Musical coincidences # 182

February 25, 2012

And one more coincidence from the ultra-helpful Mr. Fabulous before I pester you tomorrow with one he didn’t find (but given time I reckon he would have).

Before I go on, I’d just like to point out that Mr. Fabulous prefers to be called Dr. Keats. I prefer to call him Mr. Fabulous.

The Big F has discovered a marvellous three-for-the-price-of-one deal with this coincidence. Behold a trio of songs using remarkably similar chord progressions:

Hoodoo Gurus – “Bittersweet (1985) (excerpt)

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Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down (1989) (excerpt)

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Texas – “Black Eyed Boy (1997) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Hoodoo Gurus – “Bittersweet (1985)

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Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down (1989)

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Texas – “Black Eyed Boy (1997)

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