Another Collection of Unfortunate Sonic Coincidences

There are only so many ways you can string together the notes on the Western scale to create pleasing music. And with so many songs out there, a certain degree of duplication is unavoidable.  This is different from plagiarism.  That requires proof that you have an intent to pass someone else’s work off as your own.

But many delight in these gotcha moments.  Call them unfortunate sonic coincidences.  BuzzFeed has this a collection that includes this example of the intro to Haim’s “The Wire” and the Eagles’ “Heartache Tonight.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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