History SuspiciouslySimilarSong / Music

22nd Oct '17 6:15:52 PM SkepticProf
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* My Chemical Romance's iconic song "Welcome to the Black Parade" clearly takes a lot of influence from both Pachelbel's Canon in D Major (the chord progression is similar, as far as I can tell even identical, aside from being in the key of G major) and the first act finale from Les Miserables (with which it shares not only the chord progression - which is also based on Pachelbel's - but also the lyrical themes of oppression, uprising, death/sacrifice, and perseverance/defiance, AND the style and call-response dynamic set up during the conclusion). MCR were obviously at least fans of musical theater, and very likely were also inspired by some of the more influential classical pieces.

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* My Chemical Romance's iconic song "Welcome to the Black Parade" clearly takes a lot of influence from both Pachelbel's Canon in D Major (the chord progression is similar, as far as I can tell even identical, aside from being in the key of G major) and the first act finale from Les Miserables (with which it shares not only the chord progression - which is also based on Pachelbel's - but also the lyrical themes of oppression, uprising, death/sacrifice, and perseverance/defiance, AND the style and call-response dynamic set up during the conclusion). MCR were obviously at least fans of musical theater, and very likely were also inspired by some of the more influential classical pieces.pieces.
* Kelly Clarkson's "Heartbeat Song" is nearly isomorphic to Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle," which has led to some epic mashups. Clarkson admits listening to "The Middle" a lot on the bus on the way to school.
28th Sep '17 9:12:08 AM Lirodon
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* Music/TwistedSister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" is derived from the Christmas hymn "O Come All Ye Faithful". Lampshaded when the band did an album with rock covers of Christmas songs, where "O Come All Ye Faithful" is performed [[InTheStyleOf exactly like]] "We're Not Gonna Take It".
27th Sep '17 5:59:34 AM jc1090
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* Parts of Music/VanessaHudgens' song "Come Back to Me" sound a lot like Music/AvrilLavigne's "Complicated" at times.

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* Parts of Music/VanessaHudgens' song "Come Back to Me" sound a lot like Music/AvrilLavigne's "Complicated" at times.times.
* My Chemical Romance's iconic song "Welcome to the Black Parade" clearly takes a lot of influence from both Pachelbel's Canon in D Major (the chord progression is similar, as far as I can tell even identical, aside from being in the key of G major) and the first act finale from Les Miserables (with which it shares not only the chord progression - which is also based on Pachelbel's - but also the lyrical themes of oppression, uprising, death/sacrifice, and perseverance/defiance, AND the style and call-response dynamic set up during the conclusion). MCR were obviously at least fans of musical theater, and very likely were also inspired by some of the more influential classical pieces.
25th Sep '17 11:08:00 PM Nakayama90
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* The chorus of Music/EllieGoulding's "Burn" sounds a lot like the chorus to Music/BruceSpringsteen's "I'm Goin' Down".

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* The chorus of Music/EllieGoulding's "Burn" sounds a lot like the chorus to Music/BruceSpringsteen's "I'm Goin' Down".Down".
* Parts of Music/VanessaHudgens' song "Come Back to Me" sound a lot like Music/AvrilLavigne's "Complicated" at times.
20th Sep '17 6:00:12 PM Den
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* Cascada loves this trope. Their song "San Francisco" not only sounds exactly like Katy Perry's "California Gurls," but has the same theme, just moving the action a few hundred miles north from LA.
19th Sep '17 2:51:40 PM ectostar
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* "You're So Cool" by Nicole Dollanganger closely resembles "Robbers" by The 1975. One could dismiss it as a coincidence (since both songs fall under the IndiePop genre) if the final line of "Robbers" wasn't "'''you look so cool'''".

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* "You're So Cool" by Nicole Dollanganger Music/NicoleDollanganger closely resembles "Robbers" by The 1975.Music/The1975. One could dismiss it as a coincidence (since both songs fall under the IndiePop genre) if the final line of "Robbers" wasn't "'''you look so cool'''".
12th Sep '17 8:26:53 AM GentleMart
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** The tune for the chorus of "Bump in the Night" by Allstars also sounds very similar to "You Give Love a Bad Name".
3rd Sep '17 4:48:44 AM GrammarNavi
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* Asher Roth's "I Love College" was originally based around a sample of "Say It Ain't So" by {{Weezer}}. Once it got an official release, he couldn't get the sample cleared, so it became a Suspiciously Similar version... which accidentally made it sound a little like "Waiting On The World To Change" by John Mayer instead.

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* Asher Roth's "I Love College" was originally based around a sample of "Say It Ain't So" by {{Weezer}}.Music/{{Weezer}}. Once it got an official release, he couldn't get the sample cleared, so it became a Suspiciously Similar version... which accidentally made it sound a little like "Waiting On The World To Change" by John Mayer instead.



* The verse in Music/GwenStefani's "What You Waiting For?" is sung in an almost identical melody to the one in {{Weezer}}'s "Hash Pipe".

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* The verse in Music/GwenStefani's "What You Waiting For?" is sung in an almost identical melody to the one in {{Weezer}}'s Music/{{Weezer}}'s "Hash Pipe".
25th Aug '17 5:16:07 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* Ashley Tisdale's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4sTHw7HEfHo He Said She Said song organ riff intro sounds a bit similar to Saberwulf's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xTdyGSDuixQ Killer Instinct SNES theme.

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* Ashley Tisdale's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4sTHw7HEfHo He Said She Said song organ riff intro sounds a bit similar to Saberwulf's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xTdyGSDuixQ Killer Instinct SNES theme.theme.
* The chorus of Music/EllieGoulding's "Burn" sounds a lot like the chorus to Music/BruceSpringsteen's "I'm Goin' Down".
18th Aug '17 8:10:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* Beyonce [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeonBmeFR8o&list=RDPeonBmeFR8o#t=107 "Hold Up"]] sounds to me like Shaggy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWJrPzAUzAs&list=RDXWJrPzAUzAs&index= "Angel"]]

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* Beyonce Music/{{Beyonce}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeonBmeFR8o&list=RDPeonBmeFR8o#t=107 "Hold Up"]] sounds to me like Shaggy [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWJrPzAUzAs&list=RDXWJrPzAUzAs&index= "Angel"]]



* Daughtry's "Waiting For Superman" has a riff that sounds almost the same as Far East Movement's "Rockateer".

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* Daughtry's Music/{{Daughtry}}'s "Waiting For Superman" has a riff that sounds almost the same as Far East Movement's "Rockateer".



* Music/Safetysuit's "Stay" sounds incredibly similar to Music/{{Switchfoot}}'s "Meant to Live." They sound enough alike that most people seem to initially think that "Stay" is a cover of "Meant to Live."

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* Music/Safetysuit's Music/{{Safetysuit}}'s "Stay" sounds incredibly similar to Music/{{Switchfoot}}'s "Meant to Live." They sound enough alike that most people seem to initially think that "Stay" is a cover of "Meant to Live."



* Speaking of GetScared, their song "(Setting Yourself Up For) Sarcasm" is extremely similar to "Paralyzed" by TheUsed. Get Scared, another PostHardcore band from Utah, are huge fans of The Used and have cited them as a major influence on their music.

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* Speaking of GetScared, Music/GetScared, their song "(Setting Yourself Up For) Sarcasm" is extremely similar to "Paralyzed" by TheUsed.Music/TheUsed. Get Scared, another PostHardcore band from Utah, are huge fans of The Used and have cited them as a major influence on their music.



* Charlotte Gainsbourg's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YphYOAEooSc 5:55]], composed by Music/{{Air}}, sounds exactly like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqcPSbkS9TQ Dire, Dire Docks]] from VideoGame/SuperMario64.

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* Charlotte Gainsbourg's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YphYOAEooSc 5:55]], composed by Music/{{Air}}, sounds exactly like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqcPSbkS9TQ Dire, Dire Docks]] from VideoGame/SuperMario64.''VideoGame/SuperMario64''.



* Gary Jules' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4 Mad World]]" (also known as the [[strike:''GearsOfWar'' commercial theme]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic that sad song from the climax of]] ''Film/DonnieDarko'') sounds like a slow, calm version of TheOffspring's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=numCZoBFcv4 "Gone Away"]]. Of course, Music/TearsForFears [[CoveredUp performed it]] two years before Music/TheOffspring even existed.

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* Gary Jules' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4 Mad World]]" (also known as the [[strike:''GearsOfWar'' [[strike:''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' commercial theme]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic that sad song from the climax of]] ''Film/DonnieDarko'') sounds like a slow, calm version of TheOffspring's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=numCZoBFcv4 "Gone Away"]]. Of course, Music/TearsForFears [[CoveredUp performed it]] two years before Music/TheOffspring even existed.
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