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]
While British rock band The 1975 seems to be taking a nostalgic turn with their sophomore album, their lead single "Love Me", though brand new, sounds like something we've heard before. Right from the start, the opening riff and music are nearly identical to David Bowie's celebrated hit "Fame". And though it's possible (undeniable, really) that the indie band was attempting to channel the glam rock legend, the entire arrangement is just too "poppy" (and pink!) from what we're used to hearing. I mean, come on, it's like "Fame" debuted in 1975 and then was re-released forty years later by The 1975!
The electric guitar part from Pink's U + Ur Hand (released August 28, 2006) is reminiscent of the electric guitar riff from Nazareth's hard rock classic Hair of the Dog (released January 1, 1975). Hair of the Dog has also been covered by Guns N' Roses, Deep Purple, and is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned.
The chorus vocal melody to Australian singer-songwriter Sia's Chandelier (March 17, 2014) is similar to the chorus vocal melody to Demi Lovato's Heart Attack (released February 24, 2013). While Chandelier is in the key of Db major, and Heart Attack is in F minor, they have very similar melodic lines: "Swing from the chan-de-li-ers" (C-Bb-Ab-F-Gb-Ab-Db), and "You make me glo-o-o-o-o-ow" (C-Bb-Ab-F-G-Ab-Eb-C-Bb) and the melody for the line "sho-o-o-o-o-ow" (F-G-Ab-Db-C-G).