Copycat Songs

Pop, rock, and R&B oldies that make me think about another one.

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Beyoncé and friends in the “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” video (Photo: Columbia Records)

“All Right Now” by Free (1970) vs. “Rock ‘N Me” by The Steve Miller Band (1976)

“Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones (1971) vs. “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner (1978)

“Trans Europa Express” by Kraftwerk (1977) vs. “Pack Jam (Look Out For The OVC)” by Jonzun Crew (1983)

“Mirror Mirror” by Diana Ross (1981) vs. “Fall in Love with Me” by Earth, Wind & Fire (1982)

“Just to See Her” by Smokey Robinson (1987) vs. “Make Me Lose Control” by Eric Carmen (1988)

“Everything Is Everything” by Lauryn Hill (1998) vs. “Case of the Ex” by Mya (2000)

“Pon de Replay” by Rihanna (2005) vs. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé (2008)

“1 Thing” by Amerie (2005) vs. “Take This Ring” by Toni Braxton (2005)

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