Musical coincidences # 277

July 21, 2012

Here’s another coincidence from Michael. (Hi, Michael!)

Michael noticed that the following not-terribly-well-known song is pretty much a mixture of two other, exceptionally-well-known songs. Because the coincidence is so noticeable, all I can say in response to Michael is: “You’re not wrong there, baby”.

The formula is simple:

Julian Covey & The Machine – “A Little Bit Hurt” (1967)

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The Spencer Davis Group – “Gimme Some Lovin’ (1966)

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The Kinks – “You Really Got Me (1964)

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Easy.

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Musical coincidences # 276

July 20, 2012

Here’s another coincidence suggested by my friend Michael (Hi, Michael!).

First up, we have the start of a song by Dutch all-girl band Girlie (no jokes about dykes, please):

Girlie – “Hello, Hello” (1979) (excerpt)

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Michael hinted that a certain J. Morrison might have been a bit miffed at Girlie pinching their tune:

The Doors – “Hello, I Love You (1968) (excerpt)

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But Mr. Morrison and co. weren’t above pinching it themselves:

The Kinks – “All Day And All Of The Night (1964) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Girlie – “Hello, Hello” (1979)

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The Doors – “Hello, I Love You (1968)

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The Kinks – “All Day And All Of The Night (1964)

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Musical coincidences # 141

November 8, 2011

I’d always thought that ELO‘s “Mr. Blue Sky” was a song-length expansion of the “Woke up, fell out of bed…” bit in “A Day In The Life“:

The Beatles – “A Day In The Life (1967) (excerpt)

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Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky (1977) (excerpt)

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That’s what I used to think. Not anymore. Not since I had another listen to The Kinks‘ “Do You Remember Walter”:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky (1977) (excerpt)

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The Kinks – “Do You Remember Walter” (1968) (excerpt)

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The full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky (1977)

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The Kinks – “Do You Remember Walter” (1968)

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The Beatles – “A Day In The Life (1967)

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Musical coincidences # 138

October 31, 2011

Today’s coincidence involves only about four notes – but I noticed it, so here it is.

Long May You Run” starts its verses with this vocal melody:

The StillsYoung Band – “Long May You Run (1976) (excerpt)

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Slow it down a bit and I reckon you have yourself something very much like the vocal melody at the start of the verses in “Celluloid Heroes“:

The Kinks – “Celluloid Heroes (1972) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The StillsYoung Band – “Long May You Run (1976)

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The Kinks – “Celluloid Heroes (1972)

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Song of the day: The Kinks – "Come Dancing"

October 25, 2011

Concluding our two-part series of Songs I Like That Were Released In 1982 And Have The Word “Dancing” In Them, here are The Kinks with their last hit single:

The Kinks – “Come Dancing (1982)

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Musical coincidences # 98

March 15, 2011

Speaking of The Kinks and coincidences (see yesterday’s Musical coincidence), I’ve been listening to an expanded reissue of their 1968 album, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (what a mouthful!). One of the bonus tracks on it is called “Mr. Songbird”. While it was playing I was struck by how much it reminded me of Simon And Garfunkel‘s “The 59th Bridge Street Song (Feelin’ Groovy)“. See what you think:

The Kinks – “Mr. Songbird” (1968)

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Simon And Garfunkel – “The 59th Bridge Street Song (Feelin’ Groovy) (1967)

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Musical coincidences # 97

March 14, 2011

After yesterday’s coincidence supplied by Stonefish (Hi, Stonester!), here’s one of the coincidences suggested by Mr. Fabulous*.

Here’s the start of a certain Green Day song:

Green Day – “Warning (2000) (excerpt)

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And here’s the start of a certain Kinks song:

The Kinks – “Picture Book” (1968) (excerpt)

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Yes, indeedy.

By the way, I am loving these suggestions from other people. Sort of like Musical Coincidence Volunteers. Keep ’em comin’, folks.

Here are the full versions:

Green Day – “Warning (2000)

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The Kinks – “Picture Book” (1968)

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(*Beware: Mr. Fabulous sent me a squillion of them.)