The pre-chorus to Walk the Moon's Shut Up and Dance (released September 10, 2014) shares a similar rhythm and structure as the verse to Cartel's Honestly (released 2006). Both songs are in the key of C# major.
Shut Up and Dance (:58) VS Honestly (:05)
Shut Up and Dance
Key: C# major
Chord Progression (pre-chorus):
C#/F, C#/F, F#, F#,
C#, C#, G#/C, G#/C,
G#, G#, F#
Key: C# major
Chord Progression (verse - second half):
F#, F#, G#, G#
C#, C#, G#/C, G#/C
C#, G#/C, C
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)
Do You Want Me (All Time Low)
One Vision (Queen)
Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
The verse melody to Australian Punk-Pop band 5 Seconds of Summer's hit Don't Stop (release date: June 16, 2014) is similar to the verse melody to folk-rock hero Barry McGuire's 1965 anti-war anthem Eve of Destruction (written by P.F. Sloan). The chord structure/arrangement of 5SOS's verse is also similar to Miley Cyrus' Wake Up America, and the pre-chorus/chorus resembles Neon Tree's Everybody Talks.