History Main / SuspiciouslySimilarSong

17th Jun '16 10:24:47 AM Luigifan
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Note that, under United States copyright law at least, it is perfectly legal to use the same exact tune as the original song ''if'' the derivative work is clearly a parody of the original (parodying a work is a protected form of expression; using an original tune to parody something unrelated is fuzzier) -- though this did not become official until it was upheld a 1994 court ruling, and would obviously not apply to instrumental versions or songs that were instrumental to begin with, hence most of the examples on this page.

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Note that, under United States copyright law at least, it is perfectly legal to use the same exact tune as the original song ''if'' the derivative work is clearly a parody of the original (parodying a work is a protected form of expression; using an original tune to parody something unrelated is fuzzier) -- though this did not become official until it was upheld in a 1994 court ruling, and would obviously not apply to instrumental versions or songs that were instrumental to begin with, hence most of the examples on this page.



Contrast with InTheStyleOf where the song is covered, in a style as far from the original as possible. When one song recycles the tune of another it's ToTheTuneOf. In the music industry, this is called "{{sampling}}", and usually requires permission...but it ain't always given. Basically CaptainErsatz or {{expy}} for music pieces. Also contrast MusicalPastiche.

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Contrast with InTheStyleOf where the song is covered, in a style as far from the original as possible. When one song recycles the tune of another another, it's ToTheTuneOf. In the music industry, this is called "{{sampling}}", and usually requires permission... but it ain't always given. Basically CaptainErsatz or {{expy}} for music pieces. Also contrast MusicalPastiche.
5th Dec '14 10:56:23 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''See, their song goes [[WithLyrics "ding-ding-ding da-da ding-ding/ding-ding-ding da-da ding-ding",]]\\

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->''See, their song goes [[WithLyrics "ding-ding-ding da-da ding-ding/ding-ding-ding da-da ding-ding",]]\\ding-ding",\\



[[PoesLaw It's totally different]].''

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[[PoesLaw It's totally different]].different.''
17th Apr '14 12:11:53 PM azul120
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Contrast with InTheStyleOf where the song is covered, in a style as far from the original as possible. When one song recycles the tune of another it's ToTheTuneOf. In the music industry, this is called "{{sampling}}", and usually requires permission...but it ain't always given. Basically CaptainErsatz or {{expy}} for music pieces. Also contrast MusicalPastiche

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Contrast with InTheStyleOf where the song is covered, in a style as far from the original as possible. When one song recycles the tune of another it's ToTheTuneOf. In the music industry, this is called "{{sampling}}", and usually requires permission...but it ain't always given. Basically CaptainErsatz or {{expy}} for music pieces. Also contrast MusicalPastiche
MusicalPastiche.
17th Apr '14 12:11:37 PM azul120
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[[RenamedTropes/QToZ Formerly known]] as the ''Jimmy Hart Version'' after Wrestling/JimmyHart, who, while in WCW, made a lot of these for the wrestlers' themes. Pay attention to that while the potholes named as such are no more common on this wiki, the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]] articles may still include a mention of the former Trope Namer, this way or the other.

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[[RenamedTropes/QToZ Formerly known]] as the ''Jimmy Hart Version'' after Wrestling/JimmyHart, who, while in WCW, made a lot of these for the wrestlers' themes. Pay attention to that while the potholes named as such are no more common on this wiki, the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]] ProfessionalWrestling articles may still include a mention of the former Trope Namer, this way or the other.
26th Oct '13 8:26:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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So as to avoid ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike, note that apparent cases of this are often not intentional plagiarism, but accidental replication of a song the artist didn't consciously remember; or (especially for partial matches of just a few notes) the two artists may have simply had the same idea independently.

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So as to avoid ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike, Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike, note that apparent cases of this are often not intentional plagiarism, but accidental replication of a song the artist didn't consciously remember; or (especially for partial matches of just a few notes) the two artists may have simply had the same idea independently.
9th Oct '13 7:22:45 PM JIKTV
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[[RenamedTropes/QToZ Formerly known]] as the ''Jimmy Hart Version'' after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hart Jimmy Hart]], who, during his tenure at [[{{WCW}} World Championship Wrestling]], made a lot of these for the wrestlers' themes. Pay attention to that while the potholes named as such are no more common on this wiki, the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]] articles may still include a mention of the former TropeNamer, this way or the other.

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[[RenamedTropes/QToZ Formerly known]] as the ''Jimmy Hart Version'' after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hart Jimmy Hart]], Wrestling/JimmyHart, who, during his tenure at [[{{WCW}} World Championship Wrestling]], while in WCW, made a lot of these for the wrestlers' themes. Pay attention to that while the potholes named as such are no more common on this wiki, the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]] articles may still include a mention of the former TropeNamer, Trope Namer, this way or the other.
16th Aug '13 12:29:15 PM guyy
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So as to avoid ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike, note that apparent cases of this are often not intentional plagiarism, but accidental replication of a song the artist didn't consciously remember; or (especially for partial matches of just a few notes) the two artists may have simply had the same idea independently.
4th Jul '13 2:31:50 PM PF
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[[RenamedTropes/QToZ Formerly known]] as ''Jimmy Hart Version'' after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hart Jimmy Hart]], who, during his tenure at [[{{WCW}} World Championship Wrestling]], made a lot of these for the wrestlers' themes. Pay attention to that while the potholes named as such are no more common on this wiki, the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]] articles may still include a mention of the former TropeNamer, this way or the other.

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[[RenamedTropes/QToZ Formerly known]] as the ''Jimmy Hart Version'' after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hart Jimmy Hart]], who, during his tenure at [[{{WCW}} World Championship Wrestling]], made a lot of these for the wrestlers' themes. Pay attention to that while the potholes named as such are no more common on this wiki, the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]] articles may still include a mention of the former TropeNamer, this way or the other.
4th Jul '13 2:25:35 PM PF
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Want to use a popular song for your soundtrack, with or without the original lyrics, but don't have the money to get the rights? You can always get some studio musician to record a Suspiciously Similar Song -- an instrumental version of the tune with a note tweaked here and there, designed to sound as much like the original as possible while being different enough not to violate copyright.

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Want to use a popular song for your soundtrack, with or without the original lyrics, but don't have the money to get the rights? You can always get some studio musician to record a Suspiciously Similar Song suspiciously similar song -- an instrumental version of the tune with a note tweaked here and there, designed to sound as much like the original as possible while being different enough not to violate copyright.



Contrast with InTheStyleOf where the song is covered, in a style as far from the original as possible. When one song recycles the tune of another it's ToTheTuneOf. In the music industry, this is called "{{Sampling}}", and usually requires permission...but it ain't always given. Basically CaptainErsatz or {{Expy}} for music pieces. Also contrast MusicalPastiche

[[RenamedTropes/QToZ Formerly codenamed]] as ''Jimmy Hart Version'' after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hart James Ray Hart]], who, during his tenure at {{WCW}}, made a lot of these for the wrestlers' themes. Pay attention to that while the potholes named as such are no more common on this wiki, the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]] articles may still include a mention of the former TropeNamer, this way or the other.

Note that if you're just [[ThemeTuneCameo reworking your own theme]], that doesn't count since it's ''your own'' copyright you would be violating. And nobody cares about that - let's not go ballistic here.

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Contrast with InTheStyleOf where the song is covered, in a style as far from the original as possible. When one song recycles the tune of another it's ToTheTuneOf. In the music industry, this is called "{{Sampling}}", "{{sampling}}", and usually requires permission...but it ain't always given. Basically CaptainErsatz or {{Expy}} {{expy}} for music pieces. Also contrast MusicalPastiche

[[RenamedTropes/QToZ Formerly codenamed]] known]] as ''Jimmy Hart Version'' after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Hart James Ray Jimmy Hart]], who, during his tenure at {{WCW}}, [[{{WCW}} World Championship Wrestling]], made a lot of these for the wrestlers' themes. Pay attention to that while the potholes named as such are no more common on this wiki, the [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestling]] articles may still include a mention of the former TropeNamer, this way or the other.

Note that if you're just [[ThemeTuneCameo reworking your own theme]], that doesn't count since it's ''your own'' copyright you would be violating. And nobody cares about that - let's not go ballistic here.that.
23rd Dec '12 11:14:15 AM Medinoc
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Contrast with InTheStyleOf where the song is covered, in a style as far from the original as possible. When one song recycles the tune of another it's ToTheTuneOf. In the music industry, this is called "{{Sampling}}", and usually requires permission...but it ain't always given. Basically CaptainErsatz or {{Expy}} for music pieces.

to:

Contrast with InTheStyleOf where the song is covered, in a style as far from the original as possible. When one song recycles the tune of another it's ToTheTuneOf. In the music industry, this is called "{{Sampling}}", and usually requires permission...but it ain't always given. Basically CaptainErsatz or {{Expy}} for music pieces.
pieces. Also contrast MusicalPastiche
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