Musical coincidences # 236

May 5, 2012

I heard “Rock DJ” by Robbie Williams on the radio the other day, and when young Robbie started, er, singing (is it singing?)…

Robbie Williams – “Rock DJ (2000) (excerpt)

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…I thought “Hang on – I’ve heard that kind of thing before”:

Murray Head – “One Night In Bangkok (1984) (excerpt)

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And one more thing: Am I imagining it, or is the vocal rhythm (i.e., phrasing) of that “One Night In Bangkok” excerpt the same as the vocal rhythm at the beginning of The Lovin’ Spoonful‘s “Summer In The City“?

The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Summer In The City (1966) (excerpt)

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I think it is.

Here are the full versions:

Robbie Williams – “Rock DJ (2000)

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Murray Head – “One Night In Bangkok (1984)

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The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Summer In The City (1966)

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