Writing a song is not an easy thing to do. Especially today, because so many songs have already been written – it’s hard to create a new one, one that doesn’t sound like anything else. In some cases this is not accomplished at all. In the following, you will find some of this year’s Eurovision entries that do sound very familiar. If you listen to them closely you will be surprised by the similarity to other well-known songs.
One of the most obvious ones, which had even been accused of plagiarism, is the French entry. Twin Twin’s “Moustache” is said to show resemblances to Stromae’s “Papaoutai”(2013). Even though the accusations were dismissed, the similarities of the two songs are unlikely not to hear.
Also the Portuguese song awakes the feeling that you`ve heard it before – a couple of times. Listening to Suzy’s Quero Ser Tua it’s hard not to be reminded of Kaoma’s Lambada. The Latin rhythms of both songs are pretty similar to each other.
Teo from Belarus doesn’t only look a little like Robin Thicke, “Cheesecakes” also reminds one of “Blurred lines”.
The Macedonian entry “To The Sky” by Tijana sounds at times like the Austrian song “Millionen Lichter” by Christina Stürmer. Check this out:
If you listen to Gary Barlow’s “Let me Go” you can’t help to hear the similarities to Firelight’s “Coming Home” – the rhythm, the melody and the arrangement are pretty much alike. You can also hear a little bit of Avicii’s style in both of the songs.
There are two songs at this year’s contest which seem to be written for the next James Bond movie. For once, there is Valentina Monetta’s “Maybe” and then there is the Austrian entry “Rise Like A Phoenix” – both very dramatic and full of tension. Some even compare the latter to Adele’s “Skyfall”. Conchita Wurst as the next Bond girl – that would be something!
The Swedish entry sounds familiar in plenty of ways. Some people compare it to “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. But also the song “It’s Gonna Rain” by Sweden’s Eurovision representative of 2011, Eric Saade, is pretty similar to “Undo”. You can literally hear that both songs are written by the same person – Fredrik Kempe helped creating both of the Swedish songs.
Furthermore, the Irish entry in the beginning reminds a little of Gossip’s “Heavy Cross” and the Greece one at times sounds like “We no speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool. Denmark’s representative Basim himself looks and sound pretty much like Bruno Mars’ little brother.
This year’s Spanish entry seems to have been inspired by Spain two years ago – Pastora Soler with “Quédate Conmigo”didn’t scream as much as Ruth Lorenzo does, though.