On first listen you will no doubt hear the strong similarity of Journey‘s 1983 classic “Faithfully”. New Found Glory also has a similar intro. I’ll just line ‘em up for you and you can listen for yourself.
As much as I love the French electronic duo Daft Punk and their great funky single “Get Lucky” (May 2013) I have to call into question the strong similarities of a track called “Get Out” (Posted April 2011 on Soundcloud) by an unknown French trio by the name of Milks. This gem was just brought to my attention by Eleanor. I see there are a few videos on YouTube pointing this out but I’m surprised this hasn’t become a bigger deal on the internet. “Get Lucky” is also co-written by Pharrell Williams who has made a few appearances on this site (links below).
Listen for yourself!
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky" (2013)
Milks - "Get Out" (2011)
I think maybe the chorus melody works even better with this comparison:
Daft Punk - "Get Lucky" (2013)
Here are some links for Milks if you are interested:
Eleanor suggested the following and it’s pretty damn interesting. Check out this snippet of prodigal guitar player Zack Kim performing an original guitar track called “Robot Dance”. Even the name is somewhat coincidental. This is from a fan channel on YouTube so I can’t really verify much other than that it was uploaded on December 22, 2011. Full video is below.
Zack Kim - "Robot Dance" (2011)
I think this compares best with the”Get Lucky” pre-chorus:
Eleanor just submitted 5 Seconds of Summer and this Plain White T’s track which followed a note by Mark that pointed out “Thorn Tree in the Garden” by Derek and the Dominos (which featured Eric Clapton and the original “Layla” recording). I think the Dominos track is a bit of a stretch so I edited two phrases in the verse together to emphasize the melody. It seems that if you’re writing a sad acoustic ballad this is a good go-to melody.
5 Seconds of Summer - "Amnesia" (2014)
Plain White T's - "Hey There Delilah" (2005)
Derek and the Dominos - "Thorn Tree in the Garden" (1972)
There is a Dutch singer-songwriter duo called Nick & Simon and they wrote a song called Julia. Then they made 154 versions of the song. I don’t have time to listen to any more than the one that William sent my way but it sounds just like Green Day‘s “When I Come Around”. Do the other 153 versions sound like other songs as well??
Nick & Simon - "Julia" (2013)
Green Day - "When I Come Around" (1994)
“Nick & Simon released many different versions of the song, each with another female given name as title. Eight versions were released on CD, but on iTunes 154 versions were released (see different versions). Nick & Simon established a record in the Guinness Book of Records with this song, because they released 155 singles on one day. This has never been done before.
The single debuted at the peak position in both the Dutch Top 40 and the Mega Single Top 100.The song became the first number-one single for Nick & Simon in the Dutch Top 40 and the first number-one debut in that chart since Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in 2011. “Julia” was the tenth number-one single for the duo in the Mega Single Top 100.” – Wikipedia
Check out some other Green Day posts on this site:
Mark Adams: I’ve just realised that Letterbomb is essentially a rewrite of Basket Case (Dookie demo 1993, final...
Mark Adams: It’s not just you. It’s definitely there, particularly in the chorus. While this one sounds...
Travis: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=eNuRBtXQyFQ not as alike but im hearing a resemblance.. could just be me..
Travis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =y25stK5ymlA Here’s walking on broken glass.. wow i butchered her name...
Mark Adams: It turns out that song web I was talking about is called h1tchr.com. Well, it isn’t one, but...
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"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
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