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Green Day vs. Jawbreaker

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

This gem was submitted by Mark Adams

Jawbreaker is one of my all time favorite bands. Granted the four chord punk riff simplicity of the “Boxcar” (1994) verse is nothing mind blowingly original. But check out Green Day‘s “She’s a Rebel” (2004) and the similarity is unmistakable.

Green Day - "She's a Rebel" (2004)

Jawbreaker - "Boxcar" (1994)

This is not the first time Green Day has appeared on this site. Check  some of these other posts:
Green Day vs. ELO vs. Scott McKenzie
Green Day vs. Motley Crue vs. Bryan Adams
Green Day vs. Night Ranger


Flame vs. Katy Perry (Flame sues Katy Perry)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Katy Perry, Dr. Luke, Flame. Sorry I’m getting lazy with the Katy Perry and Dr. Luke images. I can just pull them up every other week when they appear on the site.

submitted by Matt via Facebook

Looks like Katy Perry and Dr. Luke (Lukasz Sebastian “Luke” Gottwald) are at it again. According to on July 1, 2014 Christian rapper Flame and others filed a lawsuit against Perry, Capitol Records, and Perry’s co-writers for infringing copyright on the song “Joyful Noise”. One of the co-writers here is Dr. Luke who has made many appearances on this site.

Check it out:

Katy Perry - "Dark Horse" (2013)

Flame - "Joyful Noise" (2008)

For much more Katy Perry on this site check out:

Katy Perry vs. Sara Bareilles

Flo Rida vs. Katy Perry vs. Kesha

Katy Perry vs. The Beach Boys

Katy Perry vs. Kesha vs. Miley Cyrus vs. Justice

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

Have fun!

Tiësto vs. Katy Perry

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Tiesto vs. Katy Perry on

Submitted by Hank

This is an unexpected turn of events here at ThatSongSoundsLike. It seems that for once our pal Dr. Luke might have influenced another artist instead of the other way around. Check out Tiësto‘s  “Red Lights”. You’ll immediately hear the similarity in the verse of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” (2010).

Tiësto - "Red Lights" (2013)

Katy Perry - "Teenage Dream" (2010)



OK Go vs. New Order (And Damian Kulash is in that “First Kiss” video)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

OK Go vs. New Order

OK Go has an awesome new video but I still can’t recall a single OK Go hook except for their first big radio hit  ”Get Over It” (2002). But that’s besides the point. As soon as “The Writing’s On the Wall” kicked in I thought it was a New Order song. Then I got a message from a guy named Doug who said it sounded like New Order’s “Temptation”. Well, have a listen!

OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall (Intro)" (2014)

New Order - "Temptation (Intro)" (1982)

OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall (Verse)" (2014)

New Order - "Temptation (Verse)" (1982)

Here’s the OK Go video for “The Writing’s On the Wall”

I just discovered that OK Go front man  Damian Kulash is in that viral “First Kiss” video. He first appears at :32


Sam Smith vs. Tom Petty

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Submitted by John

I didn’t have to listen for very long to hear the similarity. Enjoy.

Sam Smith - "Stay With Me" (2014)

Tom Petty - "I Won't Back Down" (1989)

Diet Coke vs. Pharrell Williams

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Occasionally on the site I post some advertisements that bear a striking resemblance to current pop songs (See The Black Keys vs. Pizza Hut and Home Depot and The Strokes vs. Pizza Hut). In one case the original artist even turned down an offer and the brand proceeded to write a soundalike (See Beach House vs. Volkswagen).  The other day I was watching a Diet Coke commercial and it immediately reminded me of Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy”. I found the Diet Coke ad on YouTube and the songwriter Garen Gueyikian even appears in the comments. I’m sure he’s a good guy and this is a great gig. But hey, it’s gotta go on the site :P

Pharrell Williams - "Happy" (2013)

Diet Coke  Just for the Taste of It TV Commercial (2014)

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