Songs That Sound A Little Too Similar

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No eye deer

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I have no problem with this one. Similar vibe but they're not the same at all. Melody has some vocal similarities but nothing to scream about.
Yeah, I wasn’t really saying they stole it or anything, but the links there. Even Plant and Pearl Jam have been known to joke about it. As has been said, Zep are the last band that can talk!

FWIW, I love both songs and both bands!
 

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Thanks to some random guy on twitter, I heard the similarity straight away but the rogue traders weren't exactly front of mind so took me a while to find.
 

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Krokus were enjoyable in their day, but notoriously unoriginal.

Judas Priest - Exciter


Krokus - Headhunter



(Headhunter is basically a slightly re-written Exciter)

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock


Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom



(Although in fairness, less of a straight song rip-off, than if Krokus listened to the entire Let There Be Rock album and then decided to piece parts of it back together while keeping the same sound - for example, they've basically made the former's ending the latter's beginning!)

Def Leppard - Let It Go


Def Leppard - Photograph


Krokus - Midnite Maniac



(Midnite Maniac combines the former's fast tempo and opening onslaught of riffage with the latter's ridiculously hooky pre-chorus/chorus, in a way that IMO trumps both Def Leppard songs - but they're still not winning any Most Original Artist awards anytime soon)
 

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Kashmir - Led Zeppelin




Whitesnake - Judgment Day




Clearly the latter is a reworking of the former. Still a good song though, with a stand-and-deliver opening drum beat, a scorching opening riff, and some customary Vai pyrotechnics. But still, it lies in the shadow of its illustrious predecessor.
 

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I've always noticed this one, though no-one really seems to pick it up. Probably because The Perfect Day is less known. But I believe it was a top 10 hit in Australia. Verses VERY similar IMO.

1987 - Fischer-Z - The Perfect Day




1989 - Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire

 

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Most people associate "I Want Candy" with this song.


But it was a cover of this 1965 song by the Strangeloves.


The Strangeloves were supposed to be a group of 3 Australian brothers, Giles, Miles and Niles Strange, raised on an outback sheep station. Which was a fabrication.

This song was released before the Strangloves song, also in 1965.
 

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Most people associate "I Want Candy" with this song.


But it was a cover of this 1965 song by the Strangeloves.


The Strangeloves were supposed to be a group of 3 Australian brothers, Giles, Miles and Niles Strange, raised on an outback sheep station. Which was a fabrication.

This song was released before the Strangloves song, also in 1965.



Also similar to I Want Candy, Willie and the Hand Jive and that Bo Diddley song is Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel.
 

edgie

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Krokus were enjoyable in their day, but notoriously unoriginal.

Judas Priest - Exciter


Krokus - Headhunter



(Headhunter is basically a slightly re-written Exciter)

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock


Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom



(Although in fairness, less of a straight song rip-off, than if Krokus listened to the entire Let There Be Rock album and then decided to piece parts of it back together while keeping the same sound - for example, they've basically made the former's ending the latter's beginning!)

Def Leppard - Let It Go


Def Leppard - Photograph


Krokus - Midnite Maniac



(Midnite Maniac combines the former's fast tempo and opening onslaught of riffage with the latter's ridiculously hooky pre-chorus/chorus, in a way that IMO trumps both Def Leppard songs - but they're still not winning any Most Original Artist awards anytime soon)


Bit of a stretch on two of these
 

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some of the violin at the start of this


reminded me of from 8:50 on this


Which at 22:58 has a bit of this

 
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