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Happy Friday to you all!
I was browsing some social media the other day and a few songs were brought to my attention. One was from long ago, and the other from less long ago, but the newer was clearly inspired by the old.
Sometimes we forget that artists, from every realm, will draw inspiration from somewhere else. This could be a fellow musician or painter, or something as obscure as sounds heard in nature.
For todays question, I'm asking you to share a few songs that you know are tied together, whether the newer song was imagined from a sample of another song, or if something like a voice recording from a movie slapped onto a track is the new song. I'll post two examples below!
Roberta Flack - Gone Away
T.I. - What You Know
Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Strong
HAPPY FRIDAY AND HAPPY SONG HUNTING!
Here's my view of 2 songs very similar...
Joan Armatrading's "The Weakness in Me" not-so-subtly inspired Morrissey's "Suedehead".
1958 : Bo Diddley creates the song I'm a Man
1965 : Eric Clapton & the Yardbirds record their own version with a faster tempo.
1966 : French singer Jacques Dutronc creates the song La Fille du Père Noël based on the same guitar riff.
1972 : David Bowie creates the song The Jean Genie based on the similar guitar riff.
Here's what I have. The newer songs are first, in the pairs. There's one song on the playlist, twice, on purpose. Play the songs in order, to hear the similarities.
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