ThatSongSoundsLike.com was created by Keith Hopkin in 2007 and is fueled by awesome submissions by you.
So what is ThatSongSoundsLike???
“I know I’ve heard that song before”
“That riff is totally from that song”
“Isn’t that the melody from ___ ?”
“They don’t even credit the original!”
Remember Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit “Ice Ice Baby” ?
Here’s a great piece that aired on MTV in the 90s where Vanilla Ice famously denies the similarity.
Do you have 2 songs that you are convinced sound the same?
Email Artists and Song Titles to music at thatsongsoundslike dot com and I will listen!
Kirby Ferguson made a brilliant video documentary called “Everything is a Remix”. It examines music, film and literature through the years. Here’s part 1. It contains a large chunk about Led Zeppelin.
See the other parts here: http://vimeo.com/kirbyferguson/videos
More at www.everythingisaremix.info
These guys do a great job of demonstrating the ubiquity of the “I V vi iV” chord progression in modern pop music.
For an extensive site that catalogs credited samples, go to www.whosampled.com.
Some more reading and things:
Drinking with Strangers: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt by Butch Walker
“Allergy to Originality” By DREW CHRISTIE, NY Times
I analyzed the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns. This is what I found.
12 Songs That Sound The Same by Keith Hopkin [buzzfeed.com]
13 Songs That Sound Just Like Green Day Songs by Keith Hopkin [diffuser.fm]
7 Famous Musicians Who Stole Some of Their Biggest Hits [Cracked.com]
NOTE: This site is for “sound-a-likes”, not samples.
I think the Scorpions got a little inspiration for this song from Lynyrd Skynyrd and copied it again a bit with When the smoke is going down. Love your site by the way:
The new Train song sounds like “Come and go with me” from the 50’s by the Del-Vikings
At 1:25 (but also the underlying melody of the whole song)
sounds like this song in slower to me: