Musical coincidences # 186

March 2, 2012

Today’s coincidence is a fabulous three-for-one deal, because a brand new Field Music (hi, guys!) song from their latest album, Plumb, is chock full o’ little snippets of music that made me perk up and say to myself “Hey, that bit sounds like…”, “And that bit sounds like…”, and “Ooh, there’s another bit that sounds like something else…”.

This may get messy, but I’ll try to make these coincidences as straightforward as possible.

Before I go on (and on), I’d like to say that these coincidences are, in The Grand Scheme Of Things, extremely small and inconsequential. I’d also like to state unequivocably that I think these are all are entirely unintentional. (Maybe.)

Okey dokey.

Coincidence 1

Field Music’s “Just Like Everyone Else” starts off very low-key and moody, like this:

Field Music – “Just Like Everyone Else” (2012) (excerpt 1)

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That reminds me of the start of a Jason Falkner song:

Jason Falkner – “Don’t Show Me Heaven” (1996) (excerpt)

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Coincidence 2

Next up, there’s a little riff in the middle of that moody introduction…

Field Music – “Just Like Everyone Else” (2012) (excerpt 2)

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…and it reminds me of the riff in Joe Jackson‘s “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” that leads into the verse:

Joe Jackson – “Is She Really Going Out With Him? (1979) (excerpt)

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Coincidence 3

And finally, one of the song’s vocal melodies…

Field Music – “Just Like Everyone Else” (2012) (excerpt 3)

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…reminds me of a part of the vocal melody in “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory:

Gene Wilder – “Pure Imagination” (1971) (excerpt)

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The full versions

Here are the full versions for y’all:

Field Music – “Just Like Everyone Else” (2012)

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Jason Falkner – “Don’t Show Me Heaven” (1996)

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Joe Jackson – “Is She Really Going Out With Him? (1979)

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Gene Wilder – “Pure Imagination” (1971)

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Phew.