History SuspiciouslySimilarSong / Commercials

1st Sep '17 7:57:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* A ''[[YoshisIsland Yoshi's New Island]]'' commercial has a song that sounds like Music/{{Haim}}'s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Le2cDwCRM Go Slow]]".

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* A ''[[YoshisIsland ''[[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Yoshi's New Island]]'' commercial has a song that sounds like Music/{{Haim}}'s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Le2cDwCRM Go Slow]]".
30th Jun '17 5:30:05 AM klausbaudelaire
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* In the Philippines, a jingle clearly based on "The Lazy Song" by Music/BrunoMars was used for a liquor commercial. It's either the composers did live up to the original song's premise and "took inspiration" from it, or they made a similar tune to Mars' simply because of his popularity.
** A commercial for Nido Junior milk urging parents to "check the label" definitely needs no checking as to [[Music/{{Beyonce}} who originally made]] the song used.

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* In the Philippines, a jingle [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkYGY7nDejI jingle]] clearly based on "The Lazy Song" by Music/BrunoMars was used for a liquor commercial. It's either the composers did live up to the original song's premise and "took inspiration" from it, or they made a similar tune to Mars' simply because of his popularity.
** A commercial [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2GA-r4_R2M commercial]] for Nido Junior milk urging parents to "check the label" definitely needs no checking as to [[Music/{{Beyonce}} who originally made]] the song used.
29th Jun '17 2:45:07 AM klausbaudelaire
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* A Commercial for Barbie dolls uses a song that's blatantly based off Music/{{Aqua}}'s "Barbie Girl".
** Several, some of which keep the "Come on Barbie/Let's go party" part. It's ironic that a song they initially sued over now figures heavily in their advertising.

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* A Commercial for Barbie dolls uses In the Philippines, a song that's blatantly jingle clearly based off Music/{{Aqua}}'s "Barbie Girl".
** Several, some of which keep the "Come
on Barbie/Let's go party" part. "The Lazy Song" by Music/BrunoMars was used for a liquor commercial. It's ironic that either the composers did live up to the original song's premise and "took inspiration" from it, or they made a similar tune to Mars' simply because of his popularity.
** A commercial for Nido Junior milk urging parents to "check the label" definitely needs no checking as to [[Music/{{Beyonce}} who originally made]] the
song they initially sued over now figures heavily in their advertising.used.
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.
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