Musical coincidences # 19

After the most recent marathon Musical coincidence (it would have been an ordeal to read – sorry about that), I thought I’d make this one a whole lot shorter and simpler.

Pop moppet Lily Allen‘s latest single is “22,” and the opening line is this melody:

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Which is pretty much exactly the same as this melody at the start of Madness‘ “It Must Be Love“:

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Here are the full version of each tune:

Lily Allen – “22” (2009)

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Madness – “It Must Be Love” (1981)

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And here’s the original version of “It Must Be Love,” written and recorded by Labi Siffre (no, I had no idea, either):

Labi Siffre – “It Must Be Love” (1971)

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And that’s it.

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