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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

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

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

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

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

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

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

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

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

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

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

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

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

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

BTW, done already.

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

I Can't Drive FAC 51

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 12:27 (two months ago) link

Lolz

velcro-magnon (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 12:59 (two months ago) link

the verses of Far East Family Band's 'Kokoro':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onKCL5MJ5N0
(@0:40)

the verses of The Cardigans' 'Couldn't Care Less':
https://youtu.be/K0Uy7b5UgqY
(@2:05)

(peech) or (buht ih-moh-jee) (unregistered), Thursday, 17 September 2020 14:16 (two months ago) link

second embed should be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Uy7b5UgqY

(peech) or (buht ih-moh-jee) (unregistered), Thursday, 17 September 2020 14:17 (two months ago) link

The drums & bass intro to "Pretty Green" (1980)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GSDQSRNR1s

...has always reminded me of the intro to "Swingtown" (1977)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jGYx0hMjM0

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 17 September 2020 18:51 (two months ago) link

Interesting

ABBA O RLY? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 September 2020 21:38 (two months ago) link

the canned latin-style music that plays over every arrested development episode credits always reminds me of mr. bungle's "sweet charity"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nEIEblY_CA

the part im thinking of starts 50 or so seconds in
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldh04Olynrw

i got a homogenic björk wine farmer permabanned (voodoo chili), Friday, 18 September 2020 20:52 (two months ago) link

aw yeah and the theme from Black Books is so close to a rip off of a particular Tom Waits tune too

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Saturday, 19 September 2020 00:23 (two months ago) link

The beginning of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIbLVC3C-5g

Really sounds a lot like the beginning of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhIsAZO5gl0

nate woolls, Monday, 21 September 2020 21:17 (two months ago) link

“If I Was Your Girlfriend” sounds like The Brothers Johnson’s “I’ll Be Good To You.”

Erdős-szám 69 (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 September 2020 00:35 (two months ago) link

“Big Tall Wall (Version 1)” outro sounds a lot like “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”

Erdős-szám 69 (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 30 September 2020 18:24 (two months ago) link

"when i get low i get high"
"puttin' on the ritz"
"istanbul (not constantinople)"

all three have a way of interchanging when any of the songs is stuck in my head (cf. earworm mashups)

budo jeru, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 18:43 (two months ago) link

Is "The Joker" a ripoff of "Soul Sister" by Alan Toussaint, or is that just a standard chord progression sequence?

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 30 September 2020 19:26 (two months ago) link

By the songwriter's own admission, Mac Davis's "It's Hard to Be Humble" and "The Mexican Hat Dance"

Josefa, Friday, 2 October 2020 23:00 (two months ago) link

Also "Make 'Em Laugh" from Singin' in the Rain is an outrageously blatant ripoff of Cole Porter's "Be a Clown"

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 2 October 2020 23:05 (two months ago) link

D’oh!

Erdős-szám 69 (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 October 2020 06:46 (one month ago) link

I had a mashup of Beatles' Get Back and Talking Heads' Take Me To The River in my head yesterday

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Saturday, 3 October 2020 16:07 (one month ago) link

“Bang the Drum All Day” has a “Rescue Me” break.

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 12 October 2020 22:56 (one month ago) link

John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over" - "But when I see you, darling/It's like we both are falling..."

The Beach Boys' "Don't Worry Baby" - "But she looks in my eyes/And makes me realize..."

― timellison, Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:27 PM (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink

that's somewhat of a melodic cliche of 50s rock ballads that both of those songs borrow

― ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:53 PM (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink

You'd have to name me something else that uses that exact same sequence of four chords AND has the melody starting on the sixth scale degree, on beat two of the measure, then a seventh to the fifth scale degree, before descending in stepwise motion. Both songs do the exact same thing.

― timellison, Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:30 PM (three months ago) bookmarkflaglink

i finally found another song that does this. it's also a beach boys homage fwiw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmWN_kczZa4
Jan & Dean - Like a Summer Rain

budo jeru, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 20:09 (one month ago) link

A Beatles podcast I listen to pointed out how much Happy Xmas (War Is Over) sounds like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GplMArh4FRk

nate woolls, Thursday, 22 October 2020 20:34 (one month ago) link

omg that's brazen
It looks like it's a traditional folk song, changed up by Peter Paul and Mary?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpJ2i-31c0A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n6O8m8Hbh0

kinder, Thursday, 22 October 2020 20:43 (one month ago) link

Or according to wiki this was the earlier version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9D3Jw0u3FM

kinder, Thursday, 22 October 2020 20:46 (one month ago) link

occurred to me the other day that in a sort of oblique way the Cardigans' "My Favourite Game" reminds me of "UFO" by ESG

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 20:54 (one month ago) link

Further information re Happy Xmas on this thread:
https://dsulpy.proboards.com/thread/6309/angel-makin-whoopee

refs this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rahTKCeBZ2M

kinder, Thursday, 22 October 2020 21:04 (one month ago) link

“Indiana Wants Me” and “Darling Be Home Soon” both have a similar little vocal hook: “you...to talk to.”

Meet the Anti-Monks! (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 November 2020 16:35 (three weeks ago) link

what came first, hendrix or the who, the magic bus or manic depression?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 01:46 (three weeks ago) link

I realised recently that Robert Smith must've been inspired by Fun Boy Three & Bananarama's "It Aint What You Do It's The Way That You Do It" to write "The Lovecats". He even names it as one of his favorite songs from the 80s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_kjctTbMHA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OylJq6L-Wd0

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 23:25 (three weeks ago) link

had never heard the FBT / BB song. Something about it reminds me of the Macarena

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 11 November 2020 23:52 (three weeks ago) link

Was it on an ad?

kinder, Thursday, 12 November 2020 00:10 (two weeks ago) link

apparently it's a cover of an old jazz song I hadn't heard before

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 12 November 2020 00:11 (two weeks ago) link

when i hear this ub40 song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpNlM9eF5hA

i can't help but sing to myself "it's a marvelous night for a moondance"

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 November 2020 15:10 (two weeks ago) link

So I'm not sure this actually sounds like another song at all, but you know the guitar-and-saxophone bit at the end of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Want You In My Room?" When I first heard it I was convinced I'd heard it before, and I thought it must be lifted from a Dire Straits song, but I can't find one that fits and I'm starting to think I must be crazy. Does anyone know what I could possibly be thinking of?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY1RsDpRmIU

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 02:04 (two weeks ago) link

Not heard that song before, sounds a bit like Kitten.
end doesn't sound like Dire Straits to me, sorry...

kinder, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 08:44 (two weeks ago) link

there's definitely something 1986 about it. i want to say something like 'When The Going Gets Tough' or 'Sledgehammer' but that's not quite right

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:34 (two weeks ago) link

A lot of things in that song sound familiar - there's a bit of "Heart and Soul" to the drums. The guitar figure at the end reminds me of "Sexual Healing."

coupvfefe (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:07 (two weeks ago) link

Also consider "Typical Male." The sax, yes, but also the countermelody in the chorus has a similar descending line.

coupvfefe (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:20 (two weeks ago) link

I went first to the last 45 seconds of "Waiting on a Friend", but that wasn't it either.

pplains, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 14:43 (two weeks ago) link

What about "How Will I Know" or "Who's Zooming Who"?

coupvfefe (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 15:27 (two weeks ago) link

Or Steve Winwood "Higher Love" - similar vibe

Josefa, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

I am still voting T'Pau but I see loads of other DNA mixed in.

coupvfefe (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

"Hawaii 5-0" and "Solitary Man" sound alike to me for some reason.

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:09 (one week ago) link

I definitely hear "Higher Love" in the CRJ song. (The synth part at the end doesn't remind me in anything of particular, though.)

down like 6:30 (morrisp), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:33 (one week ago) link

lol, I think that Carly Rae song reminds me of the Field Mice. Sort of the cross between their version and the Saint Etienne version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HyNFf-XgNI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw32-oDZ0kQ

Lots of Higher Love/Windwood in there, too.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:37 (one week ago) link

I just realized today that ELO's "Showdown" is basically "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:52 (one week ago) link

John Lennon pointed that out to me decades ago as an FM guest DJ.

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:35 (one week ago) link

Oh wait, that was a different song, "Tightrope."

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:36 (one week ago) link

"Higher Love" OTM

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Friday, 20 November 2020 12:40 (one week ago) link

Thanks for all the ideas! So I think I've finally figured out what I must have been thinking of. It's not quite the same, but it's the closest I can get. The end of this live version of Portobello Belle, starting around the 4-minute mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj4HLd81Z18

Lily Dale, Saturday, 21 November 2020 18:28 (one week ago) link

was listening to the second howlin' wolf record and it struck me just how blatantly marc bolan lifted the beginning of "you'll be mine" for "jeepster"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hao0yqLAICU

budo jeru, Sunday, 22 November 2020 18:25 (one week ago) link

Love that Woof song

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 November 2020 01:13 (one week ago) link


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