Dr. Luke vs. The World

Dr. Luke vs. The World

Lukasz Gottwald (aka Dr. Luke) is making headlines this week as Ke$ha checks in to rehab for an eating disorder. Word is he has a history of verbal abuse. I’ll leave that news to the experts at People Magazine. A Ke$ha fan has even created an online petition called “Let Ke$ha have creative freedom“.

So let me take this opportunity to present a compilation of Dr. Luke produced tracks over the years and the songs that they sound like. Enjoy!

 


Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) has been racking up the hits in the last few years for artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Ke$ha. He’s also been at the center of numerous copyright infringement cases. And of course made many appearances on ThatSongSoundsLike. I thought it might be interesting if I compiled a bunch together in one post. Enjoy!

One Direction vs. Queen

One Direction - "Rock Me - produced by Dr. Luke" (2012)

Queen - "We Will Rock You" (1977)

Avril Lavigne vs. Peaches

Original Post

Avril Lavigne - "I Don't Have to Try - produced by Dr. Luke" (2007)

Peaches - "I'm the Kinda" (2003)

Daughtry vs. The Asphalt

Original Post

Daughtry - "Feels Like Tonight - produced by Dr. Luke" (2006)

The Asphalt - "Tonight" (2005)

Chrissy vs. Ke$ha

Original Post Here

Chrissy - "My Slushy" (2006)

Ke$ha - "Tik Tok - produced by Dr. Luke" (2009)

Kesha vs. Flo Rida vs. Taio Cruz

Original Post Here

Taio Cruz - "Dynamite - produced by Dr. Luke" (2010)

Flo Rida - "Good Feeling - produced by Dr. Luke" (2011)

Ke$ha - "Die Young - produced by Dr. Luke" (2012)

Pink vs. The Veronicas

The Veronicas - "4ever - produced by Dr. Luke" (2005)

Pink - "U + Ur Hand - produced by Dr. Luke" (2006)

Avril Lavigne vs. The Rubinoos

Orginal Post Here

Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend - produced by Dr. Luke" (2007)

The Rubinoos - "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (1979)

Britney Spears vs. Jermaine Jacksin

Original Post Here

Britney Spears - "Hold it Against Me - produced by Dr. Luke" (2011)

Jermaine Jackson - "When the Rain Begins to Fall" (1984)

Katy Perry vs. t.A.T.u.

Orginal Post Here

Katy Perry - "E.T. - produced by Dr. Luke" (2011)

t.A.T.u. - "All The Things She Said" (2000)

Justice vs. Ke$ha vs. Miley Cyrus

Original Post Here

Justice - "The Party" (2009)

Ke$ha - "Tik Tok - produced by Dr. Luke" (2009)

Miley Cyrus - "Permanent December" (2010)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. Kelly Clarkson

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps" (2/2004)

Kelly Clarkson - produced by Dr. Luke - "Since U Been Gone" (12/2004)

Have a nice day!

10 One Direction Songs that Sound Like Other Songs

10 One Direction Songs that Sound Like Other Songs

Research shows that putting a number in the title will generate 50% more clicks.* Research also shows that One Direction songs sound a lot like other songs.**

* I made that up, but it’s probably something like that
** That research is what you can listen to below


VS The Clash

The Clash vs. One Direction on ThatSongSoundsLike.com
Submitted by Alex via the facebook page

If you look really closely at the cover of The Clash‘s Combat Rock (1982) you will see the boy band One Direction in the background. This explains it all.

One Direction - "Live While We're Young" (2012)

The Clash - "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (1982)


VS Big Time Rush


One Direction - "Heart Attack" (2012)

Big Time Rush - "Song For You" (2013)


VS Avril Lavigne


One Direction - "Last First Kiss" (2012)

Avril Lavigne - "Wish You Were Here" (2011)


VS Chris Medina


One Direction - "They Don't Know About Us (Intro)" (2012)

One Direction - "They Don't Know About Us (Chorus)" (2012)

Chris Medina - "What Are Words" (2011)

After listening to these Taylor Dayne‘s 1987 hit “Tell It to My Heart” also comes to mind:

Taylor Dayne - "Tell It to My Heart" (1987)

VS Grease Soundtrack


submitted by Sam and Ilan

One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful" (2011)

Grease - "Summer Nights" (1978)


VS The Who


One Direction - "Best Song Ever " (2013)

The Who - "Baba O'Riley (aka Teenage Wasteland) " (1971)


VS Queen


submitted by James C.

One Direction - "Rock Me" (2012)

Queen - "We Will Rock You" (1977)

A homage? Perhaps. But take note, this track is produced by our old friend Dr. Luke


VS Red (also stylized R3D)


submitted by “Secret Secret”

One Direction - "More Than This" (2012)

Red - "Never Be the Same" (2008)


VS Taio Cruz


submitted by La La La

One Direction - "Stole My Heart (chorus)" (2011)

Taio Cruz - "Dynamite (chorus)" (2010)

Might as well compare the intros too…

One Direction - "Stole My Heart (into)" (2011)

Taio Cruz - "Dynamite (intro)" (2010)

And don’t forget these from this post.

Chris Brown - "Yeah 3X" (2010)

Calvin Harris - "I'm Not Alone" (2009)

DJ Sammy - "Heaven" (2002)


VS Kelly Clarkson


submitted by La La La

The least you can do is change the name of the song.

One Direction - "Strong" (2013)

Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger" (2012)

 

SEE ALSO:

One Direction “Night Changes” Sounds Like a Lot of Songs

One Direction vs. Rick Springfield

 


Some more if you want to keep digging:
“Crazy Cakes” submitted:
One Direction “Save You Tonight” vs. Erasure “Always”

La La La also submitted:
One Direction “I Want” vs. Feist “My Moon, My Man”
One Direction – “Na Na Na” vs. High School Musical 2: ‘All for One’
One Direction – “Gotta Be You” vs. The Verve “BitterSweet Symphony”

 

 

Recurring Riffs Mark II: Shangri-La and the Great Big Kiss

One of the great girl groups of the 1960s, the Shangri-Las emerged during the twilight years of the Brill Building’s reign over the world’s teen audiences. Under the tutelage of producer/songwriter Shadow Morton, they not only unleashed arguably THE great teen tragedy song of the era in “Leader of the Pack”, but also projected a black-clad-in-leather, bad-girl persona that was something of an anomaly on the charts in 1964. Though leader Mary Weiss was only 16 when they took off, the group sang of teenage lust through the lens of a wild storm of rebellion, somewhat removed from the innocent lovelorn daydreaming that was most girl groups’ stock-in-trade. In so doing, they must have exacted a huge influence on many following acts which took a cue from their sweet-voiced glorification of edgy street culture, perhaps most significantly their hit “Give Him A Great Big Kiss”. It’s here that we get the ultimate description of the attractive “bad boy”, the natural elaboration on the Crystal’s “He’s a Rebel” (1962), and the main subject of this post.

The song kicks off with this famous rallying cry:

The Shangri-Las - "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" (1964)

The “L-U-V” bit was resurrected by the New York Dolls for a song off their 1973 debut record:

New York Dolls - "Looking For A Kiss" (1973)

And again by the Nation of Ulysses from their 13 Point Plan To Destroy America:

The Nation of Ulysses - "Today I Met The Girl I'm Going To Marry" (1991)

Three very different songs to be sure — a testament not only to the wide-ranging appeal of the phrase, but also its disarming quality as an assured pronouncement of love in the midst of anarchy. This is particularly true of the Nation of Ulysses track, whose title alone exudes an outward sweetness absent from much of their post-hardcore record, but it also applies to David Johansen of the Dolls assuring his girl that “I didn’t come here for no fix — I came looking for a kiss.”

One of the coolest proclamations on the Shangri-Las’ “Give Him A Great Big Kiss” comes in a spoken dialogue between the girls:

The Shangri-Las - "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" (1964)

This whole notion of “Good Bad — Not Evil” so perfectly encapsulates what they and their ilk are on about that it’s no wonder Black Lips used it as an album title in 2007:

Indeed, the spoken parts of “Great Big Kiss” are quite possibly its best moments, and here’s another:

The Shangri-Las - "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" (1964)

Sonic Youth referred to the “very, very close” line on this number featuring Kim Deal from 1995:

Sonic Youth - "Little Trouble Girl" (1995)

Of course, it’s hard not to think of the Shangri-Las’s “Mwah!” chorus on every tune that mentions a “Great Big Kiss”, whether related or not, like the Slits’ “Love und Romance”:

The Shangri-Las - "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" (1964)
The Slits - "Love und Romance" (1979)

From the proto-punk New York Dolls’ obvious admiration on through the other artists mentioned above, it’s easy to see why the Shangri-Las are said to have had an impact on the punk ethos at large. In the spirit of that, to close things out, let’s hear a gender-reversed cover by the legendary Johnny Thunders:

Johnny Thunders - "Great Big Kiss" (1978)