Songs so nice they made them twice!
Britney Spears, “Unusual You” & Charli XCX, “Break The Rules“
What your ears are telling you: Britney’s 2008 number “Unusual You” and Charli’s 2014 anti-authoritarian hit “Break The Rules” both feature what is essentially the same synth-laden backing track.
Sony Music / Atlantic Records
Nelly Furtado, “Say It Right” & Carly Rae Jepsen, “Fever“
What your ears are telling you: Early moments of beep-like percussion in both “Do It Right” (2006) and “Fever” (2016) lend a similar sound to the two songs released ten years apart from one another.
Interscope Records / Interscope Records
Adele, “I Miss You” & Drake feat. Rihanna, “Too Good“
What your ears are telling you: It’s all in the intro for these two: Be it brief, “I Miss You” (2015) and “Too Good” (2016) have just about the same opening.
XL Recordings / Republic Records
G.R.L., “Ugly Heart” & Little Mix, “Shout Out To My Ex“
What your ears are telling you: The strummy, upbeat guitar work and swelling chorus of 2014’s “Ugly Heart” is virtually recreated by Little Mix in their 2016 single, “Shout Out To My Ex.”
RCA Records / Syco Records