Question about "The Way" by Fastball

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Galaga King, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. Galaga King

    Galaga King Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    The Wikipedia entry for this song mentions that three songs can be heard in the introduction when the radio is scanning through different stations:

    "Foolish Games," Jewel
    "You Got It," Roy Orbison
    "Vogue," Madonna

    I was always able to hear Madonna at about the 6.5 second mark, and I just made out what sounds like the "Anything you want..." chorus from "You Got It" at about the 1.5 second mark.

    I don't hear Jewel, though. Anyone?
     
  2. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    I don't know about the intro, but the whole song sounds similar to Besame Mucho to me.
     
  3. knob twirler

    knob twirler Forum Resident

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    It's funny, the Jewel bit was the only part I was ever able to pick out. It's pretty loud in the mix/collage. I never had any clue as to the others.
     
  4. Galaga King

    Galaga King Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Where exactly in the intro?
     
  5. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

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    What bothers me: the song is a ripoff of "Besame Mucho!"

    Matt
     
  6. heatherly

    heatherly Forum Resident

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    Please, similar yes. A ripoff? I don't think so...

    But then again I'm biased...
     
  7. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

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    I'll concede that "ripoff" was a bit strong. Not trying to start a fight! :)

    Having said that, there are some spots in the verse where one really reminds me of the other, and has since the very first time I heard THE WAY. Have a listen here, with Fastball in the left channel, Beatles in the right:

    http://web.mac.com/mlutthans/iWeb/Site 22/The Way - Besame Mucho.html

    Matt
     
  8. O Don Piano

    O Don Piano Forum Resident

  9. DCW

    DCW Forum Resident

    Tony Scalzo always freely admitted that "Besame Mucho" was his musical inspiration for writing "The Way". I'm fond of both songs.
     
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