Thanks to Kip for this one.
Shortly after its release, the originality of the song was questioned in the Dan Gaffney Morning Show of Delaware based radio station WGMD 92.7. The presenters alleged that the Chili Peppers had plagiarized Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ 1993 hit “Mary Jane’s Last Dance“. To demonstrate, they presented audio snippets of both songs, both side by side and simultaneously (i.e. on top of each other) several times. They stated that the chord progression, key, tempo, and the lyrical theme of the songs (both produced by Rick Rubin) showed “startling similarities” and urged listeners to “decide for themselves.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dani California" (2006)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Mary Jane's Last Dance" (1993)
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Oh My My…Oh Hell Yes!
not the same tempo or feel at all
no wonder i like both of thies i never noticed it but now i do
@houston ones slower then the other but same sound
try sweet home alabama also… my brother swears by the similarities
Not sure why, but Anthony’s vocals on “Can’t Stop” remind me of the vocals here.
its also been said that blur “country house” fits
The opening riffs of “Readymade” by RHCP and “Mountain Song” by Jane’s Addiction are nearly identical
That’s awesome! “Mountain Song” is one of my favorite Jane’s tracks. I’ll definitely post this one.
Kenny Chesney’s Pirate Girl also ripping this song
Good one Tim! I’ll probably make a post for this.
His chorus also reminds me of Chris Isaak “Wicked Games”
I’ve always thought the beginning “Last Dance For Mary Jane” sounded like the beginning of “Waiting For The Sun” by The Jayhawks
Pretty good one!