10 One Direction Songs that Sound Like Other Songs

10 One Direction Songs that Sound Like Other Songs

Research shows that putting a number in the title will generate 50% more clicks.* Research also shows that One Direction songs sound a lot like other songs.**

* I made that up, but it’s probably something like that
** That research is what you can listen to below


VS The Clash

The Clash vs. One Direction on ThatSongSoundsLike.com
Submitted by Alex via the facebook page

If you look really closely at the cover of The Clash‘s Combat Rock (1982) you will see the boy band One Direction in the background. This explains it all.

One Direction - "Live While We're Young" (2012)

The Clash - "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (1982)


VS Big Time Rush


One Direction - "Heart Attack" (2012)

Big Time Rush - "Song For You" (2013)


VS Avril Lavigne


One Direction - "Last First Kiss" (2012)

Avril Lavigne - "Wish You Were Here" (2011)


VS Chris Medina


One Direction - "They Don't Know About Us (Intro)" (2012)

One Direction - "They Don't Know About Us (Chorus)" (2012)

Chris Medina - "What Are Words" (2011)

After listening to these Taylor Dayne‘s 1987 hit “Tell It to My Heart” also comes to mind:

Taylor Dayne - "Tell It to My Heart" (1987)

VS Grease Soundtrack


submitted by Sam and Ilan

One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful" (2011)

Grease - "Summer Nights" (1978)


VS The Who


One Direction - "Best Song Ever " (2013)

The Who - "Baba O'Riley (aka Teenage Wasteland) " (1971)


VS Queen


submitted by James C.

One Direction - "Rock Me" (2012)

Queen - "We Will Rock You" (1977)

A homage? Perhaps. But take note, this track is produced by our old friend Dr. Luke


VS Red (also stylized R3D)


submitted by “Secret Secret”

One Direction - "More Than This" (2012)

Red - "Never Be the Same" (2008)


VS Taio Cruz


submitted by La La La

One Direction - "Stole My Heart (chorus)" (2011)

Taio Cruz - "Dynamite (chorus)" (2010)

Might as well compare the intros too…

One Direction - "Stole My Heart (into)" (2011)

Taio Cruz - "Dynamite (intro)" (2010)

And don’t forget these from this post.

Chris Brown - "Yeah 3X" (2010)

Calvin Harris - "I'm Not Alone" (2009)

DJ Sammy - "Heaven" (2002)


VS Kelly Clarkson


submitted by La La La

The least you can do is change the name of the song.

One Direction - "Strong" (2013)

Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger" (2012)

 

SEE ALSO:

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

One Direction vs. Rick Springfield

 


Some more if you want to keep digging:
“Crazy Cakes” submitted:
One Direction “Save You Tonight” vs. Erasure “Always”

La La La also submitted:
One Direction “I Want” vs. Feist “My Moon, My Man”
One Direction – “Na Na Na” vs. High School Musical 2: ‘All for One’
One Direction – “Gotta Be You” vs. The Verve “BitterSweet Symphony”

 

 

Katy Perry vs. Sara Bareilles

Submitted by Mike D.

sara bareilles vs. katy perry on ThatSongSoundsLike.com

It’s been too long since posting about a Dr. Luke produced song so here we are. Check out Katy Perry‘s recently released track “Roar” and Sara Bareilles track “Brave”.  Even the lyrics are pretty similar. Since Jack Antonoff from the band Fun co-wrote “Brave” I’m going to add “We Are Young” (2011) here as well since you can hear the clear inspiration.

Katy Perry - "Roar" (August, 2013)
Sara Bareilles - "Brave" (April, 2013)
fun. - "We Are Young (Chorus)" (2011)

For more Katy Perry, Dr. Luke and Fun tracks see the following:

Katy Perry vs. The Beach Boys

Katy Perry vs. t.A.T.u.

Katy Perry vs. Kesha

Katy Perry vs. Lenny Kravitz

Katy Perry vs. Erasure

Katy Perry vs. Kesha vs. Miley Cyrus vs. Justice

Dr. Luke produced tracks on ThatSongSoundsLike

fun. vs. Sesame Street

fun vs. Thompson Twins? vs. Queen? vs. Erasure? vs. ?? (POPULAR!)

fun. vs. 4 Non Blondes

fun. vs. Paul Simon

Kesha vs. Flo Rida vs. Taio Cruz

Kesha "Die Young" (2012) vs. Flo Rida "Good Feeling" (2011) on ThatSongSoundsLike.com

L to R: Ke$ha sneering, Dr. Luke wearing prop headphones for a photo shoot, Flo Rida looking off into the distance.

Submitted by Michael

Dr. Luke is at it again. This time he’s recycling his own tracks. Have a listen to the guitar hooks in Kesha‘s “Die Young” (2012) and Flo Rida‘s “Good Feeling” (2011). The chord progressions are not identical but similar enough especially with the production tricks.

(Both produced by Dr. Luke)

Flo Rida - "Good Feeling" (2011)

Ke$ha - "Die Young" (2012)

Update: 1/10/2013

Taio Cruz vs. Kesha vs. Flo Rida on ThatSongSoundsLike.com
One of many photos of Taio Cruz putting on (or taking off) his shades. I’m going to guess he’s just holding his hand there for like 20 minutes.


Josh points out the similarity of Taio Cruz‘ party jam “Dynamite” (2010) . I might’ve just said “good find” or “awesome!” but you know what? This is also produced by Dr. Luke! I know your secrets Dr. Luke and I’m going to write a hit song in 2013.
You just watch me 🙂

Taio Cruz - "Dynamite" (2010)