UPDATE: Survivor vs. Coldplay vs. Joe Satriani vs. Cat Stevens vs. Creaky Boards
November 18th, 2009 by Keith
Update 1/30/2010: Check out "CatrianiPlay: The Most Used Melody In Pop Music"
This is an update to this post
Submitted by Jim
Any more of these out there??
Jim points out the hook in Survivor
's 1984 hit "I Can't Hold Back". I included the beginning of the guitar solo at the end of the sample because it also incorporates the melody. Here's all of them again!
Survivor - "I Can't Hold Back" (1984)
Cat Stevens - "Foreigner Suite" (1973)
Joe Satriani - "If I Could Fly" (2004)
Coldplay - "Viva la Vida" (2008)
Creaky Boards - "The Songs I Didn't Write" (2008)