My friend Michael, the chap who suggests songs from the 1980s for this blog’s Educating Peter series (Hi, Michael!), spotted this coincidence involving a not-so-well-known French band and a better-known non-French band.
In both excerpts there is a verse comprising two melodies, like so:
Verse melody: first half (two bars)
Verse melody: second half (two bars)
In the coincidence, the first-half melody isn’t all that similar – although they both share a fairly similar rhythm. The melody in the second-half, however, is where we hit the coincidence jackpot.
I mentioned that in case you started listening and thought “They’re not alike at all. Michael and Peter don’t know what they’re talking about. Pah!”
Choc with Richard Kennings – “I Want You To Be My Girl” (1970) (excerpt)
Michael recently spotted another song containing the melody:
Rumble – “Rich Man, Poor Man“ (1970) (excerpt)
Here are the full versions:
Choc with Richard Kennings – “I Want You To Be My Girl” (1970)
Rumble – “Rich Man, Poor Man“ (1970)