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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 (nineteen years ago) link

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

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

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

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

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

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

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

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

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

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

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

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

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

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

BTW, done already.

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

The resemblance of the chorus of Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" to part of the guitar solo in "Sympathy for the Devil" has always annoyed me greatly.

― ma dmac's fury road (PBKR), Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:13 AM (two weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

oh snap

never noticed this before but it's clear as day

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 27 December 2021 18:54 (four months ago) link

Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" sounds a lot like countrified New Radicals "You Get What You Give"

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Monday, 3 January 2022 19:56 (four months ago) link

Rewatched Michael Mann's "Thief," and it ends with this track by someone named Craig Safan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-cDz6FW62E

1981 movie, moody scene, could it be more obvious that Mann must have given him "Comfortably Numb" as a temp track suggestion?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 8 January 2022 03:41 (four months ago) link

when I first watched that with my girlfriend I actually thought it was a synth version of Comfortably Numb, and didn't realize until after it was supposed to be a diff song

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Saturday, 8 January 2022 03:49 (four months ago) link

I saw Thief recently, and I guess I assumed that this was Tangerine Dream doing a Floyd pastiche (not for the first time).

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 8 January 2022 15:59 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Moon Taxi "Hometown Heroes" sounds like "Team" by Lorde.

TruthFairy, Sunday, 6 February 2022 00:06 (three months ago) link

The first line of Darlings by Susanne Sundfør sounds exactly like the first line of Razzle Dazzle Rose by Camera Obscura.

ledge, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 08:50 (three months ago) link

Guitar solo in Big Log sounds like the melody from Happy Together.

removing bookmarks never felt so good (PBKR), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 13:05 (three months ago) link

The first line of Darlings by Susanne Sundfør sounds exactly like the first line of Razzle Dazzle Rose by Camera Obscura.
good one. I didn't know that CO song but that would've driven me mad.

kinder, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 16:25 (three months ago) link

the intro riff from slayer's "seasons in the abyss" sounds like "mo bamba"

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Monday, 14 February 2022 20:56 (three months ago) link

close your eyes
look deep in your soul
I got hoeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss
calling a young ******'s phone

sorry Mario, but our princess is in another butthole (Neanderthal), Monday, 14 February 2022 21:20 (three months ago) link

Deftones 'Be Quiet And Drive' sounds like 'Monitor' by Siouxie And The Banshees.

mirostones, Monday, 14 February 2022 21:56 (three months ago) link

Parts of Robert Wyatt's "Heaps of Sheeps" sound a lot like Blondie's "Heart of Glass"

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Tuesday, 15 February 2022 16:50 (three months ago) link

I also hear a bit of "Shame, Shame, Shame" by Shirley & Company in there

Josefa, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 17:36 (three months ago) link

gaelle - repetition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RxOTsUyKtk
janet - empty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9rIjjGmJhM

Spottie, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 18:09 (three months ago) link

pointer sisters - "slow hand"
todd rundgren - "real man"

aegis philbin (crüt), Sunday, 20 February 2022 19:56 (two months ago) link

I watched this Slow Hand video, so now it's your turn too: https://vimeo.com/300406625

pplains, Monday, 21 February 2022 02:31 (two months ago) link

New Riders of the Purple Sage's "Kick in the Head" sounds like "Polythene Pam". Like, a lot.

removing bookmarks never felt so good (PBKR), Wednesday, 23 February 2022 23:58 (two months ago) link

Haha, damn.

pplains, Thursday, 24 February 2022 15:21 (two months ago) link

Not exact match, but LCD Soundsystem's "Someone Great" sounds a bit like New Order's "The Village".

removing bookmarks never felt so good (PBKR), Tuesday, 1 March 2022 23:41 (two months ago) link

also not exact but the beginning of Lady with the Spinning Head (UV1) by U2 sounds like Everyday Should Be A Holiday by the Dandy Warhols

nate woolls, Wednesday, 2 March 2022 02:23 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Animal Collective - Prester John

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5iJ9wt4paY

Eloy - Horizons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ocq15y7ajw

obvious, Saturday, 19 March 2022 01:33 (two months ago) link

The basslines for "Sittin on the Dock of the Bay" and "Have You Seen the Rain" are similar no?? For decades now I'd think there was some other version of Dock that I'd heard before the real one, cause my brain was finishing the pattern in a different way then the song actually goes. Eventually I thought nah it must instead be a deja vú type self-recursion false memory. But I've heard both songs in the past week (which prob has never occurred) and pretty sure that's the link my brain was making all these years.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 24 March 2022 08:03 (one month ago) link

Violent Femmes, "Blister in the Sun"

The Shadows, "Little 'B'"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1GcHOJGGvo

Alfred Ndwego of Kenya (Tom D.), Thursday, 24 March 2022 10:27 (one month ago) link

... a track which renders Ginger Baker's entire career pointless.

Alfred Ndwego of Kenya (Tom D.), Thursday, 24 March 2022 10:28 (one month ago) link

Only recently found out that the reason Men in Black and Fastlove sound fairly similar is that they both sample Patrice Rushen's Forget Me Nots

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

groovypanda, Thursday, 24 March 2022 11:00 (one month ago) link

I may be the last one to know about this intro getting lifted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqp2h65BAs8

pplains, Thursday, 24 March 2022 17:31 (one month ago) link

Has this one been done before?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsMdy91B5CA

...sounds like "Should I Stay or Should I Go"

Josefa, Thursday, 24 March 2022 17:48 (one month ago) link

Lou Reed's Charley's Girl sounds like John Lennon's Bring on the Lucie

― ewoods, Sunday, April 3, 2016 11:06 AM (five years ago)

I don't know that Lennon song – but I realized today that "Charley's Girl" kinda sounds like "Franklin's Tower" by the Grateful Dead

Please don’t take / My time change away (morrisp), Thursday, 31 March 2022 18:29 (one month ago) link

The Primitives - Lead Me Astray (1992)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhUaNYwLi88

Even As We Speak - Falling Down the Stairs (1993)

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

in walked airbud (unregistered), Friday, 1 April 2022 02:42 (one month ago) link

This may be a stretch – but the Lou Reed song "Ennui" (from Sally Can't Dance) may sort of be a distant cousin to "Like a Rolling Stone"?

ass time permits (morrisp), Monday, 4 April 2022 23:36 (one month ago) link

Interesting suggestion! "Like a Rolling Stone" was originally done in waltz-time as well, "Ennui" might well have been vaguely inspired by it structurally and harmonically.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 00:34 (one month ago) link

Lou Reed's Charley's Girl sounds like John Lennon's Bring on the Lucie
― ewoods, Sunday, April 3, 2016 11:06 AM (five years ago)

I don't know that Lennon song – but I realized today that "Charley's Girl" kinda sounds like "Franklin's Tower" by the Grateful Dead
― Please don’t take / My time change away (morrisp), Thursday, March 31, 2022 6:29 PM (five days ago) bookmarkflaglink

There's a whole thread about that chord progression, but none of those songs were mentioned:

Songs with the Baba O'Riley Chord Progression

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 00:38 (one month ago) link

...although "Franklin's Tower" might just be a I - IV progression.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 00:39 (one month ago) link

Oh, cool – I didn't realize that was the "Baba O'Riley Chord Progression."

ass time permits (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 00:59 (one month ago) link

i always think of it as the "you ain't seen nothing yet" progression

budo jeru, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 03:08 (one month ago) link

"Charley's Girl" kinda sounds like "Franklin's Tower"

... and both were arguably rewrites of "Walk On the Wild Side".

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 19:08 (one month ago) link

Holly came from Miami F-l-a
If you get confused, listen to the music play

ass time permits (morrisp), Tuesday, 5 April 2022 19:21 (one month ago) link

Holy shit!:

The main riff of "Franklin's Tower" was partly inspired by the chorus of Lou Reed's 1973 hit "Walk on the Wild Side."[6]

[6]Browne, David (26 April 2016). "So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead". Da Capo Press – via Google Books.

ass time permits (morrisp), Saturday, 9 April 2022 03:09 (one month ago) link

Strings in Al Stewart's "Year of the Cat" sound a lot like Peter Murphy's "Cuts You Up"

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Saturday, 16 April 2022 14:56 (one month ago) link

Yes, and both songs revolve around a IV - V - vi progression.

"Low Season" by Bob Mould takes its verse melody and chord progression from "Rocket Man".

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:18 (one month ago) link

the teenagers “why do fools fall in love”
the teenagers “who can explain”

k3vin k., Saturday, 16 April 2022 15:19 (one month ago) link

Brian Jonestown Massacre, Take It from the Man!

Straight Up and Down - Waiting for the Man + vocal melody from For What It's Worth (e.g., "what a field day for the heat")

Monkey Puzzle - everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey (in vox at beginning) + the chorus vocals of Nirvana's About a Girl (e.g., "I can't see you every night, free")

Mary Please - Hey Joe

Caress - The Last Time

Who? is a kinks song, i think? i can't put my finger on that one, maybe someone can help.

david bowie i love you since i was six - space oddity

just about every song reminds me more than a little of somethin

Karl Malone, Saturday, 16 April 2022 19:36 (one month ago) link

monkey puzzle also has the cowbell from the beatles song

Karl Malone, Saturday, 16 April 2022 19:38 (one month ago) link

"The Wild Wild West" TV series Main Theme
"Happy Jack" by The Who

Both repeat the same two-note bass line leading into similar guitar figures.

Tubesocks Secure (punning display), Saturday, 16 April 2022 21:02 (one month ago) link

Today I heard a song in the wild that was new to me (I had to Shazam it): "Why Do I Lie?" by Luscious Jackson. I kept thinking what does this song remind me of. Finally I realized the answer was "Fantasy" by Earth, Wind & Fire.

Youtube commenters are calling it out too!

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

Josefa, Monday, 18 April 2022 20:12 (one month ago) link

“Garden Party” sounds like “If You Gotta Go, Go Now.”

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 18:53 (three weeks ago) link

The Stone Canyon Band covered the latter and there is even a Dylan quote in the former, but I never noticed this until today.

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 18:55 (three weeks ago) link

listening to "Trash" by Suede yesterday, i noticed a similarity to Morrissey's "First Of The Gang To Die"

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Friday, 29 April 2022 14:35 (two weeks ago) link

Who? is a kinks song, i think? i can't put my finger on that one, maybe someone can help.

Status Quo, "Pictures of Matchstick Men"?

Was Hitler a Hobbit? (Tom D.), Friday, 29 April 2022 19:20 (two weeks ago) link


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