Songs that were basically covers but with different lyrics and the originals.

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  1. Deereman82

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    Miranda Lambert - Kerosene

    Steve Earle - I Feel Alright

    Exactly the same music with different lyrics, she had to list him as a songwriter...
     
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    Then there's this:



    Which I always thought was just a slightly slower and fancier version of this:

     
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    Well, I specifically talking about the particular open position voicings of the chords. Thikn about a song like More Than A Feeling, or Magic Power. The verses on both of those songs aren't just based on the same chords, they're the same voicings, right down to the G/B, ya know where you play an open G chord, but you leave out the sixth string, so the 2nd fret B on the A string is the lowest note. There's a lot of songs that got from the open Cadd9 to that particular G inversion.

    Magic Power at least maintains the F# at the second fret of the high E string (or pair, since it's a 12 string) all the way through the chord progression. I wonder if Rik Emmett didn't do that because he knew how overused that chord progression and he thought to himself, "This'll make it different".
     
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    Oh, I like them both, too. With ZZ Top it's an homage to a fellow Texas blueman, I'll bet.
     
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    I'm not going to post Toto's "Africa" out of respect for forum users' ears, but I think a lot of the cheese in the latter song comes from the instrumentation.
     
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    I don't think they're that similar except for being the same genre. If they were the only two death metal songs in the world then there would be some connection maybe.. The drumming is completely different, and so is the rest of the instrumentation.
     
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    And Chuck did a copy of his own song.



     
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