Thanks to Darren for sending in this great, obscure soundalike.
OK, it’s not really Jackie Chan singing (at least I don’t think it is) but this is the closing credit song to a 1983 Chan film called “Winners & Sinners“. I found a German translated version on YouTube but I think the song is still in Chinese. MIKA‘s “Lollipop” chorus sounds EXACTLY like this melody. Check it out:
MIKA - "Lollipop" (2007)
Winners and Sinners - "End Credit" (1983)
I also noticed the overall derivative nature from the 1958 classic “The Lollipop Song“. Perhaps these are both a nod to this classic. Have a listen:
Ronald and Ruby - "Lollipop" (1958)
Here’s the full movie of “Winners & Sinners” (translated to German). Start at the end credits around 1h28m59s or just click here.
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Meghan Trainor – What If I (2015) Vs. Tommy Edwards – It’s All In The Game (1958)
Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband (2014) Vs. Dion – Runaround Sue
Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin (2014) Vs. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass (2014)
And Meghan’s “Walkashame” also seems to sound like the starting of “Mambo No.5”
ive been looking and have not found anywhere that this is a legit sample..
if its not.. its probably the most obvious EVER
forgot other link..
MIKA – Relax, Take It Easy cords are EXACTLY the same as Cutting Crew -Died in your Arms Tonight
Interesting. I just checked the wikipedia page and it looks like Nick Van Eede (The Cutting Crew) is credited. But then again sometimes I see things on Wikipedia like this that are not totally accurate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relax,_Take_It_Easy