A British group called The School recently released Loveless Unbeliever (2010), an enjoyably retro album full of girl group sounds. Yummy.
One of the songs on the album, “All I Wanna Do”, reminded me an awful lot of another song – specifically, Kirsty MacColl‘s “They Don’t Know” (1979). It’s not the melody that sounds similar to me, but the rhythm of the melody (not the actual notes), the song’s structure, and quite a few of the chord choices.
And here’s that song by The School:
The School – “All I Wanna Do” (2010)
For me, those two songs could virtually be interchangeable.