Gotta Go to Mo’s! - THE online store for All Your Footwear Needs! Modells.com – Shop Footwear, Running Gear, Sporting Goods, Licensed PRO apparel. Find hats, t-shirts, and collectibles from your favorite teams!Click Here!

All Posts Tagged Blues Rock

Learn more about Blues Rock here


Don't Wanna Fight (Alabama Shakes) | Sounds Like | More Love (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)

Don't Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes More Love by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

x-5OX7CO26c

Ly8G9Psdqxw

Report a broken link Report a broken link
Buy this song: Buy this song:
Music Genres:
Additional notes/observations: 

The verse vocal melody to Alabama Shakes' Don't Wanna Fight (released February 10, 2015 as the lead single from the group's second album) is similar to the chorus vocal melody to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' soul classic More Love (released May 26, 1967).

Don't Wanna Fight (:40) VS More Love (:36)



Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran) | Sounds Like | Waiting on the World to Change (John Mayer)

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer

lp-EO5I60KA

oBIxScJ5rlY

Report a broken link Report a broken link
Buy this song: Buy this song:
Additional notes/observations: 

Ed Sheeran's single Thinking Out Loud (released August 14, 2014) resembles several songs, in terms of chord progression/rhythm guitar part, and melody, including John Mayer's Waiting on the World to Change (released August 1, 2006), John Hiatt's Have a Little Faith in Me (released May 29, 1987), All-4-One's I Can Love You Like That (released 1995), Marvin Gaye's soul/funk classic Let's Get It On (released June 15, 1973), Van Morrison's romantic ballad Crazy Love (released 1970), and Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions gospel/soul classic People Get Ready (released 1965) to which Waiting on the World also owes a debt. Also, the vocal melody to TOL's pre-chorus is similar to a vocal melody in the chorus of Avril Lavigne's My Happy Ending (released July 7, 2004). Compare: TOL's "people fall in love in mysterious ways maybe it's all part of a plan" with MHE's "all this time you were pretending, so much for my happy ending"). Honorable mention to Gregory Abbott's Shake You Down (released September 29, 1986), Extreme's More Than Words (released March 23, 1991), Steely Dan's Hey Nineteen (November 1980) and Paul McCartney and Wings' With a Little Luck (March 20, 1978) .

Thinking Out Loud
Key: D major
Chord Progression (Verse/Chorus):
D, D/F#, G, A (or I, I/III, IV, V)


Waiting on the World to Change
Key: D major
Chord Progression (Verse/Chorus - rhythm/guitar part):
D, B minor, G, D (or I, vi, IV, I)
A, B minor, G, D (or V, vi, IV, I)


Have a Little Faith in Me
Key: F
Chord Progression (Verse - vocal melody):
F, D minor, Bb, F (or I, vi, IV, I)
Have a Little Faith in Me (:35)


I Can Love You Like That
Key: Eb
Chord Progression (Chorus - progression/vocal melody):
Eb, Eb/G, Ab, Bb (or I, I/III, IV, V)
I Can Love You Like That (:55)


Let's Get It On
Key: Eb
Chord Progression (Verse/Chorus - progression/rhythm):
Eb, G minor, Ab, Bb (or I, iii, IV, V)
Let's Get It On


Crazy Love
Key: A major
Chord Progression (Verse - rhythm/vocal melody):
A, C# minor, D, A (or I, iii, IV, I)
Crazy Love


People Get Ready
Chord Progression:
Key: D major
Chord Progression (Verse/Chorus - rhythm):
D, B minor, G, D (or I, vi, IV, I)
People Get Ready


UPDATE 03/4/15:


Hands to Heaven (1:13) by Breathe (released October 20, 1987). Thinking Out Loud's video even has a similar dance vignette.


Shining Star (:25) by the Manhattans (released 1980)

Best Buy Co, Inc.
Best Buy Co, Inc.