Music Monday: Sound-alike Songs

You know when a song comes on the radio and it sounds exactly like something else? Not necessarily that an artist ripped anyone else off but the progression, or the melody, or that certain drum beat brings your brain to another song. Being someone who creates music for a living this happens to me all the time. I listen to tiny specific details and pick up on things that sometimes drive me crazy, and whenever something comes on the radio I always turn it up and try to show whoever I am with “doesn’t this sound exactly like… ?!?!?” So now I will plant and example in your head and maybe get your critical listening juices flowing.

The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather

Outkast – The Way You Move

Both great songs. Both very different songs. Both intros sound identical.

Has anyone else heard this similarity?