Musical coincidences # 303

September 19, 2012

Here, as far as I can tell, is the last of the coincidences I know of that involve Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. I’ll stop pestering Mr. Lynne after this one. (Unless I listen to the ELO discography one more time and find more, which would be a distinct possibilty.)

I’ll be the first to admit that the coincidence here isn’t very strong – the two tracks share the same chord progression and not much more – but it’s strong enough for me to say “Aha! He’s at it again!”

Electric Light Orchestra – “Danger Ahead” (1983) (excerpt)

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Dave Edmunds – “Girls Talk” (1979) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Danger Ahead” (1983)

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Dave Edmunds – “Girls Talk” (1979)

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