Musical coincidences # 404

July 22, 2013

This coincidence involves only four notes, but they’re four notes doing pretty much the same thing in two different songs:

10cc – “The Hospital Song (1973) (excerpt)

Argent – “Hold Your Head Up (1972) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

10cc – “The Hospital Song (1973)

Argent – “Hold Your Head Up (1972)


Musicali coincidences # 403

July 20, 2013

I’ve heard both these songs plenty of times over the years, and I’ve only just noticed this:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line (1976) (excerpt)

Bee Gees – “Run To Me (1972) (excerpt)

By the way, that Bee Gees tune also appeared in this coincidence.

Here are the full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line (1976)

Bee Gees – “Run To Me (1972)


Musical coincidences # 402

July 15, 2013

I befriended a chappy called Wim Oudijk on Facebook this morning (Hi, Wim!), and he told me about his album, I’ve Had My Fun, Now It’s Your Turn.

That title reminded me of…

But that’s not the coincidence.

One of the songs on Wim’s album is “The Penny Has Dropped“, which has this tune in it:

Wim Oudijk – “The Penny has Dropped (2011) (excerpt)

If you slow that right down, I reckon you’d have something a little like…

Roger Whittaker – “The Last Farewell (1971) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Wim Oudijk – “The Penny has Dropped (2011)

Roger Whittaker – “The Last Farewell (1971)


Musical coincidences # 401

July 12, 2013

At the end of my Pilot listening marathon (is listening to four albums by the same artist a “marathon”?), I noticed something very noticeable in the very last track I heard:

Pilot – “Hold Me” (live) (1975) (excerpt)

10cc – “Good Morning Judge (1977) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Pilot – “Hold Me” (live) (1975)

10cc – “Good Morning Judge (1977)


Musical coincidences # 400

July 8, 2013

This coincidence may be a tricky one to present to you. It involves a very new song by an artist on a major label.

As I’ve found in the past, the major labels that these artists are on don’t take too kindly to bloggers putting even tiny amounts of the artists’ music on blogs. When a blogger does attempt to put said music on their blog, the major labels tend to wield big legal sticks and say sorts of unpleasant things.

But as Dragnet used to say, “Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.”

So I’m going to change the name of the major label artist, but you’ll be able to discover the identity through the links.

OK. Here we go…

Rob Tick – “Bird Vines (2013) (excerpt)

Starclock – “K’Mawm” (2002) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Rob Tick – “Bird Vines (2013)

Starclock – “K’Mawm” (2002)


Musical coincidences # 399

July 2, 2013

I posted a Pilot song the other week. The song was from their 1976 album, Morin Heights, and that prompted side3 to suggest I listen to another song from the album. I did, and at one point I exclaimed: “Hey, wait a minute…”

This is why:

Pilot – “Maniac” (November 1976) (excerpt)

The Alan Parsons Project – “The Cask Of Amontillado (May 1976) (excerpt)

Considering the fact that members of Pilot played on that Alan Parsons track, there’s a fair bit of cross-pollination going on here.

Here are the full versions:

Pilot – “Maniac” (1976)

The Alan Parsons Project – “The Cask Of Amontillado (1976)


Musical coincidences # 398

June 20, 2013

Considering how disparate these two pieces of music are, I must admit that I was surprised when I noticed this:

Hoodoo Gurus – “In The Wild (1985) (excerpt)

Dean Friedman – “Lucky Stars” (1978) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Hoodoo Gurus – “In The Wild (1985)

Dean Friedman – “Lucky Stars” (1978)


Musical coincidences # 397

June 10, 2013

My friend Arkansas Allen supplied this coincidence. Thanks, AA!

When Tom Jones performed a cover version of the Arctic Monkeys‘ “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor“, it looks like he decided to use another song to do it.

First up, here’s a bit of the Arctic Monkeys song:

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2006) (excerpt)

And here’s how Tom Jones interpreted it:

Tom Jones – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2007) (excerpt)

Allen reckons the inspiration for Tom’s version came from…

Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird” (1968) (excerpt)

I’m inclined to agree.

Here are the full versions:

Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2006)

Tom Jones – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2007)

Eddie Floyd – “Big Bird” (1968)


Musical coincidences # 396

June 7, 2013

Enormously helpful blog visitor Michael has not only suggested this coincidence, but also edited the audio files for fabulous listenability (as in “Wow, I can really hear the coincidence!”).

Firstly, Michael messed about with his audio editing program and “tuned up” one of the pieces of music so that both pieces match. Each excerpt is four seconds in length*:

Joe Jackson – “Is She Really Going Out With Him? (1978) (excerpt) /
The Raconteurs – “Steady, As She Goes (2006) (excerpt)

Here are the excerpts au naturel(or “untuned”):

Joe Jackson – “Is She Really Going Out With Him? (1978) (excerpt) /
The Raconteurs – “Steady, As She Goes” (2006) (excerpt)

Thanks for all of that, young Michael.

Here are the full versions:

Joe Jackson – “Is She Really Going Out With Him? (1978)

The Raconteurs – “Steady, As She Goes (2006)

(*As opposed to height or width.)


Musical coincidences # 395

May 23, 2013

Thanks to a recommendation by Powerpopaholic (Hi, Aaron!), I’ve been listening to Corin Ashley‘s album, New Lion Terraces, and semi-enjoying it.

One of the songs on the album has a melodic snippet that sounded very familiar…

Corin Ashley – “Eyeshine” (2013) (excerpt)

The Beatles – “I Will (1968) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Corin Ashley – “Eyeshine” (2013)
Eyeshine

The Beatles – “I Will (1968)