Musical coincidences # 51

May 10, 2010

A quick coincidence today, because both pieces of music are synthpop (one of my least favourite musical, er, styles)…

I was over at Popdose, reading the latest instalment in the Bottom Feeders series, and one of the tacks there was “Situation” by Yaz*. This is the song’s main rhythm:

Yaz – “Situation” (1982) (excerpt)


As soon as I heard that I thought, “Now, where have I heard that before?”. Oh, yeah…

Harold Faltermeyer – “Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop)” (1984) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions. You really don’t have to click on them if you don’t want to…

Yaz – “Situation” (1982)


Harold Faltermeyer – “Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop)” (1984)


(*Yaz were actually a British group called Yazoo until someone decided to call them Yaz for the American market.)