Musical coincidences # 123

August 24, 2011

I was listening to “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” on the weekend, and a bit of it got stuck in my head – this bit:

Meat Loaf – “Paradise By The Dashboard Light (1977) (excerpt)


As I kept singing that bit to myself over and over again, it dawned on me that I’ve heard that tune somewhere before…

Rick Nelson – “Garden Party (1972) (excerpt)


I hope you don’t have any trouble hearing the similarity. The two songs make it pretty helpful by being both in the same key.

Now, ever since the weekend I find those parts of the songs interchangeable, and I can sing either lyrics in either song. Easy.

Meat Loaf – “Paradise By The Dashboard Light (1977)


Rick Nelson – “Garden Party (1972)