Musical coincidences # 325

November 1, 2012

This coincidence comes to you courtesy of me accidentally finding a blog chock full of pop songs I’d never heard before.

I was looking for an album cover for one of my posts (this one) and found it on a blog called gorgeous!. The blog called gorgeous! appears to be a place that does nothing but preview songs by a multitude of new bands, because I was inundated with a vast amount of songs by bands I’d never heard of (except for the one that had the album cover I was after). Whilst there, I ferreted about playing bits of songs.

(By the way, even if you ferret about playing just bits of songs on that blog, you’re not like to run out of them in a hurry, because there are oodles. Scads. Squillions.)

One of the bands I found on gorgeous! (I do like typing that name) is Hidden Pictures. Their featured song was “Calling Christine”. I played it and…

I was surprised.

Now, I know nothing about Hidden Pictures – where they’re from, how many are in the band, how long they’ve been together etc. – but I do know that the verse of “Calling Christine” is remarkably similar to the chorus of an extremely well-known rock song:

Hidden Pictures – “Calling Christine (2012) (excerpt)

AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long (1980) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Hidden Pictures – “Calling Christine (2012)

AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long (1980)