Miley Cyrus “Flowers” Sounds Like Ace of Base and Bruno Mars

Miley Cyrus won a Grammy for her 2023 track “Flowers“.  But first have a listen to this….

My brother just sent me this for the website. Have a listen to Ace of Base’s 1995 track “Beautiful Life” (also the music video is amazing):

Here’s Miley’s song (you’ve probably heard it a few times already):

I took a look at the “Flowers” wikipedia page and a few other things jumped out at me.  I definitely  already heard the Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978) references when I first heard the song. I believe this was intentional (sorry, I don’t have a source for that. I think I saw it on the internet, or heard it from someone, might’ve been a podcast, a news headline, or maybe a TikTok video):

And finally here is what the wikipedia entry says about Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” (2012):

The song’s chorus is a paraphrase of Bruno Mars’s “When I Was Your Man” (2012).[Editors of Billboard noted that the songs only feature similar lyrical elements and ideas, meaning that the writers of “When I Was Your Man” are not required to be credited as co-writers of “Flowers”.

It seems more like it’s the verse, here ya go:

Stay until the break of dawn and take a look at these other related posts:

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Miley Cyrus vs. The B-52’s

Miley Cyrus vs. Tammany Hall NYC

UPDATE: Katy Perry vs. Kesha vs. Miley Cyrus vs. Justice

Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Sued by Funk Band Collage Over “Uptown Funk”

Bruno Mars vs. Breakbot vs. Snoop Dogg vs. George Duke

 

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Green Day’s New Song Sounds Like Pink

I’ve been following Justin Hawkins on TikTok and he has a great video about Green Day’s new single (follow him, he will entertain you!). Here’s the YouTube version to save you from a TikTok void.  “One Eyed Bastard” (2024). Apparently fans are pointing out that the opening riff sounds a lot like Pink’s 2008 “So What”. Pink’s track also bears resemblance to Deep Purple’s 1970 “Black Night”.  (sidenote, Max Martin has made a few appearance on this site, including this lawsuit from a Katy Perry song and another appearance for an Ariana Grande song)

And with that said, here are some clips to listen to and think about:

Green Day – “One Eyed Bastard” (2024)

Pink – “So What” (2008)

Deep Purple – “Black Night” (1970)

I also couldn’t help hear something else in the Green Day song. The Offspring “Self Esteem” maybe? I dunno, there’s probably a hundred pop punk songs that this part could be compared to. Have a listen!

Green Day – “One Eyed Bastard” Verse (2024)

The Offspring – “Self Esteem” (1994)

See also:

Goldfinger vs. Green Day

Green Day vs. Night Ranger

Green Day vs. ELO vs. Scott McKenzie

Green Day vs. Blink-182

Dr. Luke vs. The World (Pink vs. The Veronicas)

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Clairo, Sofia, Manchester Orchestra, and The Strokes

 

Raise your hand if you do not like Clairo’s 2019 “Sofia”?

 

Nobody is raising their hand. That’s because it’s a great song! It’s just so infectious!

It is so infectious and somehow familiar I just had to google around the internet and see if anyone felt they heard it somewhere before (sometimes people do this and they find this very site 🙂 ). I seemed to have landed on a reddit thread. It is here I discovered Manchester Orchestra’s “The Mistake” (2017).  I can’t say I’ve ever heard this song but I’m now a fan. That melody.. it’s pretty close…

 

But wait, there’s more! A lot of people have compared “Sofia” to the sounds of The Strokes. The production and melodic style is definitely there. Someone on reddit pointed out The Stokes “I’ll Try Anything Once” (cool video! check it out!) (which is actually a demo version of “You Only Live Once” (2005)). This demo version contains a melodic line not found in the album version and…. it’s pretty close!

 

There’s even this Albert Hammond Jr. song “Set to Attack” (2018) that’s also pretty similar.

And finally, there’s even a clip posted in 2022 on Youtube of The Strokes playing “Sofia” and we have come full circle.

Have a happy new year!

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update: Jan 1, 2024

Looks like Clairo recorded a cover of “I’ll Try Anything Once”. Posted 2020

 

 

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