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The Clash vs. Say Anything

Friday, January 23rd, 2015


Here’s a good one submitted by Robbie via facebook.

Check out the guitar riff in Say Anything‘s “Hate Everyone” and The Clash‘s “Rudy Can’t Fail”

The Clash - "Rudy Can't Fail" (1979)

Say Anything - "Hate Everyone" (2009)

See also:

The Clash vs. One Direction



Jimmy Eat World vs. Kelly Clarkson

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Jimmy Eat World vs. Kelly Clarkson

Thanks to Kenny for sending this to me

Wow, check out Kelly Clarkson’s new track “Heartbeat Song”. You might immediately recognize the similarity to Jimmy Eat World‘s hit  “The Middle”.


Kelly Clarkson - "Heartbeat Song (Chorus)" (2015)

Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle (Chorus)" (2001)


Kelly Clarkson - "Heartbeat Song (Verse)" (2015)
Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle (Verse)" (2001)


And here are the full songs:

Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song” (2015)

Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle” (2001)

More Kelly Clarkson on this site:

Kelly Clarkson vs. Beyoncé vs. Christina Perri vs. Jessie J

Kelly Clarkson vs. Spoon

That Dog vs. Tonight Alive

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Tonight Alive's song "The Other Side" sounds just like a That Dog song from 1997

This glorious gem submitted by Robbie is a no-brainer for ThatSongSoundsLike. Have a listen to the opening verses of Tonight Alive‘s 2013 track “The Other Side” and That Dog‘s 1997 track “Minneapolis”.

Tonight Alive - "The Other Side" (2013)

That Dog - "Minneapolis" (1997)

But wait! There’s More! Check out the album art on Tonight Alive’s record:

Tonight Alive - The Other Side

Look familiar?

Interpol “Obstacle 1″ (2002)


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

Monday, December 29th, 2014

One Direction vs. The Sscript vs. Bruce Springsteen

I keep telling myself that I’m done posting about One Direction on this site but they just keep coming. Here’s a taste of one of their new singles “Night Changes”. As you can see from the photo above The Boss and the dude from The Script don’t seem to happy.

One Direction - "Night Changes" (2014)
The Script - "I’m Yours" (2008)
Bruce Springsteen - "You’ll Be Comin’ Down" (2007)
Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" (1987)

Wait, you want to hear MORE One Direction similarities? OK, you asked for it:

One Direction vs. New Found Glory vs. Journey

One Direction vs. Def Leppard

One Direction vs. Rick Springfield

One Direction vs. Big Time Rush

One Direction vs. The Clash 

10 One Direction Songs that Sound Like Other Songs

Madonna vs. Imagine Dragons

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Maddona vs. Imagine Dragons

I thought I was crazy but Ryan G submitted this and confirmed my belief that Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” sounds a bit like Madonna‘s “Like a Prayer”. Maybe it’s more of the vocal cadence. Have a listen:

Imagine Dragons - "Demons" (2012)

Madonna - "Like a Prayer" (1989)


More Madonna on this site:

Madonna vs. Abba

Madonna vs. Lady Gaga

Madonna vs. Victoria Beckham

Madonna vs. Public Enemy

Paramore vs. Tenspoke Indies

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Thanks to  Travis for sending this no-brainer in.

Back in 2010 Paramore was sued by a little known Florida-based band called Tenspoke Indies. Paramore’s “The Only Exception” (2009) bears a striking resemblance to Tenspoke’s 2006 “Starlighter”. The lawsuit was later dropped most likely because a fledgling band could not possibly afford the fight (or there was a settlement behind closed doors.. we’ll never know!).

. . .The Tenspoke Indies is suing not only Paramore and its Los Angeles-based members Hayley Williams, Josh and Zac Farro, Taylor York and Jeremy Davis, but also Paramore’s label, Fueled by Ramen, recording giant Atlantic Records and its parent company, Warner Music Group . . .

. . . “It’s clear that these songs sound nothing alike and that there is absolutely no merit to this lawsuit. We will fight this vigorously,” Fueled By Ramen, Atlantic Records and Paramore’s management said in a joint statement . . .

. . . The Tenspoke Indies claim in their suit that Paramore had access to “Starlighter” because it was released in 2006 on a four-song album and got national exposure when the indie group reached the finals in the Zippo Hot Tour for upcoming bands. . .


3/21/2012 Lawsuit Dropped

We’d like to let Paramore fans know that yesterday the frivolous lawsuit claiming Paramore plagiarized another band’s work regarding ‘The Only Exception’ was officially dropped. There was never a doubt in our minds that the case would go any further, as this song, which Paramore wrote every note of, is very personal to them and one they are extremely proud of.



It doesn’t look like Tenspoke Indies are active. Here is a link to their facebook page:

Tenspoke Indies - "Starlighter" (2006)
Paramore - "The Only Exception" (2009)