Songs That Sound The Same

Songs That Sound Like…Other Songs

We’ve all listened to a new song only to think – ‘wow, doesn’t that sound like that old song by that person?’

Maybe it’s only a matter of time before all the songs have been used up and we have to start recycling old ones?

Either way here’s a some of the more recent sound-a-like songs. Lawyers – are you listening?

Adele “Someone Like You vs Etta James “All I Could Do Was Cry”

James Arthur “Say You Won’t Let Go” vs The Script “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”

Little Mix “Shout Out To My Ex” vs G.R.L. “Ugly Heart”

Niall Horan “This Town” vs Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah

Ed Sheeran “Photograph” vs Matt Cardle “Amazing


Sia “Fire Meet Gasoline” vs Beyonce “Halo”

Elton John “Bennie & The Jets” vs Lady Gaga “Hey Girl”

Olly Murs “Dance With Me Tonight” vs Meghan Trainor “Dear Future Husband” vs Dion DiMucci “Runaround Sue”

One Direction “Best Song Ever” vs The Who “Baba O’rilly” 

Coldplay “Viva La Vida” vs Joe Satriani “If I Could Fly”

Katy Perry “Roar” vs Sara Bareilles “Brave”

This is only a few of the potential “Song Stealers” and there are so many more as I discovered when I asked Reddit Popheads:

Reddit Popheads

So rather than put all the videos on this post, I have created a YouTube playlist with all the songs. Each song is immediately followed by a ‘sound-a-like song’.

Songs That Sound The Same



Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.