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    Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

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    I know everyone here is almost passing out from the excitement because of the Grammys and all, but I thought I must share it with you.

    So, when my dad heard Instant Crush for the first time he immediately told me that the intro reminds him of something. And today, finally he recognized it. So here it is, listen carefully to the intro:



    This song is from the album of the same name and was released in 1982.


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    Re: Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

    > slide guitar
    > it's an indisputable fact

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    It's a sign.

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    Re: Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

    Funny, when I let my father listen to Instant Crush for the first time he IMMEDIATLY said, hey! that's from the Alan Parsons Project! Coincidence?

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    Re: Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

    Thanks for this. I couldn't put down the homage at all. Kept thinking it's impossible the track doesn't have an inspiration. And here it is.

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    Re: Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

    I remember reading comments a while back on youtube on people saying that IC sounded like that song.

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    Re: Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

    I think Daft Punk were BSing us a little bit by saying only Contact was sampled. I think they Always have some sort of inspiration when making songs, I think it's pretty confirmed they used this song for IC a bit.

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    Re: Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

    Let's be honest, they ripped sounds outta tracks to produce their own and didn't give credit even after the "discovery". Doing it "one more time" ain't farfetched.

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    Re: Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

    DP could have replicated it with their own instruments / musicians.

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    Re: Possible "Instant Crush" inspiration? Or just coincident?

    The very first time I heard the Chorus, I thought immediately of the Moto Blanco remix of Mary J Blige's 'Be Without You from 2005' Listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkO1RZzh0So The 'Instant Crush' chrous melody is right in the intro and in the chorus. I have googled and found no other instance of anyone recognizing it. I am amazed that I am the only one that apparently hears that they ripped off Moto Blanco without crediting considering how striking of a resemblance the chorus is to melody and similar syncopation, just in a lower key. Remixes are generally lesser known, yes, but this particular remix was HUGE in the clubs; you couldn't escape it for over a year!


    I would love to hear some discussion on this, especially if someone knows if Moto sampled it from an even earlier song.

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