7 Led Zeppelin Songs That Sound Like Other Songs

Since Led Zeppelin has been in the news recently I found it only fitting to compile this simple video comparing 7 Led Zeppelin songs and the similar songs that preceded them. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did compiling this together.


Led Zeppelin vs. The World

Led Zeppelin vs. Chicago vs. Green Day vs. The White Stripes

Coheed and Cambria vs. Led Zeppelin

Devo vs. Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin vs. Rage Against the Machine

Lindsey Buckingham vs. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

random photo of Lindsey Buckingham

Devin Graham (aka Devin Supertramp) makes lots of really cool videos on YouTube. He usually has his friends write original music for these epic three minute clips. He recently posted a video called “Robotic Dolphin and Flying Water Car”. Right away I recognized the music (written by a group calling themselves “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”) as the theme to National Lampoon’s Vacation.  The original melody is from a song called “Holiday Road” (1983) by Lindsey Buckingham. I really do feel bad calling out the little guys, but hey, they’re selling the track on iTunes and I have no evidence that they have credited Buckingham, so here ya go.

Lindsey Buckingham - "Holiday Road" (1983)

Can't Stop Won't Stop - "You Already Know" (2014)

Here’s the original video if you’re interested:
Robotic Dolphin and Flying Water Car – In 4K! With Jetovator and Seabreacher


This New Apple Ad Looks Like an OK GO Video

OK, OK.. this isn’t for the music. I’m breaking my rules on the site for the first time. But just wanted to share this video lookalike. Apple’s new “Perspective” ad is a great play on an awesome visual perspective technique. It appears that it’s all one continuous take as well. But wait, didn’t OK GO just make something just like this?? I’m guessing the folks planning the Apple ad were pissed when OK GO’s music video came out. They were probably in the middle of shooting or planning theirs. Maybe they even delayed the release of it because of OK GO.

Apple – “Perspective”
Published on Sep 9, 2014

OK GO “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Published on Jun 17, 2014

I recently wrote up OK GO on the site for this song which sounds A LOT like New Order’s “Tempation”.
 “OK Go vs. New Order (And Damian Kulash is in that “First Kiss” video)”


UPDATE: Lawrence (check out his music) sent a Business Week this link to me regarding this. It looks like OK GO actually pitched their concept to Apple who then turned them down. Wow.

Apple’s ways of seeing things isn’t different enough, says Andy Gershon, manager of the band OK Go.
It’s entirely plausible that someone would be inspired to make a similar video. But that’s not what happened, Gershon says. He says the band met with Apple in April to pitch that visual concept as a potential video collaboration. Apple declined, so the band made its own video. Apple then hired 1stAveMachine, the production company behind OK Go’s video, to make a video for its iPhone launch event; it also used the same director. Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. “The videos speak for themselves and you can draw your own conclusions,” says Gershon.

Gershon says OK Go is exploring its legal options, but it may not have many. Taking someone’s idea and adapting it for your own purposes in this manner is generally not a violation of copyright law, says Mark Lemley, a professor at Stanford Law School. There is some precedent in state courts for so-called idea submission cases, where someone who has pitched an idea in private has sought relief when that idea is used without their involvement. But Lemley says it’s not clear whether OK Go would prevail in this instance, especially in the absence of a non-disclosure agreement between the two sides. “You could imagine circumstances where there’s a legal claim here, although I think it’s unlikely to succeed,” he says. “That said, from a PR perspective, I’d say it wasn’t a smart move by Apple.”
–   “OK Go: Apple Ripped Off Our Video”, BusinessWeek.com