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There has been a bit of discussion on facebook over what sounds like Little Big Town’s controversial track “Girl Crush”. My first reaction was that the guitar riff sounded a lot like “Unchained Melody”. A few others chimed in and and there are some good ones. Have a listen!
Little Big Town - "Girl Crush" (2014)
Bonnie Tyler - "It's A Heartache" (1977)
Rascal Flatts - "I Won't Let Go" (2011)
“Unchained Melody” original written in 1955. Righteous brothers version here:
Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody" (1965)
Not really sure what this is but here ya go:
Randy Rothwell - "Sanctuary" (1993?)
Not really sure this one is similar enough but a lot of people seem to think so:
Dani & Lizzy - "Dancing in the sky" (2013)
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Unchained Melody has a pretty standard 12/8 arpeggiated pattern, but for the melody discussed, I’d like to add Sailing by Rod Stewart (1975). For a while I thought Sailing and It’s a Heartache sounded similar, but not close enough. Now there is a missing link or two or three, though.
sailing and heartache defo are similar..
i seen some post on here much more a stretch than that..
Thanks, Travis, for your vote of confidence, and I’m not sure if I worded the previous comment correctly about missing links, what I meant was that a missing link or two or three has now been found.
When I first heard “Girl Crush”, I thought it sounded similar to Bonnie Raitt’s version of the song “Darlin” from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack.
sounds just like on the wings of a snow white dove.
try these out for size..
looking at the fb commenters..
that should defo be on the list..
Thanks.. can’t get to ’em all!
and this to
Picture by kid rock
What about Beyonce’s Ave Maria?
Bonnie Tylers >> It’s a Heartache > without question !! Marjorierose
A complete melodic ripoff of Bonnie Tyler’s “It’s a Heartache”. This was driving me crazy….”I’ve heard this song” etc….
Bonnie would have a case here, just like Sam Smith’s ripoff of Petty’s “won’t back down”.
When i first heard Girl Crush, I Wont Let Go by Rascal Flatts was the first song that came into my mind. Very good list.
wow, no kidding. They sound incredibly similar!
Not a country music fan, but it reminded me of first of the duet by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow, Picture, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKFx0MMqb48 and then Bobbie Tyler’s Heartache, but the Pretenders song sounds more like Girl Crush. So is it flattery?
Slow Hand by Conway Twitty
“It feels like home”
Rihanna’s Love on the Brain has the same melody. I was listening to it and had the urge to listen to Girl Crush.
Donna’s right. Sounds exactly like Rascal Flatt’s’ I won’t let go. Last night at the Dove Awards, There was another. Chorus was different but verses identical tune. It was called Loving Jesus.
Yes Girl Crush is just like I won’t let go RF.
And listen to this gospel song by Casting Crowns, Loving My Jesus. Chorus different but identical verses. Heard it last night at the Dove Awards and told my friend, that’s Girl Crush!
The beat of Girl Crush to me sounds very similar to Al Green’s God Blessed Our Love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPI6ZSUOKhw
I thought it sounded like in the arms of an angel! How is that not on there as a song that sounds similar?
Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love