Musical 'inspriations'

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

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1987 -

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1908–1916, 1917

1978(?)

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1978 -

A well-documented ‘inspiration’, and Rod owned-up pretty much straightaway…

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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.

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1957 -

just stumbled upon this while reading the exquisite Simple Minds book by Graeme Thomson

and

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1989

2018

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.

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2000 -

1982 -

1990 -

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Im sure there’s an earlier (and plenty other) versions of the Bm A E type chord progression… blank mind though

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1990 -

2003 -

Strings lifted from this too:

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2006 -

1971 -

1980 -

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2014 -

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1976, piano @ 50s

1980, piano @ 35s

I just heard Imagination today, and was quite surprised. Took me a little while to place it.

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