Twice in 2008 (and maybe more) we have had examples of bands stealing songs from another group. First, Velvet Revolver was busted for swiping a guitar riff off of the band Dirty Deeds. More recently Joe Satriani has accused the band Coldplay of the same thing.
Last night I was listening to Saliva’s 2007 CD, “Blood Stained Love Story”. A song of interest to me was the song “Black Sheep” by Saliva. This wasn’t a hit by Saliva, but I thought it sounded somewhat familiar. It finally dawned on me what song this reminded me of. It was Nickelback’s song “Animal” off of their 2005 CD, All The Right Reasons.
Here is a copy of Saliva’s tune “Black Sheep”:
Here is Nickelback’s “Animals”:
Listen to the music! The similarities are uncanny. While the songs are not exactly the same, there are parts of “Black Sheep” that sounds like it was heavily borrowed from Nickelback.
This seems to be a disturbing trend that I am seeing more often as of late. I don’t know if this recent example is lawsuit worthy or not, but you can’t deny how similar the songs are.
I am sure there are a lot more examples than this one.
Do you know of any songs that sound the same from two different artists?