MIKA’s Lollipop was lifted right from a Jackie Chan film

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Thanks to Darren for sending in this great, obscure soundalike.

OK, it’s not really Jackie Chan singing (at least I don’t think it is) but this is the closing credit song to a 1983 Chan film called “Winners & Sinners“. I found a German translated version on YouTube but I think the song is still in Chinese. MIKA‘s “Lollipop” chorus sounds EXACTLY like this melody. Check it out:

MIKA - "Lollipop" (2007)

Winners and Sinners - "End Credit" (1983)

I also noticed the overall derivative nature from the 1958 classic “The Lollipop Song“. Perhaps these are both a nod to this classic. Have a listen:

Ronald and Ruby - "Lollipop" (1958)

Here’s the full movie of  “Winners & Sinners” (translated to German). Start at the end credits around 1h28m59s or just click here.

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6 Replies to “MIKA’s Lollipop was lifted right from a Jackie Chan film”

  1. FencingMeghatron

    Meghan Trainor – What If I (2015) Vs. Tommy Edwards – It’s All In The Game (1958)

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    Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin (2014) Vs. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass (2014)

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  2. Travis

    ive been looking and have not found anywhere that this is a legit sample..

    if its not.. its probably the most obvious EVER

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