... is being able to discover that songs have heavily borrowed from others. I’ve noticed this a lot from the slightly more obscure stuff on the ‘50s channel. For my first example, turns out one of my favorite songs, Skeeter Davis’s “The End of the World” is pretty much a slowed-down version of Phil Phillips’s “Sea of Love.”

And, although this one is more well-known, Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy” is a pretty obvious ripoff of Johnny Otis’s “Willie and the Hand Jive”

And then.... Chuck Berry recorded the same damn song twice. He just changed the words and the tempo.

Has anyone else noticed anything like this on their own? It’s always really neat.