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Subject: Similar sounding songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/21/08 at 11:28 pm

I am sure a topic like this already exists, but I figure why not start a new fresh one.  Ever heard a song that sounds strangely like another song?  Perhaps a song that legally samples another song right?  What if that wasn't the case?  Here's a few that I've stumbled upon ...



Mountain Music - Alabama (1983) skip ahead to 2:38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw9i-ixcrSA

Sweet Country Music - Atlanta (1984) skip ahead to 2:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpMm5YOQRFQ

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Sweet Talkin' Woman - Electric Light Orchestra (1978) skip ahead to 00:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LOBOJDI9yI

Do You Believe in Love - Huey Lewis and the News (1982) skip ahead to 00:15 and 00:32
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDc6S330otc

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: woops on 04/22/08 at 8:37 pm

Beach Boys and Jan & Dean sound a like

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: snozberries on 04/22/08 at 8:55 pm

I've always said that

We Connect & Two of Hearts...both by Stacy Q are interchangeable.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: gumbypiz on 04/23/08 at 2:11 am

A bit more obscure...

Fishbone - ? (Modern Industry) and...

The English Beat's - Mirror in the Bathroom.


Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 04/23/08 at 11:16 am

I know we've done this before...but that thread is probably buried way down now, and I'm pretty sure I contributed to it.


For example, I think the chorus of Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved" sounds so much like the bridge of Cheap Trick's "The Flame."

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: karen on 04/23/08 at 11:44 pm

The beginning of Livin on a prayer always reminds me of a Pet Shop Boys song. West End Girls I think

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: woops on 04/25/08 at 12:59 pm

"Back To The Hotel" In To Deep and "Rump Shaker" Wreckx N Effect, probably because both probably sampled the same song

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 04/25/08 at 6:31 pm


The beginning of Livin on a prayer always reminds me of a Pet Shop Boys song. West End Girls I think

Well, both of 'em came out in 1986, so... maybe they had the same sort of idea with their intro's.

I think the beginning of the first song sounds similar to Whitesnake's "Is This Love", which came out a year later.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Henk on 04/28/08 at 9:50 am

Kraze - The Party

and

Francesco Salvi - C'è da spostare una macchina


I'm sure one was influenced by the other, but I'm not sure who influenced who.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Shlarin on 07/14/08 at 3:47 am

Postal Service - Nothing Better (2003) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_9nIljBYTc

vs.

Human League - Don't You Want Me (1981) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arUqoKjU3D4

Listen to them both..  very eerie in similarity..   especially since they both have a female singer responding to the male from the beginning at about approximately the same time in in the song (around 90 seconds into BOTH songs)

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/14/08 at 10:57 pm

"I wanna see the rainbow high in the sky,
I wanna see you and me, on a bird, flyin' away,
Then I hope to see your smile every night and day."
  - Chorus from DJ Paul Estak - Rainbow in the Sky

"I wanna see the sunshine after the rain
I wanna see bluebirds flying over the mountains again
Where is the silver lining shining at the rainbow's end?"
  - Chorus (and entire lyrics) from Berri / New Atlantic - Sunshine after the Rain

In true Eurodance tradition, the songs came out within months of each other in 1995.  The melodies are identical.  The lyrics paint pretty much the same picture, here was also a verse to the Estak track that  makes it even more clear that "pretty much the same picture" wasn't close enough.

"I wanna make lo-o-o-ove-to you,  (and hey, if the lyrics don't scan, so what?  It's techno!  Let the singer...)
Lead you to-oo-oo tomorrow,      (...just carry the word over three or four syllables, and then it scans just fine!)
I wanna feel the sunshine after rain"
  - verse from DJ Paul Estak - Rainbow in the Sky

To this day, I have no idea which was the original track and which was the copy.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Shlarin on 07/18/08 at 1:09 pm

Also..

Hey Mickey by Toni Basil (1982): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TskG03Rf_M0

vs.

Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne (2007): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ25-glGRzI

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/08 at 2:22 pm

The verses of Heartbreak Radio by Roy Orbison and Achy Breaky Heart are very similar indeed.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 07/18/08 at 5:43 pm


The verses of Heartbreak Radio by Roy Orbison and Achy Breaky Heart are very similar indeed.

Both titles involve heartbreak... but I only know the latter.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: saver on 07/18/08 at 8:12 pm

Whenever I hear these two I feel a little relationship:


GIMME SOME KIND OF SIGN,GIRL

and

COME AND GET YOUR LOVE-REDBONE

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/22/08 at 9:07 pm

War: Low Rider

Thompson Twins: Lies

(It's all in the bass, percussion, and Latin funk beat.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Bobby on 07/23/08 at 8:11 am

'Sussudio' by Phil Collins and '1999' by Prince sound familiar but Collins admitted that sometime ago.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/08 at 8:18 am


The verses of Heartbreak Radio by Roy Orbison and Achy Breaky Heart are very similar indeed.

Both titles involve heartbreak... but I only know the latter.
Heartbreak Radio on YouTube

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/08 at 8:21 am


Both titles involve heartbreak... but I only know the latter.
Both songs were released in 1992 Billy Ray Cyrus in July and Roy Orbison in November

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 07/23/08 at 11:48 pm


Both songs were released in 1992 Billy Ray Cyrus in July and Roy Orbison in November

But Roy Orbison was dead in late 1988...was that song a previously unreleased single of his?

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/08 at 1:08 am


But Roy Orbison was dead in late 1988...was that song a previously unreleased single of his?
Very true.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Midas on 07/29/08 at 1:55 pm

"Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven and "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand sound similar.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/29/08 at 8:54 pm

What I Like About You - Romantics

and

R.O.C.K. in the USA - Mellencamp

(I've heard DJs mix these two together on several occasions)  8)

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/08 at 6:25 am

The Boy Does Nothing ~ Alesha Dixon

and (ripped off)

Lou Bega Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit Of...)

originally...

Mambo No.5 ~ Perez 'Prez' Prado And His Orchestra

 



Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Howard on 04/18/17 at 3:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URAqnM1PP5E
Ring My Bell- Anita Ward

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zpgnE34lug
Frederick Knight- Let Me Ring Your Bell Again

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 04/18/17 at 5:54 pm



For example, I think the chorus of Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved" sounds so much like the bridge of Cheap Trick's "The Flame."

And in turn, the intro chords to "The Flame" sound similar to those of "Nature's Way" by Spirit (1971).

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 04/18/17 at 5:54 pm

"Roar" by Katy Perry vs "Brave" by Sara Bareilles.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: #Infinity on 04/18/17 at 10:32 pm

We just had another thread pretty much the same as this, but I'll list a couple more just because they're fresh off my mind...

Goodies / Ciara feat. Petey Pablo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtC92pzp5vw

Telephone / Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVBsypHzF3U

- - - - - - - -

Sent from Up Above / Mariah Carey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Yp7F_pd58

Hold My Body Tight / East 17:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1McitdCJA1g

Speaking of East 17, the version of "Do U Still" that's on the American iTunes (erroneously tagged as the song "I Remember") but apparently nowhere else sounds remarkably similar to Owl City's Fireflies, especially during the intro in particular.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 04/19/17 at 1:17 pm

Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever", which were back-to-back #1 singles of his in 1988, seem to have pretty much the same chords in most places (especially the respective choruses).

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/25/17 at 1:02 am

"My Sharona" by The Knack → "Fly by Night" by Rush

"Fly Like an Eagle" by The Steve Miller Band → "Scar Tissue" by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers

"I Got You" by Split Enz → "Mamma Mia" by ABBA

"Where Is the Love" by the Black-Eyed Peas → "The World Should Revolve Around Me" by Little Jackie

"Still in the Game" by Steve Windwood → "Anything Now" by Genesis

"Had Enough" by The Who → "Jump" by Van Halen → "Here Comes the Feeling" by Asia

"Jane" by Jefferson Starship (obviously not as good as the REAL Starship 8) ) → "Hold the Line" by Toto

"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel → "Do the Neurotic" by Genesis

"Wannabe" by the Spice Girls → "Cory in the House" theme song by Kyle Massey and Maiara Walsh (I hate the meme surrounding this show, but I really think the beat between these two songs is similar)

"King of Wishful Thinking" by Go West → Gracie Films jingle by Jeffrey Townshend (you know the one, it's at the end of Simpsons episodes)

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/07/17 at 4:33 am

This is actually something my Dad has noticed and talked to me about last night. The guitar riff in Boston's "More Than A Feeling" and this song by Australian band, Hunters and Collectors. While the songs themselves aren't similar sounding, take a closer listen to the guitar riffs and the structure of both songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4QK8RxCAwo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQI5fdVCvlU

It's something that I have never noticed before, but now that I am aware of it, it's quite noticeable!



Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/13/17 at 2:30 am

I was listening to The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob La Da" this morning and it made me realise how similar the melody of the song is to The Offspring's, "Why Don't You Get a Job?". I've never picked up on it before, to be honest. Whilst the songs themselves sound nothing alike, listen to how similar the melodies are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJoQbLV2sQU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH-i8IvYIcg

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 05/13/17 at 12:54 pm

^Obviously the Beatles song was first; Offspring probably didn't realize what they were doing when they wrote their song. In fact, according to Wiki, "Get a Job" attracted attention for its close similarity to "Ob-la-di", and this was even pointed out by many music writers.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: aja675 on 06/10/17 at 10:49 am

This song from a Christian musical:BaurD6bGJU0
This secular song: WRwb6-urKmA

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: #Infinity on 06/14/17 at 11:56 pm

These two songs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIpPpj7-en8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMEHJPuggHQ

Also these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozx-VvqO_ys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjmp8CoZBIo

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Howard on 06/18/17 at 12:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW-1LbhZUzY
Rick James- You Turn Me On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anuTyczANyo
Bruni Pagan- You Turn Me On

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 08/24/17 at 9:44 pm

The first lyrical line in "Stand" by R.E.M. (1989) -- "Stand in the place where you live" -- sounds quite similar to the instrumental opening to "La Bamba" (originally recorded by Richie Valens in 1958; covered by Los Lobos in '87).

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: annimal on 08/24/17 at 9:53 pm

yeah, but not a perfect match in syllable or sound tones, but simlar

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 08/24/17 at 10:06 pm

...yes. It's the respective melodies that sound so close.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: annimal on 08/24/17 at 10:20 pm

I must be ready to write some parodies at Amiright again if I'm talking about matching syllables

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 11/25/17 at 12:24 am

I've thought that the intro to "Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran (2017) sounds rhythmically similar to that of "Cheap Thrills" by Sia (2016).

From "samethattune.com":
The intro to Ed Sheeran's Shape of You (released January 6, 2017) is very similar to the intro to Sia's Cheap Thrills (released February 11, 2016). Both feature a marimba-sounding synth playing staccato quarter note triplets for each chord. In terms of chord structure, Shape of You (in the key of E) follows a vi-ii-IV-V (or minor 6, minor 2, 4, 5) progression, while Cheap Thrills (in the key of A) follows a vi-IV-I-V (or minor 6, 4, 1, 5) progression.

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: Howard on 11/25/17 at 7:39 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wOggZb02QA
Earlene Bentley- Boys Come To Town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_MiRWo4Myw
Miquel Brown- So Many Men, So Little Time

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: aja675 on 11/25/17 at 8:13 am

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Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 07/09/18 at 7:00 pm

The intro to "Wild Thing" by The Troggs vs. that of "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: ofkx on 07/10/18 at 10:10 pm

I remember One Direction were under heat a few years ago because all of their songs sounded like songs by other artists :o

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: nally on 11/06/18 at 11:49 pm

Don't know how I missed this earlier, but... the chorus of "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat (2007) sounds melodically similar to that of "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five For Fighting (2001).

Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: aja675 on 11/14/18 at 6:55 am

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Subject: Re: Similar sounding songs

Written By: aja675 on 12/04/18 at 8:01 am


This song from a Christian musical:BaurD6bGJU0
This secular song: WRwb6-urKmA
Reading my old posts and hot damn, the similarities are uncanny.  :o ;D

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