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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)

One Direction vs. New Found Glory vs. Journey

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Left: Steve Perry of Journey, Right: Somebody from One Direction

This one was noted by Eleanor and H.D. Bruton. This isn’t the first time One Direction has appeared on this site either. I have compiled another post called 10 One Direction Songs that Sound Like Other Songs.

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.

One Direction - "Steal My Girl" (2014)

Journey - "Faithfully" (1983)

New Found Glory - "It's Not Your Fault" (2006)

For more Journey see:

R.E.M. vs. Cheap Trick vs. Mega Man vs. Journey (This one is amazing!!!)

Kansas vs. Journey


Mika vs. Belinda Carlisle

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Travis brought this great one to my attention.

Mika vs. Belinda Carlise

Mika - "We are Golden" (2009)
Belinda Carlisle - "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" (1987)

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)