Yardbirds' version of "I'm a Man"
Prince's "2 Nigs United from West Compton" = Glenn Miller's "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

BTW, done already.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the strokes' "last nite" crops up the jam's "town called malice".
and what's the other song in their album that has the same structure and bassline than iggy pop's "the passenger"?

joan vich (joan vich), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 11:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

X-Press 2 ft David Byrne "Lazy" is a total rip off of Frankie Knuckles & David Morales ft. Alison Limerick "Where Love Lives".

Other than that, the similarity of the intro to Cast's "Fine Time" and Guns'n'Roses "Paradise City" could be pretty confusing at indie discos in the mid-ninties, just when you're ready to blow the whistle and rock out with Axl, Izzy and Slash you get, "What's it all about? Do you really want to know..."


Stephen Burrows (steveeeeeeeee), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 11:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"The bridge late in the Chili Peppers "Give it Away" sounds an awful lot like Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf""

I'm sure that's no accident, given Rick Rubin's appreciation for old school metal.

The Manic Street Preachers' "If You Tolerate This Than Your Children Will Be Next" was alleged to have ripped off the Stranglers' "Duchess," but I find that a bit of a stretch.....and I'm a much bigger fan of the Stranglers than I'll ever be of the Manics.

Then, of course, Nirvana stole the riff from Killing Joke's "Eighties" for "Come as You Are." Little known fact is that my beloved Killing Joke stole that very same riff from the Damned's "Life Goes On" (on the STRAWBERRIES album).

Big Black's "L Dopa" off SONGS ABOUT FUCKING is virtually indistiguishable from Killing Joke's "the Wait".

The Germs' "No God" ripps the opening riff off of Yes' "Roundabout," but that's more willfull desecration rather than theft (despite the fact that guitarist Pat Smear is an unapologetic Yes fan).

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 11:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Cult swiped (via a sample) the ominous "buzz buzz buzz buzz" intro from Killing Joke's "Requiem" for the bridge in "The Witch" (originally on the soundtrack to the roundly derided cartoon, "Cool World"). Being the lovable bastards they are, despite being old touring mates, Killing Joke sued The Cult for it, and the sample was stricken from all other versions that have since been released (HIGH OCTANE CULT, etc.)

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 12:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I was home sick yesterday, watched a Conan O'Brian rerun on Comedy Central and ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead was on, playing "Relative Ways," and I'll be damned if the main guitar riff (during the verses) doesn't rip the vocal melody from "On Broadway."

Nick A., Tuesday, 10 September 2002 12:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the Action Time - comedown blues steals the "ooh ooh"s from Manics - Motown Junk

Jens (brighter), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 16:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The White Stripes "Hotel Yorba" is a Country Joe and the Fish song, note for note, and even word for word at times. I don't know the name of the Country Joe song, but it goes "1,2,3, what are we fighting for, don't ask me I don't give a damn, next stop is Vietnam, and it's 5,6,7, open up the pearly gates" and could someone PLEASE tell me the name of this song? It fits so perfectly it's frightening.

Oh, and dancing at Mother to retro-ironic white trash trailer rock last night, I realised that there's a Sloan song which is Foghat's Slow Ride down to a T, but I can't remember which one it is.

kate, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 18:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Country Joe: "Feel like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" I'll die if I have to hear it again. It's kind of a traditional folk song, so I wouldn't credit Country Joe McDonald.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 18:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Vicious" by Lou Reed steals from "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. I can't even listen to the Lou Reed song without "MM"'s lyrics taking Reed's place.

Butthole Surfers' "Human Cannibal" is "The Rose" by Bette Middler. Sing along. "Some say love..."; it's eerie.

I'm blanking right now....

Vic Funk, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 20:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This is not "sounds like other song," this is "another band totally pilferred this song to create their own top 40 hit." Maybe this well known, but I just learned of it today.

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 21:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Ooh that's a good one! Wiki tells me the writer, one Robbie van Leeuwen, was 'inspired' by the above track.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 22:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Excellent bit of work by Mr. van Leeuwen it must be admitted,

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 22:12 (three months ago) Permalink


Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 7 July 2017 23:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Prince - 'Erotic City'
The Outhere Brothers - 'Boom Boom Boom'

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:36 (three months ago) Permalink

vague similarity between Easy by Commodores and Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Unchanging Window (Ross), Saturday, 8 July 2017 01:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Andreas Dorau - 'Fred vom Jupiter' and Joe Jackson - 'Steppin' Out' share a very similar synth line. Always wanted to hear a mashup of the two.

Duane Quarterdump (Old Lunch), Saturday, 8 July 2017 01:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Belle and Sebastian's "I Don't Love Anyone" and Hootie and the Blowfish "Only Wanna Be With You"

john. a resident of chicago., Sunday, 9 July 2017 08:32 (three months ago) Permalink

The Banjo Song --- psuedo-Peter, Paul & Mary Mama Cass.

bodacious ignoramus, Sunday, 9 July 2017 18:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Brian Eno - King's Lead Hat and Amboy Dukes - You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire have similar verse things happening

Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 15 July 2017 21:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles by the Lips seriously rips Buffalo Springfield Bluebird verse melody

Paisley Window Pane (Ross), Sunday, 16 July 2017 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Sweet Jane and Crimson and Clover

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 22 July 2017 01:55 (two months ago) Permalink

I listened to New Order's Technique for the first time last night. The bassline on one of the first few songs reminded me of Just Like Heaven.

― kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 7:24 AM (seven years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
The Cure - Just Like Heaven (1987)
New Order - All the Way (1989)

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 4 August 2017 00:40 (two months ago) Permalink

haruomi hosono's "Living dining kitchen" & status quo's "down, down.."

massaman gai, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 07:24 (two months ago) Permalink

There's a mention of Carole King's 'Sweet Seasons' upthread but it's the wrong mention because the correct answer is clearly Sonic Youth's 'Winner's Blues'.

Say, I Heard You Had a Quarrel With Your Best Girl (Old Lunch), Thursday, 10 August 2017 13:30 (two months ago) Permalink

The Ed Sheeran song "Thinking Out Loud" has always sounded a lot like Michael Bolton's "Soul Provider" to me. I can annoy my tweenage daughter no end by singing Bolton over Ed.

Both sound a lot like the Manhattans' "Shining Star." Also Atlantic Starr's "Always."

As far as I can tell they don't have identical chord progressions apart from going I (something) IV (something) I. It's more in the groove and melody.

Tone-Locrian (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 10 August 2017 13:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh, and the intros to REM's "Find the River" and Lisa Loeb's "Stay" are the same - arpeggiated-then-strummed D.

Tone-Locrian (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:00 (two months ago) Permalink

i've heard so many people say that Arcade Fire "Everything Now" is a ripoff of "Dancing Queen." I don't hear it at all - similar instrumentation, but it's not a melodic ripoff at all.

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

barbara morgenstern - status symbol has a section similar to West End Girls

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Is the similarity between the basslines of Queen's "Another Bites the Dust" and Chic's "Good Times" too obvious mention?
The "Good Times" bassline is also used in The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight".

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 14 August 2017 10:08 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears > Sheryl Crow - If it makes you happy

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 3 September 2017 02:16 (one month ago) Permalink

"don't fear the reaper" (BÖC) bites the opening of "when i touch you" (spirit) pretty hard

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 13:48 (one month ago) Permalink

man Spirit really got fucked didn't they

flappy bird, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 15:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Ariel Pink Another Weekend --> Judy Clay and William Bell Private Number

by the light of the burning Citroën, Tuesday, 5 September 2017 15:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Nintendo - Wii channel music
sounds like a mixture of
Walter Wanderley - summer samba + Antonio Carlos Jobim - surfboard

meisenfek, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 09:48 (one month ago) Permalink

"king and country" (television personalities) bites hard from the byrds ("eight miles high"), especially toward the end

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 7 September 2017 12:44 (one month ago) Permalink

which reminds me "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape" by the Teenage Filmstars is a straight rip of "Keep On Running" by the Spencer Davis Group.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 7 September 2017 13:01 (one month ago) Permalink

The intro to 'American Gigolo' by Weezer sounds the same as the intro to XTC's 'Making Plans For Nigel'

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Thursday, 7 September 2017 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

whoa, good call on that one^

flappy bird, Thursday, 7 September 2017 16:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Polvo - A Link in the Chain
International Harvester - Sommarlåten

obvious, Sunday, 10 September 2017 19:39 (one month ago) Permalink

which reminds me "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape" by the Teenage Filmstars is a straight rip of "Keep On Running" by the Spencer Davis Group.

― Colonel Poo

colin hodgkinson has a co-write on the spencer davis song! damn, i had no idea.

angel pavement's "maybe tomorrow" has a false start of the opening to "25 or 6 to 4".

the fall's "idiot joy showland" sounds like "time and changes" by b.f. trike.

the opening of the library track "fantasy impulses" by john tender has the same sound as the opening to "station to station".

bob lefse (rushomancy), Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

ELO another heart breaks VS. Kuedo Slow Knife

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 15 September 2017 04:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Intro to "Onie" by the Electric Prunes and "Femme Fatale"

timellison, Friday, 15 September 2017 05:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Verses of Ezra Furman's "Teddy I'm Ready" remind me of Stones' "No Expectations."

Jazzbo, Friday, 15 September 2017 11:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Screaming Trees "Grey Diamond Desert" reminds me of 13th Floor Elevators "Rose and the Thorn"

Wichita prepares for totality (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 16 September 2017 23:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Grant Hart "Caifornia Zaphyr" and Mama Cass "Make Your Own Kind of Music"

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 17 September 2017 00:09 (one month ago) Permalink

"i was the fool beside you" yo la tengo (painful) bites hard on spacemen 3's "rollercoaster" (the perfect prescription) which cover song bites hard on many other major jamz

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 18 September 2017 15:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Brian Eno - King's Lead Hat and Amboy Dukes - You Talk Sunshine, I Breathe Fire have similar verse things happening

― Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:26 PM (two months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

And, I just noticed this morning, The Cars "Shake It Up." The verses are nearly identical.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Love / song on the first Small Faces album that I can't remember

the small faces song is "you need loving" and the original is by willie dixon and it is called "you need love". his name is even included on the credits of "whole lotta love" now. there is a resemblance (the riff is similar) but it is not too strong, i find. led zeppelin elevated the song to unprecedented heights. the lyrics sound like a precursor of the "whole lotta love" lyrics though. apparently plant's phrasing is very similar to that of the small faces singer marriott and page and plant attended several smnall faces gigs and spoke to marriott about their interest in the song.

You've got yearnin' and I got burnin'
Baby you look so ho sweet and cunnin'
Baby way down inside, woman you need love
Woman you need love, you've got to have some love
I'm gon' give you some love, I know you need love

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe it's a classic Renaissance figure, I don't know - the descending triad in the melody of the Mamas and the Papas' "Strange Young Girls" reminds me of "Heaven Heath" by Mellow Candle.

timellison, Monday, 2 October 2017 01:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That song 'Sign of the Times' by Harry Styles sounds so much like 'Hard To Say I'm Sorry' by Chicago

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 2 October 2017 08:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

john williams' "lost in space" theme sounds a whole helluva lot like modest mussorgsky's "ballet of the chickens in their shells"

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 4 October 2017 21:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've said this before, but Petty's "Breakdown" and Steely Dan's "Pretzel Logic" are two sides of the same awesome coin

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Thursday, 5 October 2017 17:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Radiohead's "Everything In Its Right Place" and this

DPRK Nowitzki (lpz), Thursday, 5 October 2017 17:03 (one week ago) Permalink

fireman sam theme tune / police "i can't stand losing you"

massaman gai, Friday, 6 October 2017 16:43 (one week ago) Permalink

hot line bling sounds like dots n loop era stereolab, partic. refractions in the plastic pulse

Week of Wonders (Ross), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:47 (one week ago) Permalink

'My Breathing' by Gary Numan is essentially the middle 8 of Bowie's 'It's No Game' stretched out to 6 minutes, with some ranting about how Radio One won't play his records anymore and are sabotaging his career thrown in the mix.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

LA Trance off the new Four Tet is just killing me - it reminds me very vividly of another song (or maybe two or three - it's melodic progression feels very familiar) but I can't place it. Anyone have the same feeling?

octobeard, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:40 (one week ago) Permalink

There's a mention of Carole King's 'Sweet Seasons' upthread but it's the wrong mention because the correct answer is clearly Sonic Youth's 'Winner's Blues'.

― Say, I Heard You Had a Quarrel With Your Best Girl (Old Lunch), Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:30 AM (two months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I always assumed this was an intentional homage; I mean it even borrows some of the "Sweet Seasons" lyrics.

Lee626, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 22:07 (one week ago) Permalink

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