Eleanor just submitted 5 Seconds of Summer and this Plain White T’s track which followed a note by Mark that pointed out “Thorn Tree in the Garden” by Derek and the Dominos (which featured Eric Clapton and the original “Layla” recording). I think the Dominos track is a bit of a stretch so I edited two phrases in the verse together to emphasize the melody. It seems that if you’re writing a sad acoustic ballad this is a good go-to melody.
5 Seconds of Summer - "Amnesia" (2014)
Plain White T's - "Hey There Delilah" (2005)
Derek and the Dominos - "Thorn Tree in the Garden" (1972)
There is a Dutch singer-songwriter duo called Nick & Simon and they wrote a song called Julia. Then they made 154 versions of the song. I don’t have time to listen to any more than the one that William sent my way but it sounds just like Green Day‘s “When I Come Around”. Do the other 153 versions sound like other songs as well??
Nick & Simon - "Julia" (2013)
Green Day - "When I Come Around" (1994)
“Nick & Simon released many different versions of the song, each with another female given name as title. Eight versions were released on CD, but on iTunes 154 versions were released (see different versions). Nick & Simon established a record in the Guinness Book of Records with this song, because they released 155 singles on one day. This has never been done before.
The single debuted at the peak position in both the Dutch Top 40 and the Mega Single Top 100.The song became the first number-one single for Nick & Simon in the Dutch Top 40 and the first number-one debut in that chart since Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in 2011. “Julia” was the tenth number-one single for the duo in the Mega Single Top 100.” – Wikipedia
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The big offender here is this kid Taylor Caniff. Who is Taylor Caniff you might ask? I’m still not sure. Check out his Vine feed and you’ll get a good idea.
He’s one of the many young teens pulling in millions of 12 year old followers on the Vine mobile app. What does he do on there? Good question. The rest of the 18-and-over Vine community is still trying to figure that out. Who is Pontus Pettersson? He doesn’t have millions of followers on Vine but I guess his song was stolen??
If you’re satisfied with the 3 second clip posted by TheThirdPew above then listen no further. Otherwise, have a listen to the following .
Pontus Pettersson – “Buckwild” (December 2013)
2Virgins - Buckwild (feat. Taylor Caniff) (April 2014)
Left: Pitbull, Right: There are a lot of great random photos of Steven Tyler (Aerosmith). This is one of them.
I don’t have a lot of info on this new Pitbull track but the vocal is very similar to Aerosmith‘s 1975 hit “Walk This Way” (later covered by/with Run D.M.C.). I’m sure it’s some sort of homage, but to Aerosmith or Run D.M.C.?
Pitbull - "Fireball (clip 1)" (2014)
Pitbull - "Fireball (clip 2)" (2014)
Aerosmith - "Walk This Way" (1975)
Aerosmith w/Run D.M.C. - "Walk This Way" (1986)
After hearing the Pitbull track I couldn’t help hearing a bit of Michael Jackson‘s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah chant in the guitar riff. I also just found out this tidbit from Wikipedia:
“The coda is “Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah”. Makossa is a Cameroonian music genre and dance. Dibango sued Jackson and settled out of court for one million French francs, agreeing thereby to waive future rights to this recording but not future use of the material.” from wikipedia
Michael Jackson - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (1983)
I was just on a road trip listening to an XM radio station when Demi Lovato‘s “Really Don’t Care” (2014) came on. As soon as the chorus kicked in all I could think of was Pat Benatar‘s “Shadows of the Night” from 1982. Amiright????!!
Demi Lovato - "Really Don't Care" (2014)
Pat Benatar - "Shadows of the Night" (1982)
Of course today’s pop songs are not complete without a couple of strategically placed “oh oh oh’s”. After listening to “Really Don’t Care” check out this short clip in Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”.
Katy Perry - "California Gurls" (2010)
Check out more “California Gurls” in these two posts:
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Mark Adams: And If It’s Love by Train (2009). http://www.vevo.com/watch/trai n/If-Its-Love/USSM21000538#...
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Mark Adams: Can’t Stop Lovin’ You by Aerosmith (2012) has a passage that goes: Hey I can’t stop...
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"I had heard stories about this guy, whom we will call 'Larry'...people who worked with this guy told me Larry will just take an old song, cut it up in Pro Tools, and redo it, changing the smallest number of parts necessary to consider it a "new" song. That is his formula"
- Butch Walker
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