The Beatles vs. The Offspring

November 8th, 2009 by

Submitted by Emily and Griff in Oakton, VA

The chorus of The Offspring‘s 1998 track sounds just like The Beatles‘ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”. Check it out!

The Beatles - "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (1968)

The Offspring - "Why Don't You Get a Job?" (1998)

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8 Responses to “The Beatles vs. The Offspring”

  1. avatarBT says:

    Yep! this one has been known for awhile but very blatant by The Offspring.


  2. avatarJenn says:

    When I’d first heard the offspring one I’d assumed it was a cover!


  3. avatarHambone says:

    Offspring main tune of the song is heavily inspired by The Beatles’ song “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”.


  4. avatarMike K says:

    I’d say this sounds more like Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecelia”.


  5. avatarSteve C. says:

    Both songs feature a gender switch at the end, too.


  6. avatarJayD says:

    The middle section of the Offspring song reminds me of the “I thought I was dreaming” part of Doris Troy’s “Just One Look.”


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