ThatSongSoundsLike.com was created by Keith Hopkin in 2007 and is fueled by awesome submissions by you. There are a few other folks on the team that do a bit of work to put your submissions up here in a nice readable and listenable way.
So what is ThatSongSoundsLike???
“I know I’ve heard that song before”
“That riff is totally from that song”
“Isn’t that the melody from ___ ?”
“They don’t even credit the original!”
Remember Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit “Ice Ice Baby” ?
Here’s a great piece that aired on MTV in the 90s where Vanilla Ice famously denies the similarity.
Do you have 2 songs that you are convinced sound the same?
Email Artists and Song Titles to music at thatsongsoundslike dot com and I will listen!
Kirby Ferguson made a brilliant video documentary called “Everything is a Remix”. It examines music, film and literature through the years. Here’s part 1. It contains a large chunk about Led Zeppelin.
See the other parts here: http://vimeo.com/kirbyferguson/videos
More at www.everythingisaremix.info
These guys do a great job of demonstrating the ubiquity of the “I V vi iV” chord progression in modern pop music.
For an extensive site that catalogs credited samples, go to www.whosampled.com.
Some more reading and things:
12 Songs That Sound The Same by Keith Hopkin [buzzfeed.com]
13 Songs That Sound Just Like Green Day Songs by Keith Hopkin [diffuser.fm]
7 Famous Musicians Who Stole Some of Their Biggest Hits [Cracked.com]
NOTE: This site is for “sound-a-likes”, not samples.