Tag Archives: Plagiarism

That Song Sounds Like…

That Song Sounds Like is a website that compares two or three 30 second samples to show intention or unintentional similarities. While some posts suggest that advertisers, who couldn’t clear the rights to the actual tracks themselves, intentionally ripped off an artist (like this one between Volkswagon and Beach House), and others suggest more devious means of plagiarism by the artists themselves – most are just basic proof that musicians only have a limited set of chord changes and song structures to work from. This inevitably leads to a lot of songs sounding the same., and That Song Sounds Like shows just how often this happens.

My submission?

Twin Shadow’s “Run My Heart” and “Aquatic Ambiance” off the Donkey Kong Country soundtrack.