I wrote this nearly 2 years ago as a guest post for someone' music blog. Looks like it got overlooked, though, so I've belatedly shared it myself.
Tieks' new dance song 'Sunshine' caught my ear recently.
It's great, but at a first listen it sounds strangely familiar. A few minutes after the song ended it hit me.
Is he taking inspo from Toni Braxton's 1996 hit He Wasn't Man Enough for Me? Hmm. Gotta say I prefer the newer song. But then, I'm a bloke and I've always liked my piano house music. It's basically six notes in the chorus of each song that seem very similar to me.
What other songs are similar in terms of melody yet at the same time hugely different stylistically and generically?