UPDATE: Green Day vs. ELO vs. Mott the Hoople

November 2nd, 2009 by

Another great one from Dave
This is an update for Green Day vs. Elo vs. Scott McKenzie

Check out the chorus of Green Day’s “21 Guns” next to the 1972 Mott the Hoople track “All the Young Dudes” (written by David Bowie)

Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes" (1972)

Green Day - "21 Guns" (2009)

Electric Light Orchestra - "Telephone Line" (1976)

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10 Responses to “UPDATE: Green Day vs. ELO vs. Mott the Hoople”

  1. avatar Kat says:

    vs…David Bowie? He wrote that for Mott The Hoople. Well, I guess that doesn’t count because he wrote it FOR them.

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  2. You may want to add “Hey Jude”,by the Beatles to your list!

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    Keith Reply:

    Hi! Are you referring to the “nah nah nah naaah” part in “Hey Jude”?

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  3. avatar Guidedbyvoices says:

    You may want to add Telephone Lines.

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    Keith Reply:

    Yup. Got that one:
    http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2009/10/22/green-day-vs-elo-vs-scott-mckenzie/

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    Haasey Reply:

    Have also been able to hear Hey Jude in 21 Guns for some time.

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  4. avatar Steve says:

    Even further back, “Baby You A Rich Man”. When John singing responses, ‘What did you find when you were there?”

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  5. avatar Travis says:

    yup first thing i actually thought of was moot the hoople

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  6. avatar Michael says:

    You must also add the Pokemon D/P Route 209 theme!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W-NHrwJgWzM

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  7. avatar Mark Adams says:

    The verse sounds like Heart of Gold. There are just small similarities to many songs.

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