Musical coincidences # 222

April 20, 2012

And another coincidence submitted by my estimable friend, Gary (Hi, Gary!).

This coincidence involves Three Dog Night‘s “Never Been To Spain” and Diesel‘s “One More Time”. Gary reckons that “you can almost sing ‘Never Been To Spain’ over ‘One More Time'”.

After hearing both tracks, I’m inclined to agree.

Although Diesel doesn’t actually pinch any specific tunes from “Never Been To Spain” for “One More Time”, his song certainly has a very strong “Never Been To Spain” vibe courtesy of his chord choices.

However, Mr. Diesel does get perilously close to outright thievery at the start of his guitar solo:

Three Dog Night – “Never Been To Spain” (1971) (excerpt)

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Diesel – “One More Time” (1992) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions, plus “Never Been To Spain” by the chap who wrote it:

Diesel – “One More Time” (1992)

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Three Dog Night – “Never Been To Spain” (1971)

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Hoyt Axton – “Never Been To Spain” (1971)

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Hoyt Axton – “Never Been To Spain” (live) (1981)

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Musical coincidences # 179

February 22, 2012

Here’s another coincidence supplied by Mr. Fabulous. Thanks, old bean!

Exhibit A:

Squeeze – “Tempted” (1980) (excerpt)

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Exhibit B:

Diesel – “Tip Of My Tongue” (1992) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Squeeze – “Tempted” (1980)

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Diesel – “Tip Of My Tongue” (1992)

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