Oh BuzzFeed. Not only are you content with being responsible for every other post in my Facebook, you’re also making me obsessed with lists – which is better than being obsessed with the gender imbalance in cinema which is all I seem to blog about these days (except The X Factor and Strictly of course). So my brain has been working in lists for a while – most of which involve Roxette, Neighbours or Doctor Who, naturally.
So here’s the first one: five songs that
sound a bit like totally ripped off Roxette. I can’t hear any of these without thinking of the Rox song instead…
Firstly, the two everyone cites.
Savage Garden I Want You, which sounds a bit like
The Look but speeded up (and no I am not going to link to ill-conceived semi-abomination The Look 95 at this point)
Coldplay Paradise, which has a synthy bit somewhat similar to:
Wish I Could Fly.
Then there’s one I’ve mentioned before
Which has a very speeded up synthy bit that reminds me of the refrain in
I Was So Lucky. Admittedly, this is one requires a bit of the aural equivalent of a squint.
Hall of Fame shamelessly lifts its refrain from
My World, My Love, My Life.
But Tegan and Sara know that if you want to rip something off (I was a Fool)
Then go for the best (Listen to Your Heart)