I must admit that this coincidence is one of the oddest I’ve ever noticed, as the two artists make very strange musical bedfellows.
I discovered this coincidence when I got Rickrolled the other day. I was on YouTube, listening to bass solos by Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones. (I’m a bass player, and it’s the kind of thing bass players do: go to YouTube and listen to bass solos.)
Unfortunately, once that chorus entered my head it stayed there for the rest of the day. As I was hearing that chorus over and over again in me noggin, it dawned on me that I’d heard that insistent rhythm (“Never gonna GIVE YOU UP, never gonna LET YOU DOWN…” etc.) somewhere else:
And the full versions: