Today’s coincidence may get a little messy (it involves at least four different artists), but I’ll try to be as concise as I can.
Incidentally, that Tchaikovsky
riff melody features rather prominently in another pop song:
Apparently that was deliberate, so it really shouldn’t be here (i.e., it’s not a coincidence), but what the hey (i.e., why not?). That Al Green violin riff on the other hand was coincidental. (Maybe.)
Here are the full versions:
Oh, and one more thing:
This is the cover of Al Green’s album I’m Still In Love With You:
As soon as I saw that wicker chair I remembered this Al Di Meola album from 1978:
And then I remembered this:
Here’s the front:
Wicker chairs sure were popular in the Seventies.
(*Can you call melodies in classical music “riffs”?)