David Guetta Samples RENT? Police?

 

Titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia has 57,470,870 views on youtube right now.  Holy moly, that is insane.  I love the song and music video and I’m happy to report that they are starting to play it on the radio (at least, just starting in America).

I think Sia deserves a little more credit than “featuring,” but whatevs.  On wikipedia it said that Katy Perry was offered the song first, but she turned it down (um, why?), and then Mary J Blige recorded a demo version that leaked. I like Mary J Blige, but I think Sia sounds better for this song. On the other hand, I can understand the words better in Mary J’s version.

 

Today when I was listening to the song, the intro really reminded me of something. All of a sudden, it hit me. RENT. Any rentheads out there? The guitar at the beginning sounds similar (imho) to One Song Glory.

 

Wikipedia referenced a review of the song comparing the opening guitar to Every Breath I Take by The Police. Good point!

I think every single version of this song has at least one comment calling it the “facebook anthem.”

So, I am asking the universe for a mash up of these songs.  Actually, on second thought, that might turn out to be a hot mess.  Either way, I will def be listening to some more Sia, with or without David Guetta.

Rihanna Samples Johnny Cash?

I’m not clearly not the first (or only) person to notice this.  Click on the image above to read The Twist’s take on Where Have You Been.

Rihanna’s new single Where Have You Been has hit the airwaves. It sounds like she has gotten inspiration from Johnny Cash:

Go to 0:30 for to hear the similar line/melody:

 

Reminds me of Lady Gaga and Ace of Base: