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As you've likely heard by now, a jury has awarded Marvin Gaye’s children nearly $7.4 million after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father’s music to create the megahit Blurred Lines. Here are the two songs so you can hear the similarities for yourself.
When my power returned yesterday evening, I blurted out "I've got the power!". I was channeling Snap! who had a hit with the song in 1990. The Power made me think of similar pop-rap hits in the early 90s. Naturally, I remembered that time two songs shared the same chorus.
Chuck Berry released Sweet Little Sixteen in 1958. The Beach Boys released Surfin' USA in 1963. They're essentially the same song. Here's Chuck Berry's Sweet Little Sixteen: Here's The Beach Boys' Surfin' USA: The sole songwriter credited by The Beach Boys on Surfin' USA was Brian Wilson. Chuck Berry had
Joe Satriani has filed a lawsuit against Coldplay, accusing the popular British band of plagiarizing one of his songs on their latest hit album, according to court documents published on Thursday. Satriani recorded "If I Could Fly" back in 2004 and it sounds a lot like Coldplay's "Viva la Vida"
It's Foo Fighter's "Times Like These" vs. Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child 'O Mine". I love crap like this.
Forget all this Avril Lavigne controversy, this is actually important. Did Bob Marley steal the "Buffalo Soldier" melody from the "Banana Splits" theme song? I think it's pretty clear he did. Listen for yourself.
Avril's crappy month continues... On the heels of the great Rubinoos rip-off comes evidence she's been borrowing from Peaches. I'm not here to hate on our Avril, but often where there's smoke there's a little fire. Jet did pretty well for themselves borrowing melodies and riffs from others. At least
It's been a rough week for Avril Lavigne. First Chantal Kreviazuk called her out over her song "Contagious" and now she faces a lawsuit by the members of a 1970s rock band who claim her hit song ''Girlfriend'' rips off one of their tunes. Songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer
I've been enjoying the new White Stripes album all morning. It's better with every spin, full of different sounds and that awesome blues influence we've come to expect from White Stripes albums. There's a catchy little track on the album called "Effect and Cause", and every time I hear it
Taryn and I have started watching season two of Lost on DVD. We enjoyed watching season one this way and now we're three episodes into the season you all watched last year. The first couple of episodes featured a song sung by Mama Cass Eliot called "Make Your Own Kind
Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today. glad to visit your blog.Have you listened to the song "Upside Down" by Jack Johnson? I'm now searching a similar song beginning "but it's over..."Have you noticed any song
I stumbled upon a discussion regarding the new Red Hot Chili Pepper song "Dani California". I don't know how I missed this, but the tune is identical to Tom Petty's "Mary Jane’s Last Dance". Go ahead and play the two songs in your head. Or better yet, listen to
I wrote about "The Grace" from Neverending White Light just the other day. With CFNY Edge 102 playing it once an hour throughout the day, I've had ample opportunity to detect allusions in the melody. Call me crazy, but I hear more than a little "I'm Not In Love" by
You've probably heard "Remedy" from South Africa's Seether on your local rock radio station. CFNY Edge 102 here in the Big Smoke plays it all the time. It's not a bad tune, in fact I sort of dig it, but it sounds an awful lot like Kurt Cobain. Shaun Morgan
Remember when I told you Gwen Stefani's "What U Waiting For?" was essentially a reworking of Weezer's "Hash Pipe"? You probably chuckled to yourself, shook your head and muttered "that Mike, always thinking songs sound alike". My extensive analysis has been validated! I present to you, for your benefit, a
About a month ago I wrote about how Sum 41's latest single reminds of The Cranberries' "Zombie". Apparently people think Sum 41's "Pieces" also sounds an awful lot like "The Scientist" from Coldplay. This MP3 is making the rounds with "The Scientist" by Coldplay in the left channel and "Pieces"
U2's "All Because Of You" and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Maps" have very little in common. One bores me to tears and the other is one of my favourite tracks from 2004. "Maps" has more soul in one 3 second sample than "All Because Of You" has throughout. Unfortunately, there
The latest single from Sum 41 is "Pieces" and it's currently receiving plenty of airplay on your local new rock station. The next time you hear it, think about The Cranberries' "Zombie". The music is eerily similar. Did you know The Cranberries released a greatest hits album a couple of
I totally dig the first two singles from The Marble Index' debut album. They have a great sound my ears love. I'm still surprised they're from Hamilton. "Not So Bright" is their awesome second single and I've been listening to it quite a bit lately. Every time I hear it,
On Christmas Day I told my brothers "Scars" would do for Papa Roach what "The Reason" did for Hoobastank. "Scars" is a hook-laden pop-rock single that's destined to be a big hit. It's just starting to break on CFNY Edge 102 and I suspect it will eventually chart on Chum
The other night I found myself watching Muchmoremusic when the latest video for Gwen Stefani came on. It's called "What U Waiting For?" and a great deal of it sounds an awful lot like "Hash Pipe" from Weezer. What's happened to Gwen Stefani anyways? If I remember correctly, she was
Jet's latest single is "Look What You've Done", a tender little Beatle-esque ballad that's liable to become a pretty big hit for this Australian band. The opening bars, however, sound identical to the beginning of Motley Crue's "Home Sweet Home". I dare you to compare the two. Now that I
"Rollover DJ" is the latest hook-laden single from Jet. It's destined to become the third hit off their debut album Get Born. I've got Get Born and I've been hearing "Rollover DJ" on CFNY Edge 102 and there's a part of this tune that's identical to Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Taking Care
Have you heard "Writing's On The Wall" by The Tea Party yet? If you haven't, you can hear it here. CFNY Edge 102 currently has it on heavy rotation ensuring they make their CanCon quota. Everytime I hear it I start singing "Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots. The
Have you heard "Walk Idiot Walk" by The Hives yet? If you haven't, you will. They're playing the hell out of it on CFNY Edge 102. Is it just me or does it sound an awful lot like "I Can't Explain" by The Who. Hmmmmmm.