Update 1/30/2010: Check out “CatrianiPlay: The Most Used Melody In Pop Music”
In December, 2008 Reuters reported that Joe Satriani filed a copyright infringement suit against Coldplay claiming that the, “song ‘Viva La Vida’ incorporates ‘substantial original portions’ of his 2004 instrumental ‘If I Could Fly.'” Then just a few months later Cat Stevens publicly stated that “Viva La Vida” has some similarities to his epic 1973 track “Foreigner Suite” stating , ” [Viva La Vida] definitely sounds like it…It has such logical chords and the melody has to be what it is…” But wait! There’s more! Last year Brooklyn Band Creaky Boards posted a clip on YouTube of their ironically titled track “The Songs I Didn’t Write” pointing out the striking similarities with this now all too familiar melody.
Looks like you found a headliner for ‘Hang It Up’ Fest ’09.
i saw the creaky boards open up a for a friends band last fall when this whole conspiracy came out. i don’t care if coldplay stole “their” song. satriani is the one who should be crying how two idiots ruined his melody.
Yooo cat stevens wrote it in 1973. Now unless he’s a time traveller I don’t see how he couldve stolen from Satriani
you somehow missed “we left the atmosphere” by Michael Gregory:
Actually, you could probably dedicate a whole website to how many songs fit into this group.