Pat Finnerty is my new Hero

Pat FinnertyHow am I only just finding about this guy now???!!  Pat! Where have you been all my life?! My friend Ilan sent me one of Pat Finnerty‘s “What Makes This Song Stink” videos of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Dani California” (see below) and it’s basically a 40 minute version of a ThatSongSoundsLike post and I love it.  You can also find Pat Finnerty on Instagram where he famously (now I know about this, duh) got Dave Grohl to join him on IG Live. He’s been posting these Song Stinks videos as a series and I will be sure to post more of these here.


Pat, you’re gonna love these other RHCP posts on this site:

Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Diana Vickers

Black Sabbath vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Budgie vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Tom Petty


Rolling Stone article about the Grohl Live

Harry Styles “As It Was” sounds a lot like a-ha “Take on Me”

image comp: AnDyWuMUSICLAND

If you’ve heard Harry Styles’ 2022 chart topper “As It Was” you might have heard a familiar sounding hook. The main keyboard hook in Styles’ track sounds strikingly similar to the 1984 a-ha track “Take on Me”.  Here are some isolated clips of that riff:



YouTuber AnDyWuMUSICLAND even made a great mashup of the two tracks here:


Here are both songs in full:

Harry Styles – “As It Was” (2022)


a-ha – “Take on Me” (1984)

See Also:

One Direction “Night Changes” Sounds Like a Lot of Songs

One Direction vs. New Found Glory vs. Journey

One Direction vs. Def Leppard

One Direction vs. Rick Springfield

10 One Direction Songs that Sound Like Other Songs

One Direction vs. Big Time Rush

The Clash vs. One Direction

Justin Bieber Sued For “10,000 Hours”

According to Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber and getting sued. Turns out the track “10,000 Hours” sounds a lot like a song originally written in 1973 and eventually recorded in 2014.

A copyright infringement lawsuit was filed in California this week against Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, along with their fellow songwriters, publishers and record labels, alleging that they copied their 2019 hit “10,000 Hours” from a 1973 song, “The First Time Baby Is A Holiday.”

The lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by Whiskey Riff, was filed by International Manufacturing Concepts, Melomega Music and Sound Gems, the company that owns the copyright to “First Time.” In the complaint, Melomega alleges that the song was written in 1973 by Palmer Rakes and Frank Fioravanti, and was registered with the US Copyright Office in 1980.

“First Time” was first recorded in 2014, and the copyright for the sound recording of that song was registered with the Copyright Office later that year. It was then released in September 2014, and was then released on three different albums by Melomega’s Sound Gems Records label in 2017 and 2019. The song was distributed by The Orchard, a distributor owned by Sony.

Have a listen!



See also:

Did Justin Bieber “Anyone” Rip from Toto?

Justin Bieber used a royalty-free sample on his new album (and so did Asher Monroe)

Justin Bieber Sued for “Sorry”

Justin Bieber vs. September