The bridge vocal melody to Rihanna's hit Stay featuring Mikky Ekko (released January 7, 2013) bears some structural resemblance to the bridge vocal melody to Over the Rainbow, the Oscar-winning Arlen and Harburg ballad from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. While in different keys (Stay: C/Amin, OtR: Ab), both melodies follow the same rhythmic four-measure pattern: a bar of alternating diatonic eight-notes (OtR: 5-3, Stay: 1-2), followed by a second bar in which the melody ascends, followed by two sustained notes in the third bar, and essentially a whole-note rest for the fourth. Compare the melody for the lines, OtR: "Some-day I'll wish upon a star and wake-up where the clouds are far be-hind me", and Stay: "Fun-ny you're the bro-ken one, but I'm the on-ly one who needed sa-ving.
Springsteen's wistful single Girls in Their Summer Clothes (released January 15, 2008) won a 2009 Grammy for Best Rock Song, and features Beach Boys-inspired arrangments/production. The bridge for GiTSC also bears some similarity to the pre-chorus of Beck's 2005 single Girl (released July 4, 2005). Specifically, both songs feature a descending lydian melody over the subtonic (major bVII) chord. Girl (key: Bb major) starting with the line: "And I know I'm gonna steal her eye/She doesn't even know what's wrong," and GiTSC (key: C major) starting with the line: "Frankie's Diner, an old friend on the edge of town." Other similarities include -- lyrics: summer, girls, sun, beach; chord progressions: Girls uses a V-bVII-IV (or 5-b7-4) progression for the pre-chorus, while GiTSC uses a V-bVII-IV-vi-V (or 5-b7-4-minor6-5) progression in the bridge. The subtonic was used often in early 60s pop music, so it's conceivable that in addition to the Beach Boys, the Boss was drawing inspiration from The Shadows' Wonderful Land and others.
Girl (:39) vs GiTSC (1:57)
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