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Listen Up: Coldplay – Super Mario Bros Connection
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Remember back in 2008 guitarist Joe Satriani sued the band Coldplay, claiming that the band’s hit song “Viva La Vida” was a rip off of his 2004 instrumental “If I Could Fly”? [Read Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For Biting His Riffs.] While Satch unfortunately lost the suit (even though the two songs clearly sounded similar), someone else has uncovered that “Viva La Vida” sounds like another familiar tune.

YouTube user MrRoboto11 decided to have some fun with the song by posting a video that demonstrates that when the Coldplay tune is sped up, it sounds like the Star Power theme from the popular Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros.

You can listen in the comparison video here below.

My apologies in advance for posting a Coldplay song.

Video

[Source: MrRoboto11 via Nerd Bastards]

2 Comments »

  1. What ? They sound nothing alike. Seriously you just wasted 44 seconds of my life.

    Comment by chris — December 7, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

  2. Hey, I didn’t make it, I only wrote about it lol

    Comment by Empress Eve — December 7, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

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