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Heavy Metal
Sep 1, 2014

America's $1 Funnyman

You hear a song and think wait what had this same kind of melody or chorus, can't put your finger on it. Wondering what songs something sounds like or is ripping off / inspired by etc. Figured it wouldn't quite fit in the identify a song topic, anyways here are a couple songs that I had that thought on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQyOZgrtP3s

Love Loaded by Waysted, this 80s rock song, in particular the chorus 55 seconds in, the kind of call and response thing. Reminds me of some song but I don't remember what. The riff is pretty AC/DC-ish, maybe Halen, very by the book rock, but I'm getting deja vu from the refrain bit there.

A more recent/known song,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3xcybdis1k

The Man by The Killers. I heard this one on the Mega64 podcast, I believe their best song. Everybody should do this disco/synthwave/whatever is happening thing in recent years. I figure they just took two or three classic songs and put them in a blender, mixed with some Kavinsky synth etc, what songs are they is the question. The "money in the bank" etc bit does sound Bee Gees-ish.

And if any song gives you deja vu, post it in this ill advised thread, with a license to ill.

Heavy Metal fucked around with this message at Oct 12, 2017 around 17:42

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precision
May 7, 2006

Double great.


Heavy Metal posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3xcybdis1k

The Man by The Killers. I heard this one on the Mega64 podcast, I believe their best song. Everybody should do this disco/synthwave/whatever is happening thing in recent years. I figure they just took two or three classic songs and put them in a blender, mixed with some Kavinsky synth etc, what songs are they is the question. The "money in the bank" etc bit does sound Bee Gees-ish.

Yeah this is definitely "Staying Alive" with some Queen style vocals thrown in. Not a bad song for a band I stopped paying attention to 12 years ago.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



We Used To Know by Jethro Tull has been noted as being similar to Hotel California by The Eagles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8VLcYLL7Us

Les Os
Mar 28, 2010


these two songs sound incredibly similar in my head but listening to them both I'm not sure if it's just me or not and I can't pinpoint exactly where the main similarities are. elephant is heavier and imo doesn't mirror the astronaut chorus but the reverb on the vocals and kind of propulsive beat connect these two for me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl-rHlusRAs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnKUD_OztRE

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



That song by the killers sucks op

Seaniqua
Mar 12, 2004

UNDEAD

GO BIG DEAD RED


Heavy Metal posted:

Love Loaded by Waysted, this 80s rock song, in particular the chorus 55 seconds in, the kind of call and response thing. Reminds me of some song but I don't remember what. The riff is pretty AC/DC-ish, maybe Halen, very by the book rock, but I'm getting deja vu from the refrain bit there.

The chorus is the same chord progression, but half a step up, as the verse riff in "Jane" by Jefferson Starship:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXmrMMYpQL4

(riff starts at :16)

That's not a super uncommon riff though so it could be a lot of things.

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

and she told me, "Listen honey. There's hundreds of strong men out there. I like men who are kind, who are honest, men who can be open with me."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szi1iIkhV2E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7JthgTMHDU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmiTfN21pb4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNnxdLY4Dss

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Heavy Metal
Sep 1, 2014

America's $1 Funnyman

^ Beavis and Butthead watching the video for Kids is one of the best moments in that revival season. That is a wild video, catchy song too.

The REAL Goobusters posted:

That song by the killers sucks op

I largely concur there on The Killers, but that refrain, that synth twinkle and whatnot, there's a hit making science at work there. Definitely some Bee Gees and disco/80s pop in general, but I wonder what song has a refrain that sounds most like that out there. The synth riff thingy gets higher throughout, there's a rhythm to that that rings a bell. The underlying beat I guess is just standard disco/80s synth pop.


Seaniqua posted:

The chorus is the same chord progression, but half a step up, as the verse riff in "Jane" by Jefferson Starship:

Very cool call! I've heard that song relatively recently since it's the theme to Wet Hot American Summer, so that's where I've heard the riff before. The call and response vocal bit of the refrain also reminds me of another song, the yelling thing then singing thing over a rock riff, that's in a lot of songs. One being It's Not Love by Dokken, but I think there's one that sounds just like this song I've heard. Also maybe refrains are just giving me deja vu a bit more, since there's generally a certain way of doing them.

On songs taking a riff from another song, I liked this nod to Blue Oyster Cult in an Arch Enemy song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=483VfL15oF8


I'll throw another refrain out there, Repeat by Grinspoon. I think that reminds me of something 90s-ish. The opening riff of the song is pretty Pantera-ish though, even though it's an alt-rock song. The refrain reminds me of something though! Call me crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=getS9xAfvUc

Heavy Metal fucked around with this message at Oct 18, 2017 around 23:45

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