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7th Jun '16 10:42:38 AM tropesinreadiness
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While we're at it, please note that this has ''nothing'' to do with songs that happen to be in the same tempo. For instance, it's a well-known and curious fact that Music/{{LMFAO}}'s "Party Rock Anthem" matches the ''Franchise/StarWars'' Cantina theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=84WpcmJ28Yg in the middle]], as well as [[TheRoaringTwenties the Charleston]] (as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj9_PKu9UzE here]]). But this trope is about ''lyrics'', which the Cantina theme and the Charleston don't really have. As such, this fact is cute trivia, but has nothing to do with this trope. Besides, songs being in the same tempo is a "Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs" thing.
4th Jun '16 7:53:46 PM gewunomox
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** Music/TheWho's "I Can't Explain" has a similar feel and guitar tone to Music/TheKinks' "You Really Got Me". Both were produced by Shel Talmy, and Townshend himself admitted "Explain" was written as a Kinks ripoff. TheClash later used the riff from "I Can't Explain" twice, once for "Clash City Rockers" and again for "Guns On The Roof".

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** Music/TheWho's "I Can't Explain" has a similar feel and guitar tone to Music/TheKinks' "You Really Got Me". Both were produced by Shel Talmy, and Townshend himself admitted "Explain" was written as a Kinks ripoff. TheClash Music/TheClash later used the riff from "I Can't Explain" twice, once for "Clash City Rockers" and again for "Guns On The Roof".
7th May '16 11:02:44 AM tropesinreadiness
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* The GoCompare jingle is to the tune of "Over There," by George M. Cohan of ''Film/YankeeDoodleDandy'' fame.
7th May '16 10:57:27 AM tropesinreadiness
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* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'': Michael learns the Pledge of Allegiance by singing it to "Old McDonald."
25th Apr '16 11:25:55 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'', the melody sung by the two ThresholdGuardians is that of Martin Luther's "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein." Its arrangement is a stylistic homage to Music/JohannSebastianBach's chorale preludes.
6th Feb '16 11:19:20 AM nombretomado
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* Just about every [[AustralianRulesFootball Australian Football League]] club theme song is an existing song with rewritten lyrics, as can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSANBgZzi6o&feature=related here]]. The only exceptions are Fremantle (which includes a small section from "Song of the Volga Boatmen"), Port Adelaide and West Coast. * The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbqQLsPCAhQ Perth Wildcats' anthem]] is to the tune of the "Hallelujah Chorus".

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* Just about every [[AustralianRulesFootball [[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball Australian Football League]] club theme song is an existing song with rewritten lyrics, as can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSANBgZzi6o&feature=related here]]. The only exceptions are Fremantle (which includes a small section from "Song of the Volga Boatmen"), Port Adelaide and West Coast. * The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbqQLsPCAhQ Perth Wildcats' anthem]] is to the tune of the "Hallelujah Chorus".
1st Feb '16 9:01:18 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' also uses ''What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor'' with original lyrics in ''Perfect Pirate Day''. They then sang ''Brahms Lullaby'' to original lyrics about staying awake in ''Smellalicious Flower''

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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' also uses ''What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor'' with original lyrics in ''Perfect Pirate Day''. They then sang a song with original lyrics about staying awake to the tune of ''Brahms Lullaby'' to original lyrics about staying awake in ''Smellalicious Flower''
1st Feb '16 8:56:37 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' also uses ''What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor'' with original lyrics in ''Perfect Pirate Day''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' also uses ''What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor'' with original lyrics in ''Perfect Pirate Day''. They then sang ''Brahms Lullaby'' to original lyrics about staying awake in ''Smellalicious Flower''
1st Feb '16 8:47:27 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' also uses ''What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor'' with original lyrics in ''Perfect Pirate Day''.
30th Jan '16 8:42:53 AM BKelly95
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]]" ends with the group performing an inclusive, secularized rewrite of "Silent Night". (''Sensible night, appropriate night / Snow on ground, left and right...'')

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** When Pierce tries to write a song for the college, he repeatedly does this with children's songs. It also turns out he did this with ads for Hawthorne Wipes. After a comment from Annie, he finally writes a school song...set to "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby And The Range.
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"[[Recap/CommunityS1E12ComparativeReligion Comparative Religion]]" ends with the group performing an inclusive, secularized rewrite of "Silent Night". (''Sensible night, appropriate night / Snow on ground, left and right...'')


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* Rebecca from ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hired a songwriter to compose a jingle for the bar only to discover his method was to do this with children's songs. She fires him, only to discover his previous jingle was rather effective.
* One task on ''[[Series/TheApprentice The Celebrity Apprentice]]'' was to make an ad for a Mexican-themed beverage. Ian Ziering repeatedly tried get his team to use his suggestion: a jingle to the tune of "La Cucaracha''. However, he was rejected just as repeatedly. After his team lost, he brought it up in the boardroom. Trump was so infuriated that he wanted to use a song he couldn't use, he fired Ziering immediately.


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* The short lived cartoon ''Pro Stars'' originally had a theme song with new lyrics set to Music/{{Queen}}'s "We Will Rock You". This was rather appropriate given that the song is a staple of sporting events and the main characters were fictionalized versions of famous athletes (Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and Bo Jackson). Unfortunately, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died from AIDS a couple of months into the show's run and a new theme song was put in place.
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