Most of you are probably thinking something along the lines of “cute, but stupid” or anything like that. Most of you are probably thinking that this would never happen to you.
And it’s true, while composed by the same guy, and somewhat similar because of that, both songs are decidedly different… or are they?
Now, I don’t know much about the technical aspects of music. But I do at least know that at their most important parts, these songs are actually quite similar. They start different, sure enough. But when they reach that part for which we all recognize them, they’re actually very similar. And yes, similar enough that you can get them confused.
Don’t believe me?
Well, I’m sure that if you fire up YouTube right now and ask a friend to play them for you (so you can’t see the song’s name, of course), you’ll be able to tell them apart. Even if you just skip to the “important” part of the song. But try humming them, in your head.
Yeah, that’s right, just mentally hum that important part. Don’t build up the entire song until you get to it, don’t go listen to the song and just hum. On que, out of nothing, right to the part, mentally hum it.
Now you tell me, are they not similar?
NOTE: And yes, if I’m defending Sparrow this much, it’s because I was tried to hum the tune in the shower, and panicked when for a moment there, I couldn’t tell them apart. Now I hum them everyday, just to make sure.