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Madonna vs. Imagine Dragons

December 19th, 2014 by

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

December 5th, 2014 by

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)

Led Zeppelin (still) Getting Sued Over “Stairway to Heaven”

October 23rd, 2014 by

This is an update to Led Zeppelin Getting Sued Over “Stairway to Heaven”

Thanks to Mark for bringing this new development to my attention.

According to various sources it looks like the case will move forward and Zeppelin might have their day in court.

Now, Zeppelin and their music companies have requested that the case be dismissed, as the “individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylvania and have no contacts with Pennsylvania, let alone ties sufficient to render them essentially at home here,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The judge, however, said no to that request — so the band will now be forced to move forward with the suit. – source


In response, the plaintiff amended the lawsuit with some emphasis on why a Pennsylvania judge should oversee the case: “Defendants are subject to specific jurisdiction in this district because they make millions of dollars from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by directly targeting this district for the exploitation of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ through CD sales, digital downloading, radio and television play, advertising, marketing, concert performances, other performances, licensing, and otherwise targeting resident individuals and businesses to profit off the exploitation of ‘Stairway to Heaven.’” – source


And here’s the music. I’m still not sure why Dolly Parton is not included in this mess but have a listen anyway:

Spirit - "Taurus" (1968)
Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven" (1971)
Dolly Parton - "We Used To" (1975)

More Led Zeppelin soundalikes on this site:

Led Zeppelin vs. The World

Led Zeppelin vs. Chicago vs. Green Day vs. The White Stripes

Coheed and Cambria vs. Led Zeppelin

Devo vs. Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin vs. Rage Against the Machine

One Direction vs. New Found Glory vs. Journey

October 17th, 2014 by

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

October 16th, 2014 by

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)

Lindsey Buckingham vs. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

October 10th, 2014 by

random photo of Lindsey Buckingham

Devin Graham (aka Devin Supertramp) makes lots of really cool videos on YouTube. He usually has his friends write original music for these epic three minute clips. He recently posted a video called “Robotic Dolphin and Flying Water Car”. Right away I recognized the music (written by a group calling themselves “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”) as the theme to National Lampoon’s Vacation.  The original melody is from a song called “Holiday Road” (1983) by Lindsey Buckingham. I really do feel bad calling out the little guys, but hey, they’re selling the track on iTunes and I have no evidence that they have credited Buckingham, so here ya go.

Lindsey Buckingham - "Holiday Road" (1983)

Can't Stop Won't Stop - "You Already Know" (2014)

Here’s the original video if you’re interested:
Robotic Dolphin and Flying Water Car – In 4K! With Jetovator and Seabreacher