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ann post

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I'm missing something. What is it that's the same?

Listen to the keys melody at 13 secs into the george mccrea tune. The rythmn of those three notes is 'dancing queen'.
The same riff is done vocally in the one you posted at about 5/6 seconds.

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The keys on Man out of time by elvis costello were supposed to echo Dancing Queen FYI. (They do)
 

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Listen to the keys melody at 13 secs into the george mccrea tune. The rythmn of those three notes is 'dancing queen'.
The same riff is done vocally in the one you posted at about 5/6 seconds.
I had to concentrate really hard to hear it, but you're right by god. Now it's as clear as day.
 

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While we're at it , and for what it's worth, I think the Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy theme music could be spliced into the closing section of Ghost's Pro Memoria quite easily

@0m57secs

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Back to Abba... (should I be calling them ABBA?)... I was just reading this bit by Wayne Coyne and liked it. I'm not sure he's right about them not knowing what they're talking about, I've never paid that much attention to their words.

Wayne Coyne said:
Something about it reminded us of ABBA. And what I liked about ABBA is that they're singing about something that sounds rebellious and revolutionary, but it's very sweet-sounding at the same time. And because English too wasn't their first language, I always felt like they didn't quite know what they were talking about, which was better. So we took this ridiculously overused line, ‘assassins of youth,’ and we pretended that we were like ABBA—we’re not quite sure what it means in English, but we know what it means in Swedish or whatever. It's just great, triumphant classic-rock stuff. It presents itself like it's an important message. And then when you dissect it, you’re like, ‘I'm not sure what you're saying.’
 

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A 3-note rhythm? That's a pretty tenuous connection don't you think?

I'm worried now that people are going to start spotting all the stuff I stole was inspired by in my own songs

I think in this case ABBA flagged it themselves, so I went looking to see what was similar, and those three notes are basically a lift, as are a few other elements. I didn't work out the chords to either but i *think* by my ear what abba did was just add more changing of the same chords per bar in the intro.
I have a whole mental image of a young Benny working out the tune on some keyboard and messing with the chords a bit as a jam, and eventualy finding the change to the 'you can dance', flatpacked straight into the charts.
 

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Checked the chords

Benny/bjorn kinda lifted in an odd way*. Made it more of a major thing.

*a nerdy music lift.

Rock your baby runs fm7 to Eb

Eb is nearly identical to fm7 (you change one finger on guitar)

Benny and bjorn run

A to D
but the D they use is more of a A with one finger added, and is *kinda* the same transition

i.e.

Both songs barely change chord for the intro, more a floating in key thing.
 

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I noticed a cough in the right channel of the Velvet Underground's Here comes the sun.

Also Fujiya and Miyagi are basically updated late 70s Can.
 

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