For me, there’s a whole lot of similarity in there (“She’s my cherry pie” vs “Hey kid, rock and roll”).
One other notable feature of “Cherry Pie” is that the whole song sounds to me exactly like Def Leppard. Now, I’m not saying that hair metal rockers were bereft of inspiration in the 80’s and 90’s (well, I guess I am), but that’s an awful lot of coincidence for one song.
Hang on. I’ve just read this in the Wikipedia entry for “Cherry Pie”:
I didn’t notice those myself at first (apart from the extreme Def Leppard-ness). I immediately heard “Rock On.”
Now that Wiki mentions it…
And here are the full versions of what now seems like every song ever recorded:
Warrant – “Cherry Pie” (1990)
David Essex – “Rock On” (1974)
Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me” (1987)
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts – “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” (1982)