Monday, 1 September 2008

inspiration for the two biggest hits of recent times

The World's Greatest Music writes...

Most people recognise the references to Sweet Home Alabama in the current Kid Rock hit, but not everyone spots the musically more significant sample from Warren Zevon's Werewolves Of London. Sweet Home Alabama is great but I think Werewolves Of London is even better.

Katy Perry's hit shares a title and a concept with I Kissed A Girl by Jill Sobule. Jill's song is rather more subtle and personal. Indeed it's curious that it took three of the world's most successful pop songwriters and the artist (Cathy Dennis, Dr Luke, Max Martin and Katy) to come up with I Kissed A Girl, considering the groundwork that had already been laid by Jill.

Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London (iTunes)

Jill Sobule - I Kissed A Girl (iTunes)


Sean said...

After reading this post, I thought I'd share the following song: Jill Sobule singing I Kissed A Girl live with Warren Zevon. I'm not kidding! Enjoy....

Jill Sobule and Warren Zevon - I Kissed A Girl

The World's Greatest Music said...

that is a remarkable coincidence isn't it

nice version too