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Make Me Like You (Gwen Stefani) | Sounds Like | Lovefool (The Cardigans)

Make Me Like You by Gwen Stefani Lovefool by The Cardigans

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Gwen Stefani's Make Me Like You (released February 12, 2016) seems to be directly patterned after The Cardigans' Lovefool (released September 14, 1996). While in different keys (MMLY: Eb/Cmin, and Lovefool: C/Amin), both disco-flavored songs use the same four relative seventh chords in slightly varied order (MMLY's chorus: ii-V-I-vi or 2-5-1-6, and Lovefool's verse: vi-ii-V-I or 6-2-5-1). Tempos and arrangements are also very similar.

Make Me Like You (:41) VS Lovefool (1:04)

Make Me Like You
Key: Eb/Cmin
Chorus Chord Progression:
Fmin7, Bb7, Ebmaj7, Cmin7 (ii7-V7-IM7-vi7)

Lovefool
Key: C/Amin
Verse Chord Progression:
Amin7, Dmin7, G7, Cmaj7 (vi7-ii7-V7-IM7)



Instant Crush (Daft Punk) | Sounds Like | Freazy (Wolf Alice)

Instant Crush by Daft Punk Freazy by Wolf Alice

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They seem almost too similar for it to be coincidence... Wolf Alice on the steal?



Cake by the Ocean (DNCE) | Sounds Like | Never There (Cake)

Cake by the Ocean by DNCE Never There by Cake

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DNCE's song Cake by the Ocean (released September 18, 2015) bears a strong resemblance to several songs including Donna Summer's Bad Girls, Falco's/After The Fire's Der Kommissar, and particularly Cake's Never There (released October 13, 1998). DNCE's Joe Jonas has suggested that the title resulted from a mistranslation of "sex on the beach" by a Swedish producer (perhaps it's a thinly veiled referenced to the song's true lineage). Cake by the Ocean and Never There share the same key (E minor), basic verse chord progression (Emin-Amin-B7sus4-B7), and production/arrangement (single lead guitar riff outlining the chord changes).

Cake by the Ocean (:37) VS Never There (:08)

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Cake by the Ocean (1:17) VS Donna Summer's Bad Girls (:25)

Cake by the Ocean (1:17) VS After The Fire's Der Kommissar (1:04)



Whatever Gets You thru the Night (John Lennon) | Sounds Like | Shame Shame Shame (Shirley and Company)

Whatever Gets You thru the Night by John Lennon Shame Shame Shame by Shirley and Company

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Both songs were released in 1974, and likely owe a debt to George McCrae's preceding disco hit Rock Your Baby (released in May 1974, and written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band), which in turn owes a debt to Betty Wright's Clean Up Woman (released November 1971). Billy Joel's Keeping The Faith (released 1984) also strongly echoes Clean Up Woman.

Whatever Gets You thru the Night (:00) VS Shame Shame Shame (2:00)

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George McCrae's Rock Your Baby (2:20)

Betty Wright's Clean Up Woman (:00)

Billy Joel's Keeping The Faith (1:16)



All She Wants to Do Is Dance (Don Henley) | Sounds Like | I Can't Stand the Rain (Eruption)

All She Wants to Do Is Dance by Don Henley I Can't Stand the Rain by Eruption

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The groove, and chorus vocal melody to Don Henley's hit All She Wants to Do is Dance (released February 1985, and penned by Danny Kortchmar) is reminiscent of Eruption's disco version of I Can't Stand The Rain (released January 23, 1978).

All She Wants to Do is Dance (1:24) VS I Can't Stand The Rain (:53)



Can't Feel My Face (The Weeknd) | Sounds Like | Rise (Herb Alpert)

Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd Rise by Herb Alpert

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While Canadian singer-songwriter-producer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye's a.k.a. The Weeknd's Can't Feel My Face (released June 8, 2015) has drawn comparisons to Michael Jackson's Rock With You (:51), mainly due to the vocal similarities between Tesfaye and the late King of Pop, elements of Can't Feel My Face can be found in Herb Alpert's Rise (released July 20, 1979), The Greg Khin Band's Jeopardy (2:03) (released 1983), Bill Wither's Lovely Day (2:17) (released December 1977), and even Madness' Our House (:15) (released November 12, 1982). Compare the bass lines/groove from Can't Feel My Face with those from Rise, Lovely Day, and Our House, and the chorus drum fill in CFMF with the one in Jeopardy.

Can't Feel My Face (:44) VS Rise (:49)



Teacher (Nick Jonas) | Sounds Like | Brick House (The Commodores)

Teacher by Nick Jonas Brick House by The Commodores

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The bass line to Nick Jonas' Teacher (released October 14, 2014) is reminscent of the bass line to the Commodores funk classic Brick House (released August 26, 1977). Both bass lines play off of the pentatonic minor scale (Teacher in the key of G minor, Brick House in the key of A minor) and feature a chromatic walk-up from the seventh step of the minor scale to the root, starting on the third beat. Also, the synth solo in Teacher (around :51) is vaguely reminiscent of the theme to the film Beverly Hills Cop a.k.a. Axel F (1:16) by Harold Faltermeyer. Finally, Teacher's verse vocal melody is similar to the verse vocal melody to Kelly Clarkson's Walk Away (released January 17, 2006).

Teacher (:00) VS Brick House (:00)

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