You can read about more unknown original ballads here. Sing with lyrics to your favorite karaoke songs. >> Mashup: Do It/Acidjazzed ... After Radiohead was informed that "Creep" appeared to borrow a melodic line from The Hollies' 1974 hit "The Air That I Breathe", ... > The Air That I Breathe. Friends since primary school, Allan Clarke and Graham Nash, formed the band, adopting the Merseybeat sound. Radiohead is suing melancholic pop princess Lana Del Rey for allegedly ripping off their giant '90s hit "Creep" in her song "Get Free." (1), Melodic similarities in vocal parts. I just fell in love with a girl. The audio engineering for "The Air That I Breathe" was done by Alan Parsons. The songs are indeed very similar. It proved to be the Hollies' final charting hit in both the US and UK. Hear a side-by-side comparison of these two songs and 1000s more (even post your own!) Sorry for the nitpicking but if we're speaking about The Air That I breathe anyways, let's get the facts straight :) Radiohead wrote the song Creep in the late 1980s and recorded it in 1992, releasing it as their debut single, which was a top ten hit in the UK and top 40 in the US. The Air That I Creep The Hollies "The Air That I Breathe" Radiohead "Creep" Posted by Mike Devine at 12:50. The Hollies, known for their three-part vocal harmonies, formed in Manchester in 1962. there’s a big difference between creep and the air that i breathe. Radiohead’s 1992 “Creep” uses a very similar progression and shares some melodic content. "Creep" by Radiohead sampled Albert Hammond's "The Air That I Breathe". Nineteen years earlier, The Hollies released "The Air That I Breathe". Albert Louis Hammond OBE was born in London in 1944. at SAME THAT TUNE. The song is about her, and yet it’s not. Mashup - Creep / Every Breath You Take recorded by AnjaMannkauf and _Wongz_ALL on Smule. It’s a delicate and beautiful ballad. “The Air That I Breathe” came on and my first reaction was that this must be a Radiohead cover. Hammond recorded the “Air That I Breathe” original on his 1972 album It Never Rains in Southern California. 2 comments: Crod371 said... Why can't you download a lot of these? Hammond’s “The Air That I Breathe” original has more of a stripped-back folk sound than the Hollies version, although the chorus ramps up. The second chord, E, is the standout, unusual chord, rarely used immediately following the tonic key. But let's face it -- it's highly likely Thom Yorke and co. had "The Air That I Breathe" swimming around in their collective subconscious when they wrote "Creep." This comment has been removed by the author. Thom Yorke's lyrics express an obsessive, self-destructive sexual attraction. It appeared on their 16th album, Hollies, released in 1974. Hammond has significantly contributed to the music industry, as has his son, Albert Hammond Jr, who is the Stroke’s lead guitarist. Fans of Radiohead may be surprised to know that the band’s first real hit, “Creep,” was actually inspired by The Hollies’ song “The Air That I Breathe.” Radiohead was so inspired by the hit written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood that the duo successfully sued Thom Yorke et al. [Verse 1] / If I could make a wish, I think I'd pass / Can't “The Air That I Breathe” reached number two in the UK and number six in the US. Read the rest . In 1974 the song became a major hit for English rock group The Hollies. As a result, the song's publisher sued Radiohead for copyright infringement and a settlement was reached in which Hammond and Hazlewood were given co-writing credits as well as a portion of the royalties . If you're new, Subscribe! Hammond also recorded a Spanish version of “The Air That I Breathe” in 1975. It appeared on their debut studio album, Pablo Honey (1993). All rights reserved. Hammond kicked off his music career with the Gibraltan band the Diamond Boys. The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." Discover why Creep sounds like The Air That I Breathe. Creep (Radiohead) | Sounds Like | The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies), All video content hosted on YouTube and subject to applicable, Let The Music Play by Shannon is Electro and Overexicted by Guster is Alternative/Indie (1), ALMOST has the same tune for SOME parts of the songs. You can read about more unknown original ballads here. In fact, the "Creep… I just fell in love so bad, I guess I needed to be with my family. Hammond and Hazlewood noticed the similarity between Creep and The Air That I Breathe and contacted Radiohead's publisher Warner/Chappell Music. As a solo artist, Hammond’s biggest and only US Billboard hit was “It Never Rains in Southern California” which reached number five in 1972. The Hollies "The Air That I Breathe" (1974) vs. Radiohead "Creep" (1992) Where they sound the same: The verses.The similarity is obvious within the first 15 seconds. Am I the only one having this problem? I feel likewise about Led Zeppelin and "Stairway," even though a jury disagrees with me. Another lovely cover of “The Air That I Breathe” is this slow blues version by Canadian singer KD Lang, from her 1997 album Drag. Copyright © Unknown Original 2019-2020. Alan Parsons did the audio engineering. The Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. bridge (1), Melody Cadence actually it's spot on (1), Melody is spot on as well as the cadence of the lyrics (1), Music and melody are virtually identical. I mean, there's a Hollies crib somewhere in "Creep," but it ain't "The Air That I Breathe" (fine song tho' it is). "Creep" is the debut single by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released on 21 September 1992. Copyright © Unknown Original 2019-2020. The Moon Loungers demonstrate how the chord progression for "Creep" is pretty similar to the earlier song. I honestly don't believe that the "plagiarism" is intentional in most of these cases. Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey for allegedly copying their 1992 hit "Creep", ... Radiohead were themselves sued over the resemblance of "Creep" to The Hollies' song "The Air That I Breathe". SHARE / TWEET / 8 COMMENTS Copyfight / copyright / Creep / mashup / music / radiohead / The Air That I Breathe / The Hollies / The Moon Loungers. Read or print original Creep V The Air That I Breathe lyrics 2020 updated! Creep by The Moon Loungers, 571 Shazams. Hammond had moved to LA to be with a girl he’d met. (8), Both choruses have a similar riff and phrasing (2), Bridge/Chorus of Idiot Country as vocal melody for Show me Love (1), Chorus in both songs have the same melody (13), Chorus in both songs that have the same melody (1), Chorus in both songs that sound the same (1), Chorus of shot in the dark and verse of Kayleigh (1), Guitar chords in both songs that sound the same (1), Just a part in the chorus of It's a Trip sounds a bit like the guitar part that's introduced near the end of Talk. Here they are singing “Popotitos” in Gibraltar. Sure enough I searched Spotify … So much so that the song’s publisher sued Radiohead for copyright infringement. (1), The beginning and some parts in both songs sound exactly the same (1), The beginning of the song and some parts of the song sound exactly the same (1), The melody of both the chords and the vocals sound the same (1), Verse 2 of Impossible Year sounds IDENTICAL to verses 1 (1), Verses chords and Chorus chords in both songs have the same melody (1), Vocal Interploration of original instrumental (1), chorus rhythm and melody. ©2020 Same That Tune. Check out this mashup of “Creep” and “The Air That I Breathe” by Bristol band Moon Loungers. His family came from Gibraltar and they returned there after the War. "Creep" was not initially a chart success, but became a worldwide hit after being re-released in 1993. In 2013, TIME magazine pointed out 11 Suspiciously Sound-Alike Songs and this pairing was on the list. Along with Spanish rock pioneers like Miguel Ríos, the Diamond Boys performed at the first nightclubs in Madrid to stage modern bands. Lead singer Clarke has a strong and flowing voice, and the build up to the prog-rock sounding chorus is perfect. for copyright infringement. Check out this mashup of “Creep” and “The Air That I Breathe” by Bristol band Moon Loungers. You 90s kids might recognise “The Air That I Breathe” chord progression from another song. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. But as the chorus came a round the second time I said to myself this is an oldie – I have heard this song before and it was not Radiohead. KD Lang version. In an interview, Parsons observed that Eric Clapton once said the first note of “The Air That I Breathe” had more soul than anything he’d ever heard. Creep and Get Free share the same unusual chord sequence, which is also heard in the verse of The Air That I Breathe. Mashup - Creep / Every Breath You Take recorded by _IAMJLeo_IV on Smule. “The Air That I Breathe” was one of the Hollies’ last hits. It is a beautiful song. Anonimous February 7, 2018 . Another lovely cover of “The Air That I Breathe” is this slow blues version by Canadian singer KD Lang, from her 1997 album Drag. Hammond went on to collaborate with songwriters like Mike Hazlewood, John Bettis, Diane Warren, Holly Knight and Carole Bayer Sager. The songs are indeed very similar. It was so infectious that the the British rock band Radiohead decided to “borrow” a good chunk of it for Creep, their Top 40 single from 1993. (1), Opening lyrics are same melody and rhythm (2), Same Progression and same melody rise on a small particular verse (1), Same tune at some parts of the songs. Powered by WordPress. Sing with lyrics to your favorite karaoke songs. Designed by myThem.es. "The Air I Breathe vs Creep" by The Moon Loungers sampled Albert Hammond's "The Air That I Breathe". We had some kind of short affair. Although the band experienced limited commercial success, they played an important role in introducing rock ‘n’ roll music to Spain. Like the Rolling Stones, the Hollies are one of the few early 60s English groups who haven’t disbanded and continue to record and perform, although Nash left the group in 1968 to form Crosby, Stills & Nash. Albert Hammond recorded it in 1972 while The Hollies just covered it in 1974. He wrote commercially successful singles for artists including Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Leo Sayer, Tina Turner, Glen Campbell, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Tyler, Ace of Base, Air Supply, Heart, the Carpenters, the Hollies and Westlife. ― Alex in NYC , Wednesday, 7 October 2009 02:05 (eleven years ago) link Listen to … As a result, Hammond and Hazlewood sued Radiohead for plagiarism and won. The 1992 Radiohead song "Creep" uses a similar chord progression and shares some melodic content with "The Air That I Breathe". Eagle-eared record collectors had long spoken in hushed tones of the striking similarities between ‘Creep’ and The Hollies’ 1973 song ‘The Air That I Breathe’. The Hollies were one of England’s leading rock groups from the 60s until the mid-70s. “The Air That I Breathe” is inspired more by loneliness than love. Antone from Chisholm, Mn In the Guitar White Pages, Vol. The story behind the “Air That I Breathe” original is poignant. In the same way that the voice and theme of “Creep” – along with the music – related to “The Air That I Breathe,” so too, I thought, was Del Rey acknowledging an influence and paying tribute to Radiohead by (quite cleverly) building upon “Creep” in a song of her own fashioning, which, again, had a narrator beset with a similar despair. It’s also inspired by LA smog, hence the line “the air that I breathe”. In the key of C major the chords are C, E, F, F minor. Your email address will not be published. In 1972 songwriting duo Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood wrote “The Air That I Breathe” shortly after they moved to Los Angeles. "Air That I Breathe" & "Creep" - 2 songs Discussion in 'Singles (Only*)' started by radhead, Apr 5, 2010. There was perhaps no time quite as appropriate for self-loathing music than the '90s, and Radiohead's "Creep" is one of the essential songs that strikes that chord perfectly. The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." for copyright infringement. Yes, Radiohead got sued for Creep et cetera, et cetera, but by Albert Hammond/Mike Hazlewood, who are the actual writers of the song. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. When the song moves to the chorus, Jonny Greenwood produces blasts of guitar noise. The melodies are completely different, and it’s just the chord progression that’s spot on. Fans of Radiohead may be surprised to know that the band’s first real hit, “Creep,” was actually inspired by The Hollies’ song “The Air That I Breathe.” Radiohead was so inspired by the hit written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood that the duo successfully sued Thom Yorke et al. ), TRIBUTE (second intentionally honors/references original), DUBIOUS (second is highly derivative of original), NON-EXISTENT (original and second do not sound similar), 12 Ghosts ii (Nine Inch Nails) | Sounds Like | road to chicago (thomas newman), No Man's Land (Billy Joel) | Sounds Like | Paranoid (Black Sabbath), down by the water (decemberists) | Sounds Like | letter to madeline (ian noe), Horror Movie (Skyhooks –) | Sounds Like | Dirty Boots (Sonic Youth), Like I Love You (R.I.O) | Sounds Like | Kiss (Vengaboys), Treasure (Bruno Mars) | Sounds Like | Baby I'm Yours (Breakbot), Can We Dance (The Vamps) | Sounds Like | Treasure (Bruno Mars), Satellite (Little Boots) | Sounds Like | Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars), Treasure (Bruno Mars) | Sounds Like | Let's Groove (Earth Wind & Fire), It Will Rain (Bruno Mars) | Sounds Like | Chasing Pavements (Adele). The Air that I Breathe v Creep - cover by the Moon Loungers [CHORDS] G 3-2-0-0-3-3 B7 X-2-4-2-4-2 C X-3-2-0-1-0 Cm X-3-5-5-4-3 Bm X-2-4-4-3-2 Dm X-X-0-2-3-1 [Intro] G B7 C Cm G [Verse 1] G B I was so lonely in Los Angeles.”. → http://bit.ly/subscribe-loudwire The Hollies' songwriters sued Radiohead and now Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. Listen to the Creep & The Air That I Breathe Mashup. They reached a settlement in which Hammond and Hazlewood were given co-writing credits as well as a portion of the royalties for “Creep”. Powered by. The 1992 Radiohead song "Creep" uses a similar chord progression and shares some melodic content with the 1972 version of "The Air That I Breathe". The song’s protagonist doesn’t need anything besides the love of his girlfriend. How would you describe the SIMILARITY between these two songs? Listen to The Air That I Breathe Vs. 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