I was so lonely in Los Angeles.”. "Creep" by Radiohead sampled Albert Hammond's "The Air That I Breathe". Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. 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 . The 1992 Radiohead song "Creep" uses a similar chord progression and shares some melodic content with "The Air That I Breathe". “The Air That I Breathe” is inspired more by loneliness than love. Designed by myThem.es. It appeared on their debut studio album, Pablo Honey (1993). The Hollies, known for their three-part vocal harmonies, formed in Manchester in 1962. 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. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. According to Time, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood successfully sued Radiohead for lifting elements for "Creep" from “The Air That I Breathe,” … "Creep" is the debut single by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released on 21 September 1992. 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 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. I just fell in love so bad, I guess I needed to be with my family. Hear a side-by-side comparison of these two songs and 1000s more (even post your own!) 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’. >> 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. 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. 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. 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". Nineteen years earlier, The Hollies released "The Air That I Breathe". (1), Melodic similarities in vocal parts. 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". The songs are indeed very similar. Friends since primary school, Allan Clarke and Graham Nash, formed the band, adopting the Merseybeat sound. 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. Yes, Radiohead got sued for Creep et cetera, et cetera, but by Albert Hammond/Mike Hazlewood, who are the actual writers of the song. Anonimous February 7, 2018 . → http://bit.ly/subscribe-loudwire The Hollies' songwriters sued Radiohead and now Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey. The song’s protagonist doesn’t need anything besides the love of his girlfriend. I honestly don't believe that the "plagiarism" is intentional in most of these cases. I feel likewise about Led Zeppelin and "Stairway," even though a jury disagrees with me. Your email address will not be published. Another lovely cover of “The Air That I Breathe” is this slow blues version by Canadian singer KD Lang, from her 1997 album Drag. Alan Parsons did the audio engineering. "Air That I Breathe" & "Creep" - 2 songs Discussion in 'Singles (Only*)' started by radhead, Apr 5, 2010. "The Air I Breathe vs Creep" by The Moon Loungers sampled Albert Hammond's "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. The story behind the “Air That I Breathe” original is poignant. When the song moves to the chorus, Jonny Greenwood produces blasts of guitar noise. In fact, the "Creep… The audio engineering for "The Air That I Breathe" was done by Alan Parsons. They reached a settlement in which Hammond and Hazlewood were given co-writing credits as well as a portion of the royalties for “Creep”. The Air That I Creep The Hollies "The Air That I Breathe" Radiohead "Creep" Posted by Mike Devine at 12:50. So much so that the song’s publisher sued Radiohead for copyright infringement. Powered by WordPress. “The Air That I Breathe” was one of the Hollies’ last hits. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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. ― Alex in NYC , Wednesday, 7 October 2009 02:05 (eleven years ago) link Listen to … Hammond also recorded a Spanish version of “The Air That I Breathe” in 1975. As a result, Hammond and Hazlewood sued Radiohead for plagiarism and won. Creep by The Moon Loungers, 571 Shazams. Along with Spanish rock pioneers like Miguel Ríos, the Diamond Boys performed at the first nightclubs in Madrid to stage modern bands. 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. 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. 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. Here they are singing “Popotitos” in Gibraltar. "Creep" was not initially a chart success, but became a worldwide hit after being re-released in 1993. Listen to the Creep & The Air That I Breathe Mashup. The Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. If you're new, Subscribe! Copyright © Unknown Original 2019-2020. How would you describe the SIMILARITY between these two songs? The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." there’s a big difference between creep and the air that i breathe. The song is about her, and yet it’s not. The Hollies were one of England’s leading rock groups from the 60s until the mid-70s. You 90s kids might recognise “The Air That I Breathe” chord progression from another song. His family came from Gibraltar and they returned there after the War. Antone from Chisholm, Mn In the Guitar White Pages, Vol. It appeared on their 16th album, Hollies, released in 1974. SHARE / TWEET / 8 COMMENTS Copyfight / copyright / Creep / mashup / music / radiohead / The Air That I Breathe / The Hollies / The Moon Loungers. “The Air That I Breathe” reached number two in the UK and number six in the US. Powered by. Hammond recorded the “Air That I Breathe” original on his 1972 album It Never Rains in Southern California. I just fell in love with a girl. All rights reserved. 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 kicked off his music career with the Gibraltan band the Diamond Boys. Read or print original Creep V The Air That I Breathe lyrics 2020 updated! It is a beautiful song. Although the band experienced limited commercial success, they played an important role in introducing rock ‘n’ roll music to Spain. Sorry for the nitpicking but if we're speaking about The Air That I breathe anyways, let's get the facts straight :) The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." 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. In 2013, TIME magazine pointed out 11 Suspiciously Sound-Alike Songs and this pairing was on the list. Check out this mashup of “Creep” and “The Air That I Breathe” by Bristol band Moon Loungers. Thom Yorke's lyrics express an obsessive, self-destructive sexual attraction. The second chord, E, is the standout, unusual chord, rarely used immediately following the tonic key. [Verse 1] / If I could make a wish, I think I'd pass / Can't Lead singer Clarke has a strong and flowing voice, and the build up to the prog-rock sounding chorus is perfect. Albert Louis Hammond OBE was born in London in 1944. Copyright © Unknown Original 2019-2020. Sure enough I searched Spotify … Listen to The Air That I Breathe Vs. (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. Sing with lyrics to your favorite karaoke songs. We had some kind of short affair. Mashup - Creep / Every Breath You Take recorded by AnjaMannkauf and _Wongz_ALL on Smule. You can read about more unknown original ballads here. KD Lang version. at SAME THAT TUNE. Hammond had moved to LA to be with a girl he’d met. 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." for copyright infringement. Mashup - Creep / Every Breath You Take recorded by _IAMJLeo_IV on Smule. In 1972 songwriting duo Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood wrote “The Air That I Breathe” shortly after they moved to Los Angeles. Creep and Get Free share the same unusual chord sequence, which is also heard in the verse of The Air That I Breathe. The melodies are completely different, and it’s just the chord progression that’s spot on. Discover why Creep sounds like The Air That I Breathe. (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. The Moon Loungers demonstrate how the chord progression for "Creep" is pretty similar to the earlier song. 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. It’s also inspired by LA smog, hence the line “the air that I breathe”. In 1974 the song became a major hit for English rock group The Hollies. Check out this mashup of “Creep” and “The Air That I Breathe” by Bristol band Moon Loungers. Read the rest . 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. Radiohead’s 1992 “Creep” uses a very similar progression and shares some melodic content. The songs are indeed very similar. Sing with lyrics to your favorite karaoke songs. Hammond went on to collaborate with songwriters like Mike Hazlewood, John Bettis, Diane Warren, Holly Knight and Carole Bayer Sager. ), 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). I mean, there's a Hollies crib somewhere in "Creep," but it ain't "The Air That I Breathe" (fine song tho' it is). This comment has been removed by the author. In the key of C major the chords are C, E, F, F minor. Chorus lyrics both end on word (1), different keys but can be played dthe same (1), first verse and second verse have the same melody (1), same melodic line and chord progression (1), similar guitar parts during the bridge (1), the sax intro in Gil's song sounds like the guitar intro in Marillion's (1), vocal melodies during chorus in particular (1), COINCIDENTAL (original and second may share musical influences, instrumentation, etc. ©2020 Same That Tune. It proved to be the Hollies' final charting hit in both the US and UK. It’s a delicate and beautiful ballad. Radiohead is suing melancholic pop princess Lana Del Rey for allegedly ripping off their giant '90s hit "Creep" in her song "Get Free." (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. 2 comments: Crod371 said... Why can't you download a lot of these? 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 Breathe” came on and my first reaction was that this must be a Radiohead cover. Hammond has significantly contributed to the music industry, as has his son, Albert Hammond Jr, who is the Stroke’s lead guitarist. for copyright infringement. Albert Hammond recorded it in 1972 while The Hollies just covered it in 1974. Am I the only one having this problem? Hammond and Hazlewood noticed the similarity between Creep and The Air That I Breathe and contacted Radiohead's publisher Warner/Chappell Music. You can read about more unknown original ballads here. 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