Monday, August 29, 2011

Did the Pet Shop Boys Subconsciously Borrow Just a Little From the Bee Gees?

I heard the Bee Gees' "Lonely Days" song for the first time, I think, two days ago. Great song. But it sounded familiar. Had I heard it before? It took me a little while, but I think the familiarity may have come from the [gag] Pet Shop Boys' "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)." The choruses of the two songs seem awfully similar. Operative word: awfully.

You decide. Here's the Bee Gees (chorus come in at about 1:20):


And here's the Pet Shop Boys (chorus comes in at about 0:45 and repeats ad nauseam):

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