The Rules

  1. Two songs by the same artist don’t count.
    ex. “Mercy Mercy Me” & “What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye)
  2. Really well-known examples don’t count.
    ex. “Surfin’ USA” (Beach Boys) & “Sweet Little Sixteen” (Chuck Berry)
    ex. “My Sweet Lord” (George Harrison) & “He’s so Fine” (Chiffons)
    ex. “Ghostbusters” (Ray Parker Jr.) & “I Want a New Drug” (H. Lewis)
           & “Pop Musik” (M)
    ex. “Born This Way” (Lady Gaga) & “Express Yourself” (Madonna)
  3. Samples and deliberate “quotes” don’t count.
    ex. “Can I Kick It” (A Tribe Called Quest)
           & “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed)
    ex. “She’s About a Mover” (Sir Douglas Quintet)
           & “What’d I Say” (Ray Charles)

  4. Oasis doesn’t count.*
    ex. anything by Oasis and anything by someone else

*This would essentially become an all-Oasis list otherwise. See here for more.