Musical coincidences # 201

This particular coincidence arrives here via a circuitous route. I heard it from my friend Steve (How do, Steve!), and Steve heard it from someone else.

First up, here’s Cheap Trick with the beginning of their song “World’s Greatest Lover”:

Cheap Trick – “World’s Greatest Lover” (1980) (excerpt)

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I’d say that would have been a novel and unique way to start a rock song, but unfortunately for Cheap Trick, AC/DC did something suspiciously similar four years earlier at the start of one of their songs:

AC/DC – “Big Balls” (1976) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Cheap Trick – “World’s Greatest Lover” (1980)

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AC/DC – “Big Balls” (1976)

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