Miley Cyrus “Flowers” Sounds Like Ace of Base and Bruno Mars

Miley Cyrus won a Grammy for her 2023 track “Flowers“.  But first have a listen to this….

My brother just sent me this for the website. Have a listen to Ace of Base’s 1995 track “Beautiful Life” (also the music video is amazing):

Here’s Miley’s song (you’ve probably heard it a few times already):

I took a look at the “Flowers” wikipedia page and a few other things jumped out at me.  I definitely  already heard the Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978) references when I first heard the song. I believe this was intentional (sorry, I don’t have a source for that. I think I saw it on the internet, or heard it from someone, might’ve been a podcast, a news headline, or maybe a TikTok video):

And finally here is what the wikipedia entry says about Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” (2012):

The song’s chorus is a paraphrase of Bruno Mars’s “When I Was Your Man” (2012).[Editors of Billboard noted that the songs only feature similar lyrical elements and ideas, meaning that the writers of “When I Was Your Man” are not required to be credited as co-writers of “Flowers”.

It seems more like it’s the verse, here ya go:

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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

Dua Lipa Getting Sued TWICE for “Levitating”

Well this is interesting. According to TMZ and Complex Dua Lipa is actually getting sued by two different artists for her hit “Levitating”(2020). The funny thing is when I first heard the track all I thought of was The Bee Gees’ “Stayin Alive” (1977)

Dua Lipa – “Levitating” (2020)

 

Miguel Bosé – Don Diablo
Skip to about :20

 

Listen to Artikal Sound System – “Live Your Life” (2017) on TMZ

And finally:

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (1977)

In particular the chorus:

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

YouTuber Adam Neely does a great music theory breakdown of the “Live Your Life” vs. “Levitating”

You might also want to check out this article about Dua Lipa and INXS