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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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

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

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

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

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

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

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

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

BTW, done already.

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

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

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


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

Pink Floyd "Vera"

whenever i hear this song and he sings "Does anybody else in here/feel the way I do?" my mind naturally adds in "About you now?/I said maybe/you're gonna be the one that saves me...."

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 23 October 2016 22:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

Just heard a very recent Donnie Fritts song called "Tuscaloosa 1962" which seems to be copping its groove and vocal style from The Band's "Up On Cripple Creek."

Funkateers for Fears (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 30 October 2016 05:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

Courtney Barnett's "Pedestrian at Best" is a doppelgänger of Nirvana's "Drain You"

― beamish13, Friday, September 16, 2016 10:28 PM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I don't hear this at all melodically, but the drums are very similar

flappy bird, Sunday, 30 October 2016 05:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

the drums in the verses of Drain You = the drums in the choruses of Pedestrian at Best

flappy bird, Sunday, 30 October 2016 05:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Internet - "Just sayin" has a melodic hook that's similar to Rolling Stones - Miss You.

Ross, Sunday, 30 October 2016 19:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

So you're telling me that the rising guitar part on Tribe's "Dis Generation" isn't from the intro of Jeff Buckley's "Last Goodbye"?

I know hoes that know Ali Farka Toure (voodoo chili), Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

by "you" I mean "WhoSampled"

I know hoes that know Ali Farka Toure (voodoo chili), Thursday, 17 November 2016 15:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

that's the bass hook from "picture book"!

xiphoid beetlebum (rushomancy), Thursday, 17 November 2016 23:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

Christ, just realized that I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives is Alice Cooper's Only Women Bleed.

dlp9001, Friday, 18 November 2016 02:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Just heard a song on the radio "She Sets the City on Fire" that totally ripped off the vocal melody to "Come and Get Your Love." Why do so many songs ripoff "Come and Get Your Love"?

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 2 December 2016 22:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the verses of Nina Nastasia's Regrets remind me a lot of The Golden Palominos' Little Suicides (though neither song has much melodic content, so maybe I'm just picking up similar vibe)

memories of a cruller (unregistered), Sunday, 18 December 2016 17:22 (eight months ago) Permalink


memories of a cruller (unregistered), Sunday, 18 December 2016 17:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

Bob Seger - Still the Same VS. Brian Eno - On Some Faraway Beach

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Saturday, 24 December 2016 16:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

Beginning of Boz Scaggs's "It's Over" just faked me out that it was "Sooner or Later" by The Grassroots

The Magnificent Galileo Seven (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 17:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Stereolab's "Mass Riff" outro sounds like "Do It Again" by Steely Dan.

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 21:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

Right, this is driving me crazy... What is this song basing itself on? It sounds so familiar. The only thing I can think of is 'Bow Down Mister' by Boy George and Jesus Loves You, but I'm sure there's something closer...

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Friday, 6 January 2017 13:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

for some reason i can't use cmd+F find in this thread, at least when i load all messages, so i'm not sure if this has been pointed out previously:

pink floyd - brain damage (i.e., "if you find the band you're in starts playing different tunes...")
leonard cohen - death of a ladies' man

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 January 2017 04:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm sure I said this but having similar issues to the Mailman, but try singing Lionel Richie's "Stuck on You" over Evita's "High Flying Adored" and it works

Neanderthal, Friday, 13 January 2017 04:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

you're having similar issues? i thought i might be the only one. i posted on the moderator request thread that it looks like there might be some more of malware on this thread - don't know what it is, but when i try to view all posts, the adblocker goes absolutely crazy with activity.

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 January 2017 04:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah the thread literally just crashed my Chromebook and then I realized this was the thread you posted about in MRF. I couldn't CTRL+F at alllll

Neanderthal, Friday, 13 January 2017 04:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

there's a certain kind of alarm you physically experience when you realize you can't command+f in a big thread. it's not dangerous but it is noticeable

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 January 2017 05:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

teenage fanclub "hang on"
nirvana "school"

i listened to Thirteen for the first time a bit ago, and what a strange way to lead off the album! it's not only a direct rip of school, but it was released in 1993, when you could still go watch nirvana play the much better original version

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:35 (six months ago) Permalink

Dawn Richards "'86" and Tornado Wallace "Voices" both sound like homages to "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Sunday, 19 February 2017 23:06 (six months ago) Permalink

The keyboard melody in the theme for Netflix's ”House of Cards" sounds like the keyboard melody in BBE's 1996 trance hit "Seven Days and One Week".

Tuomas, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:39 (five months ago) Permalink

The introductory/verse melody to "My Boo" is "Isn't She Lovely"

ridiculous perm ban decision (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:40 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

New Garland Jeffreys album has a song "Venus" that sounds like Major Lance's "The Monkey Time."

Shpilkes for a Knave (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 24 April 2017 00:13 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind (1967)

Connie Francis - The Wedding Cake (1969)

the baby grew up to be a secessful kid (unregistered), Tuesday, 6 June 2017 03:07 (two months ago) Permalink

Jacques Brel's "La chanson de Jacky" (1966) sounds like it swipes or adapts the orchestral intro of Frank Sinatra's "Not as a Stranger" (1955) single.

Scott Walker's 1967 version, "Jackie," sounds like it swipes or adapts both the intro and the outro of the Sinatra record.

Josefa, Thursday, 8 June 2017 04:30 (two months ago) Permalink

childish gambino - redbone

isaac hayes - the look of love

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Thursday, 8 June 2017 12:20 (two months ago) Permalink

Thomas Dolby, "Airwaves" :: Billy Joel, "Goodnight Saigon"

pplains, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:31 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Unchanging Window (Ross), Saturday, 8 July 2017 01:39 (one month ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

bodacious ignoramus, Sunday, 9 July 2017 18:53 (one month ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

Sweet Jane and Crimson and Clover

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

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

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

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

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

massaman gai, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 07:24 (one week ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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