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Bon Jovi vs. Bonnie Tyler vs. Ankie Bagger vs. Belinda Carlisle

Friday, September 26th, 2014

What do these 80s rockers have in common besides totally 80s hair?


(clockwise top L to R: Jon Bon Jovi, Ankie Bagger,Bonnie Tyler, Belinda Carlisle)

This post has been due for an update.

After posting the insane similarities between Bonnie Tyler’s “If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man” and Bon Jovi’s ”You Give Love a Bad Name” (both from 1986!) a few folks added some others to the mix. Check these out with Swedish singer  Ankie Bagger’s “ Where Were You Last Night” (1989) as well as Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” (1987). Important to note is Bad Name and I Was a Man were actually both written by hit making machine Desmond Child.

Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name (intro)" (1986)

Bonnie Tyler - "If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man (intro)" (1986)

Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name (chorus)" (1986)

Bonnie Tyler - "If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man (chorus)" (1986)

Ankie Bagger - "Where Were You Last Night" (1989)

The Carlisle song is definitely not as similar but here it is anyway:

Belinda Carlisle - "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (1987)

More Bon Jovi on the site:

Bon Jovi vs. The Rasmus vs. The Decemberists vs. Tokio Hotel
Bon Jovi vs. The Beatles
Bon Jovi vs. Boys Like Girls vs. The Who

Did Daft Punk Steal “Get Lucky”? (Daft Punk vs. Milks)

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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:

Milks on SoundCloud

Milks on YouTube

For more Pharrell Williams on this site check out:

Diet Coke vs. Pharrell Williams

Ed Sheeran “Sing” (co-written by Pharrell) vs. Yacht vs. The Rolling Stones

UPDATE 9/22/2014:
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:

Daft Punk - "Get Lucky" (2013)

 

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 ThatSongSoundsLike.com

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