Musical coincidences # 287

August 21, 2012

This coincidence is rather noticeable, and I’m glad my friend Michael noticed it. (Hi, Michael!)

The McCoys – “Hang On Sloopy (1965) (excerpt)

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Big Town Boys – “Hey Girl Go It Alone” (1966) (excerpt)

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I’m familiar with “Hang On Sloopy”, but I had no idea about the other song. Thanks, Michael!

Update (22 August 2012): Thanks to a couple of aurally observant chaps named Marty and Steve (thanks, chaps!), I’m able to say “Let the similarities continue”…

Dino, Desi & Billy – “I’m A Fool” (1965) (excerpt)

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – “Summer Nights (1978) (excerpt)

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The Kingsmen – “Louie, Louie (1963) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The McCoys – “Hang On Sloopy (1965)

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Big Town Boys – “Hey Girl Go It Alone” (1966)

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Dino, Desi & Billy – “I’m A Fool” (1965)

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – “Summer Nights (1978)

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The Kingsmen – “Louie, Louie (1963)

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And here’s the original version of “Louie, Louie”:

Richard Berry – “Louie, Louie (1957)

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