Something is really irking the troubadour in me, three songs have been released recently and I can't help but think where have I heard this before? Why are artists doing this and does anyone else notice what's going on or is it just me? Either way, this is how my brain works.
The first one took me awhile to put my finger on, much to Brandy's dismay I whistled the tune over and over and over again until it finally came to me. The single is from Jason Mraz titled "I Won't Give Up" not the whole song but the bridge at 2:14 in the video.
If you don't want to listen to the whole song here is the link to the sections I am referring to: http://youtu.be/TdN5GyTl8K0?t=2m14s and http://youtu.be/tpGRdX5sUAs?t=26s
At 2:14 it sounds very much like the same as 0:26 of Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band.
Now that I have you whistling to an earworm of Afternoon Delight, the next song was easy to figure out, whenever it comes on the radio I immediately think of the song that predates it.
The piano intro and riff that Kidd Rock used for his song All Summer Long...
is from Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London!!!
You have to admit that one was either an intentional tribute or blatant theft, I'm sure you all pick up on that one.
The third one may not be familiar to many as the song that Pink's new release "Blow Me One Last Kiss" reminds me of isn't that well known, but I like it.
At 0:42 here http://youtu.be/3jNlIGDRkvQ?t=42s
"Blow Me One Last Kiss" rings awfully familiar of "Earthquakes and Sharks" by Brandtson
and 0:46 here http://youtu.be/tTIUDsb2XGs?t=46s
Anyway, that's my warped mind and the wonderful world of music that resonates in my head and my helmet.