Top 10 Songs that Sound Alike Without Using a Sample

The Top Ten

1 Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart vs. Sarah Connor - Just One Last Dance
2 Bastille - Things We Lost in the Fire vs. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us
3 An Cafe - Ryusei Rocket vs. Anri - Cat's Eye
4 Garth Brooks - The Thunder Rolls vs. Dragonforce - Through the Fire and Flames
5 LMFAO - Sexy and I Know it vs. Revenge of the Nerds - I Got it Like That
6 Laura Tesoro - What's the Pressure vs. Queen - Another One Bites the Dust

I love What's The Pressure! - philbeech13

7 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us vs. Kay One - What Happened Last Night
8 Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love) vs. - Boys

Okay I am sure most songs that sound similar are coincidental like two artists in the same genre happen to use a similar riff, bassline or sing a similar melody, but this has rip off written all over it.
Despite the instrumental being entirely different (Sabrina has a stomping mid-tempo 80s synth pop disco feel to it, have an uptempo eurodance techno beat that was popular around the turn of the millennium), the songs are too similar elsewise to be a coincidence. The lyrics of the songs are alike: it is summertime, and the singer feels the urge growing to spend her time with boys. The hooks almost have the same melody, the only thing that prevents them from being the exact same is that added two more syllables - so instead of singing "Boys Boys Boys! " they sing "Boys Boys Be My Boys! ". Even both music videos are (at least partly) set in a swimming pool.
I bet the following happened: wanted to record a cover version of Sabrina's song but either didn't ...more - Martin_Canine

9 Nirvana - Come as You Are vs. Tokio Hotel - Final Day
10 Nirvana - Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle vs. Tenacious D. - Kickapoo

The Newcomers

? Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do vs Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

The Contenders

11 Hollywood Undead - Been to Hell vs. Skillet - Out of Hell
12 Linkin Park - Papercut vs. Red - Breathe Into Me
13 Pink Floyd - In the Flesh vs. My Chemical Romance - The End
14 The Birthday Massacre - Blue vs. Alice: Madness Returns Combat Theme
15 Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber - Where are Ü Now vs. Kay One Feat. Faydee - Believe

The songs itself are different, but the drop is extremely similar. - Martin_Canine

16 Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi vs. Silbermond - Du Und Ich

The riff in the intro, after the second chorus and in the outro of "Du und ich" sounds a lot like the main riff of "Sk8er Boi". - Martin_Canine

17 Bangles - Eternal Flame vs. Shakira - Underneath Your Clothes

The verses are just a few notes from being the same... - Martin_Canine

18 Roxette - It Must Have Been Love vs. Jeanette - It's Over Now
19 Cher - (This Is) a Song for the Lonely vs. Lady Gaga - The Edge of Glory
20 Spice Girls - Stop vs. P!NK - Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)
21 Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell vs. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
22 Free - All Right Now vs. Jeanette - Rockin' on Heaven's Floor
23 Britney Spears - Womanizer vs. Blood on the Dance Floor - Ringleader
24 Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball vs Dio - I Could Have Been a Dreamer
25 AC/DC - Problem Child vs Judas Priest - Devil's Child
26 David Guetta - Titanium vs. Master of Death - Good as Dead
27 Brokencyde - Freaxxx vs. Shindy & Bushido - Springfield
28 Tokio Hotel - Love is Dead vs. Niic - Beast
29 Salt'n'pepa - Push It vs. Tic Tac Toe - Leck Mich Am A, B, Zeh
30 Nickelback - Animals vs. Niic T.B.U.Y.G.F.U.
31 Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box vs. Silbermond - Nichts Mehr
32 The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go vs Twenty One Pilots - Tear in My Heart
33 Drive By - Nothing Holding Me Back
34 Hollies - Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) Vs.T. Rex-Get It On
35 Sarah Bareilles - Brave vs Katy Perry - Roar
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