Submitted by Lynn
It’s not a dead ringer but Madonna‘s 1989 “Like a Prayer” and ABBA‘s 1975 “S.O.S” share a similar overall sound. Have a listen to these parts:
ABBA - "S.O.S" (1975)
Madonna - "Like a Prayer" (1989)
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I was just thinking the same thing, and googled, and found this entry.
Nice site concept.
My bf and I were discussing this yesterday. You’re bang on. 🙂
I know this is an old entry, but Madonna was allowed to use ABBAS background music for this song.
An entry is never too old 🙂
Thanks for the tip. Do you have a link or some sort of documentation that mentions that ABBA gave permission?
^No, that commenter is mistaken, and is thinking about another Madonna song, ‘Hung Up’, which samples another ABBA song, ‘Gimme a Man After Midnight’. That one has the sample. This one just sounds vaguely, minimally like the other one- but a stretch is pretty accurate.
Kim Wilde’s Cambodia (1981) sounds a lot like ABBA’s S.O.S. (1975)
if this double posts sorry but its doesnt show it went through