User:Eighty5cacao/misc/Songs that sound alike (investigation needed)
This is a holding cell for questionable "Songs that sound alike" ideas.
TODO: Reorganize into "acceptable matches with sourcing issues" and "weaker matches"
Entries that involve an independent musician
The "Garbage dump" section is for entries that are very dubious and/or that need formatting such as release years.
Some of the stuff below this line may be out of date
By "questionable" I mean one of the following:
Wikipedia links will not be provided for topics of dubious notability, even if an article currently exists (since external resources may be superior). With respect to music video games, this includes less notable artists as well as individual games of a series longer than five(?) games.
- Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (1984)  vs. Alexander Perls (as 009 Sound System) - Dreamscape (2007?) 
Just a mashup idea; a weak case of cryptomnesia, if at all (the similarity may be limited to chord progressions, but I need to listen harder) - TODO: Could "The NeverEnding Story" be mentioned here as well?
- Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (1983)  vs. Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone (1999) 
Same disclaimer as the entry immediately above - this is just a mashup idea; the "Talk to me" parts line up best, and even those aren't long enough to be of interest.
- Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (1983) excerpt vs. Masato Nakamura - Marble Zone (1991) 
- Scooter - No Fate (1998)  vs. Dutch Force - Deadline (1999) 
Compare especially this part of Deadline with this part of No Fate. TODO: Explain more - it's dubious just like the last few
- Garbage - When I Grow Up (1999)  vs. Cherry Filter - Flying Duck (2002-3?) 
also Celine Dion - I'm Your Angel (Format me!!!)
- Enigma - I Love You... I'll Kill You (1993)  vs. the following (all highly dubious):
- Yuichi Asami (as 2MB) feat. Naoki Maeda - Healing Vision (Angelic Mix) (2001)  vs. Affinity - Monolith (≤2005) 
I guess I could have put the original Healing Vision here too. I'm probably being biased a bit by the fact that all these songs are predominantly 196 BPM. BTW, "Tough Enough" cut, full (featured in ULTRAMIX 2 and ITG1) also happens to be very close to 196 BPM...
- Linkin Park - Breaking the Habit (2004)  vs. Yuichi Asami (as 2MB) feat. Naoki Maeda - Fascination (eternal love mix) (2006) 
Someone did a mashup of this for SM simfile use under the title "Breaking the Eternal Love of Fascination." Like the entry above, this is more about rhythm than melody, which is what makes it dubious.
- Max Coveri - Running in the 90s (1999) vs. Kazumi Totaka - DJ K.K. (aircheck version) (2001) — latter's chorus and synth solo are an apparent JHV of the former.
-  - Wilderness (1989)  vs.  - Plug Man (2008)  — not much more than a mashup idea
- Takoyaki - Go *60* Go (≤2005)  vs.  - Tornado Man (2008)  — not much more than a mashup idea
also possible connections with "My Heart Will Go On"
- Michael Jackson - Who Is It (1992) (possibly via IceCap Zone Act 1) vs. Lady Gaga - Paparazzi (2009)
- Scooter - Like Hypa Said (2003) excerpt vs. Sanxion7 feat. Inspector K - Disconnected (Sanxion7 Remix) (2006, no commercial release?) excerpt - passing similarity in voice samples/rhythm?
- Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)  vs. vs. Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise (1992) — There is probably some other, common inspiration for these two songs (at least rhythmically), but I can't recall right now what it might be.
- Something from the Castlevania series; figure out what ("Crucifix Held Close"?) vs. ParagonX9 - Polar 240 (2005, no commercial release?) 
- Koji Kondo - The Secret Aquarium (1996) (official title?) vs. ParagonX9 - Chaoz Fantasy (2007, no commercial release?) , also The Pondermatic - Fluid Data 
Note that ParagonX9 has done a remix of SM64's "Alternate Route" (official title?). Could "Chaoz Fantasy" have started out as a SM64 remix before being retooled into a member of the Chaoz series?
- Hibiki Godai - Thexder main gameplay theme (1985)  vs. Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (1996)
- also Thexder theme and "Otherside"
- Affinity - Y2Z (2006-7?)  vs. DM Ashura - aftershock!! (2008)
- Scooter - Call Me Mañana (1999) excerpt vs. Silvertear - So Deep (Original Club Mix) (≤2001) excerpt - a common inspiration probably exists
- Boston - More Than a Feeling (1976) vs. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
This is here only because I haven't really listened to either song. Since the similarity is apparently verifiable enough for Wikipedia, this should be able to go in the main article very soon.
- Elton John - All the Girls Love Alice (1973) vs. Buckethead - Jordan (2006)
The former may have itself taken some inspiration from The Beatles' "I Feel Fine"
- Kinuyo Yamashita - Power Blade stage 2 (1991)  vs. Strike Man (Mega Man 10)
- The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On (1966) vs. Arrow Flash intro (1990) 
- Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O. (1979) original | Hummer Team arrangement for famiclone, 2006 (TCRF mirror) vs. Kōji Sumii - Bokosuka Wars in-game theme (1983; Famicom arrangement, 1985)
- Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark (1984) vs. Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire (1989)
Digression?: note that "Dancing in the Dark" contains the lyrics "Can't start a fire, can't start a fire without a spark..." Also perhaps compare "We Didn't Start the Fire" with "Flying Duck"
- Eiffel 65 - Move Your Body (1999)  vs. Sarina Paris - Look at Us (2001)  — chord progressions maybe; rhythm?; dubious mashup idea
- Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Final Take Off (1987)  vs. FIXME - Sand Hell (1992) 
- Linkin Park - In the End (2001)  vs. Evanescence - Bring Me to Life (2003)  – there are probably several other Linkin Park songs that could fit here. I'm not so familiar w/ Evanescence. Wikipedia mentions something
- Hisayoshi Ogura - Daddy Mulk (1987-8?) gameplaylive vs. Linkin Park - Numb (2003) "Nightcore" style
- Manami Matsumae - Mega Man 1 Guts Man stage (1987) vs. (multiple?) - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood stage 2′ (1993) (should have an official title...)
- The Master System version of Paperboy seems to rip off music from Moon Patrol; see mention here. (A commenter on said Paperboy gameplay mentions some similarity with the theme song from Beverly Hills Cop, that is, "Axel F.")
Arbitrary section break
- Ending theme from the Famicom game Akagawa Jirou no Yuurei Ressha vs. "Setsunakute" from the anime Magic Knight Rayearth 
- Martin Galway - Comic Bakery (C64) loader theme (1988?) vs.:
It's a port of a MSX game released in 1984, which does not contain any compositions by Martin Galway.
- Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (1984) (compare Meatspin.nsf)
- Backstreet Boys - Larger than Life (1999) (compare the cover by Press Play on Tape)
- Level 42 - Hot Water (1984)  (admitted inspiration by Press Play on Tape (in comments))
- Bruce Springsteen - Downbound Train (1984)
- New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
- Bruce Springsteen - Working on the Highway (1984) vs. Naoki Maeda (as Z) - Maxx Unlimited (2002) – admit that the intervals upon which my mind is seizing aren't really the same
- Crayon Shin-chan 4 (GB) in-game (stage 1?) theme  vs. Tornado Man (Mega Man 9)
TODO: full title and artist info. A more complete entry for Tornado Man is already in mainspace
- Water levels from Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) (is this "Underwater"? see below) vs. the Franklin episode "Franklin in Two Places" (season 5 episode 8)
- Jedi QuestMaster's suggestion: "Requiem" from Ninja Gaiden (NES) vs. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (1968)
- Joshua Levine - Zombo.com (1999) (html5zombo.com, yt) vs. Basshunter - Welcome to Rainbow (2006) 
This is only about the timing of Zombo.com's vocals. Specifically, start Zombo.com 4 sec after the start of "Welcome to Rainbow" (you might have to play with it a little until the first "welcome to rainbow" lines up with a "welcome to Zombocom"). Lowering the volume on Welcome to Rainbow might help. Then finish listening to "Welcome to Rainbow"; Zombocom will loop a couple of times...
- Tsukumo Hyakutaro - Steel of Destiny (1997)  vs. Josh Groban - Caruso (2003) – probably coincidental
- Tomomi Ootani & Toshiharu Yamanishi - Hunger Made Them Desperate (1990)  vs. Go Sato - Can't Retrace (2007-8?) 
- Tsukumo Hyakutaro - Legendary Wings (1997)  vs. Go Sato? - A Stormy Front (2007-8?) 
Also, similarities between "Back to the Fire"/"Legendary Wings" and "If You Were Here."
Also Mega Man 10 - Wily stage 3
- Format me: Insert "Everytime We Touch" into the Flying Battery Zone / Bad Romance comparison
- Format me: I remembered DM Ashura's "Ψ²" while typing up ResuRection / Not Fair. NB: No commercial release; date will need to be inferred from StepMania simfiles[dead link] until I ask DM Ashura directly
- Format me: Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Space Harrier stage 4 TODO: better link vs. the incipit of "Gallantry" (YT comments)
- Format me: ATC - All(?) Around The World vs. "Technotris" (did Tepples already mention this somewhere?)
- High Seas Havoc - Symphony Orchestra (Sometime Somewhere) - (Video description appears to contain the needed artist info) Demo is here.
- Decide order: Jonne Valtonen (as Purple Motion) - Satellite One (1993)  vs. Siberiade / ResuRection / Kagami / Not Fair
- also possible connections with "California Dreamin'"
- Format me: My Chemical Romance - Demolition Lovers / Evanescence - My Immortal (demo)
- Format me: Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive / Pink Floyd - In The Wall demo
- Format me: " - " / Michael Jackson - Billie Jean demo (dubious)
- Format me: Bee Gees - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (1967) / KaW - Dawn (Perpetual Mix)
- Format me: A-Moe - Bagpipe / Lagoona - The Promised Land (former is from ITG3/PIUPRO, latter is in at least one of the StepMixes, not sure about order)
- Format / check sources: Riyu Kosaka - Love [heart symbol] Shine (≤2002)  vs. Miley Cyrus - Permanent December — especially "Won't let you go, go, go, go..."
- ABBA - The Winner Takes It All (1980) vs. Manami Matsumae - Mega Man 1 Elec Man stage (1987)
NB: Flying Omelette mentions Journey's "Faithfully" (1983) which might be a better match, but if we leave Elecman out of this, then we might have an entry for the main STSA page...
similarities exist with the game over theme from Raiden (title?)
relevant to "Faithfully," also Akon's "Right Now (Na Na Na)" (did one of us already mention this somewhere?)
- Format me: Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One / David Cook - Light On / Miley Cyrus - Permanent December — only the refrain of "Permanent December" applies — the lyrics of the latter two songs contain "leave the light on," but that is not where the melodies are most similar
- Billy Joel - Piano Man (1973)  vs. DM Ashura - neogenesis (2008)  — time signatures differ, which may hinder the creation of a demo — also mention Hotel California?
- Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise (1992)  vs. Sanxion7 - Blood Lullaby (2009, no commercial release?) official site
- Sanxion7 - Midnight of the North (2005, no commercial release?) official site vs. Lady Gaga - Paparazzi (2009) 
- Format me: La Bouche - Be My Lover vs. ATC - All Around the World vs. IceCap Zone Act 1 vs. Natalie Browne - My Favourite Game (from ITG)
- Wonderboy - Pink Fuzzy Bunnies  (ITG3, Mungyodance 2, PIUPRO?) vs. EeL - 777  (appears in Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3, but the first appearance was somewhere in the Pop'n Music or DrumMania series) — instrumentation may make the similarity sound better than it really is
- The Beatles / LCD Soundsystem / The Kinks (TODO: what are the titles of the other songs besides Get Back? explain more)
- MAXX UNLIMITED (or other MAX?) vs. Linkin Park - New Divide (2009) — but what should be mentioned about "Gone Away"?
- Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On (1997) vs. Enya - Only Time (2000) — not including the climax of "My Heart Will Go On"
- Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (1984) → Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside (Jan. 2000) → Enya - Only Time (Nov. 2000) — dubious due to chord progressions approx. "backwards" between Otherside and Only Time
- "Only Time" could also have been inspired by "Words"
- Final Fight (SNES) stage 4 second half[?] vs. Space Harrier stage 4 / incipit of "Gallantry" (the arcade version should be checked too)
- Neil Diamond - Heartlight (1982) vs. Reflection Theory - Don't Promise Me (≤2004)
- also Land of Confusion & Don't Promise Me? That's more about lyrical content/themes though
- also Don't Promise Me, Gone Away, and New Divide?
- Tamayo Kawamoto - Commando stage 1–(2?) (1985) vs. Josh Groban - Si Volvieras a Mí (2003)
- Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life (1997) vs. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (2011) (demo)
- Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (1988) vs. Vince Perri? - Cheetahmen theme (1991) (demo)
- Markus Kaarlonen (as Captain) - Space Debris vs. DM Ashura - neoMAX
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (1977)  vs. Umihara Kawase Shun Field 0–9? in-game music (1997)  –
- regarding "How Deep Is Your Love" itself, see Selle v. Gibb
- Joe Raposo - Sesame Street Theme (1969) vs. Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Opa Opa! (Fantasy Zone in-game stage 1–? theme) (1986)
- Basshunter - ...DotA vs. Linkin Park - Leave Out All The Rest (album: Minutes to Midnight) 
- The following vs. Vanilla Ninja - Tough Enough (2003):
- Joe Brooks (writer), Kasey Cisyk (singer) - You Light Up My Life (1977) vs. FIXME - Galaxy Force II stage 1 (1988) (or should that be called "stage A"? an official title exists but I need to find it again)
- Some ideas from a Japanese DDR/ITG player, esp. "Dead End" vs. "Chromatic Blitz" (The video is not a collection of demos. It just contains gameplay videos of some DDR edit charts, with mentions of similar ITG charts.)
- Kinuyo Yamashita and/or Satoe Terashima - Castlevania "Stage" 4 (2nd level) ("Stalker"?) (1986)  vs. Line of Fire stage 1 (1989)  Amiga port plays the song on the title screen (who composed the latter?)
- The Beatles - Revolution (1968) vs. Akira Satoh - Rough & Tumble (Raiden stages 3 and 6) (1990)  – there are a few other Beatles songs that might fit here
- Mikio Saito? - Bloodlines (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood stage 1) (is "Divine Bloodlines" the correct title, or is that a different song?) (1993) vs. Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me (1998) (specifically these few notes in "Kiss Me", but I think there are chord progressions elsewhere)
- NiNi - Little Kitty Mine (≤2006) (ITG2) vs. Coconut / Oscillator X - Kitty Cat (PIUPRO 1 or 2?; found in "ITG Rebirth 2 (BETA)" simfile collection) – are both based on the same folk song?
- Ozric Tentacles - "Sploosh!" and "Strangeitude" (1991) (YT: Sploosh!) vs. Neil Baldwin - Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge (NES) race theme 1 (1992)  – admitted by Neil Baldwin, but not much real resemblance outside possibly of the bass line of "Sploosh!"
- Eduard Artemyev - Siberiade theme / PPK - ResuRection vs. Lily Allen - Not Fair 
- George Sanger and/or Cliff Falls - Mansion theme (1992)  vs. Masahito Nakano, Atsuhiro Motoyama, and/or Shinji Tachikawa (as Pas de chat?) - Umibe Theme (1994)  – This is mainly about the four notes C-D-E-G; very likely coincidental, since no Home Alone video game was officially released on a Sega platform in Japan (TODO: YT video by Console Wars points out that the Genesis game's title theme sounds like something from the film Weird Science)
- Koji Kondo - Underwater (real title?) (1988) vs. see above - Taki Theme (1994) 
- Tomomi Ootani - Tan Tan Ta Ta Ta Tan (1988)  vs. Apple Inc. (Gerhard Lengeling?) - Uplift (2013)  – weaker match; I was fooled by rhythmic structure. Another shmup is a better answer (see mainspace)
- ? - "Hard Rush" from Psycho-Nics Oscar (1987)  vs. Yanni - First Touch (1989)
- Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (1976) vs. Yoshio Nagashima (sp?) - Gomola Speed stage 1 (1990) demo in "SiIvaGunner fan rip" style
- Silent Circle - Touch in the Night (1985) vs. FIXME - Whirlwind (1993)
- Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Magical Sound Shower (1986) vs. Mariah Carey - I Wish You Knew (2005)
Flying Omelette has a page on this topic (focusing on video games). Maybe take a look there later on
- Surprisingly enough(?), the Scooter song came first.
- The video's description says 2004. Obviously, that is incorrect, unless it refers to a reissue not listed on Wikipedia.
- Of Makoto Uchida and Tohru Nakabayashi, who wrote what?
- Among Ippo Yamada, Yu Shimoda, Ryo Kawakami, and Hiroki Isogai, who wrote what?
- Is "Plug Electric" the official title of this song?
- Is "Thunder Tornado" the official title of this song?
- Credits (MS-DOS version). Many web pages list the people responsible for the game but do not clearly specify who did what.
- Specifically commented on as dubious here, but I don't think it's that bad
- There appears formerly to have existed an artist with the alias "Nightcore," but now the word is commonly used by YouTube users to refer to any upward pitch and tempo shift of a song, with or without additional remixing.
- There is some dispute on the best transliteration of this name and whether it should be written in Western or Eastern order (which order is it in now?). It is given here as it appears in the credits of the North American PlayStation release of Thunder Force V.
- Is Go Sato an alias of Akira Sato(h)?