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This is a list of '''songs that allegedly sound alike''' where there is no evidence of legitimate authorized reuse.
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In the popular music industry, thieves "steal" from thieves,<ref>Mohammed Shariff. "[http://www.cracked.com/article_19848_7-famous-musicians-who-stole-some-their-biggest-hits.html 7 Famous Musicians Who Stole Some of Their Biggest Hits]". ''Cracked'', 2012-05-29. Accessed 2013-08-04.</ref> and there's no end in sight.
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This is a list of '''songs that allegedly sound alike''' where there is no evidence of legitimate authorized reuse (such as licensed sampling, parody, or expiry).
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It's not necessarily that the whole song sounds like another song, but when you hear a [[wikipedia:Hook (music)|characteristic passage]] or the [[wikipedia:incipit|start of a stanza or refrain]] on the radio, and it sounds like that of another song, you might grow suspicious.
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If your ear is attuned to this, then hearing one song will make you hear it in other songs. This is the [[rationalwiki:frequency illusion|frequency illusion]] or Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.<ref>"[http://www.psmag.com/culture/theres-a-name-for-that-the-baader-meinhof-phenomenon-59670/ There's a Name for That: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon]". ''Pacific Standard'', 2013-07-22. Accessed 2014-06-25.</ref>
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The trouble comes when this phenomenon happens to a judge.
  
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Within the popular music industry, songwriters may settle infringement allegations out of court by agreeing to add the earlier song's author as a co-author of the later song and split the publishing royalties.
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This may happen before release or shortly after.
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But this resolution is not available in cases where a composer is trying to avoid having to pay royalties entirely, such as music for a video game intended to be released as [[wikipedia:free software|free software]].
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In the following table, a '''demo''' is a video, recording, or other published work, whether authorized or under [[wikipedia:fair use|fair use]], that plays the relevant segments simultaneously (a "mash-up") or consecutively (a "medley") to demonstrate this similarity.
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'''Notes''' may tell what portions of the songs are similar or may include reliable coverage of the similarity, such as if the copyright owner of one of the songs sued or threatened to sue.
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Intentional parodies of specific songs are not included; for those see [[wikipedia:List of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic|"Weird Al" Yankovic's discography]] and a [http://www.com-www.com/weirdal/notbyal.html list of parodies by other artists].
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|Cheap Trick - The Flame
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|Classics IV - [[wikipedia:Spooky (classic song)|Spooky]] (1968)
|Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
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|rowspan="2"|Maroon 5 - [[wikipedia:She Will Be Loved|She Will Be Loved]] (2004)
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|Whitney Houston - So Emotional
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|Maroon 5 - If I Never See Your Face Again
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|Cheap Trick - [[wikipedia:The Flame (Cheap Trick song)|The Flame]] (1988)
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|Police - Every Breath You Take
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|Whitney Houston - So Emotional (1987)
|Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You
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|Maroon 5 - If I Never See Your Face Again (2006)
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|Ritchie Valens - La Bamba (1954)<br>Los Lobos - La Bamba
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|Police - Every Breath You Take (1983)
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|Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You (2007)
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|rowspan="3"|Ritchie Valens - [[wikipedia:La Bamba (song)|La Bamba]] (1958)<br />Los Lobos - La Bamba
 
|John Fogerty - Centerfield (1985)
 
|John Fogerty - Centerfield (1985)
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|rowspan="3"|[[:File:La Bamba mix.ogg|Listen (ogg)]]
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|REM - [[wikipedia:Stand (R.E.M. song)|Stand]] (1989)
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|Smash Mouth - [[wikipedia:Astro Lounge|Then the Morning Comes]] (1999)
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|Chiffons - He's So Fine
 
|Chiffons - He's So Fine
 
|George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
 
|George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
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|''Bright Tunes Music v. Harrisongs Music'', [http://cip.law.ucla.edu/cases/Pages/default.aspx listed at UCLA]
 
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|Isley Brothers - Love Is a Wonderful Thing
 
|Isley Brothers - Love Is a Wonderful Thing
 
|Michael Bolton - Love Is a Wonderful Thing
 
|Michael Bolton - Love Is a Wonderful Thing
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|''Three Boys Music v. Michael Bolton'', [http://cip.law.ucla.edu/cases/Pages/default.aspx listed at UCLA]
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|David Bowie and Queen - Under Pressure (1981)
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|Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby (1989)
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|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk6NhjD3Dbg YouTube]<br />[[wikipedia:Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)|Jedward song]]
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|Settled out of court
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|Five for Fighting - [[wikipedia:100 Years|100 Years]] (2003)
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|Taylor Swift - [[wikipedia:Fifteen (song)|Fifteen]] (2009)
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|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRT4tND0O-w YouTube]<br />[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Z3jB6WEf0 YouTube]
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|Supremes - [[wikipedia:You Keep Me Hangin' On|You Keep Me Hangin' On]] (1966)
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|rowspan="2"|U2 - [[wikipedia:Vertigo (U2 song)|Vertigo]] (2004)
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|rowspan="3"|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As6758oOuYs YouTube]
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|Stone Temple Pilots - [[wikipedia:Sex Type Thing|Sex Type Thing]] (1992)
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<!-- Vertigo -->
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<!-- [Cryptomnesia] Vertigo - YouTube -->
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|U2 - Vertigo (2004)
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|Coheed and Cambria - The Hound (Of Blood and Rank) (2007)
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<!-- [Cryptomnesia] Vertigo - YouTube -->
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|Sade - Smooth Operator (1984)
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|Madonna - Secret (1994)
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|rowspan="2"|Sara Bareilles - [[wikipedia:Love Song (Sara Bareilles song)|Love Song]] (2007)
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|Black Eyed Peas - [[wikipedia:I Gotta Feeling|I Gotta Feeling]] (2009)
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<!-- Love Song -->
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|rowspan="2"|Michael Bublé - [[wikipedia:Haven't Met You Yet|Haven't Met You Yet]] (2009)
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|Gwen Stefani - [[wikipedia:The Sweet Escape (song)|The Sweet Escape]] (2006)
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| Daniel Bedingfield - [[wikipedia:If You're Not the One|If You're Not the One]] (2003)
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|rowspan="2"|David Cook - [[wikipedia:Light On|Light On]] (2008)
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|"Never really said too much"
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|rowspan="2"|Squeeze - [[wikipedia:Tempted (Squeeze song)|Tempted]] (1981)
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|"Sometimes it feels like we’ve run out of luck"
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|Suzanne Vega - [[wikipedia:Tom's Diner|Tom's Diner]] (1987)
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|"I said to my reflection let's get out..."
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|rowspan="2"|OneRepublic - Apologize (2006)
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|Lifehouse feat. Natasha Bedingfield - [[wikipedia:Between the Raindrops|Between the Raindrops]] (2012)
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|rowspan="3"|Lady Antebellum - Need You Now (2009)
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|&nbsp;
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|MercyMe - I Can Only Imagine (2001)
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| Alan Parsons Project - [[wikipedia:Eye in the Sky (song)|Eye in the Sky]] (1982)
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| [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS1z2inwJ2o YouTube]
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| [http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashvillecream/archives/2010/11/11/alan-parsons-camp-alleges-lady-antebellum-rip-off Nashville Scene story]
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| rowspan="2" | Bob Marley & the Wailers - [[wikipedia:Waiting in Vain|Waiting in Vain]] (1977)<br>Annie Lennox - Waiting in Vain (1995)
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| Paula Cole - [[wikipedia:I Don't Want to Wait|I Don't Want to Wait]] (1996)<br>Written in 1991
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| rowspan="2" | John Mayer - [[wikipedia:Dreaming With A Broken Heart|Dreaming With A Broken Heart]] (2007)
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| &nbsp;
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|Third Day - [[wikipedia:You Are So Good to Me|You Are So Good to Me]] (2003)
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<!--DWABH-->
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|"You are beautiful my sweet, sweet song"
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|John Mayer - [[wikipedia:Dreaming With A Broken Heart|Dreaming With A Broken Heart]] (2007)
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|Ed Sheeran - [[wikipedia:Thinking Out Loud|Thinking Out Loud]] (2014)
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|Stampeders - [[wikipedia:Sweet City Woman|Sweet City Woman]] (1971)
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|Rob Thomas - [[wikipedia:Her Diamonds|Her Diamonds]] (2009)
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|Matchbox Twenty - [[wikipedia:Bent (song)|Bent]] (2000)
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|Keith Urban - [[wikipedia:You'll Think of Me|You'll Think of Me]] (2004)
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| rowspan="2" | Five for Fighting - [[wikipedia:Superman (It's Not Easy)|Superman]] (2000)
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|The Fray - How to Save a Life (2006)
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| Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars - [[wikipedia:Lighters|Lighters]] (2011)
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| [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFoRQGDzCfA YouTube]
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|Eddie Rabbitt - [[wikipedia:I Love A Rainy Night|I Love A Rainy Night]] (1980)
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|Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet (2009)
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|Allstate jingle
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|Jingle of Federated Media's [http://getengagedmichiana.com/GetEngagedFortWayne/OurCharities/RedCross/RadioSpots/tabid/90/Default.aspx "Get Engaged" PSAs]
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|Judy Kuhn - [[wikipedia:Colors of the Wind|Colors of the Wind]] (1995) <br />Vanessa Williams - Colors of the Wind (1995)
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|Lee Ann Womack - [[wikipedia:I Hope You Dance (song)|I Hope You Dance]] (2000)
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|rowspan="2"|Beyoncé - [[wikipedia:Halo (Beyoncé Knowles song)|Halo]] (January 2009)
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|Kelly Clarkson - [[wikipedia:Already Gone (Kelly Clarkson song)|Already Gone]] (August 2009)
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|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuVxOqoML4c YouTube]<br />[http://creativityfail.ytmnd.com/ YTMND]
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|Released by RCA despite Clarkson's [http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2009/07/24/f-kelly-clarkson-new-album.html disapproval]. And not "hollow" either.<ref>"[https://notalwaysright.com/a-hollow-victory/28069 A Hollow Victory]". ''Not Always Right'', 2013-03. Accessed 2013-04-10, 2016-06-22.</ref>
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<!-- Halo -->
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| Demi Lovato - [[wikipedia:Made_in_the_USA_(song)|Made in the USA]] (2013)
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| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8O7ZeKdhUI YouTube]
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|Soft Cell - Tainted Love
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|David Guetta and Akon - Sexy Bitch
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|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXGceKzMPmE YouTube]
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|Cornershop - [[wikipedia:Brimful of Asha|Brimful of Asha]] (1997)
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|rowspan="2"|Sheryl Crow - [[wikipedia:Soak Up the Sun|Soak Up the Sun]] (2002)
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|Tal Bachman - [[wikipedia:She's So High (Tal Bachman song)|She's So High]] (1999)
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|Sheryl Crow - Soak Up the Sun (2002)
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|Daughtry - [[wikipedia:It's Not Over (Daughtry song)|It's Not Over]] (2006)
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|"My friend the communist"/"I try to see the good"
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|Pink - [[wikipedia:Who Knew|Who Knew]] (May 2006)
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|Jojo - [[wikipedia:Too Little Too Late|Too Little Too Late]] (August 2006)
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|Love Unlimited Orchestra - [[wikipedia:Love's Theme|Love's Theme]] (1973)
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|Orleans - [[wikipedia:Let There Be Music|Dance With Me]] (1975)
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| Roxette - [[Wikipedia:The Look|The Look]] (1989)
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| Trapt - [[wikipedia:Headstrong (Trapt song)|Headstrong]] (2002)
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| Trapt - Headstrong (2002)
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| Jordin Sparks - [[wikipedia:Battlefield (song)|Battlefield]] (2009)
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|rowspan="2"|Jordin Sparks - Battlefield (2009)
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|[[wikipedia:Chris Sligh|Chris Sligh]] - Only You Can Save (2010)
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|Taylor Swift - [[wikipedia:Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift song)|Wildest Dreams]] (2015)
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|"Why we gotta fall for it now" vs. "this is gonna take me down"
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| Heart - [[wikipedia:Alone (Heart song)|Alone]] (1987)
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|rowspan="2"|Daughtry - [[wikipedia:What About Now (Daughtry song)|What About Now]] (2008)
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|rowspan="2"|Staind - [[wikipedia:So Far Away (Staind song)|So Far Away]] (2003)
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|&nbsp;<!-- tall row -->
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|"Now that we're here"
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|rowspan="2"|Gavin Rossdale - [[wikipedia:Love Remains the Same (song)|Love Remains the Same]] (2008)
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|&nbsp;<!-- tall row -->
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|Bob Welch - [[wikipedia:Sentimental Lady|Sentimental Lady]] (1977)<br />Written in 1972
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|Bridge
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| Lady Gaga - [[wikipedia:Just Dance (song)|Just Dance]] (April 2008)
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| Ke$ha - [[wikipedia:Tik Tok|Tik Tok]] (August 2009)
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| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrcwrNIOtAk YouTube]<ref>This demo uses primarily the lyrics from "Just Dance" and the accompaniment from "Tik Tok." Examples exist that balance the two songs more fairly, but many are now blocked in the United States because they contain excerpts of the respective songs' music videos.</ref>
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| "Just Dance" did not appear in a ''[[wikipedia:Just Dance (video game series)|Just Dance]]'' video game until ''[[wikipedia:Just Dance 2014|Just Dance 2014]]'', but "Just Dance" 2 (i.e. "Tik Tok") is on ''[[wikipedia:Just Dance 2|Just Dance 2]]''
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|rowspan="2"|Ke$ha - Tik Tok (August 2009)
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| Katy Perry - [[wikipedia:California Gurls|California Gurls]] (May 2010)
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| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoI_prXeJvI YouTube]
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|...and "Just Dance" 3 (i.e. "California Gurls") is on ''[[wikipedia:Just Dance 3|Just Dance 3]]''<br />Produced by Dr. Luke (mentioned on Wikipedia)
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|rowspan="2"|Miley Cyrus - [[wikipedia:Can't Be Tamed|Permanent December]] (June 2010)
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|rowspan="2"|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir_s2tzJULI YouTube]<ref>All copies of "Permanent December" on YouTube have likely been pitch-shifted. Comments and descriptions claim the existence of a "block" flag in the song's Content ID policy ''(citation needed)'', and Miley Cyrus's Vevo channel does not include the song.</ref><br />[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uvAcWWlrkk YouTube]
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|Katy Perry - California Gurls (May 2010)
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|''[[Wikipedia:Just Dance 4|Just Dance 4]]'' has no "Tik Tok"-alike.
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| Creedence Clearwater Revival - [[wikipedia:Lookin' out My Back Door|Lookin' Out My Back Door]] (1970)
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| Joe Walsh - [[wikipedia:Life's Been Good|Life's Been Good]] (1978)
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| Tears for Fears - [[wikipedia:Shout (Tears for Fears song)|Shout]] (1984)
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| Nine Inch Nails - [[wikipedia:Closer (Nine Inch Nails song)|Closer]] (1994)
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| Derek and the Dominos - [[wikipedia:Layla|Layla]] (second movement) (1970)
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| Eddie Money - [[wikipedia:Two Tickets to Paradise|Two Tickets to Paradise]] (1977)
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| Journey - [[wikipedia:Don't Stop Believin'|Don't Stop Believin']] (1981)
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| Billy Joel - [[wikipedia:We Didn't Start the Fire|We Didn't Start the Fire]] (1989)
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|"On and on and on..."
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| Eurythmics - [[wikipedia:Here Comes the Rain Again|Here Comes the Rain Again]] (1984)
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| Red Hot Chili Peppers - [[wikipedia:Otherside|Otherside]] (2000)
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|"Here comes the rain again..." vs. "I heard your voice through a photograph"
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| Keith Urban - [[wikipedia:You'll Think of Me|You'll Think of Me]] (2004)
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| Daughtry - [[wikipedia:September (Daughtry song)|September]] (2010)
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| Buggles - [[wikipedia:Video Killed the Radio Star|Video Killed the Radio Star]] (1979)
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| Tim McGraw - Felt Good on My Lips (2010)
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| Theme from ''[[wikipedia:The Adventures of Blinky Bill|The Adventures of Blinky Bill]]'' (1993)
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| Ome Henk - [[animutation:French Erotic Film|Opblaaskrokodil]] (2001)
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| Lynyrd Skynyrd - [[wikipedia:Sweet Home Alabama|Sweet Home Alabama]] (1974)
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| Cracker - [[wikipedia:Low (Cracker song)|Low]] (1994)
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| [[:File:STSA Sweet Home Alabama vs Low.ogg|listen (ogg)]]
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| [http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/musicandnightlife/53264627.html Dropped from the set] my ass
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| Selah - You Are My Hiding Place (2004)<br />written by Michael Ledner in 1981[http://www.drbarrick.org/Website%20Files/Ps%20032.pdf]
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| Michael Crawford - [[wikipedia:The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)|Phantom of the Opera]] (1986)<br />written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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| [https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080418020622AApbHVq Someone on Yahoo! Answers agrees]
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| Sly and the Family Stone - [[wikipedia:Hot Fun in the Summertime|Hot Fun in the Summertime]] (1969)
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| Genesis - [[wikipedia:Misunderstanding (Genesis song)|Misunderstanding]] (1980)
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| Even Wikipedia points this out
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| Goo Goo Dolls - [[wikipedia:Name (song)|Name]] (1995)
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| EURid - The secret code of the internet (2010) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi1v7fpRNZc]
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| Oasis - [[wikipedia:Wonderwall (song)|Wonderwall]] (1995)
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| Caesars - [[wikipedia:Jerk It Out|Jerk It Out]] (2003)
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|Caesars - Jerk It Out (2003)
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|Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko - [[wikipedia:Stay (Rihanna song)|Stay]] (2012)
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|rowspan="2"|Michael Jackson - [[wikipedia:Billie Jean|Billie Jean]] (1982)
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| Billy Ocean - [[wikipedia:Caribbean Queen|Caribbean Queen]] (1984)
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|Madonna - [[wikipedia:Like a Virgin (song)|Like a Virgin]] (1984)
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| Janet Jackson - [[wikipedia:Rhythm Nation|Rhythm Nation]] (1989)
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| Michael Jackson - [[wikipedia:Blood on the Dance Floor (song)|Blood on the Dance Floor]] (1997)
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| [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzrL5X0Yseg YouTube]
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| Don Moen - [[wikipedia:Give Thanks|Give Thanks]] (1986)<br />Written by Henry Smith in 1978
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| Village People - [[wikipedia:Go West (song)|Go West]] (1979)
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|The King Cole Trio - [[wikipedia:The Christmas Song|The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)]] (1946)
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|Don Moen - [[wikipedia:Give Thanks|You Are My God]] (1986)
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|"They know that Santa's on his way"
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|Carpenters - [[wikipedia:I Won't Last a Day Without You|I Won't Last a Day Without You]] (1974)
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|Don Moen - [[wikipedia:Give Thanks|My Soul Follows Hard After Thee]] (1986)<br>Written in 1978 by Jeffrey Smith
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|Lee Greenwood - [[wikipedia:God Bless the U.S.A.|God Bless the U.S.A.]] (1984)
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|Don Moen - [[wikipedia:Give Thanks|Like a Shepherd]] (1986)
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| Sweet - [[wikipedia:The Ballroom Blitz|The Ballroom Blitz]] (1973)
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| Theme from ''[[wikipedia:The Suite Life of Zack & Cody|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody]]'' (2005)
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| Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds - [[wikipedia:The Lion Sleeps Tonight|Mbube]] (1939)<br />The Tokens - [[wikipedia:The Lion Sleeps Tonight|The Lion Sleeps Tonight]] (1961)
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| Steve Miller Band - [[wikipedia:Book of Dreams|Swingtown]] (1977)
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|Roxette - [[wikipedia:Room Service (Roxette album)|Jefferson]] (2001)
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|Groove Coverage - [[wikipedia:God is a Girl|God is a Girl]] (2002)
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|Explained on Wikipedia
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| Village People - [[wikipedia:Go West (song)|Go West]] (1979)
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| Happatai - [[wikipedia:Yatta (song)|Yatta]] (2001)
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| Two obvious ''[[wikipedia:Pachelbel's Canon|Canon in D]]''-inspired songs by bands with a similar gimmick
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| Nena - [[wikipedia:99 Luftballons|99 Luftballons]] (1983)
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| OMD - [[wikipedia:If You Leave|If You Leave]] (1986)
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| [http://pics.pineight.com/dwi/if_you_balloon.ogg Listen (ogg)]
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|
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|-
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| Taco - [[wikipedia:Puttin' on the Ritz|Puttin' on the Ritz]] (1983)<br />Written by Irving Berlin in 1929
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| The Four Lads - [[wikipedia:Istanbul (Not Constantinople)|Istanbul (Not Constantinople)]] (1953)<br />They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (1990)<br />Written by Jimmy Kennedy and Nat Simon
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|
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| Wikipedia mentions reuse by Kennedy and Simon of Berlin's material; possibly authorized
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|-
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| Puff Daddy - [[wikipedia:It's All About the Benjamins|It's All About the Benjamins]] (rock remix) (1998, sometime before [[wikipedia:1998 MTV Video Music Awards|1998 VMAs]] in September)
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| Marilyn Manson - [[wikipedia:I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)|I Don't Like the Drugs]] (September 1998)
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|
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|
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|-
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|DragonForce - [[wikipedia:Through the Fire and Flames|Through the Fire and Flames]] (2005)
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|Riyu Kosaka - Honey Punch (2006)
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|
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUXpAQSTWwA Others have commented]
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|-
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|Spandau Ballet - [[wikipedia:True (Spandau Ballet song)|True]] (1983)
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|Backstreet Boys - [[wikipedia:I Want It That Way|I Want It That Way]] (1999)
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|
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|
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|-
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| Genesis - [[wikipedia:Jesus He Knows Me|Jesus He Knows Me]] (1991)
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|rowspan="2"|Owl City - [[wikipedia:Fireflies (song)|Fireflies]] (2009)
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|
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| Similarity starts immediately after "that man is me"
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|-
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|Jason Mraz - [[wikipedia:The Remedy (I Won't Worry)|The Remedy (I Won't Worry)]] (2002)
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|
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| The opening
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|-
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|The Beatles - [[wikipedia:The Ballad of John and Yoko|The Ballad of John and Yoko]] (1969)
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|ABBA - [[wikipedia:Ring Ring (song)|Ring Ring]] (1973)
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|
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|Bass line; similar bass lines occur in other Elvis songs
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|-
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|The Offspring - [[wikipedia:Come Out and Play (song)|Come Out and Play]] (1994)
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|rowspan="2"|Rob Zombie - [[wikipedia:Superbeast|Superbeast]] (1999)
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|
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|Chorus
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|-
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|Marilyn Manson - [[wikipedia:Antichrist Superstar|1996]] (1996)
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|
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|"Anti-people" after the latter's second chorus
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|-
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|Paul Simon - [[wikipedia:50 Ways to Leave Your Lover|50 Ways to Leave Your Lover]] (1975)
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|Grover Washington, Jr. feat. Bill Withers - [[wikipedia:Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington, Jr. song)|Just the Two of Us]] (1981)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Fleetwood Mac - [[wikipedia:Rhiannon (song)|Rhiannon]] (1976)
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|Blondie - [[wikipedia:Call Me (Blondie song)|Call Me]] (theme from ''American Gigolo'') (1980)
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|
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|
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Blondie - Call Me (1980)
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|Ray Lynch - [[wikipedia:Deep Breakfast|Celestial Soda Pop]] (1984)
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|
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|An [//forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?p=77190#p77190 NESdev BBS member] is by far not the only one to notice
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|-
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|Nirvana - [[wikipedia:Heart-Shaped Box|Heart-Shaped Box]] (1993)
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|
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|[http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2007/07/21/jets-to-brazil-vs-nirvana/ Other "Heart-Shaped Box" similarities]
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|-
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| t.A.T.u. - Я сошла с ума (2000)<br />t.A.T.u. - [[wikipedia:All the Things She Said|All the Things She Said]] (2002)
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| Katy Perry - [[wikipedia:E.T. (song)|E.T.]] (2010)
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| [//www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHfaq77RAHw YouTube]; [//www.youtube.com/results?q=all+the+things+et+said more YouTube]; [http://morekatyperrypopfail.ytmnd.com/ YTMND]
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| Matthew Cole of ''Slant'' agrees <ref>Cole, Matthew (August 22, 2010). [http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/review/katy-perry-teenage-dream/2219 "Katy Perry: Teenage Dream Album Review"]. ''Slant Magazine''. Retrieved February 24, 2011.</ref>
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|-
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| TLC - [[wikipedia:Waterfalls (TLC song)|Waterfalls]] (1995)
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|rowspan="2"|Lady Gaga - [[wikipedia:Born This Way (song)|Born This Way]] (2011)
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|
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| Three lines sound the same<ref>The three lines are "But all the praying just ain't helping at all", "You ask if their refrigerator is running", and "My mama told me when I was young"
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</ref>
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|-
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|Madonna - [[wikipedia:Express Yourself (Madonna song)|Express Yourself]] (1989)
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| [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0PvggdjkKE YouTube]
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| Weird Al's parody "Perform This Way" mentions this one
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|-
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| Madonna - [[wikipedia:Vogue (Madonna song)|Vogue]] (1990)
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| Felix da Housecat - [[wikipedia:Silver Screen Shower Scene|Silver Screen Shower Scene]] (2001)
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|
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| "magazine"
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|-
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|Suzanne Vega and Joe Jackson - [[wikipedia:Left of Center (Suzanne Vega song)|Left of Center]] (1986)
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|[[wikipedia:Maurizio De Jorio|Maurizio De Jorio]] (as Max Coveri) - Running in the 90s (1999)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Frank Sinatra - [[wikipedia:Fly Me to the Moon|Fly Me to the Moon]] (1964)<br />Written by Bart Howard in 1954
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|rowspan="2"|Andy Williams - [[wikipedia:Happy Heart|Happy Heart]] (1969)<br />Petula Clark - Happy Heart (1969)
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|
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|
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|-
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|The Everly Brothers - [[wikipedia:Let It Be Me (song)|Let It Be Me]] (1960)<br />Gilbert Bécaud in 1955
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|
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|Second half of verses in "Happy Heart"
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|-
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|Elmer Bernstein - Theme from ''[[wikipedia:The Magnificent Seven|The Magnificent Seven]]'' (1960)
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|Vanessa Carlton - [[wikipedia:A Thousand Miles|A Thousand Miles]] (2001)
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|
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|
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|-
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|The Four Lads - [[wikipedia:Standing on the Corner (show tune)|Standing on the Corner]] (1956)
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|John Barry Orchestra - [[wikipedia:James Bond Theme|James Bond Theme]] (1962)
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|
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|A famous chord progression occurs about 0:47 into the song (and [http://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/35320/songs-that-sounded-similar-to-a-bond-tune/ others])
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |John Barry Orchestra - [[wikipedia:James Bond Theme|James Bond Theme]] (1962)
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| ? - Theme from ''[[wikipedia:Furuhata Ninzaburō|Furuhata Ninzaburō]]'' (1994)<!-- I discovered this through DDR 5th Mix, but it's apparently the theme from the Japanese counterpart to Columbo -->
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|
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|
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|-
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<!-- 007 -->
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| rowspan="2" | Michael Jackson - [[wikipedia:Is It Scary|Is It Scary]] (1998)<br />Written by Jackson, Harris, and Lewis in 1993
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| &nbsp;<!-- tall row -->
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|
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|-
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| Bruce Hornsby and the Range - [[wikipedia:The Way It Is (song)|The Way It Is]] (1986)
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<!-- Is It Scary -->
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|
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| End to end: MJ then Bruce
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|-
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| Manfred Mann's Earth Band - [[wikipedia:Blinded by the Light|Blinded by the Light]] (1976)<br />Written by Bruce Springsteen in 1972
 +
| "Weird Al" Yankovic - [[wikipedia:Even Worse|Good Old Days]] (1988).
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|
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| I imagine that Yankovic's intended targets were "That's Why I'm Here" and "Only One" from the album ''[[wikipedia:That's Why I'm Here|That's Why I'm Here]]'' (1985) by James Taylor
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|-
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| Maria Muldaur - [[wikipedia:Midnight at the Oasis|Midnight at the Oasis]] (1974)
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| Heart - [[wikipedia:Magic Man|Magic Man]] (1976)
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|
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| Same melody used for "Come on" in both songs
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|-
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| Pin-Occhio - [[wikipedia:Tu Tatuta Tuta Ta|Tu Tatuta Tuta Ta]] (1993)
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| Unabomber - 6Etero 6Gay (2001)
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|
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| Both might be copying [[wikipedia:Living on Video|Living on Video]] by Trans-X
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|-
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| Billy Joel - [[wikipedia:The Stranger (song)|The Stranger]] (1977)
 +
| Ron Wasserman - [[wikipedia:Go Go Power Rangers|Go Go Power Rangers]] (1994)
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| [[:File:Power Strangers.ogg|Listen (ogg)]]
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| Start after the slow part
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|-
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| [[wikipedia:Pin-Occhio|Pin-Occhio]] - Zero G (1995) <!-- why isn't the album Trancesylvania in Wikipedia? -->
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| rowspan="2" | Rammstein - [[wikipedia:Du hast|Du hast]] (1997)
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| [[:File:Zero G Du hast.ogg|Listen (ogg)]]
 +
| Play Zero G at 112% speed
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|-
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| Ministry - [[wikipedia:Just One Fix|Just One Fix]] (1992)
 +
<!-- Du hast mich gefragt -->
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|
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|
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|-
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| Genesis - [[wikipedia:Tonight, Tonight, Tonight|Tonight, Tonight, Tonight]] (1986)
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| Everclear - [[wikipedia:Everything to Everyone (song)|Everything to Everyone]] (1997)
 +
| [[:File:Everything Tonight.ogg|Listen (ogg)]]
 +
| Compare the overtones of the xylophone part of "Tonight" to the ostinato of "Everything"
 +
|-
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| Garbage - [[wikipedia:When I Grow Up (Garbage song)|When I Grow Up]] (1998)
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| Faith Hill - [http://www.beverage-digest.com/editorial/990312.html The Joy of Cola] (1999)
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|
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| Baa.
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|-
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| Queen - [[wikipedia:Bohemian Rhapsody|Bohemian Rhapsody]] (1975)
 +
| Brad Kane - [[wikipedia:Aladdin (soundtrack)|One Jump Ahead (reprise)]] (1992)
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|
 +
| "...to me."
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|-
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| Spice Girls - [[wikipedia:Wannabe (song)|Wannabe]] (1996)
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| Chumbawamba - [[wikipedia:Amnesia (Chumbawamba song)|Amnesia]] (1997)
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|
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|
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|-
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| Genesis - [[wikipedia:Land of Confusion|Land of Confusion]] (1986)
 +
| Michael Boyd and Gary Remal Malkin - Theme from ''[[wikipedia:Unsolved Mysteries|Unsolved Mysteries]]'' (1987)
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|
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|
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|-
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| Pure Prairie League - [[wikipedia:Bustin' Out|Amie]] (1972)
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| Eric Clapton - [[wikipedia:Lay Down Sally|Lay Down Sally]] (1977)
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|
 +
| verses
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|-
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| Jim Croce - [[wikipedia:I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song|I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song]] (1974)
 +
| "Weird Al" Yankovic - [[wikipedia:Bad Hair Day|Since You've Been Gone]] (1996)
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|
 +
| Doesn't sound like a style parody
 +
|-
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| Berlin - [[wikipedia:Take My Breath Away|Take My Breath Away]] (1986)
 +
| Lady Gaga - [[wikipedia:Paparazzi (Lady Gaga song)|Paparazzi]] (2008)
 +
| [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDFs32gHJtc YouTube]
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|
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|-
 +
| Benny Mardones - [[wikipedia:Into the Night (Benny Mardones song)|Into the Night]] (1980)
 +
| Phil Collins - [[wikipedia:One More Night (Phil Collins song)|One More Night]] (1984)
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|
 +
| Refrains
 +
|-
 +
| Don McLean - [[wikipedia:And I Love You So (song)|And I Love You So]] (1970)
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| Billy Joel - [[wikipedia:The Longest Time|The Longest Time]] (1983)
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|
 +
| "I don't let the evening get me down"
 +
|-
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| John Mellencamp - [[wikipedia:The Lonesome Jubilee|Cherry Bomb]] (1987)
 +
| James Otto - [[wikipedia:Just Got Started Lovin' You|Just Got Started Lovin' You]] (2007)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
|"Weird Al" Yankovic - [[wikia:weirdal:Callin' In Sick|Callin' In Sick]] (1996)
 +
|The Offspring - [[wikipedia:Gone Away|Gone Away]] (1997)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
| The Offspring - Gone Away (1997)
 +
| Linkin Park - [[wikipedia:New Divide|New Divide]] (2009)
 +
| [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mhSFfkzphI YouTube]<br />[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99mUjxIwbTg YouTube]
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|Ke$ha - [[wikipedia:Your Love Is My Drug|Your Love Is My Drug]] (2010)
 +
|Rihanna - We Found Love
 +
|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B-NtXwfiEI YouTube]
 +
|"The way I'm feeling"
 +
|-
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| [[wikipedia:America (band)|America]] - Daisy Jane (1975)
 +
| Janet Jackson - [[wikipedia:Let's Wait Awhile|Let's Wait Awhile]] (1986)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Tears for Fears - [[wikipedia:Everybody Wants to Rule the World|Everybody Wants to Rule the World]] (1985)
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|XTC - [[wikipedia:Oranges & Lemons (album)|King for a Day]] (1989)
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|
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|
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|-
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|[[wikipedia:Gracie Films|Gracie Films]] ident (1987)
 +
|Go West - [[wikipedia:King of Wishful Thinking|King of Wishful Thinking]] (1990)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
|rowspan=2|Lenny Kravitz - [[wikipedia:Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz song)|Fly Away]] (1998)
 +
|Switchfoot - [[wikipedia:Dark Horses|Dark Horses]] (2011)
 +
|
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|
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|-
 +
<!-- Fly Away -->
 +
|Katy Perry - [[wikipedia:Wide Awake (Katy Perry song)|Wide Awake]] (2012)
 +
|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gSfsfSICvU YouTube]<br />[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRyywD3Zb1E YouTube]<br />[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidVF8IxagE YouTube]
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|
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|-
 +
|AC/DC - [[wikipedia:Highway to Hell (song)|Highway to Hell]] (1979)
 +
|Randy Houser - [[wikipedia:How Country Feels|How Country Feels]] (2012)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
|Raymond Scott - [[wikipedia:Powerhouse (instrumental)|Powerhouse B]] (1937)
 +
|Marius Constant - [[wikipedia:The_Twilight_Zone_(1959_TV_series)#Music|Milieu 2]] (1960)
 +
|
 +
|Bass lines in the second part of each
 +
|-
 +
|Marius Constant - [[wikipedia:The_Twilight_Zone_(1959_TV_series)#Music|Etrange 3]] (1960)
 +
|The Who - [[wikipedia:Won't Get Fooled Again|Won't Get Fooled Again]] (1971)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
|Whitney Houston - [[wikipedia:One Moment in Time|One Moment in Time]] (1988)
 +
|Rascal Flatts - [[wikipedia:I Won't Let Go (Rascal Flatts song)|I Won't Let Go]] (2011)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Oompa Loompas - [[wikipedia:Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory|Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-Dee-Doo]] (1971)
 +
|[[wikipedia:Killer Tracks|Killer Tracks]] - Family & Friends (1990)
 +
|
 +
|Lexus has used "Family & Friends" in its "December to Remember" campaign
 +
|-
 +
|Kelly Clarkson - [[wikipedia:Behind These Hazel Eyes|Behind These Hazel Eyes]] (2005)
 +
|Fefe Dobson - [[wikipedia:Stuttering (Fefe Dobson song)|Stuttering]] (2010)
 +
|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx2AdCWPD64 YouTube] (cover)<br />[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcY81M9PqHY YouTube]
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|
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|-
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| rowspan="2" | Ace of Base - [[wikipedia:Don't Turn Around|Don't Turn Around]] (1986)
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|The Wreckers - [[wikipedia:Leave the Pieces|Leave the Pieces]] (2006)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
<!-- Don't Turn Around -->
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|Lady Gaga - [[wikipedia:Alejandro (song)|Alejandro]] (2010)
 +
|
 +
|Gaga melody with Wreckers lyrics = bridge of Ace of Base song
 +
|-
 +
|Nicolette Larson - [[wikipedia:Lotta Love|Lotta Love]] (1978)
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|[[wikipedia:MoZella|MoZella]] <!-- as a Firefox user, it's hard for me not to type Mozilla --> - Thank You (2009)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Sly and the Family Stone - [[wikipedia:Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)|Thank You]] (1969)
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|Wild Cherry - [[wikipedia:Play That Funky Music|Play That Funky Music]] (1976)
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|
 +
|Bass, and 1's chorus vs. 2's bridge
 +
|-
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|Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - [[wikipedia:Refugee (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song)|Refugee]] (1979)
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|Bryan Adams - [[wikipedia:Run to You (Bryan Adams song)|Run to You]] (1984)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Starship - [[wikipedia:Sara (Starship song)|Sara]] (September 1985)
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|The Jets - [[wikipedia:Make It Real|Make It Real]] (1988)
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|
 +
|bridge
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|-
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|The Who - [[wikipedia:Tommy (album)|Sparks]] (1969)
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|Bad Company - [[wikipedia:Feel Like Makin' Love (Bad Company song)|Feel Like Makin' Love]] (1975)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
|Bad Company - Feel Like Makin' Love (1975)
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|rowspan="2" | Mumford & Sons - [[wikipedia:I Will Wait|I Will Wait]] (2012)
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|[//www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGn9hALOiRM YouTube]
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|
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|-
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|Bob Seger - [[wikipedia:Still the Same (Bob Seger song)|Still the Same]] (1978)
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<!-- I Will Wait -->
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|
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|
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|-
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|rowspan="2" | ABBA - [[wikipedia:Lay All Your Love on Me|Lay All Your Love on Me]] (1980)
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|Vengaboys - [[wikipedia:Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom|Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom]] (June 1999)
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|
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|
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|-
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<!-- laylom -->
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|Daddy DJ - [[wikipedia:Daddy DJ (song)|Daddy DJ]] (November 1999)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Des'ree - [[wikipedia:You Gotta Be|You Gotta Be]] (1994)
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|Kelly Clarkson - [[wikipedia:Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson song)|Breakaway]] (2004)<br />Written by Avril Lavigne et al. in 2002
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|
 +
|Verses are the same thing in different time signatures
 +
|-
 +
|ABBA - [[wikipedia:Mamma Mia (song)|Mamma Mia]] (1975)
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|The Cars - [[wikipedia:You Might Think|You Might Think]] (1984)
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|
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|[//rundmsteve.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/she-may-be-a-dancing-queen-but-she%E2%80%99s-still-underage/ Someone else noticed] that YMT's opening sounds like Mamma's chorus
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|-
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|Supremes - [[wikipedia:Back in My Arms Again|Back in My Arms Again]]  (1965)
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| rowspan="2" | Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - [[wikipedia:Head to Toe|Head to Toe]] (1987)
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|
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| rowspan="2" | Both songs in "first" are by [[wikipedia:Holland-Dozier-Holland|Holland-Dozier-Holland]]
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Isley Brothers - [[wikipedia:This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)|This Old Heart of Mine]] (1966)
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| &nbsp; <!-- tall row -->
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<!-- Head to Toe -->
 
|-
 
|-
|David Bowie and Queen - Under Pressure
+
<!-- TOHOM -->
|Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
+
|White Plains - [[wikipedia:My Baby Loves Lovin'|My Baby Loves Lovin']] (1969)
|yes
+
|
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|
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Neil Diamond - [[wikipedia:Cherry, Cherry|Cherry, Cherry]] (1966)
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|John Mellencamp - [[wikipedia:Uh-huh|Authority Song]] (1983)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
<!-- Cherry, Cherry -->
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|rowspan="2"|The Romantics - [[wikipedia:What I Like About You (song)|What I Like About You]] (1979)<br />
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John Cafferty - [[wikipedia:Eddie and the Cruisers|On the Dark Side]] (1984)<br />
 +
John Mellencamp - [[wikipedia:R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.|R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.]] (1986)
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|rowspan="2"|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqLTYyUWEnk YouTube medley]
 +
|rowspan="2"|[http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=28692 Mellencamp reportedly admitted cribbing from Diamond]<sup>[''unreliable source?'']</sup>
 +
|-
 +
|Neil Diamond - [[wikipedia:Just for You (Neil Diamond album)|Thank the Lord for the Night Time]] (1967)
 +
<!-- Romantics/Mellencamp/Cafferty -->
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|-
 +
|John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (as [[wikipedia:Eddie and the Cruisers|Eddie and the Cruisers]]) - On the Dark Side (1983)
 +
|Bruce Springsteen - [[wikipedia:I'm On Fire|I'm On Fire]] (1985)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
|Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time (1984)
 +
|New Order - [[wikipedia:Bizarre Love Triangle|Bizarre Love Triangle]] (1986)<br />The Speaks - Bizarre Love Triangle
 +
|[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqg75YcGK4c YouTube]
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|
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|-
 +
|Bob Dylan - [[wikipedia:Blowin' in the Wind|Blowin' in the Wind]] (1963)
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|Eagles - [[wikipedia:Peaceful Easy Feeling|Peaceful Easy Feeling]] (1972)
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|
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|
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|-
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|[[wikipedia:Stephen_Bishop_(singer)|Stephen Bishop]] - On and On (1977)
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|Maxwell - [[wikipedia:Embrya|Gravity: Pushing To Pull]] (1998)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
|Michael Bolton - [[wikipedia:Time, Love and Tenderness (song)|Time, Love and Tenderness]] (April 1991)
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|Color Me Badd - [[wikipedia:All 4 Love|All 4 Love]] (November 1991)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Paul McCartney and Wings - [[wikipedia:Jet (song)|Jet]] (1974)
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|Jackson Browne - [[wikipedia:Running on Empty (song)|Running on Empty]] (1977)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Killing Joke - [[wikipedia:Eighties (song)|Eighties]] (1984)
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|Nirvana - [[wikipedia:Come as You Are (Nirvana song)|Come as You Are]] (1992)
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d37THfx6r6Y YouTube]<br />[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTAVLgBkKSM YouTube]
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|
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|-
 +
| Bee Gees - [[wikipedia:Tragedy (Bee Gees song)|Tragedy]] (1979)
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| Laura Branigan - [[wikipedia:Self Control (Raf song)|Self Control]] (1984)
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|
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|
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|-
 +
| Laura Branigan - [[wikipedia:Self Control (song)|Self Control]] (1984)
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| Carrie Underwood - [[wikipedia:See You Again (Carrie Underwood song)|See You Again]] (2012)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Perry Como - [[wikipedia:Santa Claus Is Coming to Town|Santa Claus Is Coming to Town]] (1951)<br />Written by Coots and Gillespie in 1934
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|John Addison - Theme from ''[[wikipedia:Murder, She Wrote|Murder, She Wrote]]'' (1984)
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|rowspan="2"|Marc Cohn - [[wikipedia:Walking in Memphis|Walking in Memphis]] (1991)
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|Lifehouse - [[wikipedia:Hanging by a Moment|Hanging by a Moment]] (2000)
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|[[wikipedia:D-Side|D-Side]] - Invisible (2003)
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|Compare the choruses
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|-
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|Electric Light Orchestra - [[wikipedia:Telephone Line (song)|Telephone Line]] (1976)
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|Green Day - 21 Guns (2009)
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|Lenny Kravitz - [[wikipedia:Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz song)|Fly Away]] (1998)
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|[[wikipedia:Peeping Tom (band)|Peeping Tom]] - Getaway (2006)
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|Judy Garland - [[wikipedia:Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart|Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart]] (1938)
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|Theme from ''[[wikipedia:Caillou|Caillou]]'' (1997)
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|rowspan="2" | Avril Lavigne - [[wikipedia:I'm With You|I'm With You]] (2002)
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|The Script - [[wikipedia:The Man Who Can't Be Moved|The Man Who Can't Be Moved]] (2008)
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|Adele - [[wikipedia:Someone like You (Adele song)|Someone Like You]] (2011)
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|rowspan="4"|Delirious? - [[wikipedia:I Could Sing of Your Love Forever|I Could Sing of Your Love Forever]] (1995)
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|P<span style="display:inline-block;transform:rotate(180deg);-webkit-transform:rotate(180deg)">i</span>nk - [[wikipedia:Blow Me (One Last Kiss)|Blow Me (One Last Kiss)]] (2012)
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|[[wikipedia:Sevyn Streeter|Sevyn Streeter]] feat. Chris Brown - It Won't Stop (2013)
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|Others are a-[https://twitter.com/LoganJoiner/status/438129827305242624 twitter] about this and other songs that begin a 1-measure descent from dominant to tonic an eighth note after the downbeat.
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|James Arthur - [[wikipedia:Say You Won't Let Go|Say You Won't Let Go]] (2016)
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|rowspan="2" | Katy Perry - [[wikipedia:Roar (song)|Roar]] (August 2013)
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|Perry had originally planned to sing Christian pop like Amy Grant<ref>Lorie Johnson. "[http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2017/april/music-superstar-katy-perry-denounces-her-devoutly-christian-upbringing Music Superstar Katy Perry Denounces Her Devoutly Christian Upbringing]". ''CBN News'', 2017-04-20. Accessed 2017-05-15.</ref>
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|The Lumineers - [[wikipedia:Ho Hey|Ho Hey]] (June 2012)
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|"Roar" stanzas have two of these descents from dominant to tonic, followed by two shorter ascents to mediant (AABB). "Ho Hey" has the same thing rearranged as ABAB.
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|-
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|Filter - [[wikipedia:Take a Picture|Take a Picture]] (1999)
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|Phillip Phillips - [[wikipedia:Gone, Gone, Gone|Gone, Gone, Gone]] (2012)
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|Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - [[wikipedia:Islands in the Stream (song)|Islands in the Stream]] (1983)
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|Michael Buble - [[wikipedia:Everything (Michael Bublé song)|Everything]] (2007)
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|-
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|Helen Reddy - [[wikipedia:I Don't Know How to Love Him|I Don't Know How to Love Him]] (1971)
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|The Pretenders - [[wikipedia:I'll Stand by You|I'll Stand by You]] (1994)
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|Switchfoot - [[wikipedia:Dare You to Move|Dare You to Move]] (2000)
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|Jason Mraz - [[wikipedia:I Won't Give Up|I Won't Give Up]] (2012)
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|"Welcome to the planet..."
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|-
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|Stephanie Mills - [[wikipedia:Never Knew Love Like This Before|Never Knew Love Like This Before]] (1979)
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|Madonna - [[wikipedia:Borderline (Madonna song)|Borderline]] (1983)
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|Mostly the opening
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|-
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|Marilyn Manson - [[wikipedia:The Beautiful People (song)|The Beautiful People]] (1996)
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|Gin Wigmore - [[wikipedia:Gravel & Wine|Kill of the Night]] (2011)
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|-
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|Elton John - [[wikipedia:Bennie and the Jets|Bennie and the Jets]] (1973)
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|Billy Joel - [[wikipedia:Big Shot (song)|Big Shot]] (1978)
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|-
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|Randy Travis - [[wikipedia:I Told You So (Randy Travis song)|I Told You So]] (1988)
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|Don Moen - [[wikipedia:Worship with Don Moen|I Worship You, Almighty God]] (1992)
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|-
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|Wynonna Judd - [[wikipedia:No One Else on Earth|No One Else On Earth]] (1992)
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|[[wikipedia:List of Coca-Cola slogans|Always Coca-Cola jingle]] (1993)
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|-
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|Ben E. King - [[wikipedia:Spanish Harlem (song)|Spanish Harlem]] (1960)
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|OMC - [[wikipedia:How Bizarre (song)|How Bizarre]] (1995)
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|-
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| Herman's Hermits - [[wikipedia:I'm into Something Good|I'm into Something Good]] (1964)
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| The Judds - [[wikipedia:Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain|Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain]] (1986)
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|-
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|Doobie Brothers - [[wikipedia:Listen To The Music|Listen To The Music]] (1972)
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|Bellamy Brothers - [[wikipedia:Let Your Love Flow|Let Your Love Flow]] (1976)
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|-
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|Tom McFaul feat. Linda November - [[wikipedia:Meow Mix|Meow Mix]] jingle (1970)<br />Written by Shelley Palmer
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|Vampire Weekend - [[wikipedia:Mansard Roof (song)|Mansard Roof]] (2007)
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|-
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|Blink 182 - [[wikipedia:Dammit (Growing Up)|Dammit]] (1997)
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|[[wikipedia:Sweet Thing|Sweet Thing]] - Change of Seasons (~2010)
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|-
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|The Knack - [[wikipedia:My Sharona|My Sharona]] (1979)
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|Victoria Justice - [[wikipedia:Freak the Freak Out|Freak the Freak Out]] (2011)
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|-
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|Mac McAnally - [[wikipedia:Back Where I Come From|Back Where I Come From]] (1990)
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|Travis Tritt - [[wikipedia:It's a Great Day to Be Alive|It's a Great Day to Be Alive]] (2000)
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|-
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|Melissa Manchester - [[wikipedia:You Should Hear How She Talks About You|You Should Hear How She Talks About You]] (1982)
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|Madonna - [[wikipedia:Material Girl|Material Girl]] (1984)
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|-
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|Cobra Starship feat. Sabi - [[wikipedia:You Make Me Feel...|You Make Me Feel...]] (2011)
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|Katy Perry - [[wikipedia:Birthday (Katy Perry song)|Birthday]] (2013)
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|-
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|Aerosmith - [[wikipedia:Jaded (Aerosmith song)|Jaded]] (2000)
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|Bruno Mars - [[wikipedia:Young Girls|Young Girls]] (2012)
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|Choruses
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|-
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|Kenny Loggins - [[wikipedia:Footloose (song)|Footloose]] (1984)
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|Rooney - [[wikipedia:When Did Your Heart Go Missing?|When Did Your Heart Go Missing?]] (2007)
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|
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|Drum break is identical
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|-
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|Newsboys - [[wikipedia:Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie|In the Belly of the Whale]] (2002)
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|Bruno Mars - [[wikipedia:The Lazy Song|The Lazy Song]] (2010)
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|-
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|Michael Jackson - [[wikipedia:Jam (song)|Jam]] (1991)
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|Mark Ronson - [[wikipedia:Uptown Funk|Uptown Funk]] (2014)
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|[https://soundcloud.com/mightymike23/uptown-jam SoundCloud]
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|The horns
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|-
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|Them - [[wikipedia:Gloria (Them song)|Gloria]] (1964)
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|[[wikipedia:Cobra Starship|Cobra Starship]] feat. Icona Pop - Never Been In Love (2014)
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|
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|Not the background which is a sample of "Praise You" but the "i knoooow now" part
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|-
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|Tom Petty - [[wikipedia:I Won't Back Down|I Won't Back Down]] (1989)
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|Sam Smith - [[wikipedia:Stay with Me (Sam Smith song)|Stay With Me]] (2014)
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|
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|Settled out of court<ref>Francesca Bacardi. "[http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Sam-Smith-Tom-Petty-Royalties-Stay-With-Me-I-Wont-Back-Down-289831711.html Sam Smith Will Pay Tom Petty Royalties for 'Stay With Me']". ''NBC New York'', 2015-01-26. Accessed 2015-01-26.</ref>
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|-
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|[[wikipedia:Da Buzz|Da Buzz]] - Alive (2003)
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|[http://craigbryant.com/adverlife-tv-jingle/ Craig Bryant] - Adverlife jingle (2010)
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|
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|
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|-
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|The Clash - [[wikipedia:Should I Stay or Should I Go|Should I Stay or Should I Go]] (1981)
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|One Direction - [[wikipedia:Live While We're Young|Live While We're Young]] (2012)
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|
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|[http://www.mtv.com/news/1694718/one-direction-live-while-were-young-copying-clash/ 1D admitted copying]
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|-
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|Rod Stewart - [[wikipedia:Young Turks (song)|Young Turks]] (1981)
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|Echosmith - [[wikipedia:Cool Kids (Echosmith song)|Cool Kids]] (2013)
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|
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|Instrumental parts
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|-
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|Paul McCartney - [[wikipedia:Coming Up (song)|Coming Up]] (1980)
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|Wang Chung - [[wikipedia:Everybody Have Fun Tonight|Everybody Have Fun Tonight]] (1986)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Technotronic - [[wikipedia:Pump Up the Jam|Pump Up the Jam]] (1989)
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|rowspan="2" |Psy - [[wikipedia:Gangnam Style|Gangnam Style]] (2013)
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwSsEqnA-U Damn Halen@YouTube]
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|iv - v Synth stabs
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|-
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|Benny Benassi - [[Wikipedia:Satisfaction (Benny Benassi song)|Satisfaction]] (2002)
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyT4tHQbkg4 Tyree Dawson@YouTube]
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|Bass line is practically the same thing upside down
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|-
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|Gerry Rafferty - [[wikipedia:Baker Street (song)|Baker Street]] (1978)
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|[[wikipedia:Kim Hill (singer)|Kim Hill]] - Satisfied (1991)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Bobby Brown - Every Little Step (1989)
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|DC Talk - Nu Thang (1990)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Prince - [[wikipedia:1999 (song)|1999]] (1982)
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|Shalamar - [[wikipedia:Dancing In The Sheets|Dancing in the Sheets]] (1984)
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|[[Special:PermanentLink/13374#Not gonna happen|Not gonna happen]]
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|
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|-
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|Peter Gabriel - [[wikipedia:In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel song)|In Your Eyes]] (1986)
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|Collective Soul - [[wikipedia:The World I Know|The World I Know]] (1995)
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|
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|Intro bass line
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|-
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|Collective Soul - [[wikipedia:The World I Know|The World I Know]] (1995)
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|Christina Perri - [[wikipedia:Jar of Hearts|Jar of Hearts]] (2010)
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|
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|Chorus
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|-
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|Phillip Phillips - [[wikipedia:Home (Phillip Phillips song)|Home]] (2012)
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|[[wikipedia:Jaap Reesema|Jake Reese]] - Day to Feel Alive (2015)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Captain & Tennille - [[wikipedia:Do That to Me One More Time|Do That to Me One More Time]] (1979)
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|R. City feat. Adam Levine - [[wikipedia:Locked Away|Locked Away]] (2015)
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|
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|Toni Tennille listed as co-writer;<ref>Gary Trust. "[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6670482/hot-100-chart-moves-r-city-adam-levine-leap-with-locked-away Hot 100 Chart Moves: R. City, Adam Levine Leap With 'Locked Away']". ''Billboard'', 2015-08-20. Accessed 2015-11-07.</ref> it's likely they settled prior to release
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|-
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|Jessie J - [[wikipedia:Domino (Jessie J song)|Domino]] (2011)
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|Demi Lovato - [[wikipedia:Cool for the Summer|Cool for the Summer]] (2015)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Tommy James and the Shondells - [[wikipedia:Crimson and Clover|Crimson and Clover]] (1968)
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|Adam Sandler - [[wikipedia:The Chanukah Song|The Chanukah Song]] (1994)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Lipps Inc. - [[wikipedia:Funkytown|Funkytown]] (1980)
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|Jess Glynne - [[wikipedia:Hold My Hand (Jess Glynne song)|Hold My Hand]] (2015)
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|
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|Ascending melody in verses
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|-
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|Ginuwine - [[wikipedia:Pony (Ginuwine song)|Pony]] (1996)
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|One Direction - [[wikipedia:Drag Me Down|Drag Me Down]] (2015)
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VMJespoRBU Cover by Tania Nguyen]<br />[http://www.capitalfm.com/artists/one-direction/news/drag-me-down-my-pony-mashup/ Capital FM mash-up]
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|Chorus
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|-
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| Miley Cyrus - [[wikipedia:Party in the U.S.A.|Party in the U.S.A.]] (2009)
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| Rachel Platten - [[wikipedia:Fight Song (Rachel Platten song)|Fight Song]] (2015)
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|
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| "my hands up, they're playin' my song" vs. "I don't really care if nobody else"
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|-
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|Taylor Swift - [[wikipedia:Style (Taylor Swift song)|Style]] (2014)
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|One Direction - [[wikipedia:Perfect (One Direction song)|Perfect]] (2015)
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|[https://vimeo.com/142807462 Vimeo]
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|Because Styles of 1D used to date Swift, media thought it was a parody; Styles and bandmate Liam Payne denied it
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|-
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|Bryan Adams - [[wikipedia:Please Forgive Me|Please Forgive Me]] (1993)
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|Lonestar - [[wikipedia:Amazed|Amazed]] (1999)
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|
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|
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|-
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| Gnarls Barkley - [[wikipedia:Crazy (Gnarls Barkley song)|Crazy]] (2006)
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| Adele - [[wikipedia:Rolling in the Deep|Rolling in the Deep]] (2010)
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|
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|
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|-
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|[[wikipedia:Ain't We Got Fun|Ain't We Got Fun]] (1921)
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|Gene Autry - [[wikipedia:Here Comes Santa Claus|Here Comes Santa Claus]] (1947)
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|
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|
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|-
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|Creedence Clearwater Revival - [[wikipedia:Up Around the Bend|Up Around the Bend]] (1970)
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|Lynyrd Skynyrd - [[wikipedia:Gimme Three Steps|Gimme Three Steps]] (1973)
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|
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|The opening of "Gimme"
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|-
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|Bee Gees - [[wikipedia:How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees song)|How Deep Is Your Love]] (1977)
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|Justin Bieber - [[wikipedia:Love Yourself (Justin Bieber song)|Love Yourself]] (2015)
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOb6uhh8VsQ YouTube]
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|The Bee Gees were [[wikipedia:Selle v. Gibb|themselves sued]]
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|-
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|Justin Bieber - Love Yourself (2015)
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|Sam Hunt - [[wikipedia:Body Like a Back Road|Body Like a Back Road]] (2017)
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|
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|Bieber - Bee Gees = Hunt
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|-
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|Steve Miller Band - [[wikipedia:Rock'n Me|Rock'n Me]] (1976)
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|Weezer - [[wikipedia:Dope Nose|Dope Nose]] (2002)
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|
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|Sabi
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|-
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|Tamara Drasin - [[wikipedia:I'll Be Seeing You (song)|I'll Be Seeing You]] (1938)<br>Music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Irving Kahal
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|Nat King Cole - [[wikipedia:L-O-V-E|L-O-V-E]] (1965)
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|-
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|Led Zeppelin - [[wikipedia:Babe I'm Gonna Leave You|Babe I'm Gonna Leave You]] (January 1969)<br>Written by Anne Bredon in the late 1950s
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|Chicago - [[wikipedia:25 or 6 to 4|25 or 6 to 4]] (1970)<br>Recorded in August 1969
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|-
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|rowspan="2" | The Temptations - [[wikipedia:The Way You Do the Things You Do|The Way You Do the Things You Do]] (1964)
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|Janet Jackson - [[wikipedia:Miss You Much|Miss You Much]] (1989)
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|Everything before "I'll tell your mama"
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|-
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|Jessie J - [[wikipedia:Domino (Jessie J song)|Domino]] (2011)
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|-
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|Simon & Garfunkel - [[wikipedia:Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel song)|Cecilia]] (1970)
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|Styx - [[wikipedia:Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)|Fooling Yourself]] (1977)
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|-
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|Styx - Fooling Yourself (1977)
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|Mike + The Mechanics - [[wikipedia:Taken In|Taken In]] (1985)
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|"Don't believe it"
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|-
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|Heart - [[wikipedia:What About Love|What About Love]] (1985)
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|Roxette - [[wikipedia:Listen to Your Heart (Roxette song)|Listen to Your Heart]] (1988)
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|-
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|Billy Joel - [[wikipedia:The Downeaster Alexa|The Downeaster ''Alexa'']] (1990)
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|Arcade Fire - [[wikipedia:Wake Up (Arcade Fire song)|Wake Up]] (2005)
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|-
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|Creedence Clearwater Revival - [[wikipedia:Down on the Corner|Down on the Corner]] (1969)
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|Alabama Shakes - [[wikipedia:Hold On (Alabama Shakes song)|Hold On]] (2012)
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|
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|Bass line
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|-
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| Maroon 5 - [[wikipedia:Maps (Maroon 5 song)|Maps]] (June 2014)
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| Martin Garrix vs Matisse & Sadko - [[wikipedia:Break Through the Silence (EP)|Break Through the Silence]] (July 2015)
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|-
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|James Gang - [[wikipedia:Funk 49|Funk #49]] (1970)
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|Kenny Loggins - [[wikipedia:Footloose (song)|Footloose]] (1984)
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|-
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|Lindsey Buckingham - [[wikipedia:Holiday Road|Holiday Road]] (1983)
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|KT Tunstall - [[wikipedia:Suddenly I See|Suddenly I See]] (2005)
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|-
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|Imagine Dragons - [[wikipedia:Demons (Imagine Dragons song)|Demons]] (2013)
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|rowspan="2"|Bon Jovi - [[wikipedia:This House Is Not for Sale|Roller Coaster]] (2016)
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|
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|Verses
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Jimmy Eat World - [[wikipedia:The Middle (song)|The Middle]] (2001)
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|Chorus
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|-
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|Kelly Clarkson - [[wikipedia:Heartbeat Song (Kelly Clarkson song)|Heartbeat Song]] (2015)
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|
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|Wikipedia says JEW were credited "later", implying settlement
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|-
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|Roy Orbison - [[wikipedia:Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)|Dream Baby]] (1962)
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|Tommy James and the Shondells - [[wikipedia:Hanky Panky (Tommy James and the Shondells song)|Hanky Panky]] (1966)<br>Written by Barry and Greenwich in 1963
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|-
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|The Clash - [[Wikipedia:Spanish Bombs|Spanish Bombs]] (1979)
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|Tomas Guinan - Great Big Poop (2008) <!-- not to be confused with Terrible Twos' similarly named song -->
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|[//forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?p=195471#p195471 Acknowledged as "eerily similar"]
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|-
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|Pink Floyd - [[wikipedia:Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd song)|Wish You Were Here]] (1975)
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|Phil Collins feat. Eric Clapton - [[wikipedia:I Wish It Would Rain Down|I Wish It Would Rain Down]] (1989)
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|-
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|Roy Orbison - [[wikipedia:Oh, Pretty Woman|Oh]] (1964)
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|Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - [[wikipedia:In Step|Crossfire]] (1989)
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|-
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|JoJo - [[wikipedia:Too Little Too Late|Too Little Too Late]] (2006)
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|rowspan="2"|Shawn Mendes - [[wikipedia:Mercy (Shawn Mendes song)|Mercy]] (2016)
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|-
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|JoJo - [[wikipedia:Leave (Get Out)|Leave (Get Out)]] (2004)
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|-
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|Tim Hughes - [[wikipedia:Here I Am to Worship (song)|Here I Am to Worship]] (2001)
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|Charlie Puth - [[wikipedia:Attention (Charlie Puth song)|Attention]] (2017)
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|
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|Chorus rhythm and contours match, as if written as a [[trope:Suspiciously Similar Song|just-different-enough rework]]
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|-
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|Real McCoy - [[wikipedia:One More Time (Real McCoy song)|One More Time]] (1997)
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|Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland - [[wikipedia:Dilemma (song)|Dilemma]] (2002)
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|-
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|[[wikipedia:Spencer Wiggins|Spencer Wiggins]] - Double Lovin' (1970)
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|[[wikipedia:Band-Aid|Band-Aid]] jingle<br>Written by Barry Manilow in 1975<ref>"[http://www.aaaa.org/timeline-event/america-gets-stuck-barry-manilows-stuck-band-aid-many/ America Gets Stuck on Barry Manilow’s ‘I Am Stuck on Band-Aid’, and Many More]" Accessed 2017-10-07.</ref>
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|-
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|Fleetwood Mac - [[wikipedia:Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac song)|Gypsy]] (1982)
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|rowspan="2" | Lovelytheband - [[wikipedia:Broken (Lovelytheband song)|Broken]] (2017)
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|-
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|rowspan="2" | Katy Perry - [[wikipedia:Hot n Cold|Hot n Cold]] (2008)
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|Kelly Clarkson - [[wikipedia:Love So Soft|Love So Soft]] (2017)
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|"You change your mind" vs. "Let me in"
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|-
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|rowspan="3" | Gertrude Lawrence - [[wikipedia:Someone to Watch Over Me (song)|Someone to Watch Over Me]] (1926)
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|Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier - [[wikipedia:Against All Odds (soundtrack)|The Search]] (1984)
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|JPMorgan Chase's 2020 TV commercial "Wherever You Want To Go, Autosave Your Way There" samples instrumental portions of "EGTS", but viewers who'd played ''Amplitude'' may have thought it was "CL".
 
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*[[Wikipedia:Musical plagiarism]]
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*[http://soundsjustlike.com/ SoundsJustLike.com]
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*[http://thatsongsoundslike.com/ ThatSongSoundsLike.com]
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*[http://www.cracked.com/article_18500_the-5-most-famous-musicians-who-are-thieving-bastards.html Cracked: The 5 Most Famous Musicians Who Are Thieving Bastards]
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*[http://www.cracked.com/article_19848_7-famous-musicians-who-stole-some-their-biggest-hits.html Cracked: 7 Famous Musicians Who Stole Some of Their Biggest Hits] by Mohammed Shariff
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* [http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_1116_15-famous-people-who-lied-their-way-to-fame/ 15 Famous People Who Lied Their Way to Fame], including several music plagiarism cases
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*[http://www.cybermidi.com/news/index.php/practical-midi/announcements/whose-song-is-it-anyway Whose song is it anyway?]
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* Kristi Harrison. "[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-great-moments-in-music-you-didnt-realize-were-ripoffs/ 4 Great Moments in Music You Didn't Realize Were Ripoffs]". ''Cracked'', 2014-10-06. Accessed 2014-10-06.

Latest revision as of 22:13, 26 January 2020

This article contains original research, observations, conjecture, and synthesis. Feel free to leave a comment if you disagree with something.

In the popular music industry, thieves "steal" from thieves,[1] and there's no end in sight. This is a list of songs that allegedly sound alike where there is no evidence of legitimate authorized reuse (such as licensed sampling, parody, or expiry). It's not necessarily that the whole song sounds like another song, but when you hear a characteristic passage or the start of a stanza or refrain on the radio, and it sounds like that of another song, you might grow suspicious. If your ear is attuned to this, then hearing one song will make you hear it in other songs. This is the frequency illusion or Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.[2] The trouble comes when this phenomenon happens to a judge.

Within the popular music industry, songwriters may settle infringement allegations out of court by agreeing to add the earlier song's author as a co-author of the later song and split the publishing royalties. This may happen before release or shortly after. But this resolution is not available in cases where a composer is trying to avoid having to pay royalties entirely, such as music for a video game intended to be released as free software.

In the following table, a demo is a video, recording, or other published work, whether authorized or under fair use, that plays the relevant segments simultaneously (a "mash-up") or consecutively (a "medley") to demonstrate this similarity. Notes may tell what portions of the songs are similar or may include reliable coverage of the similarity, such as if the copyright owner of one of the songs sued or threatened to sue. Intentional parodies of specific songs are not included; for those see "Weird Al" Yankovic's discography and a list of parodies by other artists.

First Second Demo Notes
Classics IV - Spooky (1968) Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved (2004)
Cheap Trick - The Flame (1988)
Whitney Houston - So Emotional (1987) Maroon 5 - If I Never See Your Face Again (2006)
Police - Every Breath You Take (1983) Maroon 5 - Won't Go Home Without You (2007)
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba (1958)
Los Lobos - La Bamba
John Fogerty - Centerfield (1985) Listen (ogg)
REM - Stand (1989)
Smash Mouth - Then the Morning Comes (1999)
Chiffons - He's So Fine George Harrison - My Sweet Lord Bright Tunes Music v. Harrisongs Music, listed at UCLA
Isley Brothers - Love Is a Wonderful Thing Michael Bolton - Love Is a Wonderful Thing Three Boys Music v. Michael Bolton, listed at UCLA
David Bowie and Queen - Under Pressure (1981) Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby (1989) YouTube
Jedward song
Settled out of court
Five for Fighting - 100 Years (2003) Taylor Swift - Fifteen (2009) YouTube
YouTube
Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On (1966) U2 - Vertigo (2004) YouTube
Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing (1992)
U2 - Vertigo (2004) Coheed and Cambria - The Hound (Of Blood and Rank) (2007)
Sade - Smooth Operator (1984) Madonna - Secret (1994)
Sara Bareilles - Love Song (2007) Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling (2009)
Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet (2009)  
Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape (2006)
Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not the One (2003) David Cook - Light On (2008) "Never really said too much"
Squeeze - Tempted (1981) "Sometimes it feels like we’ve run out of luck"
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (1987) "I said to my reflection let's get out..."
OneRepublic - Apologize (2006) Lifehouse feat. Natasha Bedingfield - Between the Raindrops (2012)
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now (2009)  
MercyMe - I Can Only Imagine (2001)
Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky (1982) YouTube Nashville Scene story
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Waiting in Vain (1977)
Annie Lennox - Waiting in Vain (1995)
Paula Cole - I Don't Want to Wait (1996)
Written in 1991
John Mayer - Dreaming With A Broken Heart (2007)  
Third Day - You Are So Good to Me (2003) "You are beautiful my sweet, sweet song"
John Mayer - Dreaming With A Broken Heart (2007) Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud (2014)
Stampeders - Sweet City Woman (1971) Rob Thomas - Her Diamonds (2009)
Matchbox Twenty - Bent (2000) Keith Urban - You'll Think of Me (2004)
Five for Fighting - Superman (2000) The Fray - How to Save a Life (2006)
Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars - Lighters (2011) YouTube
Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night (1980) Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet (2009)
Allstate jingle Jingle of Federated Media's "Get Engaged" PSAs
Judy Kuhn - Colors of the Wind (1995)
Vanessa Williams - Colors of the Wind (1995)
Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance (2000)
Beyoncé - Halo (January 2009) Kelly Clarkson - Already Gone (August 2009) YouTube
YTMND
Released by RCA despite Clarkson's disapproval. And not "hollow" either.[3]
Demi Lovato - Made in the USA (2013) YouTube
Soft Cell - Tainted Love David Guetta and Akon - Sexy Bitch YouTube
Cornershop - Brimful of Asha (1997) Sheryl Crow - Soak Up the Sun (2002)
Tal Bachman - She's So High (1999)
Sheryl Crow - Soak Up the Sun (2002) Daughtry - It's Not Over (2006) "My friend the communist"/"I try to see the good"
Pink - Who Knew (May 2006) Jojo - Too Little Too Late (August 2006)
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme (1973) Orleans - Dance With Me (1975)
Roxette - The Look (1989) Trapt - Headstrong (2002)
Trapt - Headstrong (2002) Jordin Sparks - Battlefield (2009)
Jordin Sparks - Battlefield (2009) Chris Sligh - Only You Can Save (2010)
Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams (2015) "Why we gotta fall for it now" vs. "this is gonna take me down"
Heart - Alone (1987) Daughtry - What About Now (2008)
Staind - So Far Away (2003)   "Now that we're here"
Gavin Rossdale - Love Remains the Same (2008)  
Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady (1977)
Written in 1972
Bridge
Lady Gaga - Just Dance (April 2008) Ke$ha - Tik Tok (August 2009) YouTube[4] "Just Dance" did not appear in a Just Dance video game until Just Dance 2014, but "Just Dance" 2 (i.e. "Tik Tok") is on Just Dance 2
Ke$ha - Tik Tok (August 2009) Katy Perry - California Gurls (May 2010) YouTube ...and "Just Dance" 3 (i.e. "California Gurls") is on Just Dance 3
Produced by Dr. Luke (mentioned on Wikipedia)
Miley Cyrus - Permanent December (June 2010) YouTube[5]
YouTube
 
Katy Perry - California Gurls (May 2010) Just Dance 4 has no "Tik Tok"-alike.
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door (1970) Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good (1978)
Tears for Fears - Shout (1984) Nine Inch Nails - Closer (1994)
Derek and the Dominos - Layla (second movement) (1970) Eddie Money - Two Tickets to Paradise (1977)
Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (1981) Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire (1989) "On and on and on..."
Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (1984) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside (2000) "Here comes the rain again..." vs. "I heard your voice through a photograph"
Keith Urban - You'll Think of Me (2004) Daughtry - September (2010)
Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star (1979) Tim McGraw - Felt Good on My Lips (2010)
Theme from The Adventures of Blinky Bill (1993) Ome Henk - Opblaaskrokodil (2001)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (1974) Cracker - Low (1994) listen (ogg) Dropped from the set my ass
Selah - You Are My Hiding Place (2004)
written by Michael Ledner in 1981[1]
Michael Crawford - Phantom of the Opera (1986)
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Someone on Yahoo! Answers agrees
Sly and the Family Stone - Hot Fun in the Summertime (1969) Genesis - Misunderstanding (1980) Even Wikipedia points this out
Goo Goo Dolls - Name (1995) EURid - The secret code of the internet (2010) [2]
Oasis - Wonderwall (1995) Caesars - Jerk It Out (2003)
Caesars - Jerk It Out (2003) Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko - Stay (2012)
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (1982) Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (1984)
Madonna - Like a Virgin (1984)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation (1989) Michael Jackson - Blood on the Dance Floor (1997) YouTube
Don Moen - Give Thanks (1986)
Written by Henry Smith in 1978
Village People - Go West (1979)
The King Cole Trio - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) (1946) Don Moen - You Are My God (1986) "They know that Santa's on his way"
Carpenters - I Won't Last a Day Without You (1974) Don Moen - My Soul Follows Hard After Thee (1986)
Written in 1978 by Jeffrey Smith
Lee Greenwood - God Bless the U.S.A. (1984) Don Moen - Like a Shepherd (1986)
Sweet - The Ballroom Blitz (1973) Theme from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005)
Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds - Mbube (1939)
The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (1961)
Steve Miller Band - Swingtown (1977)
Roxette - Jefferson (2001) Groove Coverage - God is a Girl (2002) Explained on Wikipedia
Village People - Go West (1979) Happatai - Yatta (2001) Two obvious Canon in D-inspired songs by bands with a similar gimmick
Nena - 99 Luftballons (1983) OMD - If You Leave (1986) Listen (ogg)
Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz (1983)
Written by Irving Berlin in 1929
The Four Lads - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (1953)
They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople) (1990)
Written by Jimmy Kennedy and Nat Simon
Wikipedia mentions reuse by Kennedy and Simon of Berlin's material; possibly authorized
Puff Daddy - It's All About the Benjamins (rock remix) (1998, sometime before 1998 VMAs in September) Marilyn Manson - I Don't Like the Drugs (September 1998)
DragonForce - Through the Fire and Flames (2005) Riyu Kosaka - Honey Punch (2006) Others have commented
Spandau Ballet - True (1983) Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way (1999)
Genesis - Jesus He Knows Me (1991) Owl City - Fireflies (2009) Similarity starts immediately after "that man is me"
Jason Mraz - The Remedy (I Won't Worry) (2002) The opening
The Beatles - The Ballad of John and Yoko (1969) ABBA - Ring Ring (1973) Bass line; similar bass lines occur in other Elvis songs
The Offspring - Come Out and Play (1994) Rob Zombie - Superbeast (1999) Chorus
Marilyn Manson - 1996 (1996) "Anti-people" after the latter's second chorus
Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (1975) Grover Washington, Jr. feat. Bill Withers - Just the Two of Us (1981)
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (1976) Blondie - Call Me (theme from American Gigolo) (1980)
Blondie - Call Me (1980) Ray Lynch - Celestial Soda Pop (1984) An NESdev BBS member is by far not the only one to notice
Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box (1993) Other "Heart-Shaped Box" similarities
t.A.T.u. - Я сошла с ума (2000)
t.A.T.u. - All the Things She Said (2002)
Katy Perry - E.T. (2010) YouTube; more YouTube; YTMND Matthew Cole of Slant agrees [6]
TLC - Waterfalls (1995) Lady Gaga - Born This Way (2011) Three lines sound the same[7]
Madonna - Express Yourself (1989) YouTube Weird Al's parody "Perform This Way" mentions this one
Madonna - Vogue (1990) Felix da Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene (2001) "magazine"
Suzanne Vega and Joe Jackson - Left of Center (1986) Maurizio De Jorio (as Max Coveri) - Running in the 90s (1999)
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon (1964)
Written by Bart Howard in 1954
Andy Williams - Happy Heart (1969)
Petula Clark - Happy Heart (1969)
The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me (1960)
Gilbert Bécaud in 1955
Second half of verses in "Happy Heart"
Elmer Bernstein - Theme from The Magnificent Seven (1960) Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles (2001)
The Four Lads - Standing on the Corner (1956) John Barry Orchestra - James Bond Theme (1962) A famous chord progression occurs about 0:47 into the song (and others)
John Barry Orchestra - James Bond Theme (1962)  ? - Theme from Furuhata Ninzaburō (1994)
Michael Jackson - Is It Scary (1998)
Written by Jackson, Harris, and Lewis in 1993
 
Bruce Hornsby and the Range - The Way It Is (1986) End to end: MJ then Bruce
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light (1976)
Written by Bruce Springsteen in 1972
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Good Old Days (1988). I imagine that Yankovic's intended targets were "That's Why I'm Here" and "Only One" from the album That's Why I'm Here (1985) by James Taylor
Maria Muldaur - Midnight at the Oasis (1974) Heart - Magic Man (1976) Same melody used for "Come on" in both songs
Pin-Occhio - Tu Tatuta Tuta Ta (1993) Unabomber - 6Etero 6Gay (2001) Both might be copying Living on Video by Trans-X
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) Ron Wasserman - Go Go Power Rangers (1994) Listen (ogg) Start after the slow part
Pin-Occhio - Zero G (1995) Rammstein - Du hast (1997) Listen (ogg) Play Zero G at 112% speed
Ministry - Just One Fix (1992)
Genesis - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (1986) Everclear - Everything to Everyone (1997) Listen (ogg) Compare the overtones of the xylophone part of "Tonight" to the ostinato of "Everything"
Garbage - When I Grow Up (1998) Faith Hill - The Joy of Cola (1999) Baa.
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) Brad Kane - One Jump Ahead (reprise) (1992) "...to me."
Spice Girls - Wannabe (1996) Chumbawamba - Amnesia (1997)
Genesis - Land of Confusion (1986) Michael Boyd and Gary Remal Malkin - Theme from Unsolved Mysteries (1987)
Pure Prairie League - Amie (1972) Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally (1977) verses
Jim Croce - I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song (1974) "Weird Al" Yankovic - Since You've Been Gone (1996) Doesn't sound like a style parody
Berlin - Take My Breath Away (1986) Lady Gaga - Paparazzi (2008) YouTube
Benny Mardones - Into the Night (1980) Phil Collins - One More Night (1984) Refrains
Don McLean - And I Love You So (1970) Billy Joel - The Longest Time (1983) "I don't let the evening get me down"
John Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb (1987) James Otto - Just Got Started Lovin' You (2007)
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Callin' In Sick (1996) The Offspring - Gone Away (1997)
The Offspring - Gone Away (1997) Linkin Park - New Divide (2009) YouTube
YouTube
Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug (2010) Rihanna - We Found Love YouTube "The way I'm feeling"
America - Daisy Jane (1975) Janet Jackson - Let's Wait Awhile (1986)
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World (1985) XTC - King for a Day (1989)
Gracie Films ident (1987) Go West - King of Wishful Thinking (1990)
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away (1998) Switchfoot - Dark Horses (2011)
Katy Perry - Wide Awake (2012) YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) Randy Houser - How Country Feels (2012)
Raymond Scott - Powerhouse B (1937) Marius Constant - Milieu 2 (1960) Bass lines in the second part of each
Marius Constant - Etrange 3 (1960) The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (1971)
Whitney Houston - One Moment in Time (1988) Rascal Flatts - I Won't Let Go (2011)
Oompa Loompas - Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-Dee-Doo (1971) Killer Tracks - Family & Friends (1990) Lexus has used "Family & Friends" in its "December to Remember" campaign
Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes (2005) Fefe Dobson - Stuttering (2010) YouTube (cover)
YouTube
Ace of Base - Don't Turn Around (1986) The Wreckers - Leave the Pieces (2006)
Lady Gaga - Alejandro (2010) Gaga melody with Wreckers lyrics = bridge of Ace of Base song
Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love (1978) MoZella - Thank You (2009)
Sly and the Family Stone - Thank You (1969) Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (1976) Bass, and 1's chorus vs. 2's bridge
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Refugee (1979) Bryan Adams - Run to You (1984)
Starship - Sara (September 1985) The Jets - Make It Real (1988) bridge
The Who - Sparks (1969) Bad Company - Feel Like Makin' Love (1975)
Bad Company - Feel Like Makin' Love (1975) Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait (2012) YouTube
Bob Seger - Still the Same (1978)
ABBA - Lay All Your Love on Me (1980) Vengaboys - Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom (June 1999)
Daddy DJ - Daddy DJ (November 1999)
Des'ree - You Gotta Be (1994) Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway (2004)
Written by Avril Lavigne et al. in 2002
Verses are the same thing in different time signatures
ABBA - Mamma Mia (1975) The Cars - You Might Think (1984) Someone else noticed that YMT's opening sounds like Mamma's chorus
Supremes - Back in My Arms Again (1965) Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - Head to Toe (1987) Both songs in "first" are by Holland-Dozier-Holland
Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine (1966)  
White Plains - My Baby Loves Lovin' (1969)
Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry (1966) John Mellencamp - Authority Song (1983)
The Romantics - What I Like About You (1979)

John Cafferty - On the Dark Side (1984)
John Mellencamp - R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (1986)

YouTube medley Mellencamp reportedly admitted cribbing from Diamond[unreliable source?]
Neil Diamond - Thank the Lord for the Night Time (1967)
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (as Eddie and the Cruisers) - On the Dark Side (1983) Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire (1985)
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time (1984) New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (1986)
The Speaks - Bizarre Love Triangle
YouTube
Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind (1963) Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling (1972)
Stephen Bishop - On and On (1977) Maxwell - Gravity: Pushing To Pull (1998)
Michael Bolton - Time, Love and Tenderness (April 1991) Color Me Badd - All 4 Love (November 1991)
Paul McCartney and Wings - Jet (1974) Jackson Browne - Running on Empty (1977)
Killing Joke - Eighties (1984) Nirvana - Come as You Are (1992) YouTube
YouTube
Bee Gees - Tragedy (1979) Laura Branigan - Self Control (1984)
Laura Branigan - Self Control (1984) Carrie Underwood - See You Again (2012)
Perry Como - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (1951)
Written by Coots and Gillespie in 1934
John Addison - Theme from Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis (1991) Lifehouse - Hanging by a Moment (2000)
D-Side - Invisible (2003) Compare the choruses
Electric Light Orchestra - Telephone Line (1976) Green Day - 21 Guns (2009)
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away (1998) Peeping Tom - Getaway (2006)
Judy Garland - Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (1938) Theme from Caillou (1997)
Avril Lavigne - I'm With You (2002) The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved (2008)
Adele - Someone Like You (2011)
Delirious? - I Could Sing of Your Love Forever (1995) Pink - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) (2012)
Sevyn Streeter feat. Chris Brown - It Won't Stop (2013) Others are a-twitter about this and other songs that begin a 1-measure descent from dominant to tonic an eighth note after the downbeat.
James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go (2016)
Katy Perry - Roar (August 2013) Perry had originally planned to sing Christian pop like Amy Grant[8]
The Lumineers - Ho Hey (June 2012) "Roar" stanzas have two of these descents from dominant to tonic, followed by two shorter ascents to mediant (AABB). "Ho Hey" has the same thing rearranged as ABAB.
Filter - Take a Picture (1999) Phillip Phillips - Gone, Gone, Gone (2012)
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - Islands in the Stream (1983) Michael Buble - Everything (2007)
Helen Reddy - I Don't Know How to Love Him (1971) The Pretenders - I'll Stand by You (1994)
Switchfoot - Dare You to Move (2000) Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up (2012) "Welcome to the planet..."
Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before (1979) Madonna - Borderline (1983) Mostly the opening
Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People (1996) Gin Wigmore - Kill of the Night (2011)
Elton John - Bennie and the Jets (1973) Billy Joel - Big Shot (1978)
Randy Travis - I Told You So (1988) Don Moen - I Worship You, Almighty God (1992)
Wynonna Judd - No One Else On Earth (1992) Always Coca-Cola jingle (1993)
Ben E. King - Spanish Harlem (1960) OMC - How Bizarre (1995)
Herman's Hermits - I'm into Something Good (1964) The Judds - Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain (1986)
Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music (1972) Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow (1976)
Tom McFaul feat. Linda November - Meow Mix jingle (1970)
Written by Shelley Palmer
Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof (2007)
Blink 182 - Dammit (1997) Sweet Thing - Change of Seasons (~2010)
The Knack - My Sharona (1979) Victoria Justice - Freak the Freak Out (2011)
Mac McAnally - Back Where I Come From (1990) Travis Tritt - It's a Great Day to Be Alive (2000)
Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You (1982) Madonna - Material Girl (1984)
Cobra Starship feat. Sabi - You Make Me Feel... (2011) Katy Perry - Birthday (2013)
Aerosmith - Jaded (2000) Bruno Mars - Young Girls (2012) Choruses
Kenny Loggins - Footloose (1984) Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing? (2007) Drum break is identical
Newsboys - In the Belly of the Whale (2002) Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song (2010)
Michael Jackson - Jam (1991) Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (2014) SoundCloud The horns
Them - Gloria (1964) Cobra Starship feat. Icona Pop - Never Been In Love (2014) Not the background which is a sample of "Praise You" but the "i knoooow now" part
Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down (1989) Sam Smith - Stay With Me (2014) Settled out of court[9]
Da Buzz - Alive (2003) Craig Bryant - Adverlife jingle (2010)
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go (1981) One Direction - Live While We're Young (2012) 1D admitted copying
Rod Stewart - Young Turks (1981) Echosmith - Cool Kids (2013) Instrumental parts
Paul McCartney - Coming Up (1980) Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight (1986)
Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam (1989) Psy - Gangnam Style (2013) Damn Halen@YouTube iv - v Synth stabs
Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (2002) Tyree Dawson@YouTube Bass line is practically the same thing upside down
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (1978) Kim Hill - Satisfied (1991)
Bobby Brown - Every Little Step (1989) DC Talk - Nu Thang (1990)
Prince - 1999 (1982) Shalamar - Dancing in the Sheets (1984) Not gonna happen
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (1986) Collective Soul - The World I Know (1995) Intro bass line
Collective Soul - The World I Know (1995) Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts (2010) Chorus
Phillip Phillips - Home (2012) Jake Reese - Day to Feel Alive (2015)
Captain & Tennille - Do That to Me One More Time (1979) R. City feat. Adam Levine - Locked Away (2015) Toni Tennille listed as co-writer;[10] it's likely they settled prior to release
Jessie J - Domino (2011) Demi Lovato - Cool for the Summer (2015)
Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson and Clover (1968) Adam Sandler - The Chanukah Song (1994)
Lipps Inc. - Funkytown (1980) Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand (2015) Ascending melody in verses
Ginuwine - Pony (1996) One Direction - Drag Me Down (2015) Cover by Tania Nguyen
Capital FM mash-up
Chorus
Miley Cyrus - Party in the U.S.A. (2009) Rachel Platten - Fight Song (2015) "my hands up, they're playin' my song" vs. "I don't really care if nobody else"
Taylor Swift - Style (2014) One Direction - Perfect (2015) Vimeo Because Styles of 1D used to date Swift, media thought it was a parody; Styles and bandmate Liam Payne denied it
Bryan Adams - Please Forgive Me (1993) Lonestar - Amazed (1999)
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (2006) Adele - Rolling in the Deep (2010)
Ain't We Got Fun (1921) Gene Autry - Here Comes Santa Claus (1947)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around the Bend (1970) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps (1973) The opening of "Gimme"
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (1977) Justin Bieber - Love Yourself (2015) YouTube The Bee Gees were themselves sued
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself (2015) Sam Hunt - Body Like a Back Road (2017) Bieber - Bee Gees = Hunt
Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me (1976) Weezer - Dope Nose (2002) Sabi
Tamara Drasin - I'll Be Seeing You (1938)
Music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Irving Kahal
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E (1965)
Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (January 1969)
Written by Anne Bredon in the late 1950s
Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 (1970)
Recorded in August 1969
The Temptations - The Way You Do the Things You Do (1964) Janet Jackson - Miss You Much (1989) Everything before "I'll tell your mama"
Jessie J - Domino (2011)
Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia (1970) Styx - Fooling Yourself (1977)
Styx - Fooling Yourself (1977) Mike + The Mechanics - Taken In (1985) "Don't believe it"
Heart - What About Love (1985) Roxette - Listen to Your Heart (1988)
Billy Joel - The Downeaster Alexa (1990) Arcade Fire - Wake Up (2005)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner (1969) Alabama Shakes - Hold On (2012) Bass line
Maroon 5 - Maps (June 2014) Martin Garrix vs Matisse & Sadko - Break Through the Silence (July 2015)
James Gang - Funk #49 (1970) Kenny Loggins - Footloose (1984)
Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road (1983) KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See (2005)
Imagine Dragons - Demons (2013) Bon Jovi - Roller Coaster (2016) Verses
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle (2001) Chorus
Kelly Clarkson - Heartbeat Song (2015) Wikipedia says JEW were credited "later", implying settlement
Roy Orbison - Dream Baby (1962) Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky (1966)
Written by Barry and Greenwich in 1963
The Clash - Spanish Bombs (1979) Tomas Guinan - Great Big Poop (2008) Acknowledged as "eerily similar"
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975) Phil Collins feat. Eric Clapton - I Wish It Would Rain Down (1989)
Roy Orbison - Oh (1964) Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Crossfire (1989)
JoJo - Too Little Too Late (2006) Shawn Mendes - Mercy (2016)
JoJo - Leave (Get Out) (2004)
Tim Hughes - Here I Am to Worship (2001) Charlie Puth - Attention (2017) Chorus rhythm and contours match, as if written as a just-different-enough rework
Real McCoy - One More Time (1997) Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland - Dilemma (2002)
Spencer Wiggins - Double Lovin' (1970) Band-Aid jingle
Written by Barry Manilow in 1975[11]
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy (1982) Lovelytheband - Broken (2017)
Katy Perry - Hot n Cold (2008)  
Kelly Clarkson - Love So Soft (2017) "You change your mind" vs. "Let me in"
Gertrude Lawrence - Someone to Watch Over Me (1926) Duke Ellington - In a Sentimental Mood (1935)
Darrell Glenn - Crying in the Chapel (1953)
Patsy Cline - Leavin' on Your Mind (1963)
Beatles - Birthday (1968) Van Halen - Finish What Ya Started (1988)
The Offspring - Self Esteem (April 1994) DC Talk - Jesus Freak (August 1995)
Malo - Suavecito (1972) Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (2016) Around lyric "in the air" in "24K", via "Every Morning" by Sugar Ray
Larry Carlton & Michel Colombier - The Search (1984) Train - Call Me Sir (2018)
Chicago - Just You 'n' Me (1973) Diana Ross and Lionel Richie - Endless Love (1981)
Freddie Jackson - You Are My Lady (1985)
Al Jarreau - Mornin' (1983) Tony! Toni! Toné! - It Never Rains (In Southern California) (1990) Albert Hammond's similarly titled song is unrelated
Gloria Estefan - Here We Are (1989) Jussie Smollett – Ha Ha (I Love You) (2018)
Irène Joachim - Autumn Leaves (1945) Dean Martin - Sway (1954)
Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (1966)
Jennifer Lopez - Waiting for Tonight (1999) Queen Naija - Karma (2018) After the chorus vs. ending
Johnny Gill - Rub You the Right Way (1990) Michael Jackson - Why You Wanna Trip On Me (1991)
Glenn Frey - The One You Love (1982) Taylor Dayne - Tell It to My Heart (1987)
Marvin Gaye - Got to Give It Up (1977) Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat of My Heart (1989)
Bananarama - Cruel Summer (June 1983; US July 1984) Shannon - Let the Music Play (October 1983)
Al Green - You Ought to Be with Me (1972) Alan Silvestri - I'm Forrest...Forrest Gump (1994)
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over Johnny Gill feat. New Edition - This One's for Me and You (2014) Start of verse
O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei (2003) Ava Max - Sweet but Psycho (2018) YouTube Cut out two rounds of Mai-ia-hi at the start and one before the last chorus and they line up line for line
Collective Soul - Shine (1993) Blake Shelton - My Eyes (2013) Intro
Nikka Costa - Everybody Got Their Something (May 2001) Garbage - Cherry Lips (September 2001) Covers by Edoardo Reali & Francesca Di Silvio JPMorgan Chase's 2020 TV commercial "Wherever You Want To Go, Autosave Your Way There" samples instrumental portions of "EGTS", but viewers who'd played Amplitude may have thought it was "CL".

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Footnotes

  1. Mohammed Shariff. "7 Famous Musicians Who Stole Some of Their Biggest Hits". Cracked, 2012-05-29. Accessed 2013-08-04.
  2. "There's a Name for That: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon". Pacific Standard, 2013-07-22. Accessed 2014-06-25.
  3. "A Hollow Victory". Not Always Right, 2013-03. Accessed 2013-04-10, 2016-06-22.
  4. This demo uses primarily the lyrics from "Just Dance" and the accompaniment from "Tik Tok." Examples exist that balance the two songs more fairly, but many are now blocked in the United States because they contain excerpts of the respective songs' music videos.
  5. All copies of "Permanent December" on YouTube have likely been pitch-shifted. Comments and descriptions claim the existence of a "block" flag in the song's Content ID policy (citation needed), and Miley Cyrus's Vevo channel does not include the song.
  6. Cole, Matthew (August 22, 2010). "Katy Perry: Teenage Dream Album Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  7. The three lines are "But all the praying just ain't helping at all", "You ask if their refrigerator is running", and "My mama told me when I was young"
  8. Lorie Johnson. "Music Superstar Katy Perry Denounces Her Devoutly Christian Upbringing". CBN News, 2017-04-20. Accessed 2017-05-15.
  9. Francesca Bacardi. "Sam Smith Will Pay Tom Petty Royalties for 'Stay With Me'". NBC New York, 2015-01-26. Accessed 2015-01-26.
  10. Gary Trust. "Hot 100 Chart Moves: R. City, Adam Levine Leap With 'Locked Away'". Billboard, 2015-08-20. Accessed 2015-11-07.
  11. "America Gets Stuck on Barry Manilow’s ‘I Am Stuck on Band-Aid’, and Many More" Accessed 2017-10-07.

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