I was recently listening to this album and I feel like I heard a similar tune to that of the first 20 seconds of the first song.

Is the first 20 seconds of the first song similar to another song that came out during the 1960s?

Μάνου Χατζιδάκι with the "New York Rock &Roll Ensemble"

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    tbh, the first thing I thought was California Dreaming, but actually it's closer to Forever Autumn which isn't even 60s… Music Fans will have a dozen other [perhaps better] guesses…
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 20, 2021 at 18:09
  • @GEP Hi, welcome to the SE! I encourage you to take the tour. If you're asking about the keyboard material, it bears some similarities to "Bach's" Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Sep 20, 2021 at 18:22
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    How about this one: youtube.com/watch?v=s5aeeSmkPwQ
    – Jos
    Sep 20, 2021 at 18:41

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The cascading lines from 0:10 until 0:20 reminded me of a similar orchestral line in Poupée de cire, poupée de son by France Gall.


The irregular appeggios reminded me of Mike Oldfield's 1973 hit Tubular Bells


It's a bit from Bach's Toccata and Fugue! At 2:40, after a short general break, the piece picks up with that melody.

I feel it is sampled a lot, and similar melodies have shown up a lot since it came out in the 18th century.

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