Songs that sound like other songs

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Post by Zoltar » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:57 pm

Much of the early offsping sounded borrowed, although I can't remember them all, 'come out and play' was alot like nirvana love buzz.

First song on the first garbage begins with a ripoff of Only Shallow (my bloody Valentine)

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Post by vvv » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:01 am

One of my fave examples is U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky" vs. the Nuge's "Stranglehold."

Also, a lot of my stuff comes out like Hendrix' version of "Watchtower" ... :lol:
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Post by insanejeffrey » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:18 pm

Here's a couple that reminded me of other songs, so i tried mashing them up and in fact they work quite well:

Carole King "Too Late" with Stories "Brother Louie" (esp. Carole's piano added to the Stories song fits right in during the intro)

The Doors "People Are Strange" with The Turtles "Happy Together".. and in my research I found that these two were on the charts at the same time too, so it might just be a freaky coincidence.

And on a similar note, RE: writers/producers redoing themselves: Listen to any Narada Michael Walden intro from the 80s (especially the trademark "vroom!" sound)

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Post by CraigS63 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:35 am

The verses on Smash Mouth's "All Star" seem to be a little like Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out with Him". Maybe just the bass playing is similar?

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Post by lyle76 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:20 am

asmara wrote:The Song Roscoe by Midlake sounds like the theme song by M.A.S.H.
HAHAHAHAH! shit man, you just ruined that song for me... wow.
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Post by rwc » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:09 am

Spyro Gyra - Tuesday

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Post by andrewfoshee » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:56 pm

Wow. I bet if you look hard enough - like every single song I've ever written probably sounds like another song. There's only so many ways to play the same notes. That being said ... whether they will admit to liking it or not, everyone has heard the 'I wanna run through the halls of my high school ...' John Mayer song (No Such Thing)

Now go to www.myspace.com/katyperry and listen to the song 'Mannequin'

It is unbashedly the exact same freaking song. The timing is even identicle. I see a lawsuit coming on ...
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Post by LeedyGuy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:59 pm

Holy crap! I hate Offspring anyway. Stupid ass band.
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Post by johnny7 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:28 pm

kentothink wrote:
Holy crap! I hate Offspring anyway. Stupid ass band.
I would say...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2vNEXqHo_o

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Post by thompsongs » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:49 am

man, everybody loves the white album huh?

radiohead - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LeLAELIxKY the chorus

the beatles - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giDbi2XTcyA[/url]

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Post by johnny7 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:55 am

Dang, that is blatant. They needed more tape delay on the pinao though...

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Post by bluesman » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:31 pm

kentothink wrote:There's always the classic "My Sweet Lord" and that Supremes (?) song.
That would be "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons
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Post by insanejeffrey » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:34 am

Also, Michael Jackson's "Rock With You" always reminds me of Boz Scaggs' "Lowdown" (which came a few years before) with their jazzy, flutey sound and both feature uniquely 'busy' high hat patterns too. :D

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