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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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

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

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

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

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

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

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

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

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

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:00 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:40 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

tigerclawskank, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 08:23 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

BTW, done already.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:52 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

Brownstone - If You Love Me
=
Plaid - Manyme

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 15:24 (five months ago) link

Camila Cabello - "Cry for Me" and The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "All Along the Watchtower"

daavid, Friday, 18 October 2019 20:37 (five months ago) link

On Pavement's "Carrot Rope" (1999) Malkmus sings this little melodic lick on the chorus that goes "explaining that you are worthwhile" that sounds like a direct cop of:

Lilys - "Year Of The Monkey", the part that Kurt sings "I could always look a hypocrite baby... Pay no mind".

Although this could be me exposing my rather embarrassing Beatles/Lennon blind spot... sounds like it could be a Rubber Soul/Revolver nick.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 19 October 2019 04:11 (five months ago) link

Lilys song is from 1994.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 19 October 2019 04:12 (five months ago) link

also it's the Carrot Rope PRE-chorus...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 19 October 2019 04:12 (five months ago) link

Thin Lizzy - Waiting for an Alibi
Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Monday, 21 October 2019 18:01 (five months ago) link

Only just this week realized that Talk by Coldplay seemed so familiar somehow because I did already know it as Computer Love by Kraftwerk.

Manitobiloba (Kim), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:50 (five months ago) link

dababy - intro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce1lTmRtIkM
rick ross - apple of my eye ft raphael saadiq
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAThXmJF1ac

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:55 (four months ago) link

https://chaptermusic.bandcamp.com/track/runaway

Sounds a lot like Love Will Tear Us Apart

Evan, Friday, 1 November 2019 18:28 (four months ago) link

that's a good one, spottie

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Friday, 1 November 2019 18:35 (four months ago) link

that apple of my eye beat really a whole different class than the dababy one.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 1 November 2019 18:37 (four months ago) link

The main melodic line of King Crimson's "Talk to the Wind" is a rip-off of Michelle by the Beatles.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 8 November 2019 21:39 (four months ago) link

that apple of my eye beat really a whole different class than the dababy one.

― de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, November 1, 2019 1:37 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

fun fact friday, the guy who produced that beat currently plays for the cleveland browns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Thomas

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 November 2019 21:43 (four months ago) link

the intros of R.E.M.'s "Find the River" and Nick Drake's "Northern Sky"

Number None, Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:12 (four months ago) link

i'm sure people have noted the similarities between the dukes of stratosphear's 'vanishing girl' and 'the lion sleeps tonight,' but today i was also struck by the fact that the chorus melody bears striking similarity to 'seeing other people' by belle & sebastian

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Thursday, 14 November 2019 20:00 (four months ago) link

surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet:

Gene Clark's "Strength of Strings" is very, very similar to Neil Young's "Words"

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Thursday, 14 November 2019 20:22 (four months ago) link

Billy Ocean - Red Light Spells Danger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW66keO8Iew

Belle and Sebastian - Sleep the Clock Around

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mB8V9Lz7u0

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Monday, 18 November 2019 10:13 (four months ago) link

Pretenders - I'll Stand By You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maAyfcO-X3k

Bonnie Tyler - It's a Heartache

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPOy7TPjfkE

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Monday, 18 November 2019 10:21 (four months ago) link

Tom Waits' "Fish & Bird" practically quotes the melody of "Somewhere" from West Side Story (the "There's a place for us" part), which Waits had also recorded earlier.

punning display, Monday, 18 November 2019 16:46 (four months ago) link

Randy Rhoads' solo on Quiet Riot's "Slick Black Cadillac" is just the intro to "Love -> Building On Fire"!

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 24 November 2019 21:29 (four months ago) link

Sister riffs: Rolling Stones, "It Must Be Hell" / Michael Jackson, "Black or White"

FODMAP of the reef (morrisp), Monday, 25 November 2019 23:22 (four months ago) link

the theme music for the cartoon series Extreme Dinosaurs sounds like 'All She Wants to Do Is Dance' by extreme classic rock dinosaur Don Henley

deepchord presents echosmith (unregistered), Monday, 2 December 2019 20:29 (three months ago) link

Godflesh "Mothra" and Helmet "Rude" are at least similar enough to turn into a medley in my head

"Third of the Storms" Jazz (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 16 December 2019 09:17 (three months ago) link

Christmas song 'In Dulci Jubilo' (Mike Oldfield's version) sounds like the children's nursery rhyme 'One Finger, One Thumb, Keep Moving'

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 13:54 (three months ago) link

DARE by the Gorillaz is just Fantasy by Mariah Carey slowed down
the chorus of Stupid horse sounds really similar to the theme tune of What's new, Scooby doo?
i dont remember what made me think this, but i feel like Never had the balls by Rex Orange County and Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush could mix real easy

GotToGeIt, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 20:26 (three months ago) link

DARE by the Gorillaz is just Fantasy by Mariah Carey slowed down

Can you spell this out? I'm not getting it

kinder, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 21:02 (three months ago) link

The chorus of CCR's "Wrote a Song for Everyone" closely echoes the chorus of "The Weight" in both melody and lyrical structure. So closely that I thought it must be commonly recognized, but I couldn't find any reference to it.

Wrote a song for everyone,
Wrote a song for truth.
Wrote a song for everyone
And I couldn't even talk to you.

Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
And you put the load right on me

punning display, Thursday, 19 December 2019 20:39 (three months ago) link

Well spotted. I love "Wrote a Song for Everyone" and hate "The Weight" though.

Soup on my lanyard (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 December 2019 21:12 (three months ago) link

Tortoise - the Suspension Bridge at Iguazu Falls = Projecto III - Encontro

Deflatormouse, Saturday, 21 December 2019 17:48 (three months ago) link

When "Funny Little Frog" by Belle & Sebastian starts I think it's gonna be a version of "Temptation Eyes" by the Grass Roots (other people hear "Death on Two Legs" by Queen)

Josefa, Saturday, 21 December 2019 19:08 (three months ago) link

^Totally

Don’t Slander Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 21 December 2019 19:17 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Brian Eno, "The Big Ship"
John Cale & Brian Eno, "Spinning Away"

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 January 2020 12:59 (two months ago) link

wow! that's a good one.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 16 January 2020 18:48 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

any number of awesome slowdive jams, especially on side 2 of pygmalion, are pretty much "the eternal" (joy division)

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 20:17 (one month ago) link

Songs That Sound The Same video series

mookieproof, Friday, 21 February 2020 18:59 (one month ago) link

Fiery Furnaces - Gale Blow (2003)
Lykke Li - Dance, Dance, Dance (2008)

Murdered-Out Highlander XLE (morrisp), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:55 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Update on a case discussed at length above (by me): https://variety.com/2020/music/news/katy-perry-dark-horse-reversal-1203537482/

Panic! At The Costco (morrisp), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 01:55 (one week ago) link

It must have been commented on before but "Sunday Morning" and "Femme Fatale" are the same song from a chord sequence perspective - yes it's true Lou throws in a couple of major sevenths in the verse of the latter, but if you play in the same key they're otherwise exactly the same.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:37 (one week ago) link

I think there’s one extra minor chord in Sunday morning, but yes, they’re remarkably similar

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:41 (one week ago) link

They both use a bVII as a dominant prep chord in the chorus. The verses are a little different.

Sunday Morning:
I - IV - I - IV
I - vi - V/V - V

Femme Fatale:
I - IV - I - IV
I - IV - ii - V

timellison, Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:11 (one week ago) link

Sunday Morning chorus:
I - IV - I - IV
ii - ii - bVII - V

Femme Fatale chorus:
I - IV - I - IV
I - IV - ii - ii - bVII - V

timellison, Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:15 (one week ago) link

So, yeah, they both use that ii-bVII-V for the last cadence.

timellison, Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:15 (one week ago) link

Both with two measures on the ii chord.

timellison, Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:16 (one week ago) link

Yeah, don't really know what any of that means tbh. I was trying to play them on piano today - by memory, in my own hamfisted way. I don't believe there is an extra minor in "Sunday Morning" though. Also, while we're talking Velvets, am I completely insane or does the D minor in the verse of "I'm Set Free" become a D major in the chorus and, if so, why does nobody play it that way?

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:32 (one week ago) link

It would make sense because the verse is wistful and melancholic and the chorus is hopeful and uplifting.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:34 (one week ago) link

... I mean, the "I'm set free to find a new illusion" bit, in case of confusion.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:35 (one week ago) link

yeah my bad, there's not an extra minor in the sunday morning verse, but as tim points out, it goes to the vi not the ii

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:38 (one week ago) link

Yes on the D major in the "I'm Set Free" chorus. That's a V/V chord, too (like the chord they go to on "It's nothing at ALL" in the "Sunday Morning" chorus).

timellison, Thursday, 19 March 2020 23:14 (one week ago) link

böc's 'shooting shark' was a prophet foretelling the birth of pink floyd's 'sorrow'

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 March 2020 01:34 (one week ago) link


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