5 Songs That Sound Like Girl Crush


There has been a bit of discussion on facebook over what sounds like Little Big Town’s controversial track “Girl Crush”. My first reaction was that the guitar riff sounded a lot like “Unchained Melody”. A few others chimed in and and there are some good ones. Have a listen!


Little Big Town - "Girl Crush" (2014)

Bonnie Tyler - "It's A Heartache" (1977)

Rascal Flatts - "I Won't Let Go" (2011)

Unchained Melody” original written in 1955. Righteous brothers version here:

Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody" (1965)

Not really sure what this is but here ya go:

Randy Rothwell - "Sanctuary" (1993?)

Not really sure this one is similar enough but a lot of people seem to think so:

Dani & Lizzy - "Dancing in the sky" (2013)


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

James Bay vs. Matthew Perryman Jones

James Bay vs. Matthew Perryman Jones

This one was submitted by Robert via facebook.  I wasn’t familiar with either song but heard the similarities right away. Check out James Bay‘s “Hold Back The River” and Matthew Perryman Jones “Meghan’s Song” (2006).


James Bay - "Hold Back The River" (2014)

Matthew Perryman Jones - "Meghan's Song" (2006)

Rod Stewart vs. Clarence “Frogman” Henry

Rod Stewart vs. Clarence “Frogman” Henry

I overhead a very familiar melody the other day, pulled out Shazam on my iPhone and discovered it was a song called  “Ain’t Got No Home” by Clarence “Frogman” Henry.  Then I realized that this is something Rod Stewart incorporated in his version of “Some Guys Have All the Luck” (originally released by The Persuaders in 1973 sans this refrain). So, does Henry deserve a writing credit??

Have a listen:

Rod Stewart - "Some Guys Have All the Luck" (1984)

Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - "Ain't Got No Home" (1956)

Check out this other post for Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (1977) and Jorge Ben Jor – “Taj Mahal” (1972)