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Something To Do (Depeche Mode) | Sounds Like | You've Got Time (Regina Spektor)

Something To Do by Depeche Mode You've Got Time by Regina Spektor

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Listen to "Something to Do" at 1:45 marker, and compare with main refrain of "You've Got Time"... you'll hear what I'm referring to. Bb, C, and Db are only notes in lead melody for both songs, different sequence though. Also, though trivial, "Something to Do" is about going crazy with boredom, feeling depression all around, and "You've Got Time" was written for a show about being in prison.



Night Changes (One Direction) | Sounds Like | Only You (Yazoo)

Night Changes by One Direction Only You by Yazoo

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The chorus vocal melody and chord progression to One Direction's Night Changes (released November 17, 2014) is reminiscent of Yazoo's synth ballad Only You (released March 15, 1982), though the key of Night Changes is a half-step lower.

Night Changes (:44) VS Only You (1:35)


Night Changes
Key: Ab major
Relevant Chords (chorus): Db maj, Eb maj, Db maj, Eb maj (IV-V-IV-V-I-V-vi-V)
Melody: Diatonic, 4-4-4-4-3-2-b7-1-2/4-4-4-4-3-2-b7-1-2/3-3-5-5-1-3-2-1
Lines: "And I’ve been thinking about you lately/Does it ever drive you crazy?/Just how fast the night changes"


Only You
Key: A major
Relevant Chords (chorus): Dmaj, E maj, A maj, D maj (IV-V-I- IV)
Melody: Diatonic, 4-4-4-3-3-3-3-2-2-3/3-3-3-2-2-2-2-1-1-6/1-4-3-2-1-2-3-1-1
Lines: "All I needed was the love you gave/All I needed for another day/And all I ever knew, only you"



Really Don't Care (Demi Lovato) | Sounds Like | Shadows of the Night (Pat Benatar)

Really Don't Care by Demi Lovato Shadows of the Night by Pat Benatar

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The pre-chorus vocal melody to Demi Lovato's Dance Pop single Really Don't Care (released May 20, 2014) is tonally/rhythmically similar to the intro/chorus vocal melody to Pat Benatar's 80s smash Shadows of the Night (released September 30, 1982). Compare melodies starting with the lyrics: "But even if the stars and moon collide" (RDC) VS "We're running with the shadows of the night" (SotN). Both diatonic melodies--only a half-step apart--feature a descending run followed by a single ascending note, then doubled ascending notes of the same scale (RDC in G: 1-4-3-2-1-1-2-2-3-3; and SotN in F#: 4-4-3-2-1-2-3-3-4-4).

Really Don't Care (:34) VS Shadows of the Night (:00).



Shot at the Night (The Killers) | Sounds Like | Higher Love (Steve Winwood)

Shot at the Night by The Killers Higher Love by Steve Winwood

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The chorus for The Killers' Shot at the Night (released September 16, 2013) is very similar to the chorus for Steve Winwood's Grammy Award-winning, chart-topper Higher Love (released June 20, 1986), which features Nile Rodgers on rhythm guitar and Chaka Kahn on backing vocals. While the melodies and tempos (99bpm vs 93bpm) differ, similarities include: lyrics (SATN: "Give me a shot at the night" vs HL: "Give me a higher love"), key (both in F major), drum and bass parts (and snare sounds), and chord progressions (SATN: IV-I-vi-V or 4-1-minor6-5 vs HL: IV-I-V-vi or 4-1-5-minor6). Check out: Higher Love (:56) vs Shot at the Night (:50). [Thanks to Alphabet Omnimedia Group for suggesting this one.]



On Top (The Killers) | Sounds Like | A Night Like This (The Cure)

On Top by The Killers A Night Like This by The Cure

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Compare 3:32 in "A Night Like This" to 2:24 in "On Top".



The Real Thing (Gwen Stefani) | Sounds Like | Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order)

The Real Thing by Gwen Stefani Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order

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Also, elements of "Holiday" by Madonna (1:19) in "The Real Thing". Turns out Peter Hook, bass player of New Order, collaborated on the song, so no harm, no foul... just highly derivative.



The Ballad of Chasey Lain (The Bloodhound Gang) | Sounds Like | Sea of Sin (Depeche Mode)

The Ballad of Chasey Lain by The Bloodhound Gang Sea of Sin by Depeche Mode

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Jimmy Pop (lead singer of The Bloodhound Gang) was previously in a Depeche Mode cover band, so this might be a subconscious lift, or it could be a tribute. The similarities occur in the beginning of every verse (0:35 for Sea of Sin, 0:12 for The Ballad of Chasey Lain)



Just Like Heaven (The Cure) | Sounds Like | Another Girl Another Planet (The Only Ones)

Just Like Heaven by The Cure Another Girl Another Planet by The Only Ones

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I don't know how to describe the similarities, but they are there, at least I think so. I know the song "Just Like Heaven" in and out, but Another Girl Another Planet is new to me, and every time I hear it, I can't help but hear the similarities.

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