Songs that sound alike

Hi guys,
I was listening to this song “Each time you fall in love” by Cigarettes after Sex, then I notices something. The instrumental from 4:00 to the end really sounded familiar, I must have heard from some other song but I couldn’t remember.
Can anyone help me?
Many thanks!

No studio version of that on YouTube for some reason.

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Blatant, but probably a sample in retrospect.

There’s a song on Mutant by Arca that sounds exactly like a section from a Cardiacs song, except, y’know, transliterated into his equally odd electronic language. It’s probably coincidence, but I’d love to know if it was done with any awareness.

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Remember that the enemy album where each song was a rip off of a much better song.


The Jam just deleting the vocals on Taxman by The Beatles, throwing some of Wellers lyrics at it and calling it ‘Start’.


Can’t find a decent version of it on YouTube, but Hope by REM (off Up) is very close to Suzanne by Leonard Cohen - so much so that Cohen was included in the songwriting credits with Buck, Mills and Stipe.

Video 1: Entire Tom Petty back catalogue
Video 2: Entire Noah & The Whale back catalogue

Speaking of Petty, ‘American Girl’ = ‘Last Nite’ by The Strokes. Also, the bit where the guitar breaks down towards the end was ripped for something else but I can’t remember what.
Oasis - Rutles of course.
Nirvana fans have a listen to ‘Eighties’ by Killing Joke.

REM - It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start The Fire

Same “type” of song for me where loads of words are quickly spoken/semi sung to a catchy tune.


Someone just pointed this out to me the other day:

(sorry if this is well known)

They dont sound anything alike


Uncle Salty by Aerosmith and some Shania Twain song