Songs that sound alike

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Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight" always sounds like Lou Reed's "Vicious" to me.

When I first hear Creed's "Higher" I thought it was "Feel Like Making Love" by Bad Company. Not that it matters as I deeply hate both songs.

joygoat (joygoat), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 20:28 (sixteen years ago) link

How about Time of the Season and Stand By Me

I noticed this just last night, trying to play the bass part to Time of the Season.

David Allen (David Allen), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 20:35 (sixteen years ago) link

The Only Ones' "Another Girl, Another Planet" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'"

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 21:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Yes "Shock to the System" & Motley Crue "Primal Scream"

descendants of deceased, Wednesday, 2 March 2005 23:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Sugarloaf's "Green Eyed Lady" and Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out"

to me at least

_________, Wednesday, 2 March 2005 23:08 (sixteen years ago) link

somebody, probably alex in nyc, pointed out that killing joke's "blood on your hands" is essentially the same song as motley crue's "looks that kill".

No it wasn't fuckin' ME and they sound NOTHING alike. The Crue ripped off the middle-eight of "Love Like Blood" for the intro to "Dr.Feelgood", if that makes you feel any better.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 3 March 2005 00:21 (sixteen years ago) link

The Cure's "The Holy Hour" and Killing Jokes' "Eighties"

Jazercise, Thursday, 3 March 2005 00:27 (sixteen years ago) link

The Strokes "This Modern Age"
Tall Dwarfs "Crush"

donut debonair (donut), Thursday, 3 March 2005 00:41 (sixteen years ago) link

"cat scratch fever"
&
"smoke on the water"

Jimmy_tango, Thursday, 3 March 2005 00:59 (sixteen years ago) link

The Cure's "The Holy Hour" and Killing Jokes' "Eighties"

In your spooge-splattered wet dreams, peasant.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 3 March 2005 01:02 (sixteen years ago) link

"Take Me Out" sounds a little like "The Wind Beneath My Wings" if you haven't slept for 24+ hrs

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Thursday, 3 March 2005 01:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Beck "Novacaine"
Alice Cooper "Lie Down And Die Goodbye" (specifically, the rock out part.. same notes and progression)

donut debonair (donut), Thursday, 3 March 2005 01:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Pixies "I Bleed"
Weezer "Sweater Song"

You can almost sing one's lyrics over the other's tune, interchangably.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 3 March 2005 04:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Eddie & the Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
The Records - Starry Eyes

Do you have any reason to believe this was intentional? I haven't heard the Hot Rods song, but the idea of there being a link between these two bands is rather interesting, I think.

Bimble... (Bimble...), Thursday, 3 March 2005 05:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Britney Spears - Lucky
Ben E. King - Stand by Me

Voodoo Man (Voodoo Man), Thursday, 3 March 2005 07:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Prince does this a lot, but my fave unmentioned one is '1999' and 'The Bird' by The Time.

BARMS, Thursday, 3 March 2005 12:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Start (The Jam) and Taxman (I forget who does it)

peepee (peepee), Thursday, 3 March 2005 12:49 (sixteen years ago) link

As far as I can remember, alot of Flipper's stuff and alot of Joy Division's

peepee (peepee), Thursday, 3 March 2005 12:59 (sixteen years ago) link

The Minutemen "No One" -- Jane's Addiction "Pigs In Zen"
The Minutemen "Stories" -- REM "The One I Love"

Two songs on the same album no less. "Stories" even has a bit of 'the one I love' in the lyrics. "No One" is really the riff more than the way the lyrics work over the song.

earlnash, Thursday, 3 March 2005 13:26 (sixteen years ago) link

XTC - 'Helicopter' --- Blur 'Girls And Boys'

mzui (mzui), Thursday, 3 March 2005 16:34 (sixteen years ago) link

XTC - 'Helicopter' --- Blur 'Girls And Boys'

Hmmmm.....ish at best.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 3 March 2005 16:56 (sixteen years ago) link

"Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera..."One Moment in Time" by Whitney Houston

"Cool" by Gwen Stefani..."Only You" by Yaz

"Father of Mine" by Everclear...all other songs by Everclear

Violet, Friday, 4 March 2005 02:30 (sixteen years ago) link

>Prince does this a lot, but my fave unmentioned one is '1999' and 'The Bird' by The Time

Also 1999 and Manic Monday.

harveyw (harveyw), Friday, 4 March 2005 15:41 (sixteen years ago) link

here's an incredibly tenuous one but there are some interesting similarities between St Etienne's 'Nothing Can Stop Us' and Was Not Was's 'Wheel Me Out' - specifically the tone of the female 'narration in character' style just floating over the beat and the funk guitar twangs. i wonder if the latter provided some inspiration for the former at all...

Sven Bastard (blueski), Friday, 4 March 2005 15:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I can sing the chorus to The Monkees' 'Valleri' over the top of The B-52's 'Private Idaho' -- same ascending 4 chords.

Daniel Peterson (polkaholic), Friday, 4 March 2005 17:17 (sixteen years ago) link

"When the World is Running Down" by the Police and "Sentimental Man" by the Dismemberment Plan. I always think, wtf? Dismemberment Plan on the radio? whenever I hear the Police song come on.

mr. drew (mr. drew), Friday, 4 March 2005 18:03 (sixteen years ago) link

The bass riffs of Queen's "A Kind Of Magic" and Harold Melvin's "The Love I Lost" are one and the same.

I did hear that John Deacon loved old R&B records!

zt

ZionTrain, Friday, 4 March 2005 20:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Fountains of Wayne's "Red Dragon Tattoo" sounds like the entire early '70s Steve Miller catalog.

zt

ZionTrain, Friday, 4 March 2005 20:24 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
Doesn't one of the tracks on Blonde Redhead's Misery Is A Butterfly sound a lot like "Deadlock" by Can?

Ken L (Ken L), Monday, 28 March 2005 19:02 (sixteen years ago) link

David Bowie - "Sound and Vision"
Nick Lowe - "(I Love the Sound of) Breaking Glass"

Mike O. (Mike Ouderkirk), Monday, 28 March 2005 19:14 (sixteen years ago) link

The Strokes - Reptilia & Wire - Champs

sixteenblue20, Monday, 28 March 2005 19:47 (sixteen years ago) link

B-52's - Private Idaho
Felix Da Housecat - Rocket Ride

zeus, Monday, 28 March 2005 20:17 (sixteen years ago) link

four years pass...

muse - uprising
christina aguilera - keeps gettin better

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 01:57 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

Prince - Lady Cab Driver Youtube
Ready For the World - Oh Sheila Youtube

Paul in Santa Cruz, Thursday, 13 May 2010 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

The Cure - Just Like Heaven & New Order - All the Way

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit & Slowdive - When the Sun Hits (nearly identical structure, particularly in the chorus--although very different execution).

Pete Baumann, Friday, 14 May 2010 21:54 (eleven years ago) link

Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol
T. Rex - Get It On

such a blatant rip it's sad.

kelpolaris, Friday, 14 May 2010 23:07 (eleven years ago) link

Pet Shop Boys - Heart
Aqua - Turn Back Time

Rush - Spirit Of Radio
Sebadoh - On Fire

Bee Gees - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out

PaulTMA, Friday, 14 May 2010 23:10 (eleven years ago) link

u2 - vertigo
supremes - you keep me hanging on

hobbes, Friday, 14 May 2010 23:12 (eleven years ago) link

only if we could consildate the threads on this topic

PappaWheelie V, Saturday, 15 May 2010 00:00 (eleven years ago) link

Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See
Velvet Underground - Oh Sweet Nothin'

Snop Snitchin, Saturday, 15 May 2010 00:26 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

oh, interne says Tears for Fears also sampled the Pekka tune, although it doesn't sound like an actual sample to me

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Sunday, 3 March 2013 04:42 (eight years ago) link

only if we could consildate the threads on this topic

otm

Johnny Too Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 March 2013 04:46 (eight years ago) link

Nena - Kino
The Human League- Seconds

OutdoorFish, Sunday, 3 March 2013 06:38 (eight years ago) link

Human League- Darkness
Linkin Park - Crawling

g simmel, Sunday, 3 March 2013 22:36 (eight years ago) link

sorry if mentioned already, but I always think Joe Jackson's Breaking Us in Two bears resemblance to Badfinger's Day After Day.

dan selzer, Sunday, 3 March 2013 23:24 (eight years ago) link

Great idea for DJ Shadow, if hasn't already done this -- scratch "DJ's the man we love the most" over Midnight in a Perfect World.

Does anyone know how to get in touch with him?

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 4 March 2013 01:04 (eight years ago) link

I've been using this other thread for the past several years; songs that sound like other songs

Johnny Too Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 March 2013 01:19 (eight years ago) link

Yeah the internet is wrong on that. Though it is interesting given the fact that Midnight in a Perfect World also samples a song called "Sower of Seeds".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zFhsViLAjY

MarkoP, Monday, 4 March 2013 01:32 (eight years ago) link

I've been using this other thread for the past several years; songs that sound like other songs

― Johnny Too Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, March 3, 2013 8:19 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oddly i didn't see this one in search even though that's what I thought the thread was called

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 4 March 2013 01:36 (eight years ago) link

bob seger - still the same : brian eno - on some faraway beach

illegalblues, Monday, 4 March 2013 05:22 (eight years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Anyone else think this Hedley song sounds like a knock off of a very popular song from last year?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N24HLSsoWlY

MarkoP, Thursday, 13 February 2014 21:11 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

This might be a stretch, but it just occurred to me that King Floyd's 'Groove Me' and the Rolling Stones' 'Tumbling Dice' have a fairly similar verse structure.

Stop licking your fingers. It's sick. (Old Lunch), Monday, 14 September 2015 18:15 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

Robyn "Dancing on My Own", Wire "Ahead" don't start entirely dissimilarly.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 29 April 2021 23:48 (five months ago) link


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