Unusual song similarities

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by chipmolter, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. chipmolter

    chipmolter Guest

    Aug 27, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    Ever hear a song for the first time and think "That sounds ridiculously familiar," then realize it's a completely different song, from a completely different genre? I have. Here's a few fun pairs I've found:

    1.We'll start easy:
    Danzig "Twist of Cain" vs. Led Zeppelin "In MyTime of Dying"

    Definitely. No question. The riff during Danzig's chorus is a direct lift. This one really isn't much of a surprise considering what a classic rock(esp. Doors) fan Glenn is.

    2.This one made me giggle when I discovered it:D :
    Weezer "Hashpipe" vs. Lita Ford "Kiss Me Deadly"

    Honest. Sing the following words along with Senor Cuomo during the first verse: "Went to a party last Saturday night. Didn't get laid. Got in a fight. WHOA. It aint' no big thing.":p

    3.Keep an open mind for this one:
    Radiohead "Creep" vs. Buddy Holly "The Air that I Breathe"

    The slow bass and drum parts of each song line up exactly.

    Can you think of anymore? Extra points for really different music genres. No points for covers, even if they are Pat Boone's version of "You Got Another Think Coming".
  2. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Emotions - Best of my Love 1977
    Mariah Carey - Emotions 1991

  3. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I have a similar problem with a song, "Life of my own" from the 3 doors down cd (track 6). The solo is strikingly familiar to something that I remember, but I can't place my finger on it... At least you can figure out what these songs are similar to!:p

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  4. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Phil Collins' "I Wish It Would Rain Down" and Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" share some similarities, ie. their choruses.

    Didn't Phil Collins also get dinged by Huey Lewis for "Sussudio" because it sounded like "I Want A New Drug"? I think that one actually went to court.
  5. I don't think that was Phil Collins, and I think it was the Ghost Busters theme song.
  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Oh yeah.
  7. Canadianbassman

    Canadianbassman Guest

    Jan 20, 2001
    papa roach "last resort" and green day's "brain stew"...
  8. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and The ABC's.
  9. Whoa! Can you spell lawsuit?:D
  10. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
  11. RHCFlea


    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    yeah the brain stew riff is in part of it.
  12. RHCFlea


    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    A lot of 3 doors down sounds like other stuff
  13. both rip-offs of Chicago's 25 or 6 to 4 IMO
  14. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    nirvana sometimes sounds similar to venom. when i'm drunk "smell like..." sounds similar to "countess bathory"!!!:eek:
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Huey Lewis & The News vs. Ray Parker, Jr.
    "I Want A New Drug" & "Ghostbusters"...
  16. I've herd there is also an Iron Madain song that sounds just like 'last resort'
  17. That would be Genghis Kahn.
  18. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    no, its not.

    If we turn to TAB ( :D ) here, we can easily see that they are completely different chord progressions and are in different keys.

    Last resort-

    B:-55--33--11--00--33--55--33--11--00--33-- etc.

    Brain stew-

    Eb:-55--33--22--11--00--55--33--22--11--00-- etc.

    It pays to be a know-it-all :cool:
  19. I thought the Papa Roach song was the bass part from Green Day's "Brain Stew" and the guitar part is Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name".

    How about the bass line from Bush's "Comedown"?Nearly identicle to Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name"...
  20. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    How about:
    Tricky: Hell's Around the Corner
    Portishead: Glory Box

    (of course they both sampled the exact same Isaac Hayes riff, so I guess they both also sound like Isaac Hayes :) )