Submitted by Manuel
I’m surprised this didn’t come through my email when everyone was all about that bass. Check out Meghan Trainor‘s hit song alongside South Korean pop band Koyote‘s “Happy Mode”. After digging a little it seems others have pointed out an old Phish track called “Contact”. Out of all of the million Phish songs out there I actually knew this one because of its silly repeated lyric.
There are probably quite a few other songs out there following this same melody but for now here are three:
Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass " (2014)
Koyote - "Happy Mode" (2006)
Phish - "Contact" (1989)
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I don’t know where you got that date for All About That Bass, I heard it on the Nova 91.9 at a course I was attending last September.
Typo. Just fixed.
I feel like this melody feels really familiar/simple. Are you sure it hasn’t been used earlier in bossa nova or doo-wop or something??
some reason when i played phish..
some strange reason.. i was hearing a little bit of cough syrup
unauthorized sample in this following post and it looks like they got away with it
Cool. Thanks for the heads up about this one. I’ll definitely post it. Funny, that Wikipedia article also mentions the Zombie Nation track I posted a while back here: https://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2011/04/12/zombie-nation-vs-lazy-jones/
All about that bass – and the rest – seem to owe a nod of gratitude to Englebert Humperdinck for “A Man Without Love” – https://youtu.be/_StNduHQLh4?t=1m – a UK hit from 1968
Also released by The Sandpipers in the original Italian – Quando M’innamoro