Musical coincidences # 100

March 17, 2011

Woohoo! 100 coincidences! Woohoo!

To celebrate the monumental-to-no-one-but-me centenary of Musical coincidences on this blog, I want to present to you a song that contains one of the most brazen rip-offs surprising coincidences I’ve ever heard. And it’s all thanks to Mr. Fabulous who let me know about it. Thanks awfully, Mr. Fabulous.

I’d like to preface the following musical shenanigans with what I think may be a new musical rule:

One person’s verse can be another person’s chorus (and vice versa*)

Lily Allen – “Not Fair (2009) (verse)


The Statler Brothers – “Flowers On The Wall (1965) (chorus)



Here are the full versions:

Lily Allen – “Not Fair (2009)


The Statler Brothers – “Flowers on The Wall (1965)


(*No pun intended. Well, maybe a little.)