57 Songs That Sound The Same

The Hollies "The Air That I Breathe" (1974)


Radiohead "Creep" (1992)


Where They Sound The Same: The verses. The similarity is obvious within the first 15 seconds.

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. But one listen to The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe," and suddenly "Creep" seems a little suspect. Perhaps it's just coincidence, but the whole structure of Thom Yorke and company's debut single is strikingly similar to the 1972 song written and recorded by Albert Hammond before being made famous by the version recorded in the Hollies in '74.

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