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Like I'm Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor) | Sounds Like | To Know Him Is to Love Him (Amy Winehouse)

Like I'm Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor To Know Him Is to Love Him by Amy Winehouse

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Meghan Trainor's soulful duet with John Legend, Like I'm Gonna Lose You (released June 23, 2015) has already been compared to Sam Cooke's Bring It on Home to Me here. However, Like I'm Gonna Lose You is also reminiscent of Amy Winehouse's cover of the Phil Spector standard To Know Him Is to Love Him (released 2007). Similarities include: key (C), chorus chord progression: LIGLY substitues the relative minor for the second chord, but otherwise has the same progression as TKHItLH (LIGLY: I-iii-vi-IV or C, E min, A min, F; TKHItLH: I-V-vi-IV or C, G, A min, F), and meter: 12/8 for both.

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Like I'm Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor) | Sounds Like | Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)

Like I'm Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor Bring It on Home to Me by Sam Cooke

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Like I'm Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend (released June 23, 2015) owes a debt of gratitude to numerous 60s Soul/R&B records (including Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's Your Precious Love). However, Sam Cooke's Bring It on Home to Me (released May 8, 1962) seems the most likely template for Trainor's hit (BIoHtM is actually Cooke's re-working of Charles Brown's 1959 single I Want to Go Home). While the chord changes differ significantly, similarities between LIGLY and BIoHtM include: key (both songs are in C major), meter (both songs are in 12/8 time signature), melody (LIGLY's verse vocal melody is very close to BIoHtM's intro piano melody).

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Honorable mention:
Elvin Bishop's Fooled Around and Fell In Love

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Just a Fool (Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton) | Sounds Like | Everybody Hurts (R.E.M.)

Just a Fool by Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

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Christina Aguilera's and Blake Shelton's country pop duet Just a Fool (released December 4, 2012) is reminiscent of R.E.M.'s alt rock hit Everybody Hurts (released April 15, 1993). Both songs feature a similar verse rhythm guitar part and chord progression set in 6/8 time.

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