The Hives vs. ELO

submitted by Dustin

The Hives just came out with a new single called “Go Right Ahead”. Go right ahead and check it out next to ELO‘s classic “Don’t Bring Me Down”.

Thanks for the tip from Travis. According to the wikipedia page for “Go Right Ahead”  The Hives contacted ELO for  permission to use the “Don’t Bring Me Down” melody.

Small sections of the song bears similarity to British group Electric Light Orchestra’s (ELO) “Don’t Bring Me Down”. However, it should be noted that The Hives contacted and received permission from ELO’s songwriter, Jeff Lynne, to use the similar riff.  – wikipedia

The Hives - "Go Right Ahead" (2012)
Electric Light Orchestra - "Don't Bring Me Down" (1979)

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11 thoughts on “The Hives vs. ELO

  1. avatarAdam


    The similarities are uncanny.

    Also, just for kicks, how about a bit of Tears For Fears – Shout vs Little Birdy – Come On Come On.

    The chorus of both songs.


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