Musical coincidences # 177

February 20, 2012

I was almost not going to post this coincidence for three reasons:

1. it’s very small;
2. it involves a song that inflames an awful lot of passions in people (both love and hate); and
3. the song that inflames a lot of passions is sung by an individual who inflames even more passions in people (almost unfathomable amounts of love or hate considering the innocuousness of the individual)

But then I thought: “Why not? The coincidence involves 10cc. That’s good enough for me.”

So, at the risk of inflaming passions, here comes a very small coincidence. But first…

Back story time: Yesterday, as I was walking into the lounge room past the TV, a program was on and in the background there was a youngster singing “Baby, baby, baby…” over and over again. I thought to myself, “Oh, it’s that ‘Baby‘ song by Justin Bieber. Just keep walking, Peter.” By the time I got to the kitchen, that little bit of “baby, baby” had transformed itself into “baby, baby” being sung by 10cc in one of their early songs.

To me, this…

Justin Bieber (feat. Ludacris) – “Baby (2010) (excerpt)


…reminds me of this…

10cc – “The Sacro-Iliac” (1974) (excerpt)


Incidentally, given the exceptionally strong feelings people have for the Justin Bieber song I was almost not going to post the full version. But being an equal opportunity blogger, I think it’s only fair that I keep doing what I’ve always done here – i.e., present you with the full versions of whatever is involved in these coincidences.

Here are the full versions:

Justin Bieber (feat. Ludacris) – “Baby (2010)


10cc – “The Sacro-Iliac” (1974)