Katy Perry vs. t.A.T.u.

Submitted by Edward

Another one from our friend Dr. Luke. This time we’re listening to Katy Perry‘s “E.T.” (2010) and Russian duo t.A.T.u.‘s breakout hit “All The Things She Said”  (2000).

Even Matthew Cole of Slant magazine writes:

…and on the inscrutable “E.T.” Perry compares her lover (favorably?) to a space alien and Dr. Luke nabs the backing track from t.A.T.u.’s “All the Things She Said,” presumably as a tribute to his forbears in the field of exploitative dance-floor schlock.
SlantMagazine.com

Katy Perry - "E.T." (2011)

t.A.T.u. - "All The Things She Said" (2000)

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12 thoughts on “Katy Perry vs. t.A.T.u.

  1. avatarTravis

    wow seems everyone wants to rip off tatu…

    good charlotte “victims of love” and tatu “not gonna get us”

    pretty blatant

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    Keith Reply:

    Another really great one Travis. Thanks!

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And the chorus of GC’s Festival Song (2000) sounds like that of Forgotten Years by Midnight Oil (1990), but admittedly both are based on two notes.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    This review of Good Morning Revival (2007) by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, which can be found on Allmusic.com and iTunes, states: There’s the Blur/Gorillaz-aping “Keep Your Hands Off My Girl” — its chanting verse borrowed from “We Got a Line on You,” the hook from “Song 2″. Additional names don’t seem to be included, unless there are notes on samples in the album booklet.

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  2. avatarMcFly

    … also TRAVIS, you are 101% right !!1 Thieves! i h8 GC

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    I hope you hated them before, because while you mightn’t like them personally, music goes beyond that.

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  3. avatarArthur Delgado

    I loved that T.a.T.u.’s song when I was a kid, but I never knew the name until now, thanks for sharing!

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    Keith Reply:

    You got it! And the video was so….. controversial :P

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