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Another Unfortunate Sonic Coincidence, This Time Involving Muse

Because of the stupid “Blurred Lines”/”Got to Give It Up” trial, everyone is on heightened alert for songs that sound alike. Here’s the latest.

Even though Muse has been playing the central riff for their new song, “Psycho” since the late 90s under the name “0305030,” it has never appeared as a fully fleshed out song until now. I repeat: Muse has been playing that riff for over 15 years.

However, that hasn’t stopped people from pointing figures, of course. A group called The Hudson Super Six would like to direct everyone to their song, “Heartbreakin’.”

Now here’s the Muse song,

*Sigh* Give it a rest people. It’s a coincidence. No one is ripping off anyone. But if you must read more, go here.


Alan Cross

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One thought on “Another Unfortunate Sonic Coincidence, This Time Involving Muse

  • I swear I have heard that riff elsewhere as well.


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