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Shout Out to My Ex (Little Mix) | Sounds Like | Ugly Heart (G R L )

Shout Out to My Ex by Little Mix Ugly Heart by G R L

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Shout Out to My Ex (:48) VS Ugly Heart (:48) [credit to A. Zucker for suggesting this one.]



I'm Still Standing (Elton John) | Sounds Like | Hot Summer Nights (Night)

I'm still standing by Elton John Hot Summer Nights by Night

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While tempos and keys certainly differ, Elton John's I'm Still Standing (released July 3, 1983) seems to owe a debt to Night's top 40 US hit Hot Summer Nights (released 1979).

I'm Still Standing (:00) VS Hot Summer Nights (:00)



History (One Direction) | Sounds Like | If This Is It (Huey Lewis and the news)

History by One Direction If This Is It by Huey Lewis and the news

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One Direction's single History (released November 6, 2015) is reminiscent of Huey Lewis and the News' top-ten 80s hit If This Is It (released July 10, 1984), as well as John Sebastian's Welcome Back (released March 1976), which served as the theme song to the U.S. television series Welcome Back, Kotter. OneD seems to have grafted Welcome Back's handclaps, acoustic guitar strumming, and nostalgic theme onto If This Is It's vocal harmonies, progression, and groove. While History is in the key of Gb, it's only a half-step lower than both Welcome Back and If This Is It (both in the key of G). Likewise, History is in 12/8 time, but the feel is similar to the groove of Welcome Back, and If This Is It (both of which have 4/4 time). History also features a dominant 9sus4 chord (sustained for a whole note) just before the chorus a la If This Is It. Seems an unlikely coincidence.

History (:43) VS If This Is It (1:34)

History (:43) VS Welcome Back (:08)

Honorable Mention:
History (1:34) VS You've Really Got A Hold On Me (:00) (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)



Send My Love (Adele) | Sounds Like | Royals (Lorde)

Send My Love (To Your New Lover) by Adele Royals by Lorde

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The chorus to Adele's single Send My Love (To Your New Lover) is oddly reminiscent of the chorus to Lorde's Royals, while Send My Love's verse chord progression/guitar riff echoes Cold War Kids' Hang Me Up To Dry.

Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (:48) VS Royals (:34)
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (:00) VS Hang Me Up To Dry (Cold War Kids) (:14)

Honorable mention:

Jess Glynne's Hold My Hand [verse vocal melody] (:10)

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