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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 01:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did Jackson ripped of queen song? the beat sounds very similar to me.I am pretty sure he was influenced!

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 02:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So? AOBTD ripped off Good Times. And surely Good Times had some sort of prior inspiration?

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AOBTD (and other songs from The Game) may have influenced Thriller (the album) far, far, far, far more than Hot Space did.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Production wise, Thriller sounded a lot like Off The Wall. Is it possible that MJ inspired Queen who then inspired MJ thus taking Queen totally out of the loop?

Perhaps Queen should have thanked Michael Jackson's Thriller before they started recording Hot Space.

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are both songs driven by a bassline. That's where the similarity ends.

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bouth songs have strong repetitive bass lines.The melody and stracture is formed around the cathchy staccato beat and bass.
Lyricwise they create a mysterious and destressed atmoshephere suggesting something bad is going to happen.
Propably similar B.P.M. also.


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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lyricwise they create a mysterious and destressed atmoshephere suggesting something bad is going to happen.


Like this comparison?

Trust me.  There is no musical comparison to structure, form, lyrics, etc.

Possibly Similarties you should use instead:
1.  Both were recorded works of music
2.  Both were sold at record stores in the mid-80's
3.  Both were danced to many, many times.
4.  Both have hidden backwards-masked lyrics
5.  Both feature "additional percussion"
6.  Both charted, though one much higher and longer
7.  Ronald Reagan was President of the US when both were released
8.  Both have featured on "Spotlight on Music"

That's about all I can find.

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both have an A note in them! C'mon Microwave.....don't miss the facts.

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Lyricwise they create a mysterious and destressed atmoshephere suggesting something bad is going to happen"

Wow..! That is by far the wankiest thing ever written on this message board... and that is an IMMENSE feat!

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ludwigs wrote: Both have an A note in them! C'mon Microwave.....don't miss the facts.


I believe that "A" was flat in the original AOBTD.

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both songs' lyrics are in English.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



mooghead wrote: "Lyricwise they create a mysterious and destressed atmoshephere suggesting something bad is going to happen"

Wow..! That is by far the wankiest thing ever written on this message board... and that is an IMMENSE feat!


You must have missed his youtube name...  OBERONSTAR.

Help me OBERONSTAR.   You are my only hope.

(Quote function sucks, mooghead didn't write all that stuff)

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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

less than NONE


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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let It Be and Bohemian Rhapsody are both piano driven.


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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, Michael Jackson did not become ripe because of Another One Bites the Dust; your question makes no sense.

Now, if you meant RIPPED off, that makes more sense. Both songs are both sort of funky tunes, so naturally they are going to have similarities, particularly a repetitive, catchy bass line. That's not Michael Jackson ripping off Queen, that's just him doing what virtually ever funk song ever has done; it's called conforming, not stealing. Besides the fact that both have a repetitive bass line, they're really not that similar at all. MJ has said he was influenced by Queen, but that doesn't mean he stole anything.

A few people have said something pretty similar to this, I'm just putting it all together and rewording it. I guess you could call that ripping them off, but I don't really care.

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Lyricwise they create a mysterious and distressed* atmosphere* suggesting something bad is going to happen.

Sorry, but...not really

PS: The way the lyrics are sung in The Invisible Man reminds me of the way the lyrics are sung in Bad. I think both are ripping off Ghostbusters.


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Posted: 09 Apr 12, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the bassline and some parts of the melody structure are very similar
Gladly ABTD misses the silly lyrics and the sissy choreography of the jakson version
it makes me wonder if there are any differences between mj gaga and bieber

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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 02:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote:
"Lyricwise they create a mysterious and destressed atmoshephere suggesting something bad is going to happen"
Wow..! That is by far the wankiest thing ever written on this message board... and that is an IMMENSE feat!


That was my intention in the first place.You have to play the wanking game to find similarities between these two songs. On the other hand i bet that you couldn't do it even if you tried.So give us a break.


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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 02:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CosmosTales wrote:
the bassline and some parts of the melody structure are very similar
Gladly ABTD misses the silly lyrics and the sissy choreography of the jakson version
it makes me wonder if there are any differences between mj gaga and bieber
My youtube name is simply a tribute to Merle Oberon i just add a star...


AOBTD has the gayest choriography ever.Thriler has a mild-sissy choriography. That prooves is better to be flaming gay than mildly sissy.


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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 03:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

STELIOS wrote:
AOBTD has the gayest choriography ever.Thriler has a mild-sissy choriography. That prooves is better to be flaming gay than mildly sissy.


The man's got a point.


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Posted: 10 Apr 12, 05:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the closest Freddie got to MJ is the closing seconds of "Put Out The Fire"...
ABTD & Thriller = nothin' there