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This happens way more often than I think some people realize. Most of the time, it is either purposefully based on the song, or it is accidentally based on the song because it was in the back of the composer's mind while they were writing. When Hans Zimmer was doing the score for The Dark Knight, he had been listening to a lot Beethoven (specifically "Moonlight Sonata") and he admits that the main theme of the Dark Knight borrows very heavily from that.

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http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=11615 I have a huge 20 page topic of these over at Sonic Retro.

Here's a couple.

Xavier - Work that Sucker to Death

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXSucRO3Iyw

Sonic CD JAP/EUR Boss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms6bXVC5mdc

Enigma: Sadeness Pt. 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tK-u7fCK8M

Rusty Ruins (Stylistic Similarities) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ_qheNzIm4 (this was actually more or less confirmed with Richard Jacques in an interview)

SOR2 Theme:

Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (the verses)

Can you Feel the Sunshine.

Janet Jackson - Lets Wait Awhile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvKhDiNME4E

Green Hill Zone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFHvxuuOymo

...and also a little fun one for those who had that aweful Pokemon pop album.

Misty's Song from the Pokemon 2BA Master album = You Are Not Alone

The songs are practically identical.

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