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Hymn For The Weekend (Coldplay) | Sounds Like | Tell Me (Groove Theory)

Hymn For The Weekend by Coldplay Tell Me by Groove Theory

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Coldplay's Hymn for the Weekend (released January 25, 2016) has a similar groove, verse vocal melody, and verse chord progression (relatively speaking) as Groove Theory's mid-90's chart-topper Tell Me (released September 5, 1995). Hymn for the Weekend's chorus vocal melody is also reminiscent of the intro vocal melody to fun's We Are Young, and Fabolous' Throw It In The Bag. Compare the melodies for the lines "[So if by the] time the bar closes and you feel like falling down" with "I-Oh-I-Oh/Got me feeling drunk and high."

Hymn for the Weekend (:44) VS Tell Me (:21) [verse vocal melody and groove]

Hymn for the Weekend (1:48) VS We Are Young (:41) [chorus vocal melody]

Hymn for the Weekend (1:48) VS Throw It In The Bag (Fabolous) (1:37)



Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon) | Sounds Like | Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (Coldplay)

Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall by Coldplay

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Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall

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Walk the Moon's Shut Up and Dance (released September 10, 2014) borrows elements from several 80s hits including:

U2's Where The Streets Have No Name (released August 4, 1987) i.e. the Edge's delay-effected guitar arpeggios and muted sixteenth notes over Larry Mullen Jr.'s four-on-the-floor kick drum;

Aerosmith's Angel (released 1988) i.e. bridge vocal melody and chord structure;

The Cars' Magic (May 7, 1984) i.e. drum sounds and guitar power chords;

Pat Benatar's Hit Me with Your Best Shot (released September 15, 1980) and Scandal's The Warrior (released August 1984) i.e. familiar I-IV-vi-V chorus chord progression also heard in Kesha's Die Young, Fine Young Cannibals' She Drives Me Crazy, and One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful;

As well as more contemporary fare like
The Killer's Mr. Brightside (released September 29, 2003) i.e. same I-IV-vi-V progression in the same key, and Coldplay's Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (released June 3, 2011) i.e. verse melody.

Shut Up and Dance (:20) VS Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (1:07)

Honorable mention:

Do You Want Me (All Time Low)
One Vision (Queen)
Highway to Hell (AC/DC)

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