Archive for the ‘User Submission’ Category

5 Seconds of Summer vs. Plain White T’s vs. Derek and the Dominos

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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)


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