Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash / Noah & The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

You know when you hear a new song for the first time and you think, hey I have heard that before.  That is the case with the two (yes two) songs of the week.  I am giving you two songs this week as they are similar to other songs you know so I figure two new familiar songs add up to one unfamiliar song.

Raphael Saadiq’s song “100 Yard Dash” sounds like slowed down version of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles song “Going to a Go-Go”Noah & The Whale’s song called “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” sounds like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers song “Don’t Come Around Here No More”.

I guess there are only so many notes and chords to go around so sooner or later everything new sounds like something old.  There is a good comedy skit by the Axis of Awesome about this phenomenon called the “4 Chord Song”, check it out it is funny.

If you like what you hear from Raphael Saadiq check out his album called “The Way I See It” or check out the song “Stone Rollin’”.

If you like Noah & The Whale have a listen to “5 Years Time”.

Both are good artists that are worth a listen to even if one of their songs sounds familiar.

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