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Thread started 05/27/10 1:43pm

FrenchGuy

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Songs that are OBVIOUS rip-offs/copycats of others

OBVIOUS RIP-OFFS
... These are not sampled-based song or cover songs (the 'originators' are credited nowhere), but they sound so similar to older song I couldnt help but post the resemblance and denounce them!!

Just check the song and the copycat on YouTube... Believe me, you'll be quite surprised...
I'm gona start with the queen of it : Alicia Keys

Thieves/owners :
Alicia Keys "Fallin' "/ This Is A Man's Man's Man's World (James Brown)
"The Life"/ "Give Me Your Love" (Curtis Mayfield)
"Sexy Thing" ("Men In Black" OST)/ Inner City (Marvin Gaye)
"Lovin You'/ You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman (A. Franklin)
"Prelude To A Kiss"/ Angel (Aretha Franklin)
"Sure Looks Good To Me "/ Until You Come Back To Me (Aretha F.)
"That's How Strong My Love Is"/ Tender Love (Force MDs)
"Love Is My Disease"/ Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan)
"This Bed"/ Do Me Baby (Prince)
"Impossible" (written for Christina Aguilera) = If I Ain't Got
You (by Alicia too!)
"Like You'll Never See Me Again"/ Purple Rain (Prince)

50 Cent"Ayo Technology (She Wants It)" = "Courtship Dating" (Crystal
Castles) = whos pimping who?

Dr Dre "Xxxplosive"/ Bumpy's Lament (Isaac Hayes, from 'Shaft' OST)

Robin Thicke "Magic"/ Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)

John Legend "She Don't Have To Know"/ Just Like A Baby (Sly & The
Family Stone)

Trey Songz "Yo Side Of The Bed"/ Purple Rain" (Prince)

Black Eyed Peas"I Gotta Feeling"/ Open Your Eyes (Snow Patrol:-o

Justin Timberlake"Like I Love You/ Why You Wanna Trip On Me (Michael
Jackson)... The guitar
"Losing My Way"/ The Chauffeur (Duran Duran) eek

Marques Houston"Can I Call You" I Can't Help It (Michael Jackson)eek

Craig David"Hidden Agenda"/ "Don't Talk" (Jon B) the verse part is.. wow!

Babyface "The Getting To Know You"/ "The Makings Of You" (Curtis
Mayfield)... Another eek



... And you? Have you noticed the same on some so-called other 'original' songs? lol..

Post them





lol eek
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Reply #1 posted 05/27/10 1:48pm

sosgemini

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anything the Barkays released. falloff
Space for sale...
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Reply #2 posted 05/27/10 2:28pm

Harlepolis

sosgemini said:

anything the Barkays released. falloff


::Lord who art in heaven, please let that be one of his crazy sarcastic jokes::
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Reply #3 posted 05/27/10 2:51pm

vainandy

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Harlepolis said:

sosgemini said:

anything the Barkays released. falloff


::Lord who art in heaven, please let that be one of his crazy sarcastic jokes::


The Barkays:

Freaky Behavior/Super Freak - Rick James
Freakshow On The Dance Floor/No Parking On The Dance Floor - Midnight Star
Unforgettable Dream/Easy - The Commodores
Dance, Party, Etc./DMSR - Prince

lol
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #4 posted 05/27/10 2:52pm

vainandy

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Something About You - Ebonee Webb/Head - Prince
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #5 posted 05/27/10 3:01pm

Timmy84

James Brown:
"What My Baby Needs Now is a Little More Loving"/"Come L'Amore" (Bobby Womack)
"I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved (Hot)"/"Fame" (David Bowie)
"Makin' Love"/"Skin Tight" (The Ohio Players)
"The Grunt"/"Keep On Doin'" (The Isley Brothers)

The Isleys:
"Choosey Lover"/"Devotion" (Earth, Wind & Fire)

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Best ones I can come up with.
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Reply #6 posted 05/27/10 3:03pm

Harlepolis

vainandy said:



The Barkays:

Freaky Behavior/Super Freak - Rick James
Freakshow On The Dance Floor/No Parking On The Dance Floor - Midnight Star
Unforgettable Dream/Easy - The Commodores
Dance, Party, Etc./DMSR - Prince

lol


boxed

I shoulda kept my smart mouth shut, then.
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Reply #7 posted 05/27/10 3:04pm

Timmy84

Harlepolis said:

vainandy said:



The Barkays:

Freaky Behavior/Super Freak - Rick James
Freakshow On The Dance Floor/No Parking On The Dance Floor - Midnight Star
Unforgettable Dream/Easy - The Commodores
Dance, Party, Etc./DMSR - Prince

lol


boxed

I shoulda kept my smart mouth shut, then.


lol Yeah you know someone was gonna bring them up. lol
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Reply #8 posted 05/27/10 3:06pm

Timmy84

Joe:
"Let's Stay Home Tonight"/"Sexual Healing" (Marvin Gaye)

Maze:
"Silky Soul Singer"/"What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye) - though that one was OBVIOUS since it was a tribute song and all.
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Reply #9 posted 05/27/10 3:07pm

Harlepolis

I really can't think of any at the moment....

Just one, but I'm not even sure about calling it a rip.

Prince's "Erotic City" reminds me so much of Laid Back's "White Horse".
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Reply #10 posted 05/27/10 3:15pm

Cinnie

You asked for obvious, but some orgers pointed this one out to me:

"Freak A Holic" by Egyptian Lover = "Free World" (Jesse Johnson's Revue)
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Reply #11 posted 05/27/10 3:25pm

dustysgirl

I just looked up that Trey Songz video for Yo Side of the Bed. Man! That was sad!!!
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Reply #12 posted 05/27/10 3:27pm

FrenchGuy

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vainandy said:



The Barkays:

Freaky Behavior/Super Freak - Rick James
Freakshow On The Dance Floor/No Parking On The Dance Floor - Midnight Star
Unforgettable Dream/Easy - The Commodores
Dance, Party, Etc./DMSR - Prince

lol


eek eek eek eek
"Freaky Behavior" and "Unforgettable Dream" both win hands down : Not only they ripped the music, chord and 'theme" BUT they copied the vocal tone as well!!
loool!! lol lol
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Reply #13 posted 05/27/10 3:30pm

FrenchGuy

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Timmy84 said:

James Brown:
The Isleys:
"Choosey Lover"/"Devotion" (Earth, Wind & Fire)


eek eek eek
OMG!! Just checked Earth Wind & Fire song... It does sound like 'Chosey Lover'!!
[Edited 5/27/10 15:31pm]
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Reply #14 posted 05/27/10 3:38pm

FrenchGuy

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Two others:
Avant "Read Your Mind" - "Strip For You" (R. Kelly)
Usher (Yeah, the 'next Michael Jackson biggrin) "Do It To Me" - "The Beautiful Ones" (Prince)
Marques Houston "My Favorite Girl" - "Let Me Love You" (Mario)
Everybody is somebody, but nobody wants to be themselves.
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Reply #15 posted 05/27/10 3:42pm

Cinnie

FrenchGuy said:

Timmy84 said:

James Brown:
The Isleys:
"Choosey Lover"/"Devotion" (Earth, Wind & Fire)


eek eek eek
OMG!! Just checked Earth Wind & Fire song... It does sound like 'Chosey Lover'!


whaaa I gotta compare those two eek
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Reply #16 posted 05/27/10 3:44pm

Timmy84

FrenchGuy said:

Timmy84 said:

James Brown:
The Isleys:
"Choosey Lover"/"Devotion" (Earth, Wind & Fire)


eek eek eek
OMG!! Just checked Earth Wind & Fire song... It does sound like 'Chosey Lover'!!
[Edited 5/27/10 15:31pm]


Or more like "Choosey Lover" sounded like "Devotion". I named the copycat/rip-off first and the original version second. biggrin

The Isleys didn't copy EVERYTHING about "Devotion" just mainly the chorus and the melody. And of course there's the guitar by Ernie. nod

Another song the Isleys (or Ronald Isley & Angela Winbush) imitated (or two songs):

"Float On" (1996)/"Mary Jane" (Rick James) and "Float On" (The Dramatics)
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Reply #17 posted 05/27/10 3:47pm

Timmy84

Marvin's "Praise" admitted a Stevie "rip" but I still haven't found out WHAT song though. I honestly can't compare it. Or even the songs from "Midnight Love", they just seem like tributes than rip-offs/copycats. shrug

THOUGH I would admit the chant in "Time to Get It Together" imitated Stevie's chant in "As".
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FrenchGuy

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Timmy84 said:

FrenchGuy said:



eek eek eek
OMG!! Just checked Earth Wind & Fire song... It does sound like 'Chosey Lover'!!
[Edited 5/27/10 15:31pm]


Or more like "Choosey Lover" sounded like "Devotion". I named the copycat/rip-off first and the original version second. biggrin

The Isleys didn't copy EVERYTHING about "Devotion" just mainly the chorus and the melody. And of course there's the guitar by Ernie. nod

Another song the Isleys (or Ronald Isley & Angela Winbush) imitated (or two songs):

"Float On" (1996)/"Mary Jane" (Rick James) and "Float On" (The Dramatics)
[Edited 5/27/10 15:46pm]

hmmm :hmmm2/ .. I doubt it. Its way tooo similar, bro
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Reply #19 posted 05/27/10 3:49pm

Timmy84

FrenchGuy said:

Timmy84 said:



Or more like "Choosey Lover" sounded like "Devotion". I named the copycat/rip-off first and the original version second. biggrin

The Isleys didn't copy EVERYTHING about "Devotion" just mainly the chorus and the melody. And of course there's the guitar by Ernie. nod

Another song the Isleys (or Ronald Isley & Angela Winbush) imitated (or two songs):

"Float On" (1996)/"Mary Jane" (Rick James) and "Float On" (The Dramatics)
[Edited 5/27/10 15:46pm]

hmmm :hmmm2/ .. I doubt it. Its way tooo similar, bro
biggrin


lol I was trying to give the two songs some credit on their own but I see what you mean. biggrin
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Reply #20 posted 05/27/10 3:58pm

HrdwcH

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Borderline by Madonna rips off Stephanie Mill's Never Knew Love Like This Before.
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Reply #21 posted 05/27/10 4:02pm

Timmy84

HrdwcH said:

Borderline by Madonna rips off Stephanie Mill's Never Knew Love Like This Before.


YES! nod lol

Love both songs too lol
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Reply #22 posted 05/27/10 4:03pm

Harlepolis

HrdwcH said:

Borderline by Madonna rips off Stephanie Mill's Never Knew Love Like This Before.


I wouldn't say its a rip off, the intro is the same and thats about it. But then again, both songs were composed/co-composed by Reggie Lucas(of Lucas & Mtume team).
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Reply #23 posted 05/27/10 4:06pm

Timmy84

Harlepolis said:

HrdwcH said:

Borderline by Madonna rips off Stephanie Mill's Never Knew Love Like This Before.


I wouldn't say its a rip off, the intro is the same and thats about it. But then again, both songs were composed/co-composed by Reggie Lucas(of Lucas & Mtume team).
[Edited 5/27/10 16:03pm]


Yeah. There were some changes though. So yeah not an obvious one. lol
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Reply #24 posted 05/27/10 4:17pm

HrdwcH

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OK, ya right! Shoulda done my homework!

Here's another 1. I'm Lovin' It - Justin Timberfake - 7779311 - The Time.
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Reply #25 posted 05/27/10 4:19pm

HrdwcH

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Britney Spears - Slave 4 U and Nasty Girl - Vanity 6
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Reply #26 posted 05/27/10 4:20pm

Timmy84

Obvious rip-off:

"Emotions" by Mariah Carey/"Best of My Love" (The Emotions)

It would've been a real rip-off if Maurice White hadn't sued. lol
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Reply #27 posted 05/27/10 4:42pm

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Cashflow Mine All Mine(produced by Larry Blackmon)/ The Fatback Band I Need Lovin
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Reply #28 posted 05/27/10 4:47pm

NastradumasKid

Timmy84 said:


The Isleys:
"Choosey Lover"/"Devotion" (Earth, Wind & Fire)

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Best ones I can come up with.



I actually noticed that a long time ago. Glad you pointed it out. lol lol lol
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Reply #29 posted 05/27/10 4:47pm

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vainandy said:



The Barkays:

Freaky Behavior/Super Freak - Rick James
Freakshow On The Dance Floor/No Parking On The Dance Floor - Midnight Star
Unforgettable Dream/Easy - The Commodores
Dance, Party, Etc./DMSR - Prince

lol




Shut the Funk Up and Move Your Boogie Body lol

I was trying to post the Unsung piece showing that they
were years ahead of Prince and Rick James. James Alexander
said before Rick became Rick James he used to come to the
BarKays shows and take pictures of Larry Dodson. lol
You have to type in BarKays and look it up yourself.
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This funk is a serious joint
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