Songs That Sound A Little Too Similar

DaRick

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Whenever I listen to Head Like A Hole by Nine Inch Nails, I think that Trent Reznor spent a lot of time listening to Stigmata by Ministry. As far as I can tell, Reznor basically modified the main riff from Stigmata.

Duran Duran/Japan has already been mentioned - I often think that Duran Duran was Japan if Japan placed maximum commercial appeal instead of David Sylvian's artistic vision.

One of the riffs in the middle of The Offspring's Hammerhead is a blatant rip-off of The Kinks' All Day And All Of The Night.

The City of the Dead section in Green Day's Jesus of Suburbia takes cues from Motley Crue's On With the Show.

The bassline in Rick James' Superfreak was appropriated by MC Hammer for his risible hit.

Wolfmother sounded enough like Led Zeppelin that Mike Patton of all people alluded to it.
 

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Thunder by Imagine Dragons & Young, Dumb and Broke by Khalid have very similar sounding titular hooks.
 

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Thunder by Imagine Dragons & Young, Dumb and Broke by Khalid have very similar sounding titular hooks.
Unbeknownst to me, some substance to this one. Turns out they actually did a medley performance of this live at the 2017 AMAs about a week before I posted this, and then released a Medley studio single in late December.

Reminds me of when I won a naming competition for a cancer ride by choosing "Tour de Cure", and then a while later it turned out the name had already been registered (a few years before it blew up as a Sunrise thing).

Funny when "original ideas" turn out to not be the case. Imagine spending a year writing a novel and then when you go to publish it, someone had published virtually the same thing a few weeks beforehand.
 
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El Doederino

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The opening to Poison by Alice Cooper


Is basically identical to the opening riff to Crazy Train by Ozzy


Is also near enough identical to Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson which I guess makes the Eurythmics plagiarists as well.
 

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Powderfinger "We Should be Together Now" rip off of Nine Inch Nails "Were In This Together"


 

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Found this one myself, I reckon these are two similar to be a coicidence
Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Let Me Down
The Hives - Go Right Ahead


 

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I call this the parents and the child.


The opening lyrics of the above.

Plus the chorus of the below.


Gives you this.

 

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