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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

 



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