Derivative Déjà Vu will be an ongoing series that examines the un/conscious recycling of pop music- sneaky samples, mooched melodies, and borrowed balladry.
Our first entry is fairly well known and fully acknowledged by the imitator. Both are great tunes.
Siouxsie and the Banshees – “Red Light” 1983:
Santogold – “My Superman” 2008: