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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:55 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:55 (twenty-one years ago) link

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 19:57 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:58 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 20:02 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

"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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

Kim (Kim), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:33 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:57 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

Slump Man (Slump Man), Monday, 9 September 2002 22:35 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

"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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 03:59 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

"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 (twenty-one years ago) link

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:40 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

tigerclawskank, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 08:23 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

BTW, done already.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:52 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

"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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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

Jens (brighter), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 16:49 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

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 (twenty-one years ago) link

"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 (twenty-one years ago) link

tell me more

Disco Biollante (Neanderthal), Thursday, 28 December 2023 18:53 (two months ago) link

ok i can't hear it in the ST song, just she hates me

you can see me from westbury white horse, Thursday, 28 December 2023 19:01 (two months ago) link

Wes apparently leans into it now too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKES1omOnpM

Disco Biollante (Neanderthal), Thursday, 28 December 2023 19:05 (two months ago) link

Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Huey Lewis and the News - If This is It

Disco Biollante (Neanderthal), Friday, 29 December 2023 15:40 (two months ago) link

Suzanne Vega - "Luka" (1987) "If you hear something late at night..."
Slowdive = "40 Days" (1993) "If I saw something new..."

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 30 December 2023 23:34 (two months ago) link

Madonna - 'Papa Don't Preach' / Suzanne Vega - 'Luka' / Slowdive - '40 Days'

― please login or register if you are (unregistered), Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:42 PM (eight years ago)

lol

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 30 December 2023 23:34 (two months ago) link

Steely to Jimmy to Billy: Everyone's Gone To the Movies/Margaritaville/My Life

omar little, Saturday, 30 December 2023 23:58 (two months ago) link

Liz's verses on Cocteau Twins' Fotzepolitic always put me in mind of Chrissie's from the Pretenders' 2000 Miles

you can see me from westbury white horse, Sunday, 31 December 2023 00:23 (two months ago) link

Is the baseline in Funkadelic's "I'll Stay" really similar to the baseline in The Beatles' "Dear Prudence"? It's kind of driving me nuts if that's not it.

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Tuesday, 2 January 2024 23:06 (two months ago) link

yes

budo jeru, Wednesday, 3 January 2024 03:30 (two months ago) link

the charlatans' "here comes a soul saver" has a swirling riff that is very similar to the one in pink floyd's "fearless"

kissinger on my list (voodoo chili), Saturday, 6 January 2024 00:05 (one month ago) link

the opening of NIN's "Terrible Lie" and the beginning of the verse to Heart's "Never"

Disco Biollante (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 17 January 2024 01:35 (one month ago) link

Whenever I hear Lankum's "The New York Trader", there's a recurring chord change that sounds so much like something else I know, and it's driving me crazy as to what it is.

It makes itslef felt at around the 2.36 mark when the cello and other instruments kick in.

In the song I can't place, it's the same kind of cello but playing this repeating 3-note pattern, strongly bowed, a little like Eleanor Rigby. My guess is that the song is from at least before 1994, possibly the eighties. Other than that, my brain cannot place it.

If that means anything to anyone, let me know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWuZwci0TNs

...eh you get the gist of it (dog latin), Wednesday, 17 January 2024 12:25 (one month ago) link

(more like 2.40 in this video)

...eh you get the gist of it (dog latin), Wednesday, 17 January 2024 12:26 (one month ago) link

that’s the “neapolitan chord,” aka the bII, which resolves to the I. most of the song is in e minor, so when it goes to an f major (a chord that doesn’t neatly fit into the e minor or e major scales) it’s very creepy and dissonant, and even more so when it resolves to the major instead of the home minor key.

don’t think this is the example you’re thinking of, but radiohead's “pyramid song” makes heavy use of this same chord and resolution

kissinger on my list (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 January 2024 13:29 (one month ago) link

maybe “because” by the beatles? not the exact same resolution but probably closer to the vibe

kissinger on my list (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 January 2024 13:37 (one month ago) link

Dog Latin, have you considered the usual suspects for string parts? ELO, Eurythmics, Dream Academy?

Wine not? (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 17 January 2024 13:46 (one month ago) link

dog latin, is it possible you're thinking of "macarthur park"?

kissinger on my list (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 17 January 2024 15:24 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ3XMOdOdKM

The verse in this song is very reminiscent of Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me"

Indexed, Wednesday, 17 January 2024 16:12 (one month ago) link

you might be thinking of 0:47 here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=070ecdv7vr0

budo jeru, Wednesday, 17 January 2024 16:47 (one month ago) link

heartspark dollarsisgn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Pop985sJQ
whats so funny bout love peace and understanding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssd3U_zicAI

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Friday, 19 January 2024 08:16 (one month ago) link

I want to hear someone singing "This Is The Rhythm Of the Night" to the tune of "There Must Be An Angel"

...eh you get the gist of it (dog latin), Friday, 19 January 2024 09:13 (one month ago) link

Thanks for indulging my Lankum question, all. Interesting about the Neopolitan chord. Lemme look into the suggestions

...eh you get the gist of it (dog latin), Friday, 19 January 2024 09:15 (one month ago) link

Ye Mad Puffin, you are definitely onto something with Eurythmics / ELO. I am now listening to Annie Lennox's Diva album to see if it's something from that. It's definitely something my parents would have listened to around the turn of the 90s

...eh you get the gist of it (dog latin), Friday, 19 January 2024 09:33 (one month ago) link

It's a passing thing, but the intro of this Argentinian rock song reminds me of "Two Tickets to Paradise" by Eddie Money

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmZ54ziDlf0

Josefa, Saturday, 20 January 2024 20:19 (one month ago) link

was surprised not to find a knopfler writing credit for this one

jidenna bambi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Eeju2aiGY
dire straits why worry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_03uXQiz6eY

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Monday, 22 January 2024 05:48 (one month ago) link

From the title, to the structure, to the chord changes, to the rhyme scheme, "Sad Cinderella" by Townes Van Zandt is a rewrite of "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands". The choruses are a little different.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 22 January 2024 17:38 (one month ago) link

As was called out recently when I was mindlessly whistling Cygnus X-1: Book II (Hemispheres) by Rush…that one melodic line at 5:45 (this is but one of many occurrences in the song) that’s sung after the brief pause bares more than a passing resemblance to the chorus of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” (which I had somehow never heard before).

Slim is an Alien, Monday, 29 January 2024 14:58 (one month ago) link

the ascending melody at 0:57 in Minikon's Mishu Fantasy (2005) sounds like the pre-chorus of 'Get Lucky'. I like to think this pokes a hole in the "'Get Lucky'= god, 'Blurred Lines' = satan" dichotomy, but what are the odds that Daft Punk & co. ever listened to the Japanese edition of this little known twee IDM album?

hogarth brooks (unregistered), Saturday, 3 February 2024 18:42 (one month ago) link

shuggie otis's "strawberry letter 23" is the grinning grandpa to the dour self-serious REM dirge "half a world away"

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 3 February 2024 23:31 (one month ago) link

Miley "Flowers" sounds like Santana ft. Rob Thomas

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 5 February 2024 02:13 (four weeks ago) link

What I hear is...

I can by myself Flowers
And getting caught in the rain

Virginia Wolfman (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 5 February 2024 02:27 (four weeks ago) link

what i hear is...nothing because I turn whatever apparatus I'm looking at/listening to off when that song comes on

never trust a big book and a simile (Neanderthal), Monday, 5 February 2024 02:27 (four weeks ago) link

“Solitary Man” has a bit that sounds like “Hawaii Five-O”

Al Green Explores Your Mind Gardens (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 February 2024 13:13 (three weeks ago) link

when eno's 'on some faraway beach' begins, i expect bob seger to start singing 'still the same'

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 February 2024 00:38 (three weeks ago) link

lol

budo jeru, Saturday, 10 February 2024 04:03 (three weeks ago) link

I have no idea how it never occurred to me until last night, having heard the Jeopardy! theme song thousands of time, but surely I'm not the first to notice its resemblance to "I'm A Little Teapot?"

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 10 February 2024 10:24 (three weeks ago) link

Just realized that “say what you want” lifts it’s pre-chorus from “sexual healing” mixed with Prince’s “love thy will be done”.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 17 February 2024 17:20 (two weeks ago) link

The Texas song that is.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 17 February 2024 17:21 (two weeks ago) link

Guitar line also sounds lifted from Al Green “Tired of being alone”.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 17 February 2024 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

They even covered “tired of being alone” but smartly decided to remove the guitar line for strums instead so it wouldn’t seem like a direct connection to their own hit.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 17 February 2024 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

I have no idea how it never occurred to me until last night, having heard the Jeopardy! theme song thousands of time, but surely I'm not the first to notice its resemblance to "I'm A Little Teapot?"

― Paul Ponzi, Saturday, February 10, 2024 5:24 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

i think this every single time i watch

the defenestration of prog (voodoo chili), Saturday, 17 February 2024 20:14 (two weeks ago) link

I'm a little teapot short and stout
This author created character "Kilgore Trout"

CEO Greedwagon (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 February 2024 20:17 (two weeks ago) link

John Martyn - "Over The Hill" (1973)
Fleetwood Mac - "Over My Head" (1975)

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 18:05 (one week ago) link

"Hold On Loosely"
"Just What I needed"

CEO Greedwagon (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 18:07 (one week ago) link

I don’t know which Cure song in particular it reminds me of but Metro Station - “shake it” does a very distinctive Robert Smith copy on vocalizations throughout this song. Specifically on:

“Tonight you're falling in love,
This feeling's tearing me up,
Now if she does it like this, will you do it like that?
Now if she touches like this, will you touch her right back?
Now if she moves like this, will you move her like that?”

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 23 February 2024 17:43 (one week ago) link

Pavement - "Fillmore Jive" (1994)
Te Vaka - "Loimata e Maligi" (2002) (aka "An Innocent Warrior" in Moana)

same chord progression

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Friday, 23 February 2024 18:11 (one week ago) link

Now if she does it like this, will you do it like that?
Now if she touches like this, will you touch her right back?
Now if she moves like this, will you move her like that?”

I don't know this song but the lyrics are making me think of All Coming Back To Me by Celine Dion, which I always think is a Meatloaf song because it's almost a parody of one, then I googled today and realised Jim Steinman wrote it and his band did it originally

kinder, Friday, 23 February 2024 19:24 (one week ago) link

Nobody did bombast better than Jim Steinman

Lee626, Saturday, 24 February 2024 01:39 (one week ago) link

Lol yeah that Celine Dion song is totally a Meat Loaf song.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 24 February 2024 05:36 (one week ago) link


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