During lunch this afternoon I watched a pretty cool video that catalogs some of the samples used in Daft Punk songs. I’m not a big Daft Punk fan, but their choices of source material are pretty excellent.

One track in particular, “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc, sounded familiar to me in an odd way. It actually sounded to my ear (I was munching on a sandwich, not watching the screen) like “She’s Gone” by Hall & Oates.

Turns out the latter was written a year prior to the former, but I defy you to listen to both intros and think the blue-eyed soul of one didn’t influence the English pop ballad of the other.

Or it could be that the success of “I’m Not In Love” in 1975 is what made RCA re-issue “She’s Gone” in 1976.

The world may never know, but I just can’t believe I heard these songs as the same song. Maybe it’s just my ears.

In short: Happy Wednesday!

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