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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. avatarAnkara Smith

    Actually, at least to my ears, the part of the chorus that you posted from ‘we are young’ is almost an exact replica of the portion of Erasure’s ‘a little respect’ that you posted. But there are definitely a lot of other influences there, proving that there is really nothing new under the sun.

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