songs that sound like other songs

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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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

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

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

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

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:57 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 me...you can sing one to the other and everything!

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

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

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:00 (sixteen 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 (dsico), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:30 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

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

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

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

BTW, done already.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:52 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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..."

Shit.

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

Sorry for all my typos, I type fast and I make a lot of mistakes

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Here is a really weird one for you.....now you’re gone by white snake is very similar to, of all songs, the flashedance theme.....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:47 (two months ago) Permalink

And while I’m at this, the whole stairway to heaven/Taurus thug is a complete fraud as far as I’m concerned....zep stole a lot but this is a case of, I bet Jimmy heard it when they toured with spirit and said hey that taurus has a good vibe and feel and just played the A minor....at a certain point, it’s not stealing, it’s evoking a theme and a feel....like how many millions of songs copy chuck berry? If you wanna play a certain type of song you’re gonna have to make it sound like that type of song.....if you want to evoke a pastoral Middle Ages British thing, you’re gonna make it sound a certain way....anyone have any thoughts on this?

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Here is another one: stray cat strut is similar to blank generation by Richard Hell....BUT....it’s also similar to pink pedal pushers by Carl Perkins......

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Don’t get me started on Green Day!! Madonn’!!! There ain’t enough space!!!!!

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Ok: the 11th hour by rancid is a direct lift of capitoll radio by the clash ....yes I know that rancid reworks a lot old punk songs and especially the clash but this one is literally the same song ...

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 01:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Blank generation uses a very common boogie woogie/early rock n roll chord progression—see “hit the road, jack”

we're far from the challops now (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 01:07 (two months ago) Permalink

True true....but stray cat strut uses a melody close to pink pedal pushers too, which makes sense, genre wise...

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:04 (two months ago) Permalink

The stranglers version of walk on by turns into a said quasi remake of light my fire.....anyone else think so?

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:11 (two months ago) Permalink

punisher you've been paged over on this thread:

songs that are less than 2 minutes

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:12 (two months ago) Permalink

fuck, i meant this thread, sorry:

♫ Your NOMINATIONS for the best songs under 2 minutes poll ♫

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Ok Thanks...pardon my ignorance I’ve never been really adept at positing and I’m not sure how to get on other threads....but greatest song under two mikes??? That’s easy....brain eaters by the misfits !!!

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:15 (two months ago) Permalink

i have been punished!!!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:20 (two months ago) Permalink

Ok here’s another...intro to surfing USA....Duane eddy used it for movin and groovin, I think and it originated with who else but chuck berry in the intro to brown eyed handsome man....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xzd6XdBNi8

Arcade Fire def nicked the beginning bit of this early Neil song for "Neighborhood #2"

we're far from the challops now (voodoo chili), Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:33 (two months ago) Permalink

I've just listened to Pink Floyd's Echoes for the first time in ages and, well, it's the opening to All These Things That I've Done.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:02 (two months ago) Permalink

The Grateful Dead's "Ripple" has essentially has the same melody as Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Any Dream Will Do", from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Both were written/recorded right around the same time (1969-70)...

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Robert Smith’s cover of “There’s a Girl in the Corner” sounds like it’s both a cover of that one and Radiohead’s “All I need”.

At the same time “All I Need” sounds a bit like Roygbiv by Boards of Canada.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 1 March 2019 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Some dude named Thomas Rhett is performing a song on SNL right now with a groove that is highly reminiscent of Prince’s “Alphabet St.”

yuh yuh (morrisp), Sunday, 3 March 2019 05:56 (one month ago) Permalink

the chorus of the vaseline's - molly's lips
the verse of herman's hermits - a must to avoid

Karl Malone, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:18 (one month ago) Permalink

(xp — sorry, I meant “Kiss.” That acoustic groove.)

yuh yuh (morrisp), Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:28 (one month ago) Permalink

I’m playing Mega Man II with my son and we’re on the Flashman stage and I’m singing “Well I’m a man, yes I am, and I can’t help but love you so!”

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 4 March 2019 17:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I heard the opening 30 seconds of Pearl Jam "Corduroy" this morning and thought it was New Order "Ceremony."

Hideous Lump, Monday, 4 March 2019 22:01 (one month ago) Permalink

bob mould's 'skintrade' has a bit of seam's 'something's burning'

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 March 2019 01:03 (one month ago) Permalink

...which is basically "More Than A Feeling" ja?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 9 March 2019 01:25 (one month ago) Permalink

hmmm that intro reminds me of something...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3kZjYIVXH0

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 9 March 2019 15:36 (one month ago) Permalink

'The Masses Against the Classes' by Manic Street Preachers vs. 'A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun' by Manic Street Preachers vs. 'Don't Be Evil' by... Manic Street Preachers!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Sunday, 10 March 2019 07:51 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Wings' "Mamunia" and Jimmie Dale Gilmore's "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown" both start with the same chord. I can't hear one without hearing the other.

john. a resident of evanston. (john. a resident of chicago.), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Don’t get me started on Green Day!! Madonn’!!! There ain’t enough space!!!!!

― Punisher, Monday, February 18, 2019 7:58 PM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Go off Punisher!!!!!

flappy bird, Thursday, 28 March 2019 05:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

SiriusXM First Wave was playing in the background -- I heard an (I thought) familiar opening beat -- and said, "Why are they playing 'Float On'??" It turned out to be "Sunday Bloody Sunday."

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Monday, 1 April 2019 02:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I haven't heard the last, I dunno, 24 Weezer albums, but I heard the song "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" and just couldn't put my finger on what it reminded me of. Smoking Popes?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 April 2019 03:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I see from YouTube comments that this is an oft-heard connection, but the opening to "Outta Mind (Outta Sight)" by Wilco always gets me singing the Sesame Street theme song.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 1 April 2019 04:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The melody to the first line on the choruses of sundown by gord lightfoot and dont you forget about me by simple minds - lyrics: "sundown, you better take care" and "dont you forget about me" respectively - are pretty similar

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 1 April 2019 04:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was just listening to 'Copper Blue' by Sugar for the first time in decades and was surprised how similar the chorus of Super Furry Animals' 'Hometown Unicorn' is to the chorus of 'Man On The Moon'.

raise my chicken finger (Willl), Monday, 1 April 2019 15:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

And of course "If I Can't Change Your Mind" is "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."

Also, the anthemic melody of Bruce Springsteen's "Badlands" is pretty much just the major key version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by the Animals.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 April 2019 16:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"if i can't change your mind" also reminds me a bit of "if i needed someone"

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Monday, 1 April 2019 16:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hmm i don't hear that, which part?

flappy bird, Monday, 1 April 2019 17:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's not a dead ringer, but the suspended changes in the riffs and the cadence of the melodies have always struck me as similar. the sugar song is obviously faster and multi-tracked to high heaven

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Monday, 1 April 2019 17:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was just listening to 'Copper Blue' by Sugar for the first time in decades and was surprised how similar the chorus of Super Furry Animals' 'Hometown Unicorn' is to the chorus of 'Man On The Moon'.

wow yeah!

kinder, Monday, 1 April 2019 18:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Interesting piece on this general topic, in the context of contemporary songwriting (thx to Alfred, who posted another article from the same “series” in another thread):

https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/songwriters-on-song-copying-sampling-interpolation.html

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 03:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ahah : "The most interesting case was filed by the band Creaky Boards, who said Chris Martin aped their track “The Songs I Didn’t Write.” It was later proved that Martin wrote “Viva” before Creaky Boards released their song, and the group admitted that both tracks were possibly inspired by the video game The Legend of Zelda."

from
https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/song-copying-history-handel-pharrell.html

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 09:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

they mention Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr. over the Ghostbusters theme in that article, but I always thought it was a rip-off the Bar-Kays' "Soul Finger"...

Number None, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 10:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

No way, that's the most famous one! They used Huey Lewis as a temp track, told Ray Parker to come up with something. He was semi-retired and just kind of crapped it out (I think he was payed $50k?) then was surprised it became a huge hit. But Huey sued and won, with a famously confidential settlement.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 11:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

still though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16DduIqoRwE

Number None, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Cheap Trick's "Southern Girls" (both the Budokan & Albini versions) throw in the riff of "Train Kept A Rollin'" before the vox kick in.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 13 April 2019 05:34 (one week ago) Permalink

(not sure if this is the right thread for that?)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 13 April 2019 05:34 (one week ago) Permalink

The Pretenders - 2000 Miles (1983)
Rickie Lee Jones - Stewart's Coat (1993)

lispectah deck (unregistered), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:23 (five days ago) Permalink

wow, I love both songs, but never made the connection.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:35 (five days ago) Permalink

tbh I made the connection while listening to Michelle Branch's cover of "Stewart's Coat". I hadn't even heard the original until just now (is that RLJ album any good?)

lispectah deck (unregistered), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 15:45 (five days ago) Permalink

wedding present, 'suck'
bailter space, 'robot world'

both grebt of course

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:02 (three days ago) Permalink


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