Monday, July 18, 2011
So if you, like most people, have been listening to top 40 radio, you may have heard this new song going around. As the first single for the chart topping album "Lasers" by Lupe Fiasco, "The Show Goes On" has been getting tons of air time and is quickly filling up listeners iPods and cell phones. At first listen the song sounds great. The song has a great positive message, especially for the minority African - American's of the U.S. Basically it discuses the current problems that minorities face in today's culture and that even when the going get's tough, as the cliche goes, the show must go on.
Of course all that sounds great, however back in 2004 the indie band Modest Mouse released the song "Float On." Similar to "The Show Goes On" Modest Mouse's signature single discusses the idea that even when things seem bad, you must look for the good in every situation. Besides having very similar themes, both songs also feature the exact same melody, based off of Pachebel's Canon.
Personally I don't think it's just a coincidence, but of course you can decide yourself. Take a listen.