Usher vs. A Goat
ROTFL! This one’s been going around the Twitterverse this afternoon. Someone mashed up an Usher song and a video of a goat, and the result is… priceless. Click here to hear for yourself!

Usher vs. A Goat

ROTFL! This one’s been going around the Twitterverse this afternoon. Someone mashed up an Usher song and a video of a goat, and the result is… priceless. Click here to hear for yourself!

Filed under: Usher A Goat

Marilyn Manson “Mobscene” (2003) vs. Faith No More “Be Aggressive” (1992)

Yes, I know that Toni Basil brought cheerleading chants to the masses with her 1982 hit “Mickey”, but Faith No More used the classic “Be Aggressive! Be Be Aggressive! B-E-A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E” cheer as the chorus for their song of the same name.

A decade later, Marilyn Manson released “Mobscene”, which has a cheerleading chorus that seems to be “inspired” by the Faith No More original (but his cheerleaders go “Be obscene! Be Be obscene!”)

Oh, and in case you are interested, looks like Faith No More has reunited for some European concerts and will be announcing some US dates soon. Rock!

Photo by suburbanslice

Filed under: Faith No More Marilyn Manson

The Escape Club “Wild, Wild West” (1988) vs. Elvis Costello “Pump It Up” (1978)

Yes, I know what you’re probably thinking… isn’t “Wild, Wild West” a Wang Chung song? I’ll admit that’s who I originally thought performed it (not to be confused with the 1988 Kool Moe Dee classic “Wild Wild West” or the 1999 Will Smith single “Wild Wild West”…)

Regardless, the verse is pretty much a ripoff of the great Elvis Costello rocker “Pump It Up”. See for yourself!

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Filed under: Elvis Costello Escape Club

Led Zeppelin “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” (1969) vs. Green Day “Brain Stew/Jaded” (1995) vs. Chicago “25 or 6 to 4” (1970)

Green Dazed and Confuzed

It’s our first ménage à trois of sound-alikes! Led Zeppelin is no angel when it comes to copying other artists before them, but “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” and it’s rocking outro have “inspired” a number of other songs. Before they started donning man-liner and getting all political-like, Green Day released “Brain Stew/Jaded” off of their second album, Insomniac. And just a year after Zep’s debut album, Chicago released their hit “25 or 6 to 4”. Listen for yourself!

Photo by starbright31

Filed under: Chicago Green Day Led Zeppelin

The Raconteurs “Steady as She Goes” (2006) vs. Joe Jackson “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” (1979)

Steady as She Goes…Out With Him? According to Wikipedia, “The seed was sown in an attic in the middle of a hot summer when friends Jack White and Brendan Benson got together and wrote a song that truly inspired them. This song was ‘Steady, As She Goes' and the inspiration led to the creation of a full band”. Apparently, they must have also been listening to some Joe Jackson at the time??

Photo by Frida Borjeson Photography

Filed under: Joe Jackson Raconteurs

Lit “My Own Worst Enemy” (1999) vs. Toadies “Possum Kingdom” (1994)

My Own Worst Possum Kingdom? The main riff off each song alternates between a 4/4 / 3/4 progression followed by 4/4 / 4/4 (one extra beat thrown in). It must be an effective trick, because both songs are catchy as hell. But Toadies win this one by 5 years….

Photo by scumdogsteev

Filed under: Lit Toadies

Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” vs. Hall and Oates “I Can’t Go For That”

Hall and Oates wins as their fourth number-one single came out a year before MJ’s smash. Hall has stated that MJ even admitted to ripping them off! “No question about it… Michael Jackson once said directly to me that he hoped I didn’t mind that he copped that groove. That’s okay; it’s something we all do.” Two great songs in their own right, nonetheless…

Photo by Stephen Poff

Filed under: Hall and Oates Michael Jackson

Nirvana “Come As You Are” (1991) vs. Killing Joke “Eighties” (1984)

From Wikipedia:

"Kurt was nervous about ‘Come as You Are’ because it was too similar to a Killing Joke song… and, he was right, Killing Joke later did complain about it."

Funny thing is, David Grohl (Nirvana’s drummer and now of Foo Fighters fame) ended up playing on Killing Joke’s second album in 2003. Imitation must truly be the sincerest form of flattery!

Photo by Serjao Carvalho

Filed under: Nirvana Killing Joke

Coldplay “Viva La Vida” (2008) vs. Joe Satriani “If I Could Fly” (2004)

Joe SatrianiColdplayThis one was in the news last year after Joe Satriani filed a lawsuit against Coldplay for ripping him off. Apparently a settlement was reached.

Photos by Chrontourage and Hoong Wei Long

Filed under: Coldplay Joe Satriani

Do All Linkin Park Songs Sound the Same?

Linkin ParkAnother oldie but goodie. A couple of Linkin Park songs, panned right/left so you can decide for yourself :)

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Filed under: Linkin Park

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