Musical coincidences # 397

June 10, 2013

My friend Arkansas Allen supplied this coincidence. Thanks, AA!

When Tom Jones performed a cover version of the Arctic Monkeys‘ “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor“, it looks like he decided to use another song to do it.

First up, here’s a bit of the Arctic Monkeys song:

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2006) (excerpt)

And here’s how Tom Jones interpreted it:

Tom Jones – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2007) (excerpt)

Allen reckons the inspiration for Tom’s version came from…

Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird” (1968) (excerpt)

I’m inclined to agree.

Here are the full versions:

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2006)

Tom Jones – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2007)

Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird” (1968)

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