submitted by Dustin
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