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Old 01-02-2006, 01:01 AM   #1
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"Stolen Melodies"

Conscious or Unconscious there are many similar melodies out there...

What are some you can think of?
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U2 - "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"

U2 - "Everywhere You Go You Shout It"
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If you're gonna create a thread that asks for examples, you should give a few of your own to get the ball rolling.
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U2 - "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"

U2 - "Everywhere You Go You Shout It"
Are you saying those two are similar?
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Feel Good Inc chorus and Staring at the Sun verses.
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Are you saying those two are similar?
Yes.
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If you're gonna create a thread that asks for examples, you should give a few of your own to get the ball rolling.
Yeah I was going to wait for a examples until I posted my own.

Here are a couple to start:

Pearl Jam - Given to Fly

and

Led Zeppelin - Going to California

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David Gray - One I Love

and

Ryan Adams - Hallelujah(verses)
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Yes.
A stretch, but OK.
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Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl

BTO - Taking Care of Business
Jet - Rollover DJ (bridge riff)
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U2 - Vertigo

Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots

Not lyrically but the guitar riff was stolen by edge, but he made it sound so much better
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Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
If you're going with this, you should also include in that list:
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Jam - A Town Called Malice
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Love For Tender

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The Pogues - 'Turkish Song Of The Damned'
Flogging Molly - 'Another Bag Of Bricks'
Manic Street Preachers - 'Tsunami'

And there's probably only been four Ramones songs ever written, but that's not a bad thing. Gabba gabba hey.
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If you're going with this, you should also include in that list:
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Jam - A Town Called Malice
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Love For Tender

Haha WOW I never noticed that in Love For Tender, but you're absolutley right!

"You won't take my love...for tender" and "You can't hurry love".... hehe
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Some good examples...


And some, I'm convinced don't know the true definition of a melody.


Come on there has to be other examples.
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the refrain of U2's Vertigo & a song by a girl called Kim Wilde that is called "You keep me hanging on"

And

U2's Desire & Not fade away by Rolling Stones
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Seal - Love's Devine sounds A LOT like U2's I still haven't found what I'm looking for
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Quote:
Originally posted by namkcuR
U2 - "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"

U2 - "Everywhere You Go You Shout It"
That 's true. Hadn't thought of that, but you're right
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A melody is different than a riff.

I think you need to seperate the two.

And my example has to be Oasis.

SHES ELECTRIC.

I'll be you and you'll be me, there's lots and lots for us to see, lots and lots for us to do.

is in an old tv show which i cant remember the name of now.

'And I want you to know, got my mind made up now"

is obviously from The Beatles' 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'.

and thats just the beginning
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The biggest rip-off to date:

"Mandy" by Barry Manilow

and

"Razorblade" by The Strokes.

The choruses have basically the exact same melody

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and as far as riffs go, Oasis ripped themselves off (along with the Beatles) with "Married With Children" and "She's Electric" having basically the same chords (at least during the verses). And please, no one tell me they are allowed to do that because they are both their own songs, cuz I already know that.
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Bob Dylan is also good in nicking melodies and using them for his own songs.
Blind Willie McTell is using the music of St. James Infirmary
Masters Of War is using Nottamun Town (original by Bob Davenport)
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat uses Automobile by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
With God On Our Side is based on The Patriot Game by Dominic Behan

And not to mention the many songs based on old folk tunes.
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