Check out the vocal melody in the chorus of Jens Lekman‘s “The Opposite of Hellejuah” (2005) and then listen to the horns in Chairmen of the Board‘s hit single “Give Me Just a Little More Time”.
Jens Lekman - "Opposite of Hallelujah" (2005)
Chairmen of the Board - "Give Me Just a Little More Time" (1970)
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The Chairmen of the Board one reminds me of the chorus of Gwen Stefani’s ‘The Sweet Escape’ chorus
Yes!!! That Stefani track has bothered me for so long! I also think there’s a Weezer song in here as well. Maybe “Island in the Sun”.
I posted the Stefani track here:
I read elswhere that Lekman sampled the Chairmen for his live performance of TOOH. So I am guessing it was an acknowledged reference, or that Lekman made the discovery later and embraced it.
Then again, the Chairmen’s song is so emblematic and timeless that I’m sure others have picked up on it, knowingly or not…