Musical coincidences # 194

March 10, 2012

Today’s coincidence comes to you courtesy of a chap called Steve (Hi, Steve!) who emailed me about it.

Three songs are implicated in this coincidence, so I’ll just get out of the way and present them all to you in chronological order (oldest first):

REO Speedwagon – “Back On The Road Again” (1979) (excerpt)

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Michael Jackson – “Beat It (1982) (excerpt)

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Corey Hart – “Sunglasses At Night (1983) (excerpt)

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That sure is a popular guitar riff.

Thanks, Steve, for point me in the direction of that clutch of coincidences.

Here are the full versions:

REO Speedwagon – “Back On The Road Again” (1979) (excerpt)

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Michael Jackson – “Beat It (1982)
(Er, this proved surprisingly difficult to find a copy of. I’m one of the 23 people on Earth who didn’t buy a copy of Thriller in any format, so I wasn’t able to grab “Beat It” and turn into an MP3. I also wasn’t able to find a spare MP3 of “Beat It” anywhere. And I mean anywhere. The excerpt presented above comes from YouTube, with YouTube-quality sound. Maybe the people who own the copyright for the song are horrendously litigious and will sue anyone with even a sniff of a Michael Jackson song in MP3 format.)

Corey Hart – “Sunglasses At Night (1983) (excerpt)

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