Katy Perry vs. Lenny Kravitz

Submitted by tapas

Here’s Katy Perry‘s new single “Wide Awake” (2012) with Lenny Kravitz‘s “Fly Away” (1998) . I suppose it’s more of the rhythmic similarity in the vocal parts. Play them at the same time. It’s kind of weird.

Katy Perry - "Wide Awake" (2012)
Lenny Kravitz - "Fly Away" (1998)

This track was produced by Dr. Luke who appears on ThatSongSoundsLike a few more times.

Britney Spears vs. Barbra Streisand


Submitted by Dan

Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did It Again” was an international #1 hit in 2000. So was Barbra Streisand’s “Woman in Love” in 1980. These melodies are very similar. But don’t blame Britney, she didn’t write the song.  Credits include Max Martin who has also worked with Dr. Luke on tracks like this.

Britney Spears - "Oops! ...I Did It Again" (2000)
Barbra Streisand - "Woman in Love" (1980)

Chrissy vs. Ke$ha

Back in March 2011 local unsigned artist Chrissy filed a copyright infringement case against Ke$ha and the Dr. Luke camp for the similarity of  Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” (2009) and her track “My Slushy” (2007) .  After the release of  “Tik Tok” many Chrissy fans instantly pointed out the similarities of the two. Many of them have noted that Ke$ha’s overall vocal style, lyrics and image were borrowed from Chrissy.

“My Slushy” gained wide notoriety in the hit  online Japanese game  “Audition” back in 2006.  Music site Vlaze has also had Slushy up on their site since March 31, 2007.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Gottwald has also been known to fight back with  counter defamation suits when an artist cries foul. “My Slushy” is currently being put to the test in the justice system.  While we await a verdict here’s a sample of verses from both tracks:

While we await the verdict have a listen to some excerpts below:

Ke$ha - "Tik Tok" (2009)

Chrissy - "My Slushy" (2007)

See More appearances of Ke$ha on ThatSongSoundsLike here.