A Website Dedicated to Songs That Sound Like Other Songs

Posted on: December 14th, 2012 at 10:23 am by
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Boiled down to its soul, rock n roll is, generally speaking, three basic chords – the “I-IV-V” (i.e. C-F-G). Variations on this classic blues-based progression have infiltrated pretty much every pop song for the last sixty years. So it’s really no surprise when popular artists “borrow” heavily from their musical influences. Hell, it dates back to the beginning. The Beatles stole from Buddy Holly and Little Richard; the Beach Boys interpolated Chuck Berry and Phil Spector; Oasis copied everything about the Beatles; and so on up the food chain.

We’ve spent many a drunken night discussing at length which songs imitate others, and there’s finally a user-friendly website to help settle such barroom arguments. It’s called SoundsJustLike, and it will totally kill your productivity. The latest entry is a comparison between Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” and Killing Joke’s “Eighties.” However, selections are not limited to the classic rock genre. More modern examples include Taylor Swift/Coldplay and Katy Perry/Ke$ha.

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