October 14th, 2013 by Keith
submitted by thesiu
I can't find much about Jula in English so I'll let you Google that . I know she's from Poland. Apparently she's pretty popular because of this song. U2
is pretty popular as well. (Update: Just found her wikipedia page using her full name Julita Fabiszewska: http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jula
[mini_player audio="/music/jula-za-ka-dym.mp3" artist="Jula" track=" Za kazdym razem (For Every Time)" year="2012"]
[mini_player audio="/music/u2-sunday-bloody-sunday.mp3" artist="U2" track="Sunday Bloody Sunday" year="1983"]
September 3rd, 2013 by Ben
Check this out: a Polish radio station called RMF
has a series called 'Gdzies to juz slyszalem', which translates to 'Somewhere I Heard That Before'. For their 9th installment, they've focused on the same oft-repeated melodic figure as heard on Keith's ever-expanding CatrianiPlay post/video
. Sure they've got an enthusiastic host, a bunch of view screens and some nice clips, but you have to wonder where they got the idea.
Here's their video:
RMF video found at JoeMonster.org
August 29th, 2013 by Keith
Thanks to Andy for submitting this
This sure puts a new spin on the rap feuds of yesteryear. Today we are talking about Macklemore
. Le1f is a bit bent out of shape for a number of reasons and you can read all about that on this buzzfeed post
. Did you engage in the conversation on buzzfeed and get upset about somebody else's comment and start your own feud? Good, that's what they want. If you got too distracted by Le1f's deleted tweets and missed the actual music part, here it is:
[mini_player audio="/music/le1f-wut.mp3" artist="Le1f" track="Wut" year="April 2012"]
[mini_player audio="/music/macklemore-thrift-shop.mp3" artist="Macklemore" track="Thrift Shop" year="August 2012"]
So if you're wondering what all of the fuss is about Le1f is upset that Macklemore's "Same Love" (2012) won a VMA ("Video Music Award"(that's a show on MTV (that's "Music Television" (they used to play music videos ("TV" is this box you probably used to have in your living room that tuned in channels that would show commercials and your favorite TV shows like "That's Incredible" and "The Jeffersons" ))))). Macklemore is a straight, white guy. Le1f is a gay, black guy. So in addition to there being issue with "Same Love" (a pro gay rights track), "Thrift Shop" has some clear similarities to "Wut". Did I get that right?
And for your enjoyment, all videos are worth watching. At time of posting "Thrift Shop" has over 409 MILLION plays!
August 23rd, 2013 by Ben
Lord knows there’s been plenty of Green Day coverage
already, but here’s one to add to Keith’s hitherto round-up of the band’s borrowed tunes. In fact, the song “Hold On” appears on what is quite possibly Green Day’s finest moment as a band, the juncture when they were on the brink of becoming their modern-day caricature, but still clearly feeling a charming sort of restlessness. The album Warning
, which appeared in 2000, broke somewhat free of the pop-punk trappings that had emerged on ‘90s rock radio in the wake of 1994’s Dookie
, and found the band adapting their usual schtick to an array of styles including acoustic-based ‘60s rock. In retrospect, it’s a shame that the album sold so poorly -- such a thing may have been what diverted Green Day’s trajectory away from exploring such sounds more fully, and towards the contrived, pseudo-political arena rock preening that has defined the band since the lucrative American Idiot
follow-up. Too bad they didn’t take their own Warning
Returning to the particular song in question, “Hold On” borrows inarguably from the harmonica riff on the Beatles’ “I Should Have Known Better”. It certainly isn’t the most original thing they ever did, nor is it even remotely the best song on the album. It does, however, illustrate where the band members’ heads were during this point, since this one almost had to be intentional:
[mini_player audio="/music/ben_j/beatles_shouldhaveknownbetter.mp3" artist="The Beatles" track="I Should Have Known Better" year="1964"]
[mini_player audio="/music/ben_j/greenday_holdon.mp3" artist="Green Day" track="Hold On" year="2000"]
August 16th, 2013 by Keith
Just came across this article in The Hollywood Reporter:
Robin Thicke Sues to Protect 'Blurred Lines' from Marvin Gaye's Family
Here's a link to a PDF of the lawsuit
Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs' massively successful composition, 'Blurred Lines,' copies 'their' compositions."
The suit claims the Gaye family is alleging that "Blurred Lines" and Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" "feel" or "sound" the same, and that the "Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work."
Have a listen:
- "Got to Give it Up" (1977)
- "Blurred Lines" (2013)
August 13th, 2013 by Keith
Submitted by Mike D.
It's been too long since posting about a Dr. Luke
produced song so here we are. Check out Katy Perry
's recently released track "Roar" and Sara Bareilles
track "Brave". Even the lyrics are pretty similar. Since Jack Antonoff from the band Fun
co-wrote "Brave" I'm going to add "We Are Young" (2011) here as well since you can hear the clear inspiration.
[mini_player audio="/music/katy_perry-roar.mp3" artist="Katy Perry" track="Roar" year="August, 2013"]
[mini_player audio="/music/sara_bareilles-brave.mp3" artist="Sara Bareilles" track="Brave" year="April, 2013"]
[mini_player audio="/music/fun-we-are-young_chorus.mp3" artist="fun." track="We Are Young (Chorus)" year="2011"]
For more Katy Perry, Dr. Luke and Fun tracks see the following:
Katy Perry vs. The Beach Boy
Katy Perry vs. t.A.T.u.
Katy Perry vs. Kesha
Katy Perry vs. Lenny Kravitz
Katy Perry vs. Erasure
Katy Perry vs. Kesha vs. Miley Cyrus vs. Justice
Dr. Luke produced tracks on ThatSongSoundsLike
fun. vs. Sesame Street
fun vs. Thompson Twins? vs. Queen? vs. Erasure? vs. ?? (POPULAR!)
fun. vs. 4 Non Blondes
fun. vs. Paul Simon