In this episode of “Songs That Sound Like Other Songs” Chris compares Ke$ha’s “Die Young,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven,” and Maroon 5’s “One More Night” to their audio doppelgängers.
For the Ke$ha / One Direction Mashups check out…
For the Maroon 5 / Ace of Bass mashup check out mlyman001:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N09O71f7c1I
Music during title sequence is “Bet You Can” by Kevin Macleod, used under a Creative Commons license, and is available at Incompetech.com.
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Usually when I make one of these “X sounds just like Y” videos I pick on pop music I hear on the radio. This time I decided to turn my ears to Of Monsters and Men’s “Dirty Paws” and its similarity to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home.”
Most of the time, I like bad pop music. Usually, the more a song sounds like another old hit, the more I appreciate it for being an example of a band doing what works. I really don’t care so much about pop music that’s derivative of other pop music, because at one point or another all of it is.
But I really don’t like this band Train. Like, at all. It’s not that I think what they’ve done to The Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” is a travesty. No. I just dislike Train for a half dozen other reasons that I lay out in this video.