Musical coincidences # 43

I was over at Popdose again, this time reading The Popdose Guide to the Steve Miller Band, Part 2. When I played one of the songs in that post I thought they’d made a mistake. It’s “Something To Believe In” which I’d never heard before, and it starts thusly*:

Steve Miller Band – “Something To Believe In” (1973) (beginning)

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When it started I thought they’d replaced the track with The Association‘s “Never My Love“, mainly because “Never My Love” starts exactly like this:

The Association – “Never My Love” (1967) (beginning)

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I know that it’s only the first five notes of each song, and probably very trivial, but it gives me an excuse to play you “Never My Love,” one of all-time favourite sunshine pop songs.

Here are the full versions:

Steve Miller Band – “Something To Believe In” (1973)

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The Association – “Never My Love” (1967)

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(*How pretentious. Note to self: Peter, next time try using the phrase “like this”.)

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