Musical coincidences # 213

I was listening to the radio the other day, and up popped a song I found myself irritated by in no time at all. I subsequently found out that it was something called “The Sweet Escape“, and it was by someone called Gwen Stefani who, according to the track listing, was in cahoots with someone called Akon. (It’s one of those “ft.” / “vs.” things, where a rapper proceeds to gatecrash the track with a lot of talking for no apparent reason. In “The Sweet Escape” the gratecrashing rapper is credited with a “ft.”. I must admit that when I see “ft.” I usually think it’s an abbreviation of “foot”, the non-metric measurement of length. I’ve been told the “ft.” means “featuring”, which leads me to a question: Why not just say “featuring”?)

Anyway, one part of the, er, “song” involved Ms Stefani shouting something indecipherable in rapid triplets. It sounds like this (mainly because this is the actual bit I’m talking about):

Gwen Stefani ft. Akon – “The Sweet Escape (2006) (excerpt)

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Annoyingly enough, that reminded me of Natalie Cole’s rapid vocal triplets near the end of “This Will Be“:

Natalie Cole – “This Will Be (1975) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Gwen Stefani ft. Akon – “The Sweet Escape (2006)

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Natalie Cole – “This Will Be (1975)

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