Critics of the Katy Perry released her latest single, "Roar," have said her song sounds an awful lot like Sara Bareillis' song, "Brave." Obviously the whole "hey, that song totally sounds like ___!" has been around for a while.
Ask any super jaded music fan and they'll tell you there's no such thing as original music anymore, just the same stuff re-hashed over and over. Personally, I am only offended when songs sound alike and both versions are terrible because I don't want to encourage more terrible music in this world. That said, here are five undeniably similar songs, starting with Katy and Sara.
Katy Perry v. Sara Bareillis
The opening chords, the music breakdowns, that piano in the background? Yeah, these "Roar" and "Brave" definitely sound like they were at least influenced by one another. Plus, Katy Perry definitely tweeted a few months ago that she loved Sara's song. Does that really mean anything? No. But whatever, y'all, it's gossip.
The story of February was somewhat like the story of January, with the previous month's top seller poised to again take the top spot if not for the introduction of another very popular act. Unlike January, where I got the sense that people weren't really sure that Van Halen was going to tour until it was actually announced on the 5th, Madonna's world tour was pretty much a sure thing, given the well known details of her new album MDNA well before the announcement and, well, her prominent halftime performance at the Super Bowl.