I recently discovered the band "Ghost" and one of their songs named "Square Hammer" sounds so awefully familiar.

Youtube: Ghost - Square Hammer

Is this song a cover or contains some very similar elements from another famous song? Especially the intro part on the organ. Haven't found anything that says it's a cover, but it sounds so familiar...

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This song is not a cover from another artist.

The song was released in a EP called Popestar and is credited A Ghoul Writer which is an alias for the band credits.

The intro vaguely reminds me Dio's Rainbow in the Dark but I can't read your mind to know what it reminds you ("read-my-mind" questions are off-topic).

  • Not meant to be off topic, of course you can't know how what it reminds me of =) But it's enough for me if your say it's definitely not a cover. I just thought that the melody might be a hommage to something. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:26

Listen to this one... very much NOT the same, but this is what comes to mind. "National Aerobic Championship Theme"

Then go watch the Kee and Peele skit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k-Dd71CqnM


I'd hazard a guess it reminds you of:

The Police - Message in a Bottle

The rhythm, the sound of the instrument and the specific melody of the riff are all very similar.

  • Wow, you are right
    – JSON
    Oct 23, 2018 at 4:54

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