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Old 01-10-2010, 22:49
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Boney M - Still I'm Sad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ9KMOFEgvI

The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LBmUwi6mEo

Similar sounding verses.

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Boney M - Sunny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQMqnRYt-nw

Mark Ronson - Ooh Wee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpayJn3Ch5M







(okay, he sampled the beginning of the song!) I thought it was a new song until I heard the original Boney M song!
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Old 01-10-2010, 23:06
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Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit/Boston - More than a feeling/Beatles - here comes the sun/Kingsmen - louie louie

Nirvana - Come as you are/The Killing Joke - eighties

there are hundreds of songs that use sampling or have very similar melodies or riffs, usually they're up on whosampled.com
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Old 01-10-2010, 23:14
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Puddle Of Mudds' 'She Hates Me' and Suicidal Tendancies 'I Saw Your Mummy' sound very similar.
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Old 01-10-2010, 23:18
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Beyonce's "Halo" and Kelly Clarkson's "Already Gone"
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Old 01-10-2010, 23:37
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calvin harris & chris brown (topical!)
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Old 02-10-2010, 00:05
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Beyonce clearly ripped of madonna. Madonna made promice to try about her mum beyonce used the tune for ave maria 11 years later.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:14
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Beyonce clearly ripped of madonna. Madonna made promice to try about her mum beyonce used the tune for ave maria 11 years later.
but Ave Maria is a really old song...

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Old 02-10-2010, 10:18
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George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wynYMJwEPH8

The Chiffons - He's So Fine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MNXM67yFMI

I have a vague recollection that there was an attempt to sue George Harrison by the writers of "He's So Fine" as the similarity between the two songs were deemed too similar to be just a coincidence.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:35
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George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wynYMJwEPH8

The Chiffons - He's So Fine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MNXM67yFMI

I have a vague recollection that there was an attempt to sue George Harrison by the writers of "He's So Fine" as the similarity between the two songs were deemed too similar to be just a coincidence.

He was sued and lost.Ironically George admitted he did base My Sweet Lord on another song and not He's So Fine
It was based on the Edin Hawkins Singers song "Oh Happy Day"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNQXQKflJNA
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:40
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Lady Gaga - 'Just Dance' & Jason Derulo - 'In My Head'.

Ace of Base - 'Don't Turn Around' & Lady Gaga - 'Alejandro'.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:50
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Lady Gaga - 'Just Dance' & Jason Derulo - 'In My Head'.

Ace of Base - 'Don't Turn Around' & Lady Gaga - 'Alejandro'.
listening to the Ace track now. I can see the comparison.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:07
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Lady Gaga - 'Just Dance' & Jason Derulo - 'In My Head'.

Ace of Base - 'Don't Turn Around' & Lady Gaga - 'Alejandro'.
Wasn't "Don't Turn Around" originally by Aswad?

Oasis' "Whatever" sounds like "How Sweet To Be an Idiot" by Neil Innes, quite amusing that Innes parodied The Beatles with The Rutles, and now this

It's that one line - "How sweet to be an idiot" which is melodically identical to "I'm free to be whatever I", the chord progression is the same too.

Whatever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkB3LEesmzk&feature=fvst

How Sweet To Be An Idiot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ9EWcaS7II
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:27
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He was sued and lost.Ironically George admitted he did base My Sweet Lord on another song and not He's So Fine
It was based on the Edin Hawkins Singers song "Oh Happy Day"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNQXQKflJNA
IMO it sounds more similar to He's So Fine than it does to Oh Happy Day
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Old 02-10-2010, 14:22
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listening to the Ace track now. I can see the comparison.
Also Lady Gaga Alejandro and Madonna La Isla Bonita

Ever seen this before - a lady gaga/ace of base parody....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xwawlh_GCE
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Old 02-10-2010, 14:31
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Alesha's 'Boy Does Nothing' and Paloma Faith's 'Upside Down'. working on a mash-up right about now.
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Old 02-10-2010, 14:32
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Captain Jack's Iko Iko and Alex Burke's latest little ditty.
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Old 02-10-2010, 14:35
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T-Spoon - Sex on the Beach sounds like Ace of Bases' "The Sign".
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Old 02-10-2010, 16:41
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but Ave Maria is a really old song...

Beyonce used Schubert's melody (sounds like it), she didnt rip off Madonna
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Old 02-10-2010, 19:36
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listening to the Ace track now. I can see the comparison.
Yeah, there's definitely some heavy borrowing there or a massive coincidence. I'm inclined to think RedOne had a big hand in that seeing as the production is where the similarity is. Funny that Alejandro was originally 'Don't Call My Name', so I have a feeling the changed it because it made the similarities too obvious.

Wasn't "Don't Turn Around" originally by Aswad?
No clue, I've only ever heard the Ace of Base version?

Also Lady Gaga Alejandro and Madonna La Isla Bonita

Ever seen this before - a lady gaga/ace of base parody....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xwawlh_GCE
I don't think 'Alejandro' really sounds that much like 'La Isla Bonita' at all tbh.

She probably set out to make her 'version' of it like she does quite a lot (Boys Boys Boys > Girls Girls Girls, The Fame > Fame, Just Dance > Let's Dance etc.) but beyond the fact they're both Latin-flavoured, there's not a whole lot to compare there.
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Old 02-10-2010, 20:59
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I was quite taken aback at how blatantly similar Texas's 'Once In A Lifetime' is to TLC's 'Creep', not only in the chorus but also bridges etc as well.

Also, all but vocally the Bloodhound Gang's 'Bad Touch' is basically the Pet Shop Boys' 'In The Night' (aka 'The Clothes Show theme tune'). I suppose this is intentional and with blessing though, given that the single version of 'Bad Touch' contains remixes by Messrs Tennant & Lowe.
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Old 02-10-2010, 21:01
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On the topic of Lady Gaga and Boney M, I once heard a Boney M song that sounded a lot like Poker Face. I searched it on youtube, and there were hundreds of people in the comments talking about Poker Face too, so I realized it wasn't just me going crazy. I can't remember what it's called though; I'll try to find it.

EDIT: Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv53g...layer_embedded
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Old 02-10-2010, 21:16
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Sugababes - Wait For You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T_FFMcqwoo
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Girls Aloud - Don't Want You Back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dzq23lP8NU

The choruses are completely identical
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Old 02-10-2010, 21:19
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Also, all the singles from The E.N.D by the Black Eyed Peas sound very similar to previous songs.

However, those singles were absolutely phenomenal, to be fair.
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Old 02-10-2010, 21:59
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Don't Turn Around - Aswad (1988):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRLZQR3sgN0
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:46
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The guitar riff on 'Warning' by Green Day sounds similar to 'Picture Book' by The Kinks.

Remember when I first heard 'Warning' on the radio and I thought "Bloody hell, that sounds very much like 'Picture Book' at the start".
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