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Nick & Simon vs. Green Day

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Thanks to William for this one

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:

Green Day vs. Night Ranger

Green Day vs. ELO vs. Scott McKenzie

Green Day vs. Blink-182



HIM vs. Clouseau

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

HIM vs. Closeau on

Another gem submitted by Travis

Check out the similarity in the choruses of Finnish band HIM’s “Wings of a Butterfly” and Belgian outfit Closeau‘s “En Dans”.

HIM - "Wings of A Butterfly" (2005)

Clouseau - "En Dans" (2001)

Avicii vs. Emeli Sandé vs.Toto

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Submitted by Denna

Avicii vs. Sane vs. Toto

I was curious about this one because Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up” is such a huge hit. I definitely hear the similarity in Sandé‘s vocal line. Then I noticed a YouTube comment that pointed to Toto‘s 1979 track. Check ‘em out!

Avicii - "Wake Me Up" (2013)

Emeli Sandé - "Next To Me" (2012)

Toto - "St. George and the Dragon" (1979)

Back in 2011 Avicii took X Factor star Leona Lewis to court. Anyone know what happened with this?

Leona Lewis vs. Avicii

Ed Sheeran vs. Yacht vs. The Rolling Stones

Friday, August 1st, 2014

This latest submission by Kirb takes us back to one of the first posts on ThatSongSoundsLike (The Rolling Stones vs. Yacht)   in 2007. My friend Alex played Yacht‘s “See a Penny (Pick it Up)” and I also immediately heard “Miss You” by the Stones. Fast forward to 2014 and we have Ed Sheeran and his track “Sing” (co-written and produced by Pharrell Williams). Check out the chorus of “Sing” along with these others tracks:

Ed Sheeran - "Sing" (2014)
Yacht - "See a Penny (Pick it Up)" (2007)
The Rolling Stones - "Miss You" (1978)

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!