songs that are nearly identical



  • all New York [/b] rap songs

    just kidding.

    for real though:

    Ray Parker Jr: Ghostbusters Theme
    Huey Lewis: I Need a New Drug


    Mario: Let Me Love You
    Mario Winans: I Don't Wanna Know

    Also, not really musically the same but pretty similar subject matter considering both were singles off of two different albums:

    Ludacris: Move Bitch
    Ludacris: Get Back

  • JB's Hot (I Need to be Loved) pretty much dupes Bowie's 'Fame'. Still like it, tho.

    Really, cause I thought Bowie was biting "The Big Payback" when he did Fame.

  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts
    jb's - the grunt
    isley bros.- keep on doin'

    i always assumed the jb's version was first as i heard it first, until someone pointed out to me it was far more likely for JB to make an instrumental cut of a hit then for the isley's to add vocals to an instrumental... also, jb has a history of ripping off the isleys (see: it's my thing)

    mr. finewine has a version of "razorblade" w/ vocals on it...

  • anything by ub40
    and anything by ub40

  • puppup 133 Posts

    mr. finewine has a version of "razorblade" w/ vocals on it... does Mike Vague. He dropped it at Miles/Egon's Saturday Night party in Hollywood three years back.

    Sadly only me and Miles did the face melt... at the time the crowd didn't have nearly as many beat hedz as there are now and Egon was on some beat diggin trip.

    but that vocal version is most certainly next level.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    JB's Hot (I Need to be Loved) pretty much dupes Bowie's 'Fame'. Still like it, tho.

    Really JB duped Bowie? I thought it was the other way around???

    I thought the same thing, so I looked it up:

    Young Americans - 1975
    Hot - 1976

    who'd a thunk?


    from what I understand, the tune and main riff is Carlos Alomar's...he was the guitarist in both JB's and Bowie's band during the same time...each singer recognized the genius in that tune/riff and claimed it for himself...Bowie just had the upper hand as he had John Lennon writing the lyrics..

    I didn't know about Alomar.

    what I heard (perhaps from Brown's self-serving autobiography) was James heard Fame and said to himself "he's stealing my sound" sound he made a copy of the song to get back at Bowie for what he felt was a cop of his style.


  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,451 Posts
    Brian Auger - Indian Rope Man, 1969


    Bob Marley - African Herbsman, 1973


    Lesley Duncan - Love Song, 1969


    Humble Pie - Sucking On The Sweet Vine, 1970

  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 2,784 Posts
    The Soul Fantastics' version of "Ain't No Sunshine" essentially looping Eddy Senay's version

    ...and oooooh'ing it.

    A recent post on Who Sampled reminded me of the Family Vibes' "L.A. Vamp"

    and Oliver Sain's "On The Hill"

    The opening bars of that Papa Roach song and Bad Brains' "Fearless Vampire Killers"

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,362 Posts

    2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone

    The Immortalz - Mortal Kombat

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,656 Posts

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,362 Posts
    RAJ said:
    Led Zeppelin - The Rover

    Just speed up to 1.25 and it's very much a riff hijack. I wonder how Jimmy Page feels about these guys considering how many influences he had borrowed to create Led Zeppelin's songs. 

    - spidey

  • kicks79kicks79 1,320 Posts
    Rock is an art, you can't own no riffs ;) 

  • SexyBNyce said:
    Isley Bros - This Old Heart Of Mine
    The Impressions - I Can't Satisfy

    Yep,and they had to pay Berry Gordy for that similarity too!

  • Symphonic Metamorphosis - Sarabande

    at 1:47

    Good News - Konklusjon

    at 0:15

    they are not exactly the same, but they are very similar.

  • dukeofdelridgedukeofdelridge urgent.monkey.mice 2,439 Posts
    Whoomp n woot there the were v similar 

  • ppadilhappadilha 2,040 Posts
    there's the famous Vanusa Bloody Vanusa:

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