Songs That Sound Like Other Songs.

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  1. Wesman61

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    I was listening to the radio at some store the other day and Toby Kieth's "Gonna Get My Drink On" was playing. It occurred to me that the melody is nearly identical to Tim McGraw's "Indian Outlaw." Also I always thought Hank Williams Jr. ripped off Cat Stevens (or was it Harry Chapin?) with "A Country Boy Can Survive" because it sounds a lot like "Cats in The Cradle." There are differences but the songs are too similar to be coincidental. I was once writing a song and I thought I was on to something till I realized it sounded just like "Shooting Star" by Bad Co. I guess a tune can get in Your head. You just need to do Your homework to make sure it's your idea.
     
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    Sweet Wherewolves of AlaLondon
     
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    The verse from Shania Twain's "Feel like a woman" sound like the verse from Aerosmith's "Uncle Salty"
     
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    Rory is a badass.

    I never noticed how similar those two songs are, and I love both of those guys.
     
  7. fish78

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    move it on over is the same song as rock around the clock...
     
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    Isn't that amazing?

    Both those guys kick my ass every time I listen. Rory was Hendrix class IMO.


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    Chapin. Cat Stevens has maintained that he has never played "cats in the cradle" live, in the studio, or even privately.
     
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    +1000. Must have listened to each of those tunes a kazillion times over the years, and never once drew the similarities :jo Still love them both!
     
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    "All I Wanna Do" (Sheryl Crow)

    "Stuck in the Middle" (?)

    Not so much the song, but the production...sheesh, identical.
     
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    Stairway (Led Zep) vs. Taurus (Spirit)

    Sweet little sixteen (Berry) vs. Surfin' USA (Beachboys)
     
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    Here's a stretch

    "bullet the Blue sky" by U2

    and

    "No Rain" by Blind Melon

    No Rain's guitar riff is identical to Bono's chorus.
     
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    You're not alone on that one!

    Chuck Berry copyright disputes

    When the song was released in 1963, the original pressing listed Brian Wilson as the sole composer of the song. But according to Brian, as soon as the song became a hit single, "Chuck Berry claimed the melody was his, an inadvertent copy of 'Sweet Little Sixteen'." According to Brian though, there are "plenty of musicologists who'd argue otherwise." Then after Chuck Berry accused Brian Wilson of stealing his melody, Murry Wilson "gave Berry the copyright" without ever informing his son Brian. But what Brian Wilson didn't realise for more than twenty-five years was that Murry also "gave away [Brian's] royalties for writing the lyrics, which clearly weren't Berry's" [although Brian Wilson's lyrics list several geographical locations in a very similar fashion to Chuck Berry's original lyrics]. Despite there being tensions over the incident at the time, Chuck Berry later claimed that he actually liked the song. According to Carl Wilson, the band "ran into Chuck Berry in Copenhagen and he told us he loves 'Surfin' USA'."
     
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    hahaha! All country sounds alike after a while. I was at a Willie Nelson concert last week and was not too long before I lost track of what song was being performed.
     
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    I think the song borrows more than enough.

    I'll add Sledgehammer and Eminence Front, even though Eminence front is a half-step lower. Not the same, but similar enough to me.
     
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    I've always felt that Donovan's "Catch the Wind" and Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom" sound eerily similar.
     
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    aldo nova "fantasy"

    is kinda similar to

    jefferson starship "jane"
     
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    I've always thought that Bob Marley's Buffalo Soldier sounded just like the theme song to the Banana Splits Adventure Hour.
     

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