Musical coincidences # 267

June 22, 2012

This coincidence is brought to you by my friend Pete (Hi, Pete!) – and it’s a beauty.

In his email, Pete said:

“The background music in the chorus of these songs are very similar in my opinion.”

That, my good man, is an understatement.

The Doobie Brothers – “What A Fool Believes (1978) (excerpt)

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Robbie Dupree – “Steal Away (1980) (excerpt)

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The Pointer Sisters – “He’s So Shy (1980) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The Doobie Brothers – “What A Fool Believes (1978)

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Robbie Dupree – “Steal Away (1980)

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The Pointer Sisters – “He’s So Shy (1980)

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Mmm. Love that West Coast sound. It’s smoooooth.

By the way, I want to state officially that I adore “What A Fool Believes”. I’d forgotten how much I love the song, the melodies, and especially Michael McDonald’s vocals. Fabulous.

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