It’s hard to create anything new without being affected by the old that has already been created. Copyright and derivative works claims seem to indicate that the relationship between the old and the new must not be obvious… However I can’t help recognize similarities between these popular music items; I list them here as I come across them, there are many more which won’t come to mind as I hear them, so check back…
The introduction to Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles and A Town with no name by Madness.
Wrapped Around your Finger The Police and Lemon Tree Fools Garden.
Rock This Town Stray Cats and Good Hat, Good Dog, Good Boat Them Eastport Oyster Boys
Super Freak Rick James and U Can’t Touch This MC Hammer
The introduction to Where the streets have no name U2 and Survivors Phil Collins
Here Comes The Hotstepper Ini Kamoze and See Me Melanie Blatt (written for the film Robots but somehow didn’t make the soundtrack album even though it plays in the closing credits)
The main verse lyrics of Hotstepper
No no we don`t die
Yes we mul-ti-ply
Anyone test will hear the fat lady sing
Act like you know, Rico
I know what Bo don`t know
Touch them up and go, uh-oh!
Has darn similar tune to this part of See Me
I’m gonna look to fly
I’m gonna touch the sky
I will not compromise
Don’t want to hide all my life