Looks like Katy Perry and Dr. Luke (Lukasz Sebastian “Luke” Gottwald) are at it again. According to Rapzilla.com on July 1, 2014 Christian rapper Flame and others filed a lawsuit against Perry, Capitol Records, and Perry’s co-writers for infringing copyright on the song “Joyful Noise”. One of the co-writers here is Dr. Luke who has made many appearances on this site.
I’m not sure how this one slipped by. It looks like there was a Sprint ad from a few months ago created by Figliulo&Partners that stirred up a bit of controversy for its sound-alike Cure track. The background music to this sounds very similar to “Lullaby” (1989). Check out sample below and then watch/listen to the ad.
The Cure - "Lullaby" (1989)
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This is an unexpected turn of events here at ThatSongSoundsLike. It seems that for once our pal Dr. Luke might have influenced another artist instead of the other way around. Check out Tiësto‘s “Red Lights”. You’ll immediately hear the similarity in the verse of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” (2010).
OK Go has an awesome new video but I still can’t recall a single OK Go hook except for their first big radio hit ”Get Over It” (2002). But that’s besides the point. As soon as “The Writing’s On the Wall” kicked in I thought it was a New Order song. Then I got a message from a guy named Doug who said it sounded like New Order’s “Temptation”. Well, have a listen!
OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall (Intro)" (2014)
New Order - "Temptation (Intro)" (1982)
OK Go - "The Writing's On the Wall (Verse)" (2014)
New Order - "Temptation (Verse)" (1982)
Here’s the OK Go video for “The Writing’s On the Wall”
I just discovered that OK Go front man Damian Kulash is in that viral “First Kiss” video. He first appears at :32
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