Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Coincidence? I Think Not.

Has anyone else ever noticed that the beginning of Stevie Nicks' (of Fleetwood Mac) Edge of Seventeen and the beginning of Destiny's Child's Bootylicious are exactly the same? Check it out.

[Note: the song samples I've been finding don't have the very beginning of either song, so you can't really tell. But I swear to you, download them if you have to. They're exactly the same!}]

Just like the white winged dove... you've gotta work your jelly


Jeff said...

This is because Destiny's Child sampled "Edge of Seventeen" for this song. For more examples, investigate the following:

Janet Jackson's "All For You" = America's "Ventura Highway"

Jessica Simpson's "I Think I'm In Love With You" = John Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane"

And, of course, the ones everyone knows:

Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" = David Bowie and Queen's "Under Pressure"

M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" = Rick James' "Superfreak"

Etc. It's only a matter of time before someone samples "Stairway to Heaven" in a rap song. There be a beatch who know all that bling ain't gold. Or something.

Matthew B. Novak said...

I'm familiar with sampling, (having taken a copyright law course), but I didn't get the impression that this was an actual case of sampling. I didn't find any references to it being a sampling in the [admittedly little] research I put into finding out if the similarities were purposeful. Have you seen any evidence that this is actually sampled?