Bit of fun… its not about who did it better/bigger, and no musicality required, just post songs that sound similar(ish)/“inspired by” to your ears (putting timings if you don’t know how to share Youtube links at current time)
ps. no cover versions
pps. I don’t work for Marvin Gaye’s estate/family or any musical law firm
A well-documented ‘inspiration’, and Rod owned-up pretty much straightaway…
Didnt Elton John also stick the knife in when commenting on Rod (and this song)?
Yes I believe so. Also, Millie Jackson did a live medley of ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’ and Bobby Womack’s ‘Put Something Down It’ to highlight further ‘inspiration’. Poor Rod, couldn’t catch a break in this one - and that’s before you even introduce the crimes against fashion…
Pretty obvious one that I’m sure most, if not all of you, know.
just stumbled upon this while reading the exquisite Simple Minds book by Graeme Thomson
Beat sounds much the same to me…
Elton John & Dua Lipa nicked the bassline from Chicken Lips - He Not In. I believe the lads had a small tickle for it.
Im sure there’s an earlier (and plenty other) versions of the Bm A E type chord progression… blank mind though
Strings lifted from this too:
1976, piano @ 50s
1980, piano @ 35s
I just heard Imagination today, and was quite surprised. Took me a little while to place it.