9 Songs That You Won't Believe Sound A Lot Like Other Songs

29 January 2015, 11:19 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09


By Jacqueline Bowerman


Now with the news that Tom Petty has been granted an actual writing credit for Sam Smith's hit "Stay With Me" largely due to the small fact Smith's track sounds pretty much E X A C T L Y the same as Petty's 1989 song "I Won't Back Down," we've brought to you a Complete Compendium of Songs That Sound Quite A Lot Like Other Songs. 

Prepare yourself.

"You... and you???" 

1. Sam Smith - "Stay With Me" / Tom Petty "I Won't Back Down"


2. Taylor Swift - "Haunted" / Coldplay - "The Scientist"

 Everything is a lie :-(.

3. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California" / Tom Petty

4. Lady Gaga "Born This Way" / Madonna "Express Yourself"



5. The Strokes - "Last Nite" / Tom Petty - "American Girl"



6. The Verve "Bitter Sweet Symphony" / The Rolling Stones "The Last Time" (Andrew Oldham Orchestra version)

Hmmm. **narrows eyes**

8. Katy Perry "Roar" / Sara Bareilles "Brave"


9. Radiohead - "Karma Police" / The Beatles - "Sexy Sadie"

Scientific explanation below.


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