History SuspiciouslySimilarSong / Commercials

19th May '17 10:54:32 AM Bahuvrihi
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* The music used in a local PublicServiceAnnouncement about water conservation sounds exactly like TheMonkees' "Daydream Believer". They get around it by having voices sing a wordless riff every once in a while that presumably counts as an original melody, but if you know the lyrics you can sing along with the music without missing a beat at all. The structure and chords are identical.

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* The music used in a local PublicServiceAnnouncement about water conservation sounds exactly like TheMonkees' Music/TheMonkees' "Daydream Believer". They get around it by having voices sing a wordless riff every once in a while that presumably counts as an original melody, but if you know the lyrics you can sing along with the music without missing a beat at all. The structure and chords are identical.



* An ad for Hidden Valley Ranch uses a mostly instrumental (save for some wordless vocals) Suspiciously Similar Song to TheMonkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday". Since the song has the word "valley" in the title and chorus, it's possible that they originally set out to use a full-on RepurposedPopSong version.

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* An ad for Hidden Valley Ranch uses a mostly instrumental (save for some wordless vocals) Suspiciously Similar Song to TheMonkees' Music/TheMonkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday". Since the song has the word "valley" in the title and chorus, it's possible that they originally set out to use a full-on RepurposedPopSong version.
18th Feb '17 7:53:01 AM Bassman
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* The [[https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AITG/peek-a-boos-phone-holder commercial]] for Ty's Peek-A-Boo phone holders has a song that sounds incredibly similar to {{Devo}}'s "Whip It", albeit without a guitar and sounds almost techno-like. Ironically, Devo has a song named "Peek-A-Boo"

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* The [[https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AITG/peek-a-boos-phone-holder commercial]] for Ty's Peek-A-Boo phone holders has a song that sounds incredibly similar to {{Devo}}'s [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]]'s "Whip It", albeit without a guitar and sounds almost techno-like. Ironically, Devo has a song named "Peek-A-Boo"
18th Feb '17 7:52:20 AM Bassman
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* The [[https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AITG/peek-a-boos-phone-holder commercial]] for Ty's Peek-A-Boo phone holders has a song that sounds incredibly similar to Devo's "Whip It", albeit without a guitar and sounds almost techno-like. Ironically, Devo has a song named "Peek-A-Boo"

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* The [[https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AITG/peek-a-boos-phone-holder commercial]] for Ty's Peek-A-Boo phone holders has a song that sounds incredibly similar to Devo's {{Devo}}'s "Whip It", albeit without a guitar and sounds almost techno-like. Ironically, Devo has a song named "Peek-A-Boo"
18th Feb '17 7:51:58 AM Bassman
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* Commercials for the Simply Fit Board use a ripoff of "Wipeout" by The Surfaris.

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* Commercials for the Simply Fit Board use a ripoff of "Wipeout" by The Surfaris.Surfaris.
* The [[https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AITG/peek-a-boos-phone-holder commercial]] for Ty's Peek-A-Boo phone holders has a song that sounds incredibly similar to Devo's "Whip It", albeit without a guitar and sounds almost techno-like. Ironically, Devo has a song named "Peek-A-Boo"
4th Feb '17 6:45:07 PM KoopaKid17
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* Commercials for the Simply Fit Board use a ripoff of "Wipeout" by the Surfaris.

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* Commercials for the Simply Fit Board use a ripoff of "Wipeout" by the The Surfaris.
4th Feb '17 6:44:24 PM KoopaKid17
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* One ad for Lunchables had characters washing cars to a song that wasn't ''quite'' "Carwash" by Rose Royce.

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* One ad for Lunchables had characters washing cars to a song that wasn't ''quite'' "Carwash" by Rose Royce.Royce.
* Commercials for the Simply Fit Board use a ripoff of "Wipeout" by the Surfaris.
12th Jan '17 10:00:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Here's an interesting one: Listen to ESPosthumus's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ "Pompeii"]], used in quite a few movie trailers. Then listen to Pfeifer Broz' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X1_Zyqv2Hk "DNA Reaction"]], a song made especially for movie trailers -- particularly the latter half.

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* Here's an interesting one: Listen to ESPosthumus's Music/ESPosthumus's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ "Pompeii"]], used in quite a few movie trailers. Then listen to Pfeifer Broz' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X1_Zyqv2Hk "DNA Reaction"]], a song made especially for movie trailers -- particularly the latter half.



* There is a Kraft Dinner ad with a teen listening to an [=MP3=] player. The player is playing the first few notes from "American Woman" by TheGuessWho over and over again.
* TheMightyMightyBosstones sued Pizza Hut over a commercial that used an instrumental backing that was suspiciously similar to "The Impression That I Get" at the height of the song's popularity.

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* There is a Kraft Dinner ad with a teen listening to an [=MP3=] player. The player is playing the first few notes from "American Woman" by TheGuessWho Music/TheGuessWho over and over again.
* TheMightyMightyBosstones Music/TheMightyMightyBosstones sued Pizza Hut over a commercial that used an instrumental backing that was suspiciously similar to "The Impression That I Get" at the height of the song's popularity.
30th Nov '16 10:33:35 AM Pichu-kun
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9setChNr-bE This commercial for a Brazilian college]] features a song that sounds uncannily similar to Music/DemiLovato's "Confident".

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9setChNr-bE This commercial for a Brazilian college]] features a song that sounds uncannily similar to Music/DemiLovato's "Confident"."Confident".
* One ad for Lunchables had characters washing cars to a song that wasn't ''quite'' "Carwash" by Rose Royce.
8th Nov '16 8:56:41 AM PerfumePreppy
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9setChNr-bE This commercial for a Brazilian college]] features a song that is uncannily similar to Music/DemiLovato's "Confident".

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9setChNr-bE This commercial for a Brazilian college]] features a song that is sounds uncannily similar to Music/DemiLovato's "Confident".
8th Nov '16 8:53:39 AM PerfumePreppy
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* Honda uses two piano notes that sound like the second and third of the NBC chimes.

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* Honda uses two piano notes that sound like the second and third of the NBC chimes.chimes.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9setChNr-bE This commercial for a Brazilian college]] features a song that is uncannily similar to Music/DemiLovato's "Confident".
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