Quote: Kenneth @ September 12 2012, 9:31 AM BST
Thanks, I had thought it may be stuff I was already familiar with.
You're welcome. But that's the beauty of this. It's very unlikely that we both have the same examples in mind (apart from the most obvious ones). Not everybody spots the same similarities. That's why I made this thread. I'd like to discover more such examples.
First of all, you have to know the right songs. That's why I want to hear your examples and opinions. Secondly, if there are some similarities, not every listener notices them or feels that the similarities are relevant (or significant?). Sometimes it's only little things that make two songs siblings or even (almost) identical twins. And I^m not willing to believe that these similarities are in every case pure coincidence. I don't want to assume deliberate palagiarism. But take Steely Dan/Bob Dylan for instance: The melody, the structure, the rhythm and even the atmosphere are similar. I can't believe that Steely Dan weren't at least inspired by the Dylan song.
Anyway, I'm a music junkie and I'm happy to hear/see your examples and opinions.
Quote: Lazzard @ September 12 2012, 9:51 AM BST
Tom Petty's "Learning to Fly"
and the Foo Fighters "Wheels"
Can't believe no-one in the band vetoed this.
Great example, I knew both songs but didn't spot the similarities prior to your post. The songs have definitely the same feel...and similar arangements and I must say it borders on (soft) plagiarism. But I think Dave Grohl and Tom Petty are buddies in real life so that's not a big issue. Well done thank you!
Forgot an important one yesterday:
Original: ("Don't worry Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin)
Secret sibling: ("What's Up" - 4 Non Blondes):
Complete different feel and arrangements, even the tempo is different. But the melody (except the chorus) is blatantly stolen!
Original: ("Life Goes On" - The Damned)
Secret Sibling: ("Come As You Are" - Nirvana)
Here the intros are nearly identical!
"I could murder a pina colada"