James Benjamin is a writer residing in Minneapolis who has spilled ink in service of All Music Guide and Popmatters, in addition to penning a variety of self-sorted details & circuitous notes. Ben currently does time under the employ of the McDonald's equivalent of hotel chains, and prefers to fine-tune his skills in anticipation of an upcoming locksmith apprenticeship. Ben is otherwise a rugged indoorsman who plays old department store steel-string guitars and the clarinet, writing songs which hopefully steer clear of sounding too overtly like anything covered on That Song Sounds Like.
Linda: I picked up on the similarities between these two songs. Maybe we should be working in the music industry.
Mark Adams: And Always (1994) has some similar lyrics to Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits (1980), particularly...
Mark Adams: This song from a Commonwealth Bank ad (2013) also has this pattern, as does the second line of the...
Mark Adams: Also, James Blunt’s Wisemen (2005) sounds kind of like Tiny Dancer by Elton John (1971).
Mark Adams: Breakeven by The Script (2008), F**k You/Forget You by Cee Lo Green (2010) and Payphone by Maroon 5...
Drinking with Strangers
"I had heard stories about this guy, whom we will call 'Larry'...people who worked with this guy told me Larry will just take an old song, cut it up in Pro Tools, and redo it, changing the smallest number of parts necessary to consider it a "new" song. That is his formula"
- Butch Walker
ThatSongSoundsLike is run by:
See some more of his work below: