UPDATE: Young The Giant vs. Aztec Camera vs. Gwen Stefani vs. Weezer vs. Lita Ford

This is an update to Aztec Camera vs. Gwen Stefani vs. Weezer vs. Lita Ford

I heard “Cough Syrup” by Young the Giant the other day and started thinking about the descending vocal melody heard in these other tracks. Enjoy.

Young the Giant - "Cough Syrup" (2011)

Gwen Stefani - "What You Waiting For?" (2004)

Weezer - "Hash Pipe" (2001)

Lita Ford - "Kiss Me Deadly" (1988)

Aztec Camera - "Somewhere In My Heart" (1987)

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17 thoughts on “UPDATE: Young The Giant vs. Aztec Camera vs. Gwen Stefani vs. Weezer vs. Lita Ford

  1. avatarerdinç yavuz

    I very strangely find this song similar to “Man on the moon from REM” and “Can’t help falling in love from Elvis Presley or cover from UB40”

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  2. avatarKris

    That Young the Giant song is a total rip off of ‘The River is Wild’ by The Killers; exact same verse melody and even some of the same lyrics.

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    Keith Reply:

    Yes, totally! I need to add that!

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  3. avatarMorgan

    “Hold It In” by Jukebox the Ghost also follows this pattern, I noticed, though I don’t hear the vocal pattern nearly as easily in Young the Giant as in the other songs. Listen to the Jukebox the Ghost song though–the pattern is uncannily similar to the other songs, specifically the Lita Ford and Aztec Camera ones mentioned in the post.

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  4. avatarXavier

    Hi! This melody also reminds me to Pearl Jam’s “Given to fly”, from 1997…

    Good work, man!

    :)

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    Keith Reply:

    Great addition!

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Which was said to be taken from Going to California by Led Zeppelin (1971). I consider these to have a ‘church bell’ melody while the Gwen Stefani one uses the Andalusian Cadence, starting off from an octave jump.

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    Kraig Reply:

    I think the vocal melody of those two songs is also in “Meant To Live” by Switchfoot

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