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'Sunshine of Your Love' and 'Inna-Gadda-da-Vida', honey

'Hello I Love You' (Doors) and 'All Day and All of the Night' (Kinks) - Ray Davies sued & won, I think.

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You can add "Submission" by the Sex Pistols to that one.


Also, the song "Ghostbusters" (Ray Parker Jr) is a lift of "I Want A New Drug" by Huey Lewis and the News.

And to prove that I'm not too much of a square, the verses of Nickleback's "Figured You Out" are a minor key rip-off of "Steam" by Peter Gabriel.

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Nickelback proves you're NOT a square? (I kid, I kid - but they are a very mainstream, and IMO boring, rock band).

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Well compared to Ray Parker Jr, Nickleback makes me look positively circular. I agree with you on the boring bit though [Wink]


By the way, I have all of the DKs albums on vinyl, plus a heap of their singles to boot. [Smile]

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i've always thought these songs sounded similar, not necessarily plagiarized, just similar..

'breaking us in two' by joe jackson and 'day after day' by badfinger

'take me out' by franz ferdinand and 'that's all' by genesis

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quote:
Originally posted by Brandi:
Wasn't there an actual lawsuit over the soundalike qualities of "He's So Fine" and "My Sweet Lord"?

Yes, and I believe Mr. Lennon lost that suit, and had to pay the copyright owner or author of "He's So Fine".
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quote:
Originally posted by Mother of Nanaballis:
quote:
Originally posted by Brandi:
Wasn't there an actual lawsuit over the soundalike qualities of "He's So Fine" and "My Sweet Lord"?

Yes, and I believe Mr. Lennon lost that suit, and had to pay the copyright owner or author of "He's So Fine".
There's an echo in here. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Mother of Nanaballis:
quote:
Originally posted by Brandi:
Wasn't there an actual lawsuit over the soundalike qualities of "He's So Fine" and "My Sweet Lord"?

Yes, and I believe Mr. Lennon lost that suit, and had to pay the copyright owner or author of "He's So Fine".
Mr. Harrison, you mean.
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"Surfing USA" and "Sweet Little Sixteen" Chuck Berry suited the Beach Boys, and won.

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The shared bass line of "Taxman" by the Beatles and "Start" by the Jam.

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John Lennon had a plagiarism suit too - "Come Together" was too close to Chuck Barry's "Catch Me If You Can".

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quote:
Originally posted by Signora Del Drago:
Many songs, or at least snippets of them, have a quite similar sound. I can't think of one right now, and the only reason I'm posting is to suggest singing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "The House of the Rising Sun." Impressive.

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Since we're getting close to Christmas--"O Little Town of Bethlehem" works great to "House of the Rising Sun", too.

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quote:
Originally posted by wendelenn:

Since we're getting close to Christmas--"O Little Town of Bethlehem" works great to "House of the Rising Sun", too.

And on the subject of seasonal music, Twisted Sister's version of "O Come, All Ye Faithful" sounds suspiciously like their song "We're Not Gonna Take It."

Check it out for yourself.

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Harry Connick Jr's instrumental version of Winter Wonderland sounds a lot like Bachman Turner Overdrives Takin' Care of Business.

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"All I Wanna Do" sounds a bit like "Stuck in the Middle".

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Gershwin's "You Can't Take That Away From Me" keeps turning into the theme from The Electric Company in my head.

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Just heard a program on XM, where they were playing old bubble gum tunes from the late 60s. Ohio Express had several entries. Their "Beg, Borrow, or Steal" is not just a rip-off of "Louie, Louie", but more of a clone! Even the guitar solos are quite similar.

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there was that Tom Petty/Red Hot Chilli peppers affair.

For the record, I like Hello I love you and All day and all of the night

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The first couple of bars of "Die Marsche der Priester" from Mozart's "The Magic Flute" sounds exactly like "Oh Canada".

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"Grow some funk of your own"--from Elton John's Rock of the Westies album has the same beginning as the song that has the lyrics "give me two steps mister...give me two steps toward the door". Sorry, I'm having a massive brain fart now and can't remember the name of the song or the artist!

Coincidently, the songs are pretty much summed up with the same plot: Guy wants girl--girl's guy wants to beat the crap out of guy who wants girl in the first place. Guy who wants girl runs! [lol]

Well, maybe not quite...

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That would be "Give Me Two Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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quote:
Originally posted by musicgeek:
That would be "Give Me Two Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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ETA: Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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quote:
Originally posted by TheLazenby:
John Lennon had a plagiarism suit too - "Come Together" was too close to Chuck Barry's "Catch Me If You Can".

The Chuck Berry song was called "You Can't Catch Me." That was one of the dumber lawsuits in retrospect, IMHO, though I'm coming at it from an age of more ironic tribute. Back then it may well ahve just seemed like Lennon was ripping off lyrics.

Max "groovin' up slowly" Renn

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quote:
Originally posted by TheLazenby:
"Every Breath You Take" and "Stand By Me". A mash-up exists of this...

There's also a terrific mash-up of "Every Breath You Take" and the "Peter Gunn" theme. I seem to recall it being used to great effect in the opening episode of the third season of The Sopranos.

Fans of mash-ups should check out 2 many djs. They do great album-length mixes/mash-ups, some of which come compeltely out of left field but work magnificently. I liked where they ran the Breeders' "Cannonball" into Skee-Lo's "I Wish." That was a head-slapping "oh my god!" moment.

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quote:
Originally posted by STF:
quote:
Originally posted by musicgeek:
That would be "Give Me Two Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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ETA: Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd

D'oh! Shouldn't post before I've woken up!

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quote:
Originally posted by musicgeek:
quote:
Originally posted by STF:
quote:
Originally posted by musicgeek:
That would be "Give Me Two Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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ETA: Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd

D'oh! Shouldn't post before I've woken up!
Well it happens. I'm also a huge Skynyrd fan so it really caught my eye.

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That God-awful song "Fergalicious" sounds exactly like J.J. Fad's "Supersonic".

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quote:
Originally posted by Snafu:
That crappy Jet song and the Iggy Pop one.

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet and "Lust for Life" by Iggy Pop. Every time the Jet song comes on I mistake it for Iggy.

I do remember hearing some sound file that had two different songs by the same band played at the same time, and they were nearly identical in sound. It may have been Nickelback, but I dunno, because as far as I'm concerned Nickelback, Staind, etc. all sound the same anyway.

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quote:
Originally posted by Macheath:
quote:
Originally posted by Snafu:
That crappy Jet song and the Iggy Pop one.

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet and "Lust for Life" by Iggy Pop. Every time the Jet song comes on I mistake it for Iggy.

I do remember hearing some sound file that had two different songs by the same band played at the same time, and they were nearly identical in sound. It may have been Nickelback, but I dunno, because as far as I'm concerned Nickelback, Staind, etc. all sound the same anyway.

Mack da "these dang kids with their baggy pants and generic toothless metal . . ." Knife

It was Nickelback, although the songs actually didn't sound anything like eachother, IMO. They just had the same chord progression in the same key.
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This guy hears Pachelbel's Canon in D everywhere he goes.

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The chords in The Streets "Never Went To Church", sound exactly like "Let It Be".

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The main bassline in the Sex Pistol's "Holidays in the Sun" is the same as the Jam's "In the City" (I think I got those names right.)

I also stole the bassline for a song I did with my band, but nobody has noticed yet. [Wink]

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The intro to "Spread Your Love" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club sounds suspiciously similar to Spirit In The Sky. The rest of the song isn't that different either, but it's most noticeable in the intro.

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Originally posted by Le Chevalier Blanc:
There's also the now classic "Nickleback plagiarizes itself". Story at NPR at:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4258547

The story also mentions that Avril Lavine's "No More Happy Endings" is 90% the same song as well.

Just about all of Nickleback's song sound alike.

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