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Sam Smith Settles Copyright With Tom Petty

January 26th, 2015 by

Sam Smith vs. Tom Petty

Wow. This actually happened! Tom Petty and ELO’s Jeff Lynne have been added to Sam Smith’s hit “Stay With Me”. Coincidence or not, the internet has been talking about this one for a while. Here’s a snippet from

Over the weekend, The Sun reported that Sam Smith had quietly and amicably settled a copyright dispute with Tom Petty over the likeness between Smith’s three-time Grammy-nominated “Stay With Me” and Petty’s Full Moon Fever hit “I Won’t Back Down,” co-written with ELO’s Jeff Lynne. In a statement to Rolling Stone, Smith’s reps have confirmed that “Stay With Me” is now co-credited to Petty and Lynne, adding that while there are undeniable “similarities” between the two singles, it was a “complete coincidence.” –

And here is the music:

Sam Smith - "Stay With Me" (2014)

Tom Petty - "I Won't Back Down" (1989)

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Original post: Sam Smith vs. Tom Petty

The Clash vs. Say Anything

January 23rd, 2015 by


Here’s a good one submitted by Robbie via facebook.

Check out the guitar riff in Say Anything‘s “Hate Everyone” and The Clash‘s “Rudy Can’t Fail”

The Clash - "Rudy Can't Fail" (1979)

Say Anything - "Hate Everyone" (2009)

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The Clash vs. One Direction



Jimmy Eat World vs. Kelly Clarkson

January 12th, 2015 by

Jimmy Eat World vs. Kelly Clarkson

Thanks to Kenny for sending this to me

Wow, check out Kelly Clarkson’s new track “Heartbeat Song”. You might immediately recognize the similarity to Jimmy Eat World‘s hit  “The Middle”.


Kelly Clarkson - "Heartbeat Song (Chorus)" (2015)

Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle (Chorus)" (2001)


Kelly Clarkson - "Heartbeat Song (Verse)" (2015)
Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle (Verse)" (2001)


And here are the full songs:

Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song” (2015)

Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle” (2001)

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Elvis Presley vs. Deniece Williams

January 7th, 2015 by

This past week as I fired up my fake fireplace on Netflix I threw on some Elvis holiday classics. “The Next Step is Love” (1970) came on and all I could think of is Deniece Williams’ 1984 hit “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”. Check it out!

Elvis Presley - "The Next Step is Loves" (1970)

Deniece Williams - "Let's Hear It For The Boy" (1984)

That Dog vs. Tonight Alive

January 6th, 2015 by

Tonight Alive's song "The Other Side" sounds just like a That Dog song from 1997

This glorious gem submitted by Robbie is a no-brainer for ThatSongSoundsLike. Have a listen to the opening verses of Tonight Alive‘s 2013 track “The Other Side” and That Dog‘s 1997 track “Minneapolis”.

Tonight Alive - "The Other Side" (2013)

That Dog - "Minneapolis" (1997)

But wait! There’s More! Check out the album art on Tonight Alive’s record:

Tonight Alive - The Other Side

Look familiar?

Interpol “Obstacle 1″ (2002)


One Direction “Night Changes” Sounds Like a Lot of Songs

December 29th, 2014 by

One Direction vs. The Sscript vs. Bruce Springsteen

I keep telling myself that I’m done posting about One Direction on this site but they just keep coming. Here’s a taste of one of their new singles “Night Changes”. As you can see from the photo above The Boss and the dude from The Script don’t seem to happy.

One Direction - "Night Changes" (2014)
The Script - "I’m Yours" (2008)
Bruce Springsteen - "You’ll Be Comin’ Down" (2007)
Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" (1987)

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