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Thread started 12/15/18 12:54pm

thebanishedone

Songs that sound like some other songs

Prince was an amazing composer,

but even he was sometimes

more than inspired by somebody else

so which songs sounds like other songs

my pick

Dance 4 Me Wa Wa Nee Giving Everything mixed with Zapp I Can Make U Dance

im surprised Wa Wa Nee didnt sue Prince

Guitar U2 I Will Follow

Redhead Stepchild Guess Who American Woman

The Everlasting Now Michael Jackson Burn This Disco OUt

The Most Beautiful Girl Raynard J Takin Me To Paradise

autors of the song did take Prince to court.

1999 ,Manic Monday Mamas and Papas Monday Morning

Raspberry Berret The Buzzcocks Are Everything

Erotic City Laid Back White Horse

7 Heathwave Gangsters Of The Groove

1000X and Kisses Denis Edwards Dont Look Any Further

Gotta Stop live version sounds like Knack My Sharona

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Reply #1 posted 12/15/18 8:36pm

Musician9

Dreamer - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix

Guitar - Planet Earth - Duran Duran

Purple Rain - Faithfully - Journey

That 3rd Eye Girl song that copies The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
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Reply #2 posted 12/15/18 11:16pm

MattyJam

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Musician9 said:

Dreamer - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix



This one borders on pastiche. I think it’s more of a deliberate nod to Voodoo Child as oppposed to a blatant rip-off.

The whole Lotusflow3r album is very Electric Ladyland.
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Reply #3 posted 12/15/18 11:57pm

SimonCharles

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Planet Earth - Could It Be Magic - Barry Manilow

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Words are like shoes...
Try my shoes on...
https://simoncwilliamsblo...press.com/
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Reply #4 posted 12/16/18 3:09am

MacDaddy

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Colonized mind: Quit it - Miriam Makeba

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Reply #5 posted 12/16/18 3:54am

FunkyDancer

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thebanishedone said:

The Everlasting Now Michael Jackson Burn This Disco OUT

[Edited 12/15/18 13:10pm]

I would agree with almost everything except this one.

If anything, Everlasting Now is very Santana-like but I think it has absolutely nothing to do with this rather unadventurous disco-funk tune from Off The Wall.

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Reply #6 posted 12/16/18 4:53am

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That Raspberry Beret/Buzzcocks one always makes me laugh, it's so definitely coincidental but you can't help but hear it.

Automatic - Pointer Sisters -> Lavaux

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Reply #7 posted 12/16/18 5:16am

fabriziovenera
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I remember here in prince.org a *very* similar song to Chelsea Rodgers, but I do not find the link...

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Reply #8 posted 12/16/18 5:43am

thebanishedone

jaawwnn said:

That Raspberry Beret/Buzzcocks one always makes me laugh, it's so definitely coincidental but you can't help but hear it.

Automatic - Pointer Sisters -> Lavaux

i dont think its coincidental hers why as far as i remember Lisa came up with that lead line

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Reply #9 posted 12/16/18 5:47am

paulludvig

jaawwnn said:

That Raspberry Beret/Buzzcocks one always makes me laugh, it's so definitely coincidental but you can't help but hear it.

Automatic - Pointer Sisters -> Lavaux



How can you be sure it's coincidental?
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #10 posted 12/16/18 6:01am

fabriziovenera
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fabriziovenerandi said:

I remember here in prince.org a *very* similar song to Chelsea Rodgers, but I do not find the link...

Found it - Azoto's Any Time or Place

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Reply #11 posted 12/16/18 8:03am

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"Sticky Like Glue" and Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love"

Being a die-hard civil rights champion,
Being a die-hard libertarian,
Sometimes I have to defend
that which I find distasteful.
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Reply #12 posted 12/16/18 8:39am

RJOrion

OnlyNDaUsa said:

"Sticky Like Glue" and Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love"




NO...not even close
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Reply #13 posted 12/16/18 8:41am

RJOrion

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad & "Sweet City Woman" - The Stampeders
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Reply #14 posted 12/16/18 8:43am

RJOrion

Private Joy & "Who Loves You" - Franki Valli
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Reply #15 posted 12/16/18 8:44am

OnlyNDaUsa

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RJOrion said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

"Sticky Like Glue" and Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love"

NO...not even close

come on... . they are very close... the fact that as soon as I heard Sticky I thought of that song I might have heard 3 times and not for many years... they are close...

Being a die-hard civil rights champion,
Being a die-hard libertarian,
Sometimes I have to defend
that which I find distasteful.
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Reply #16 posted 12/16/18 8:48am

OnlyNDaUsa

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RJOrion said:

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad & "Sweet City Woman" - The Stampeders

What part? To me, they sound nothing alike... the guitar solo? Singing in a falsetto?

Being a die-hard civil rights champion,
Being a die-hard libertarian,
Sometimes I have to defend
that which I find distasteful.
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Reply #17 posted 12/16/18 9:50am

jaawwnn

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paulludvig said:

jaawwnn said:

That Raspberry Beret/Buzzcocks one always makes me laugh, it's so definitely coincidental but you can't help but hear it.

Automatic - Pointer Sisters -> Lavaux

How can you be sure it's coincidental?

I feel it in my heart. Prince would understand.


thebanishedone said:

jaawwnn said:

That Raspberry Beret/Buzzcocks one always makes me laugh, it's so definitely coincidental but you can't help but hear it.

Automatic - Pointer Sisters -> Lavaux

i dont think its coincidental hers why as far as i remember Lisa came up with that lead line

Big Buzzcocks fan back then was she? With her classical training and barely knowing who Prince was when she met him? A real punk rocker. Or are we just looking for an excuse to bash Wendy and Lisa again?




OnlyNDaUsa said:

RJOrion said:

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad & "Sweet City Woman" - The Stampeders

What part? To me, they sound nothing alike... the guitar solo? Singing in a falsetto?

LOL the electric guitar line in the chorus kinda sounds like the riff. That's hilarious, I never heard it before.

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Reply #18 posted 12/16/18 3:00pm

CherryMoon57

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'Satisfied' sounds like parts of 'Goodhands Tonight' by Al Jarreau especially the gospel parts towards the end.

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Reply #19 posted 12/16/18 3:40pm

RJOrion

Ballad Of Dorothy Parker & "Family Affair" - Sly & The Family Stone
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Reply #20 posted 12/16/18 4:33pm

ForbiddenFruit

Housequake and Papa Legba (at 3:40) by Talking Heads

Papa Legba was released September 15, 1986

Housequake was recorded October 18, 1986

This is no coincidence.

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Reply #21 posted 12/16/18 4:42pm

PeteSilas

too many to list but so what, everyone does it. as chuck berry once said "there is nothing new under the sun".

when 2 are in love -we are the world is one.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #22 posted 12/16/18 11:28pm

BlueShakooo

Te Amo Corazon: La Isla Bonita / Madonna

"Don't get too serious, it's just a dream."
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Reply #23 posted 12/17/18 2:39am

CherryMoon57

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SimonCharles said:

Planet Earth - Could It Be Magic - Barry Manilow

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Both song have a piano intro but other than that I don't hear any resemblance at all. confuse

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Reply #24 posted 12/17/18 5:13am

herb4

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"Cream" sounds a lot like "Get it On (Bang a Gong)" by T. Rex

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Reply #25 posted 12/17/18 5:37am

jaawwnn

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herb4 said:

"Cream" sounds a lot like "Get it On (Bang a Gong)" by T. Rex

Which is itself a winking rip-off of Little Queenie by Chuck Berry.

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Reply #26 posted 12/17/18 6:07am

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CherryMoon57 said:

SimonCharles said:

Planet Earth - Could It Be Magic - Barry Manilow

[Edited 12/15/18 23:57pm]


Both song have a piano intro but other than that I don't hear any resemblance at all. confuse

Listen at 2.40. I can't help but sing 'spirits move me, every time I'm near you' there every time

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My mother was a big Barry Manilow fan so it struck me on first listen.

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Reply #27 posted 12/17/18 6:11am

iZsaZsa

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1000 X's & O's/Aaliyah's Rock The Boat
BOYTROUBLE/a song or the vibe of Klymaxx

What?
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Reply #28 posted 12/17/18 7:57am

paulludvig

Listened through all of these. There are some similarities with other songs that are mostly due to genre traits.
The only one which seems to be an obvious rip off is the lead line to Rasberry Beret lifted from the Buzzcock song.
The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #29 posted 12/17/18 8:13am

jaawwnn

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paulludvig said:

Listened through all of these. There are some similarities with other songs that are mostly due to genre traits. The only one which seems to be an obvious rip off is the lead line to Rasberry Beret lifted from the Buzzcock song.

Reported for being a blatent parody of yourself lol

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