Weirdly Similar Songs

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Weirdly Similar Songs

Eclipse_31
Roadie

Have you ever listened to a song and thought you've experienced a little deja vu?  Like you've heard it somewhere before? 

 

Sadly the best example I could bring up at the moment can't be found on Spotify, but you can look it up online if you'd like.  There was a 1933 film based on Little Women scored by Max Steiner, and the theme sounds almost like the opening for the infamous Hotel Mario game.  I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a homage to it or just a really big coincidence.

 

But I would be happy to find out from anyone about any songs on Spotify that sound really similar!  Please be sure to post anything interesting!!!

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MadmanOnWheels
Roadie

I just had to start out, with this, since the last sentence of your second paragraph made me think of it.

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I don't know if this is exactly what would qualify for what you mean, but I remember Brooks and Dunn covering a song, then coming out with their own that was pretty similar.

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0gGvOWau1bH5r5UH2PsyWj?si=ajAeJWiVTVa_EfQHEoo_Og

 

I can't seem to find the song that was very similar. Does anyone know what I mean? It has something about missing someone in it, too.

It was either them as a duo, or Kix Brooks, or Ronnie Dunn on one of their solo albums.

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Hermione_Violet
Roadie

I've made a couple of playlists related to this. The first is just covers that struck me as interesting, so all of them are deliberate and not coincidences, but I find My Eyes Are Fully Open and The Speed Test to be particularly amusing.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1EIOaQiARsSnN5gMOLReEl

The next playlist I made is songs that get stuck in my head in pairs. I'm the opposite of musically gifted, but sometimes my hindbrain gets stuck on something and mashes two random songs together to be a double-whammy earworm. I would love to have someone explain them to me. (Although I kind of already know the reason behind some of them and that reason is named Alan Menken.) But David Lee Roth and Gilbert & Sullivan? What the **bleep**?

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3eiOhCoKCvlEcYAy28ZVzP

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TreyAnastasio
Rock Star 6
Rock Star 6

Cool thread, @Eclipse_31! One example that comes to mind from my listening habits is the track “Quest for Eternity” by the psychedelic rock band Liquify, which sounds quite similar to psychedelic/stoner rock band Comacozer’s song “Helios Hyperion.” Both songs are instrumental and have a very similar main guitar riff that repeats throughout the course of the song, alternating between a clean, reverbed tone and a fuzzed-out, distorted tone:

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/7ecaDDfuVsAGRJpzCHbyIr?si=AbgmpurkQduAcHNcsiaj3A

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/5XMi32G8g2a4oLi88DUXkq?si=7Y7BZemXReGTCZO5kK4ngg

 

Cheers!

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gabriellabaci25
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Howdy! I've always thought Beyonce's "Halo" and Christina Perri's "Jar of Hearts" sound very similar. Same thing with Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" and The Chainsmokers' "Something Just like this".

 

Not sure if its the same thing... but Fleetwood Mac's "Sara" and Abba's "The Winner Takes it All" have similar (if not the same) chord progressions, and whenever I listen to Sara (Its my favorite song), I always end up having Winner Takes it All stuck in my head lol.

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