Wednesday, June 19, 2013

JUST SAY THE WORD:  I did not previously know that "Sussudio" was a ripoff of "1999."  (So are many other pairs of songs.)


  1. isaac_spaceman1:45 PM

    Two songs from the 80s had the same chord progression and used synthesizers? SHOCKING.
    Ted Templeman used to say that there were only six pop songs. That still doesn't explain why the Banana Splits used "Buffalo Soldier" as their theme song.

  2. isaac_spaceman2:36 PM

    Also, there is a special place reserved in hell for people who get Sussudio stuck in other people's heads.

  3. Benner2:44 PM

    Oh, so many of these. How about the Strokes' "Last Nite" and Tom Petty's "American Girl?"

    Or the time Fogerty plagarized himself.

  4. Adam B.4:05 PM

    Other way around; the Splits came first.

  5. isaac_spaceman6:16 PM

    Wow, that is horrifying. If it were the other way around, I could just chalk it up to lazy stoners subconsciously cribbing a bit of pop-culture history. This way, though, it's, well, the same.

  6. isaac_spaceman6:17 PM

    I made a Fogerty-stealing-from-himself joke just the other day. But how about Carole King having two songs on Tapestry that are exactly the same ("So Far Away" and, uh, the other one, I can't remember which).