Katy Perry vs. Erasure

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Have a listen to Katy Perry‘s “Firework” next to Erasure‘s “Always”.

Katy Perry - "Firework" (2010)

Erasure - "Always" (1994)

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10 thoughts on “Katy Perry vs. Erasure

  1. avatarAshe

    @Marcos Really? I noticed straight away. The fireworks song is a sped up version. Probably a coincidence of course but one says ‘Light’ and the other says ‘Night. So even the rhymes similar.


  2. avatarfhn

    Doubt it’s coincidence. Robot Unicorn Attack is one of the most popular things on the net.

    A melody from Erasure “Always” got nicked for the pre-chorus of “Firework”–the line with “there will be no shame”.

    Not knocking her BTW. Whoever wrote “Firework” smartly appropriated a popular cult earworm and married it to a big pop star hook.


  3. avatarCrazy Cakes

    One Direction’s Save You Tonight also has a similar tune to Erasure’s always.



    Keith Reply:

    Another One Direction soundalike???? I have a big post coming soon đŸ™‚


  4. avatarHaasey

    There’s a part of John Legend – All Of Me which sounds like Firework and another part which sounds like Aerosmith – I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing


  5. avatarJohnny

    It’s been said that Maroon 5’s current smash “Sugar” sounds like Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night (and also Birthday). No prizes for guessing who the songwriter was.


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