Ne-Yo vs. Flashdance (“Maniac”)

Maybe a bit of a stretch but I heard Ne-Yo‘s “Closer” the other day and immediately thought of  “Maniac” from the 1983 classic movie Flashdance.

Michael Sembello - "Maniac (from Flashdance)" (1983)

Ne-Yo - "Closer" (2008)

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10 thoughts on “Ne-Yo vs. Flashdance (“Maniac”)

  1. avatarDaw Johnson

    Not even a little bit.

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    Keith Reply:

    Maybe I’m getting old

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    Eleanor J Calder Reply:

    They are nearly identical… :) :)

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    Keith Reply:

    Ok, good, I’m not losing my mind

  2. avataranonymous

    The chorus is almost the same in “Maniac” and James Blunt’s “dangerous”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffuPKpaLjLg

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And the last line of the chorus of dangerous sounds kind of like that of Thorn in My Side by Bon Jovi.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    James Blunt’s Superstar (2010) is closer (I don’t mean it’s the same song as Ne-Yo’s). Speaking of James Blunt, No Tears (2010) sounds like a combination of O Night Divine and Katie Q by Thirsty Merc (2005), plus the riff sounds like that of SOS by ABBA.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Also, James Blunt’s Wisemen (2005) sounds kind of like Tiny Dancer by Elton John (1971).

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  3. avatarTravis

    really not that far off… some differences but a very nice find. always thought closer was like something just never could place it.

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    Keith Reply:

    :)

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