Musical coincidences # 314

October 11, 2012

My friend Michael (Hi, Michael!) spotted all of the coincidences in today’s effort. The main song, “Runaway” by The McCoys, reminded him of four other songs. Michael reckons this might set some kind of record for amount of coincidences emanating from one song. (I think he’s right, because I can’t think of any other coincidence I’ve posted that involved five songs all at once.)

Oh, and all the coincidences occur within the first 50 seconds of that McCoys song. Talk about packin’ ’em in.

Here we go:

The McCoys – “Runaway” (1966) (excerpt 1)

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Sue Thompson – “Paper Tiger” (1965) (excerpt)

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The McCoys – “Runaway” (1966) (excerpt 2)

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The Silhouettes – “Get A Job (1957) (excerpt)

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The McCoys – “Runaway” (1966) (excerpt 3)

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Herman’s Hermits – “I’m Into Something Good (1964) (excerpt)

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The McCoys – “Runaway” (1966) (excerpt 4)

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Dion – “Ruby Baby (1963) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The McCoys – “Runaway” (1966)

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Sue Thompson – “Paper Tiger” (1965) (excerpt)

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The Silhouettes – “Get A Job (1957)

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Herman’s Hermits – “I’m Into Something Good (1964)

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Dion – “Ruby Baby (1963)

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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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