Musical coincidences # 161

December 19, 2011

A few days ago, fellow blogger Powerpopulist (Hi, big P!) posted a song by The Resonars called “She Did“. There’s a bit in it that reminded me of something very well known. In the Resonars’ song it’s the accented phrase at the end of the bar where the backing vocals sing “yeah yeah”. You can hear it at the end of this excerpt:

The Resonars – “She Did (2008) (excerpt)


That reminds me of the accented bit in The Hollies‘ “Look Through Any Window” where they sing “the highways and the byways”:

The Hollies – “Look Through Any Window (1965) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

The Resonars – “She Did” (2008)

The Hollies – “Look Through Any Window (1965)