Musical coincidences # 164

December 23, 2011

The riff that opens Seals & Crofts‘ “Summer Breeze” sure is popular. I mentioned in a previous Musical coincidence that something very similar to it appeared in a Hollies song (“Touch”) released in the same year (1972), but I’ve just discovered it in another song, this time a more recent one, by an Australian band.

Here’s that Seals & Crofts tune:

Seals & Crofts – “Summer Breeze (1972) (0:05-0:11)

And here’s the Australian song:

The Whitlams – “I Make Hamburgers (1995) (0:24-0:28)

Here’s that Hollies song again:

The Hollies – “Touch (1972) (0:13-0:26)