gfxgfx
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
logo
 
gfx gfx
gfx
649763 Posts in 25977 Topics by 3702 Members - Latest Member: GV August 23, 2019, 11:53:25 PM
*
gfx*HomeHelpSearchCalendarLoginRegistergfx
gfxgfx
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.       « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Songs that remind you of specific Beach Boys songs  (Read 959 times)
B.E.
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 655



View Profile
« on: July 19, 2019, 09:04:05 AM »

Are there any songs that remind you of specific Beach Boys song? It could be a similar lyric, melody, arrangement, key change, etc.

I'm currently revisiting Neil Young's discography after many years and an old favorite of mine "Out on the Weekend" now reminds me of "We'll Run Away". You may be scratching your head as to why that is, but the instrumentation stops playing for the first bar of this section here https://youtu.be/TuXMQQtcQ_U?t=92, providing the same effect as the backing track of "We'll Run Away" fading in after about a bar and a half (?) here https://youtu.be/bs_B6CMOZKY?t=28. I think it's a really cool effect. No doubt used in many other songs, but it's the Beach Boys that spring right to mind!
Logged
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5187


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 09:13:11 AM »

Are there any songs that remind you of specific Beach Boys song? It could be a similar lyric, melody, arrangement, key change, etc.

Cool idea for a topic, B.E.. The one that immediately springs to my mind is Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon". The first three notes sound pretty well identical in tempo, pitch and timbre to the first three notes of "You're So Good To Me" but after that the two songs don't sound like each other at all! LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw
Logged

mustomax
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 69


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 10:03:14 AM »

there's a song on the lennon "double fantasy" album... one part of it sounds like "don't worry baby" 's verse "but she looks in my eyes and makes me realise"     don't remember the title...
Logged
B.E.
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 655



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 10:21:49 AM »

Cool idea for a topic, B.E.. The one that immediately springs to my mind is Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon". The first three notes sound pretty well identical in tempo, pitch and timbre to the first three notes of "You're So Good To Me" but after that the two songs don't sound like each other at all! LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw

Ah, I hear it!

there's a song on the lennon "double fantasy" album... one part of it sounds like "don't worry baby" 's verse "but she looks in my eyes and makes me realise"     don't remember the title...

Yeah, a lot of people seem to make this connection. It's "but when I see you darling, it's like we both are" in "(Just Like) Starting Over".
Logged
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5187


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 11:03:44 AM »

The one that immediately springs to my mind is Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon".

Veering spectacularly off topic here, but while we're on the subject of "Karma Chameleon" I have this rather disconcerting habit of hearing religious things in songs that aren't there. For years (decades) I could have sworn that Boy George was singing "Every day is like the Bible" (instead of "survival"). The mind boggles. LOL

And in Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days", I persistently heard "We were cool on Christ" until the world wide web put me right (apparently it's "craze"). H'mm.
Logged

All Summer Long
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 223



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2019, 06:25:02 PM »

Cool idea for a topic, B.E.. The one that immediately springs to my mind is Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon". The first three notes sound pretty well identical in tempo, pitch and timbre to the first three notes of "You're So Good To Me" but after that the two songs don't sound like each other at all! LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw

Ah, I hear it!

there's a song on the lennon "double fantasy" album... one part of it sounds like "don't worry baby" 's verse "but she looks in my eyes and makes me realise"     don't remember the title...

Yeah, a lot of people seem to make this connection. It's "but when I see you darling, it's like we both are" in "(Just Like) Starting Over".

Funny, as much as I love Just Like Starting Over and Don’t Worry Baby, I don’t think I’ve ever heard it like that, not that I, denying it exists, I’ve just never heard the connection.
Logged
B.E.
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 655



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2019, 06:30:20 PM »

there's a song on the lennon "double fantasy" album... one part of it sounds like "don't worry baby" 's verse "but she looks in my eyes and makes me realise"     don't remember the title...

Yeah, a lot of people seem to make this connection. It's "but when I see you darling, it's like we both are" in "(Just Like) Starting Over".

Funny, as much as I love Just Like Starting Over and Don’t Worry Baby, I don’t think I’ve ever heard it like that, not that I, denying it exists, I’ve just never heard the connection.

I hadn't made the connection either. Not until fans started pointing it out. Even now, I can't say that I think of one while listening to the other, but this is exactly the kind of thing I'm interested in!
Logged
Lonely Summer
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3159


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2019, 07:11:24 PM »

The one that immediately springs to my mind is Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon".

Veering spectacularly off topic here, but while we're on the subject of "Karma Chameleon" I have this rather disconcerting habit of hearing religious things in songs that aren't there. For years (decades) I could have sworn that Boy George was singing "Every day is like the Bible" (instead of "survival"). The mind boggles. LOL

And in Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days", I persistently heard "We were cool on Christ" until the world wide web put me right (apparently it's "craze"). H'mm.
I thought it said "we were HOOKED on Christ"
Logged
CenturyDeprived
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 4873



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2019, 07:45:00 PM »

 Here is something in this category that I posted about awhile back. I still think it sounds so incredibly similar that there's no way there wasn't a direct influence.

Just listened to the song "Your Love is King" by Sade from 1984.

http://youtu.be/k1ljpLQ1V6Y


The intro sounds almost identical to Brian's "I'm So Lonely" from 1 year later.

http://youtu.be/emKjSkUpDrk

I wonder if Brian (or one of the ISL studio musicians) was a Sade fan. Too close to be a coincidence, don'tcha all think?

Logged
marcella27
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 302



View Profile
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2019, 08:12:03 PM »

The one that immediately springs to my mind is Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon".

Veering spectacularly off topic here, but while we're on the subject of "Karma Chameleon" I have this rather disconcerting habit of hearing religious things in songs that aren't there. For years (decades) I could have sworn that Boy George was singing "Every day is like the Bible" (instead of "survival"). The mind boggles. LOL

And in Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days", I persistently heard "We were cool on Christ" until the world wide web put me right (apparently it's "craze"). H'mm.

I thought it said "we were HOOKED on Christ"

I always thought the chorus was “dance all day” not “dancehall days” despite the title of the song being a fairly big clue as to the lyrics.  Which, as an aside, are quite weird when you really look at them.  “Take your baby by the hair”, “take your baby by the ears”?  What??
Logged
B.E.
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 655



View Profile
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2019, 08:50:10 PM »

Here is something in this category that I posted about awhile back. I still think it sounds so incredibly similar that there's no way there wasn't a direct influence.

Just listened to the song "Your Love is King" by Sade from 1984.

http://youtu.be/k1ljpLQ1V6Y


The intro sounds almost identical to Brian's "I'm So Lonely" from 1 year later.

http://youtu.be/emKjSkUpDrk

I wonder if Brian (or one of the ISL studio musicians) was a Sade fan. Too close to be a coincidence, don'tcha all think?

I hear what you mean. I think both songs are in the same time signature as well. 12/8?

Btw, according to Wikipedia, "Your Love Is King" wasn't released in the US until 1985. Though, that doesn't mean they hadn't heard it.
Logged
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 5187


Maybe I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2019, 02:00:39 AM »

And in Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days", I persistently heard "We were cool on Christ" until the world wide web put me right (apparently it's "craze"). H'mm.
I thought it said "we were HOOKED on Christ"

 LOL  I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the Big J was in there. I've also seen "cries" in online lyrics for "DHD", which makes no sense at all! Grin
Logged

CAFeelin89
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2019, 09:47:27 PM »

I think ELO's 'Across the Border' sounds a LOT like H&V.
Logged
UEF
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 43


Sheriff John-ston


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2019, 12:50:10 AM »

The WhatsApp message beep sounds like Sloop John B
Logged
BananaLouie
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 253


Columnated ruins domino


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2019, 11:45:18 AM »

Stereolab’s Caleidoscopic Gaze could easily fit on SMiLE.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RuXLpftMZQw
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 12:33:56 PM by BananaLouie » Logged

"I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard working guy." - Brian Wilson
Matt H
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1182



View Profile
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2019, 01:48:53 PM »

I think ELO's 'Across the Border' sounds a LOT like H&V.

I had never heard that song before, but I looked it up and heard Heroes and Villians in the verse immediately.  Thanks for sharing!
Logged
Clinton
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 13


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2019, 02:05:30 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJAfLE39ZZ8

Am I the only one who hears Good Vibrations just a bit?
Logged
All Summer Long
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 223



View Profile
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2019, 07:19:44 PM »

There’s a song from Toy Story that I’ve never been able to find the name of that reminds me of the verses from H&V and maybe if there was a little Billy Joel mixed into it equals this Randy Newman song.
Logged
krabklaw
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1043



View Profile
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2019, 10:13:33 AM »

Doves- Valley sounds like...oh, just click the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmaUlL0ggKg
Logged

Please visit 'The American(a) Trip Slideshow' where you can watch the videos and listen to fan mixes of all the Smile songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doOws3284PQ&list=PLptIp1kEl6BWNpXyJ_mb20W4ZqJ14-Hgg
B.E.
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 655



View Profile
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2019, 10:26:40 AM »

Doves- Valley sounds like...oh, just click the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmaUlL0ggKg

Wow. LOL
Logged
dombanzai
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 77


View Profile
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2019, 04:20:53 PM »

It is not a song, but when you plug in an iPad to the mains to charge it and switch on the plug, it makes like a notification sound. That tonal beep sounds like the first note of Wouldn’t It Be Nice.
Logged
Chocolate Shake Man
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2867


View Profile
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2019, 04:24:18 AM »

There’s a song from Toy Story that I’ve never been able to find the name of that reminds me of the verses from H&V and maybe if there was a little Billy Joel mixed into it equals this Randy Newman song.

I'm going to guess that you are talking about Strange Things:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_F2Fl17RX8
Logged
CAFeelin89
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 22


View Profile
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2019, 11:44:49 PM »

I think ELO's 'Across the Border' sounds a LOT like H&V.

I had never heard that song before, but I looked it up and heard Heroes and Villians in the verse immediately.  Thanks for sharing!

I've got a follow-up: ELO's "The Way Life's Meant to Be" also sounds like Heroes and Villains to me.
Logged
gfx
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
gfx
Jump to:  
gfx
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Page created in 0.181 seconds with 21 queries.
Helios Multi design by Bloc
gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!