Musical coincidences # 345

December 10, 2012

This coincidence is quick ‘n’ easy but the post will be long-winded. Sorry about that.

I was over at the illustrious Powerpopaholic blog (Hi, Aaron!) which is now even more illustrious courtesy of a new review of my beloved Peelgreems‘ album, Big Adventure. (Thanks, Aaron!)

Anyway, the reason I’m mentioning Powerpopaholic is that Aaron also reviewed Men Of La Mancha, an EP by a band called The Mockers.

One of the songs, “Que Vida“, begins with this little melody:

The Mockers – “Que Vida (2012) (excerpt)


That instantly reminded me of:

Cheap Trick – “Don’t Be Cruel (1988) (excerpt)


As well as the original:

Elvis Presley – “Don’t Be Cruel (1956) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

The Mockers – “Que Vida (2012)

Cheap Trick – “Don’t Be Cruel (1988)


Elvis Presley – “Don’t Be Cruel (1956)


By the way, that little melody was also used by a band called Middle Brother, and that coincidence was featured in a previous Musical coincidence.

Déjà vu, baby.