Musical coincidences # 173

February 1, 2012

I recently watched a TV show playing old, old music videos (Rage), and Terence Trent D’Arby‘s faux-funk hit “Wishing Well” came on. When the song finally got to the catchy part (a synthesizer playing “doop, doop, doop”), it entered my head and stayed there for a while. Here’s the song’s catchy part:

Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well (1988) (the catchy part)

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As I kept repeating that “doop, doop, doop” bit to myself, it started resembling something else. It started resembling this:

Bill Haley and His Comets – “Rock Around The Clock (1954) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well (1988)

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Bill Haley and His Comets – “Rock Around The Clock (1954)

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