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What songs go together?

Asked by HungryGuy (15994points) June 14th, 2010

For example:

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones

I’m sure there are countless songs about using drugs, so this example is a no-brainer. What other pairs (or groups) of related songs by different artists can you think of? But no fair picking songs by the same artist. The connection can be obvious, or it can be subtle and require an explanation. For erxample:

Rest In Pieces – Misanthrope
Parting of the Sensory – Modest Mouse

(Parting Of The Sensory is about “carbon’s annivesary” i.e. death, as is Rest In Pieces)

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HungryGuy's avatar

Okay, I just thought of some more…

Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
I’m Like A Bird – Nelly Furtado

perspicacious's avatar

Beach music—Tams and Drifters and about 100 others.

john65pennington's avatar

Two Of A Kind, Sue Thompson.

Two Lovers, Mary Wells.

Both songs of the 60s on Youtube.

DeanV's avatar

Do you mean lyrics necessarily or instrumentalism?
Because you could take the drum beat out of any of these songs, replace it in the other, and they would sound almost exactly the same.

My example is the swung, floor tom drum beat found in Muse’s “Uprising”, Kasabian’s “Shoot The Runner”, Battles’s “Atlas”, and Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl”.

Freaked me out when I first heard it.

HungryGuy's avatar

@dverhey – That’s not what I meant, but okay, go with it if you can think of more :-)

HungryGuy's avatar

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window – Pattie Page
Who Let The Dogs Out? – Baha Men

jfos's avatar

@dverhey I also noticed the “Uprising”-“Atlas” similarity. I was listening to Muse on the radio waiting to hear that weird background vocalization from “Atlas”.

ucme's avatar

Follow the yellow brick road
Goodbye yellow brick road

zenele's avatar

Hero by Mariah Carey
Hero by Nickelback
Hero by Enrique Iglecias
My Hero by Foo Fighters
Heroes by David Bowie
I need a Hero by Bonnie Tyler

and my fave:

We don’t need another hero by Tina Turner

ucme's avatar

The Doors : Light My Fire
David Bowie : Ashes to Ashes

aprilsimnel's avatar

Pete Townsend – Give Blood
AC/DC – If You Want Blood
Placebo – Haemoglobin

aprilsimnel's avatar

David Bowie/Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town
The Beatles – Boys

Ron Grainer/Delia Derbyshire – Doctor Who theme (the best of all of them, IMO, is the original 1963 version)
Alexander Courage – Star Trek theme
Barry Gray – Space 1999 theme

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