fun vs. Thompson Twins? vs. Queen? vs. Erasure? vs. ??

“We Are Young” by fun. has been driving me and a lot of people crazy. I’m still not able to put my finger on it but I am offering up these bits. Let me know if you have any others. I’m dying to know. Am I nuts?

Fun - We are Young sounds like...

fun. - "We Are Young (Chorus)" (2011)
Thompson Twins - "Hold Me Now" (1983)
Erasure - "A Little Respect" (1988)

This part is so similar to a Queen song. Bohemian Rhapsody? Is it a different song?? Let’s get to the bottom of this!

fun. - "We Are Young (Pre-Chorus)" (2011)
Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (1975)

Tell me what you think in the comments

 

UPDATE 7/26/2012: I added a post for Paul Simon “Cecilia” (1970) vs fun. “Some Nights” since there have been few comments and submissions for it.

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115 thoughts on “fun vs. Thompson Twins? vs. Queen? vs. Erasure? vs. ??

  1. avatarTravis

    so…girls just wanna have FUN eh….yeah that was a terrible attempt at humor.

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    Keith Reply:

    Maybe fun. just wants to have girls.

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    Travis Reply:

    HA!

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  2. avatarJohn

    I swear the chorus line of this song sounds similar to another song that I’ve heard before.. its not up in the comparisons above, but dammit.. the song keeps from entering my small brain.. but I swear I have heard this chorus before…

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  3. avatarSil

    Hi guys!!
    Lots of people is still wondering about which song sounds like “we are young” and everyone has its own version, so here its mine (I never read it before and I might sound crazy):

    celine dion – the power of love

    If you slow a lot down “we are young” you can sing the chorus on dion’s song.

    And now it’s almost natural for me to sing

    “Cause I’m Your Ladyy and You are my maaaaaaan …. and we set the world on fireeee we can be brighter than the suuuuuuuuun” :D :D

    I wish someone will make a mash-up, I’d love it :)

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  4. avatarBryant

    To me it sounds like they ripped off the ending verse of Avenged Sevenfold’s “Save Me”
    “Tonight, we all, die young” The tempo of the lyrics sounds almost the same too

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  5. avatarEleanor J Calder

    Angkun – Etre Une Femme vs. Yeh Ishq Hai – Shreya Ghoshal..

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    Keith Reply:

    Good find! There’s another song that these remind me of. When I think of it I will post this.

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    Harando Reply:

    I think it is AGNES MONICA – TAK ADA LOGIKA you are thinking of… Am i right?

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    Harando Reply:

    Nemam Elana – Dara Bubamara

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    Eleanor J Calder Reply:

    Please post this one Keith.. also Toxic – Britney Spears Vs. Tere Mere Beech Mein from bollywood

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    Eleanor J Calder Reply:

    Yea Dushyantha – Surmukhi & Kumaran..

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  6. avatarLynsey Wallis

    THE ONLY SIMILARITIES ARE THEY USE THE SAME CHORD STRUCTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ash Reply:

    AP music theory much?

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