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*Is "Resurrection" or "ResuRection" the right spelling?
*Is "Resurrection" or "ResuRection" the right spelling?
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Scratch work relating to this page can be found at User:Eighty5cacao/Songs that sound alike (video games)/sandbox and User:Eighty5cacao/misc/Songs that sound alike (investigation needed).

Main article: Songs that sound alike

This is a list of songs that allegedly sound alike where there is no evidence of legitimate authorized reuse. Each entry involves at least one video game.

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 the similarity. A separate video for each song is not acceptable. Notes may include reliable coverage of the similarity, such as if the copyright owner of one of the songs sued or threatened to sue.

Only cases of plausible cryptomnesia are listed here, not authorized reuse or use of public-domain material. For example, similarities between games in the Mega Man series shouldn't be mentioned here because they are probably authorized within Capcom. Also, avoid listing anything involving Michael Jackson and Sonic the Hedgehog 3; Jackson and one of his tour keyboardists composed the game's soundtrack.[1]

First Second Demo Notes
Yngwie Malmsteen - Soldier without Faith (1985) [2] - Lightning Strikes Again (1992) YouTube
Theme from 3-2-1 Contact (1983)
Hip Tanaka - Chill (October 1990)[3]
MC Hammer - Pray (September 1990) Hip Tanaka - Chill (October 1990)[3]
Dave Wise - Lockjaw's Saga (1995)
DragonForce - Through the Fire and Flames (2006)
PPK - ResuRection (2001)
YouTube: cut (refrain), full
Kyle Ward (as KaW) - Kagami (2003)[4]
YouTube (refrain)
Hiroshi Iuchi - Butsutekkai (2001)
YouTube (climax)
Yasuaki Fujita - Solar Man (2010)[5]
YouTube (climax)
Jennifer[6] - If You Were Here (≤1999)
YouTube: cut, full
Naoki Maeda (as Ω) - MAX 300 (2001)
DJ Aligator Project - The Whistle Song (Blow My Whistle Baby) (2000)
YouTube: cut, full (relevant passage)
DJ YOSHITAKA-G feat. Michael a la mode - Gold Rush (2007)
The Beatles - Lady Madonna (1968) Koji Kondo - Hammer Bros. theme (1988) YouTube
The Beatles - Lady Madonna (1968) Hip Tanaka - Fever (October 1990)[3] Facebook Video
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (1987) Yasunori Mitsuda - Robo's Theme (1995) YouTube Mitsuda says it was a coincidence[7]
Kyle Ward (as Inspector K) - Infection (2004)
YouTube (refrain, relevant chord progression)
るるるSYSTEM (RuRuRuSYSTEM) - オトメルンバ♪ (Otome Rumba) (2006)[8]
YouTube (refrain, relevant chord progression)
Akira Yamaoka - popdod (2006)[8]
YouTube (refrain)
DM Ashura feat. MC Jay & Weronica[9] - Rave Until the Night Is Over (Universe Edit) (2008)
YouTube (refrain)
Manami Matsumae - U.N. Squadron character/target select screens (1989)
YouTube: arcade, SNES
Tay Zonday - Chocolate Rain (2007)
Joe Raposo - Sesame Street Theme (1969)
George Sanger - Faceball 2000 for Super NES (1992)
[10] - Flying Battery Zone Act 1 (1994) Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (2009) YouTube:
short, long
Percy Faith - Theme from A Summer Place (1960) [11] - Shy Guy Beach (2001)
Mieko Ishikawa - A Searing Struggle (1989) Chris Hülsbeck - Jim Power stage 1 (1992) YouTube Hülsbeck admits to having played Ys III[12]
Robin Williams - Friend Like Me (composed by Howard Ashman) [13] - Chillin' on the Corner
Listen (ogg)


Note: Any footnote marked with (*) is a TODO.

  1. Did Michael Jackson Compose 'Sonic The Hedgehog 3' Soundtrack? (mtv.com)
  2. (*) Among Toshiharu Yamanishi, Takeshi Yoshida, and Tomomi Ootani, who wrote what?
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dr. Mario prototypes with the title "Virus" are claimed to exist. At least one such prototype displays a copyright year of 1989[1].
  4. "Kagami" was released prior to ITG on the album Synthsations, but "Infection" did not appear on an album until Urban Comatose.
  5. (*) Is "Red Hot Flare" the official title of this song, or was that coined by a remixer?
  6. (*) This might be authorized. Who exactly is Jennifer, and did they share a sound producer with Naoki's team? Was the song released in any form outside DDR?
  7. Chrono Trigger Composer Never Heard of Rick Astley, Robo's Theme Completely Original (kotaku.com)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Mokai's Edit" in the video titles indicates only that the uploader has written custom notecharts. It does not mean that the uploader has remixed the music.
  9. (*) SMiLE.dk is sometimes additionally credited[2]. Is that for a different version of the song? Is Weronica [sic] a SMiLE.dk vocalist?
  10. (*) Among Howard Drossin, Jun Senoue, Tokuhiko Uwabo, Tomonori Sawada, and Naofumi Hataya, who wrote what?
  11. (*) Among Minako Hamano, Masanobu Matsunaga, and Kenichi Nishimaki, who wrote what?
  12. Hardcore Gaming 101: Jim Power
  13. (*) Among Bob Scumaci, Mark Davis, and Brian Schmidt, who wrote what?

See also

Unsorted TODOs

  • Is "Resurrection" or "ResuRection" the right spelling?