What song is the chorus of this song from?
January 16, 2009 9:59 AM   Subscribe

What song do the chorus' lyrics/melody of New Villager's "Rich Doors" bear a striking similarity to? (Link to listen inside.)

I've depleted my Google-fu trying to discover the answer, but I swear that portion of the song is from somewhere... Or at least, very, very similar. I have very general guesses on era/etc but don't want to throw anyone off the trail.

Here's a link to its free appearance on Spinner.
posted by pokermonk to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Well, my first thought, I'm vaguely ashamed to say, was the verse section of Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden. The "sound" is very different (and the lyric) but the basic combination of melody and chord sequence is surprisingly similar.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 10:09 AM on January 16, 2009

Immediately to mind, a Phil Collins song.
posted by cloeburner at 10:18 AM on January 16, 2009

I'm pretty certain that whatever it is a fairly precise match.

I may have to track down a copy of No Jacket Required... One of my parents' first CD purchases, so it's ubiquitous play in our house might be why the similarity is triggering hard but I can't put my finger on it.
posted by pokermonk at 11:28 AM on January 16, 2009

OK, the song it reminded me of "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven", but I don't know in retrospect. Pretty fucking distant, in the words of Geto Boys, my mind's playin' tricks on me.
posted by cloeburner at 11:52 AM on January 16, 2009

The closest I can come is Mamma Mia.

It does sound really, really familiar, but I can't figure out if that's what I'm thinking of. This is going to drive me crazy.
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:38 PM on January 16, 2009

Reminds me of Godley & Creme's "Cry."
posted by Oriole Adams at 9:15 PM on January 16, 2009

That similarity I'm hearing may be in the chorus of Genesis' "Invisible Touch". Not as precise as I had thought (so who knows, maybe there's something else), but seems close enough to satisfy my obsession.

As it is, Phil Collins was spot on.
posted by pokermonk at 2:28 PM on January 17, 2009

Hah, yeah that's the song I was thinking of!
posted by cloeburner at 4:00 PM on February 21, 2009

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