Soul chorus.
February 12, 2011 8:44 AM   Subscribe

SongFilter. Super sweet soul tune: does it have a twin?

Listen to this song: De Vons (someone to treat me the way you used to). And dance a little, if you must.

I heard this song for the first time yesterday. At least I think it was the first time. The tune of the chorus sounds freakily similar to a song that I've heard before. Maybe. Not the words, but the tune of this line: "I"ll find someone to treat me the way that you used to."

Is there a song out there that was separated at birth from this sweet De Vons tune? Or did I hear this jam in a past life?
posted by sucre to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It reminds me of the "I've got something to tell you" line from Bill Ocean's "When the going gets tough".
posted by prenominal at 9:38 AM on February 12, 2011

posted by prenominal at 9:41 AM on February 12, 2011

The way the first three notes of "I'll find someone" go down reminds me of the "I'll find you" from Jay & The Technique's Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie. Faster tempo though.
posted by fishmasta at 10:43 AM on February 12, 2011

Overall, it's Rundgren-esque.

There's a bit of Red Dwarf themetune in there, too.

But melody of the line in question reminds me very much of just one song: "It's been five long years and I love you just the same." Also known in Canada as, "It's been five short minutes since I last heard this song, and it still sucks just as bad."
posted by Sys Rq at 2:23 PM on February 12, 2011

I hate when this happens to me, but this one does sound familiar, especially the first few notes. Could it be a commercial jingle rather than an actual song? It sounds like any typical local furniture store ad.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 4:19 PM on February 12, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks y'all! Your guesses didn't ring a bell, but it turns out that I HAVE heard the song before, at a soul dance night. D'oh!

Thanks again for the sleuthing. :)
posted by sucre at 9:04 AM on February 13, 2011

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