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.