Blink-182 vs. Green Day

Submitted by Adrian

I know, it’s a fairly common pop punk riff but here’s Blink-182 and Green Day. And there’s a lot of Green Day on this site.

Blink-182 - "What's My Age Again?" (1999)
Green Day - "Basket Case" (1993)

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10 thoughts on “Blink-182 vs. Green Day

  1. avatarBryan

    It’s a simple chord progression. Maybe you should instead compare Basket Case to Pachelbel’s Canon, whose chord progression was quite distinct.

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  2. avatarMo Kopstick

    Yea, Pachelbel’s Canon has not just been done by Green Day but you should also check out Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton and Hook by Blues Traveler

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  3. avatarIggy Ferguson

    I’ve always thought Basket Case was just a sped up rip off of Blind Melon’s No Rain.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qVPNONdF58#t=0m50s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUTGr5t3MoY#t=1m00s

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    Iggy Ferguson Reply:

    I think I screwed up with the links but just go to about the 50s mark on No Rain and the 1min mark on Basket Case and you’ll hear it.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Yes, but Basket Case is said to be based on Pachelbel’s Canon. Anyway, Beautiful by Christina Aguilera (2002) is also similar.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    While I’m on the subject, the verse of The Voice Within (2002) sounds like a combination of From This Moment On by Shania Twain (1997) and I Know Him So Well from Chess, performed by Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson and written by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA fame, and lyrics by Tim Rice (1984).

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  4. avatarChewy

    Yeh I was trying to sing No Rain to my girlfriend and she kept insisting I was singing Basket Case. Hadn’t noticed the similarity until then!

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