Showing posts with label sound alike. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sound alike. Show all posts

Monday 29 February 2016

Is Rihanna's "Kiss It Better" a Rip-Off of Beyonce's "Dance For Me"?

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Rihanna's Anti wasn't an immediate smash for me. Missing the hooks and microwavable pop-production like her other albums, it required a little more dedication before it really took hold. Definitely a risky move from the Diva, since she isn't really known for making music that requires much effort to get into. However, girl done good!

Tuesday 10 September 2013

[Listen] The Weeknd Samples Emika's "Professional Loving" on Own Track "Professional"

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So I was minding my own business, taking a listen to The Weeknd's new album- Kiss Land- when  I got a very pleasant surprise. Two and a half minutes into opener Professional, when the track begins to wind down seemingly to its conclusion, the song unexpectedly starts up again. Now that's not the kindly surprise I was referring to before; it was actually the choice of sample used-  Emika's Professional Love- to build the coda that made me pause and smile [Don't click on that link if you plan to sleep, EVER].

I suppose I'm just agog that he's even aware of Emika, since her d├ębut album wasn't a big seller. But the two artist do share a dark and melancholy sound, so perhaps it's not so unexpected that their musical paths would have crossed eventually. Seriously, if you like The Weeknd's brand of atmospheric electronica, you'll probably enjoy Emika's 2011, self-titled album.

Check out Emika's original and The Weeknd's subsequent use of the sample, below.

Friday 29 June 2012

Jessie J being Sued For Copyright Infringement!

Oh dear, looks like Jessie J is being sued for copyright infringement. The song in question is her second UK number one hit-and no favourite of mine- 2011's Domino.

The song sure did remind me a lot of Katy Perry's Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) when it was released, but as it was produced and written by the same people- notably Dr. Luke- it couldn't really be deemed plagiarism or infringment. More sloppy seconds, if you will.

Friday 14 October 2011

Beyonce's "Countdown" and Kelly Rowland's "Lay It On Me" both suffer plagiarism accusations.

If the BBC think Beyonce and the plagiarism accusations levelled at her new video Countdown is news then who am I to not post on it. Read the the original BBC post below, and find my two pennies under it along with the Kelly Rowland story.

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Weird: Josh Strickland sounds crazily like Christina Aguilera on track "Last Dance"

Yes its a terrible Photoshop, but I needed a picture.. :D

Sent to a video, via a link, supposedly directing me to a new Christina Aguilera demo entitled Last Dance, I excitedly followed it, eager to hear what direction her and David Guetta- who was credited as the producer on the video- were going to take on their collaboration.

Monday 22 August 2011

Sound alike: David Guetta feat Jennifer Hudson "Night of my Life" and Rihanna "Only Girl (In the World)"

Club track producer of the moment David Guetta isn't the most original guy in the world. In fact you can often quite easily identify what classic he's pillaged to create a particular song. Usually, I'm willing to ignore these indiscretions because of the sole, shallow fact that his songs are catchy and make me want to dance like a fool. With this in mind you can imagine my excitement when I heard he'd teamed up with Ms Power-Pipes herself, Jennifer Hudson, on song called Night of your life.

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Did Lady Gaga's "Born this way" rip-off South Korean Group Snsd's "Be Happy"?

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Did Gaga copy SNSD?

Another potentially uncredited, shall we say, "influence"- in addition to Madonna's Express yourself- on Lady Gaga's Born this way has surfaced online via Youtube. Admittedly the song Be happy, by South Korean girl-group SNSD, does bare a striking similarity to the electronic backing track of Gaga's mega hit; but it could just as easily be argued that SNSD's producer ripped off Madonna's Express yourself too,hence the similarities between all three tracks.

Perhaps worryingly for Gaga, having recently heard Born this way, the producer of Be happy has decided to contact the singers' management for "further information" about the track. It's not clear what "information" he's trying to gather but it may be in anticipation of future legal action against the singer.

If he was a smart man he would be downplaying the similarities between the songs, because if Madonna does decide to come-a-knocking on Gaga's door claiming she was plagiarised, then she'd only have to follow the breadcrumbs from Gaga door back to his own home in South Korea to serve his butt too.

Saturday 12 February 2011

Did Lady Gaga's "Born this way" Rip Off Madonna's "Express yourself"?

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For those who can not hear the similarities between Lady Gaga's Born this way and Madonna's Express Yourself a kind Youtuber has created a video to aid the journey towards awareness of this fact.

Sunday 14 November 2010

Did Jessica Simpson rip off Mariah's "All I want for Christmas"?

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Did Jessica Rip off Mariah?

Jessica Simpson has just released her first single from her new Christmas album "Happy Christmas" called "My only wish" and boy oh boy does it sound like Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas". It has the same lyrical content, the same melody and the same overall sound as Mariah's hit, with the only real change being the middle eight.

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Did Christina Aguilera's "Impossible" copy Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way"

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Is "Impossible" a rip off of "Ain't no way"

The first time I  heard  Christina Aguilera's Impossible it reminded me immediately of an Aretha Franklin classic that  I just couldn't put my finger on.

Saturday 12 September 2009

Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston CD cover similarities, but Who's copying who?

Whitney Houston's cover for new single Million Dollar Bill looks suspiciously like the cover of Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel album cover. Not sure if someone's copying someone else, or if it's just purely coincidental! What do you think?

Friday 17 April 2009

Did Mariah Careys' "Thank God I found you" copy Xscapes "One Of Those Love Songs"?

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"Thank God I Found You" Vs "One Of Those Love Songs"

They do sound similar but the question is did Mariah Carey deliberately plagiarise xscape or is it just a coincidence? Xscapes album containing "One Of Those Love Songs" was released on May 12, 1998 Mariah Carey's "Thank God I Found You" was Released January 25, 2000.  Listen to clips below and decide for yourself.