Paranoid – Black Sabbath

Dazed and Confused – Led Zeppelin

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The guitar at end of “Dazed and Confused.” I'm not paranoid; this is a true soundalike, rip-off, leaves me dazed and confused at the Sab-audacity to go stealing so close to home

Erotic City – Prince

White Horse – Laid Back

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Again, the erotic-city, I mean, audac-city of stealing so close to home.

W.O.R.K – Bow Wow Wow

The Whistler – Jethro Tull

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Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills & Nash

Yummy Yummy Yummy – Ohio Express

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Ohio Express is the earlier song, at least according to my Top 40 chart book. I have to keep reminding myself that stealing doesn't reflect badly on the stealer, and this theft holds my feet to that fire, because of the high regard in which I hold Stephen Stills

Everything's All Right – David Bowie, doing Mojos

Shake a Tailfeather – Five Du Tones

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Pillaging from r&b with a homage-y tipping of the hat is the world's second oldest profession

Waterfalls – TLC

It's Still Rock & Roll to Me – Billy Joel

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Doll Parts – Hole

Love Is a Stranger – Eurythmics

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Softer Softest – Hole

San Franciscan Nights – Eric Burdon

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Smooth – Santana

No One Like You – Scorpions

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I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd

Strawberry Letter 23 – Brothers Johnson

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The Brothers Johnson version of the song not Shuggie Otis the writer's. (Until that record falls in my lap, my curiosity about Shuggie Otis is satisfied by, and my interest in is confined to, his playing on his father Johnny Otis's early '70s reworkings of '50s R& B classics with the original singers, which is great!)

Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel

You Are Too Beautiful – John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman

Beginning of piano solo

Time – Supergrass

(?) – Cheap Trick

Remarkable Cheap Trick soundalike

Don't Let Go – En Vogue

Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar

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Fix bad file name: “Hearbreaker.mp3”

to “Heartbreaker.mp3”

Don't Ease Me In (title?) – Grateful Dead

The Happening – The Supremes

Dead: “Don't ease, don't ease, don't ease me in / I've been [all night long comin' home]

/ Don't ease me in” – Supremes: “Hey life, look at me / I can see that we are two / 'Cos when you [shook me, took me out of my world]

/ I woke up, suddenly I just woke up / To the happening”

I'll Take You There – Staple Singers

Liquidator – Harry J's All Stars

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Can't Get Enough – Bad Company

Natural Born Woman – Humble Pie

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Badge – Cream

I Need a Man to Love – Big Brother & the Holding Company

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Smooth – Santana

Mercy Mercy Mercy – Buckinghams

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I know, the melody's not quite the same, but, christ, the WORDS are essentially the same, and the melody's close enough

Fable of a Failed Race – Hawkwind

I'm Not in Love – 10cc

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Can't Smile Without You – Barry Manilow

Candy Man – Sammy Davis, Jr.

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The bridge of “Can't Smile Without You”

Changes – Gordon Lightfoot (written by Phil Ochs)

Sealed with a Kiss – Bobby Vinton (original by Brian Hyland)

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I only have Bobby Vinton's 1970s version of Sealed, and I don't have the Phil Ochs version of Changes

Come Dancin' – Kinks

Long Live Love – Sandie Shaw

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Gene McDaniels subarea

Note to songwriters: apparently, don't listen to Gene McDaniels anywhere near the time you're planning to write something.

(title?) – Traveling Wilburys

Planet Queen – T-Rex

Life's a Gas – T-Rex

Hundred Pounds of Clay – Gene McDaniels

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Aint Too Proud to Beg – Temptations

Tower of Strength – Gene McDaniels

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Careless Whisper – Wham

Tower of Strength – Gene McDaniels

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Trombone part in Tower, right after chorus – I shouldn't be implying here that Gene McDaniels wrote either Hundred or Tower – he didn't, but later he did write well-known songs. For extra credit, he wrote “Compared to What?” and Roberta Flack's (not Bad Company's) “Feel Like Makin' Love” – yee ha.

Leaving Gene McDaniels subarea, returning to regular soundalikes . . .

Make Me Your Baby – Barbara Lewis

Downtown – Petula Clark

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This may be a lead-in soundalike

Frankenstein – Edgar Winter Group

Hocus Pocus – Focus

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No Surrender – Bruce Springsteen

Harmony Constant – Mike Nesmith

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Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell

Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues

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String section

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths

The Voice – Moody Blues

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Burn the Flames – Roky Erickson

Flaming Youth – Kiss

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Sound clip has a full verse of Burn, just cause it's amazing

The Tourist – Radiohead

The Man with the Child in His Eyes – Kate Bush

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The New Pollution – Beck

That Beatles (Harrison) song that goes “we were talking … about the space between us all” – Beatles

Young Splendor – Pond,

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That Beatles (Harrison) song that goes “we were talking … about the space between us all” – Beatles

Material Girl – Madonna

You Should Hear How She Talks about You – Melissa Manchester

I Looked Away – Derek & The Dominoes

Everlasting Love – Carl Carlton (original by Frederick Knight)

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I only have the 1970s Carl Carlton version

Disgracing the Family Name – Skafish

Birthday – Beatles

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This is a perfect example of why not to get too bent out of shape about rip-offs – I mean it's not like Skafish “profited” much by ripping off those poor Beatles

Heat of the Moment – Asia

Video Killed the Radio Star – Buggles

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Christmas Camel – Procol Harum

Ballad of a Thin Man – Bob Dylan

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Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs

Kaleidoscope – Procol Harum

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“Lido Shuffle” organ surge

Let It Loose – Rolling Stones (Exile)

Handbags and Gladrags – Rod Stewart

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Piano part

Possession – Sarah McLachlan

Take My Breath Away – Berlin

All I Want to Do – Cheryl Crow

Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealer's Wheel

Breakfast at Tiffany's – Deep Blue Something

All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendix

Champagne Supernova – Oasis

(?) – (?)

Harmonica part

Champagne Supernova – Oasis

(?) – Rod Stewart

Guitar part before last verse, after big crescendo

Here Comes a Regular – Replacements

Helpless – Neil Young

Here Comes a Regular – Replacements

Knockin' on Heaven's Door – Bob Dylan

Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots

I Got a Name – Jim Croce

Descending thing

Jane Says – Jane's Addiction

Many is a man, oft-times leaves me guessin' – Led Zeppelin

Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart – Stone Temple Pilots

How Soon Is Now – Smiths

Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart – Stone Temple Pilots

Dancin' Days – Led Zeppelin

Ride the Cliche – Stone Temple Pilots

Tiny Dancer – Elton John

Mother Russia – Renaissance

Hang 'Em High – Booker T. & The MGs

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Hang 'Em High – Booker T. & The MGs

Exodus – Percy Faith

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Hang is the theme to some Clint Eastwood movie. I can't tell if it's actually different from Exodus, but whatever

Telstar – Tornadoes

White Christmas – Darlene Love

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I don't have the Bing Crosby version of White Christmas. Do you?

(title?) – Paula Cole (Dawson's Creek theme song)

(title?) – Don Henley

Paula Cole: “I don't want to wait / For our lives to be over”

Don Henley: “Even if, even if / You don't love me any more”

This I think is a lead-in soundalike,

where the Paula Cole leads in to that part of the Don Henley song.

“Do you have the time, to listen to me whine” – Green Day

“And everything she wants costs money” – The Smiths

Here Come Those Tears Again – Jackson Browne

Tequila Sunrise – Eagles

Focus II – Focus, from Moving Waves

Pomp and Circumstance – Elgar

Hurting Each Other – Carpenters

You've Lost That Loving Feeling – Righteous Brothers

Busy Bodies – Elvis Costello

I Got the Blues – Rolling Stones

Listening to Old Voices – John Hiatt

Screams – Blue Oyster Cult

Waitress in the Sky – Replacements

Mountain of Love – Harold Dorman

I Only Want to Be with You – Dusty Springfield

It Was I – Skip & Flip

Bad Weather – Poco

Gasoline Alley – Rod Stewart

Guitar sound

Plastic Fantastic Lover – Jefferson Airplane

Bummer in the Summer – Love

… and, both their titles are rhymingly alliterative

It's All Too Much – George Harrison

Family of Man – Three Dog Night

Selfish One – Jackie Ross

Tenderly – the standard

What Am I Crying For? – Classics IV

Little Green Apples – O. C. Smith

Rock & Roll Junkie – Motley Crue

Shake Your Body – Jacksons

Knockin' on Heaven's Door – Bob Dylan

Keep Your Eyes on the Sparrow – Jimmy Cliff

You Can't Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones

Feelin' Alright – Traffic

Piano part?

Middle of the Road – Pretenders

Living in the U.S.A. – Steve Miller

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I think this is an “enjambment,” or lead-in sound-alike

Twilight Zone – Golden Earring

Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd

Riot in Room C – Knock-Outs

Rebel Rouser – Duane Eddy

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Running Bear – Johnny Preston

Rebel Rouser – Duane Eddy

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Over at the Frankenstein PlaceRocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack

Massachusetts – Bee Gees

Puppets – Depeche Mode

(I Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – Kinks

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Don't Go – Yaz

No Disco – Depeche Mode

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Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I) – Yaz

No Disco – Depeche Mode

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Also in Covers, Self-covers: Rewrites and retreads

Valley of the Dolls – Generation X

Rebel Rebel – David Bowie

Goodbye Blue Sky – Pink Floyd (The Wall)

Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones

Racing in the Street – Bruce Springsteen

Then He Kissed Me – Crystals

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Keyboard part of Racing. Racing also has “Geronimo's Cadillac”

Songs that quote the Beatles' "Taxman"

Start – The Jam

Quicksilver Girl – Steve Miller Band

Taxman, Mr. Thief – Cheap Trick

Rewrites of the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

It's Only Rock and Roll – Rolling Stones

Livin' Lovin' Maid – Led Zeppelin

Dime a Dance Romance – Steve Miller Band

Livin' in the U.S.A. album (or whatever its original title was) also has a Dylan imitating song – homage sound-alikes must be a theme of the album. “Space Cowboy” (on Brave New World) copies the lyrical form of that Beatles or Lennon song that goes “I told you 'bout Strawberry Fields / You know the place where nothin' is real.”

Quotes "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

Lose to Live – Strawberry Alarm Clock

Soundalike artists

Axl Rose (Guns n' Roses) sounds like Dan McCafferty of Nazareth – example is “Broken Down Angel” from Razamanaz. This is interesting because Gn'R is critically well regarded by non-metal people (like Rolling Stone and other critic types), whereas Nazareth is dogmeat.

I've always heard that Klaatu sounds like the Beatles, but “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft” (covered by the Carpenters, I have it incidentally), doesn't sound like the Beatles. Now that I own the Klaatu record, I know why the people who said that said that: “Sub-Rosa Subway” and others.

Be Good to Yourself – Frankie Miller

Sounds like Bad Company or Free, that is, Paul Rodgers

Saturday Night beneath the Plastic Palms – Leyton Buzzards

Sounds like Ian Hunter imitating the Kinks

Have I the Right – Honeycombs

Is the singer imitating Neil Sedaka?

Something's Wrong with Me – Austin Roberts

Like David Cassidy singing a Barry Manilow song

Is there a similarity between Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac's “Storms”) and Emmylou Harris?

“Minstrel Rap,” Straw Dogs, from the weird Skin Talk compilation I have is a remarkable copy of XTC (with Colin Moulding singing). Other soundalikes on the record, Spandau Ballet

The Frank Zappa guitar sound when he solos

Frank Zappa's solo guitar playing is very distinctive

Hot Stuff – Rolling Stones

Various songs by Grand Funk – on the album produced by Frank Zappa. Zappa plays on one track, but even other songs do too, so whoever played lead guitar for Grand Funk on that record played like Frank Zappa. As a producer Frank Zappa's knowing how get that guitar sound only partly explains it

Elvis sound-alikes

Suspicion – Terry Stafford

Tragedy – Thomas Wayne

Take Out Some Insurance Baby – Tony Sheridan (!)

Keyboard parts that go like this

Confusion – New Order

AEIOU Sometimes Y – Ebn Ozn

AEIOU – Freez

Remember What You Like – Jenny Burton

Songs with that weird keyboard sound

Point of No Return – Nu Shooz

Feels Like I'm in Love – Kelly Marie

From Soul Classics CD; also uses video game firing shots

Things that the group Pulp sounds like

Boomtown Rats, Animals-era Pink Floyd, “Twilight Zone” Golden Earring

"Lay It Down" by the Replacements sounds like Aerosmith

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