Musical coincidences # 224

April 23, 2012

Yesterday’s Song of the day was “The Clown” by Japanese band Scott Goes For. The vocal melody begins thusly* like this:

Scott Goes For – “The Clown” (2012) (excerpt)

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After hearing it a few times, I wondered where I’d heard that melody before. Then I remembered:

Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You (1984) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Scott Goes For – “The Clown” (2012)

Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You (1984)

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And in case you’re interested, here’s the original version of “Saving All My Love For You”:

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. – “Saving All My Love For You (1978)

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(*Note to self: Isn’t “thusly” just a little precious, Peter?)

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Musical coincidences # 220

April 18, 2012

Today’s coincidence comes from my new friend Gary (Hi, Gary!). It’s pretty self-explanatory, so I won’t need to say anything about it at all:

Gordon Lightfoot – “If You Could Read My Mind (1970) (excerpt)

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Whitney Houston – “Greatest Love Of All (1986) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions, as well as the original version of “The Greatest Love Of All”:

Gordon Lightfoot – “If You Could Read My Mind (1970)

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Whitney Houston – “Greatest Love Of All (1986)

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George Benson – “The Greatest Love Of All (1977) (single version)

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George Benson – “The Greatest Love Of All (1977) (soundtrack version)

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