I am pretty much addicted to music. I can survive Mondays without coffee but not without songs. The first thing I do at work is tuning into AOL online radio and put on my earphones. Also I have noticed that they play songs according to my mood, blame it on law of attraction!
I am very choosy about what I hear and take my time to upload a song to IPod. If I like a song thats being played in the radio, I find it in YouTube. I hear it online few times and only if it's impressive I download a mp3 copy. I don’t want to buy the entire album just for the one song I like - Which mostly turns out to be the only good song in the album.
Off late I find recycled music everywhere. It’s either a remix or a tune that resembles one or more songs. Last week I was listening to Kelly Clarkson new song "Already gone” which sounded like Beyounce’s- “Halo”. I noticed a striking similarity in the backing track, piano and drums. Apparently I am not the only one who felt this way. During YouTube hopping, I came across this video, where a guy has made a potpourri of these two songs! His singing is bit scary though, owing to the fact he sings in female voice with all those expressions. But once you get past this gay or not scenario, you can see how talented he actually is. In fact I am starting to like his renditions! He sounds (exactly like Leno Lewis) his best in this.
Anyway, coming back to the sound-alike songs, I think it’s just a freaky coincidence. Kelly Clarkson being a talented former American idol, who has given amazing numbers, cannot be blamed for silly copycat act. She told CBC radio, that her album was finished (and was being printed) when Beyounce's song got released. MTV and BBC news articles makes me think whether Ryan Tedder who co-wrote both songs is the one whom to be blamed. While gossip bakers like E! are having thier ball, fans are fighting on it in internet forums( what else we can expect!)
To me both songs sounds great and they do differ in one main aspect - Feel! The Beyounce’s - "Halo" is about the heaven sent guy a girl is happy to be with. And, Clarkson's - “Already gone" is about a girl moving on from the love that was never meant to be. A striking contrast! Now, what are the chances of that?!