The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20451   Message #2837838
Posted By: Genie
12-Feb-10 - 11:37 PM
Thread Name: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Subject: RE: The Lorelei vs. Tomorrow Belongs to Me
I don't know if there is a word or accepted term for it, but "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" is VERY reminiscent of the tune and feeling to "Die Lorelei," even if, note for note, it's not very similar.

This is not an uncommon phenomenon in music. A popular song spawns another that's hauntingly similar in style and feeling albeit perhaps sharing rather few notes and words.

Perhaps "derivative" is the best term. And I don't think it was accidental.