08 December 2015

For Music Lovers Only:

Some years ago, George Harrison was sued because the first three notes of "My Sweet Lord" were similar to "The Chiffon's" "He's so fine".
Harrison lost that suit and had to pay. I thought it was ridiculous. With that in mind, check this out...
This is a "new" tune:

Compare that now to this tune from MY youth:

Sounds like the same tune to me!

1 comment:

Unfortunately Anonymous said...

Almost everything is insanely similar. Take your pick (lyrics may be NSFW):

Four Chord songs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giHf2ATatp8

Pachelbel's Canon Progression? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM

Country music? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY8SwIvxj8o

Pop? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBDNvlvR8vA

I know that some get away with it because of the ubiquity of the particular chord structure they use, but I'm not sure exactly where the line is.