“mad world” vs. “u want me 2”

First listen to “Mad World” by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules, which just breaks my heart it’s so tragically pretty. (Also a Tears for Fears cover, for the Donnie Darko soundtrack)

And then, a new song by Sarah McLachlan, “U Want Me 2.” Which let me say, besides being a sub-par song for Sarah McLachlan, I just can’t STAND it when people can’t even be bothered to use a three letter word! Come on! I used to think she was a poet or something!!!

Tell me I’m not crazy. Did she totally steal that beginning piano riff??? I hope she got permissions for that, because it sounds identical to me. Anybody else?

4 thoughts on ““mad world” vs. “u want me 2”

  1. Starting music is similar, but not close enough that she’d need permission.

    Music is only notes in a certain order… at some point, someone is bound to hit on the same or similar notes, even if unintentionally.

  2. Very similiar to mad world

    also, the 2, I was annoyed at first as well, but if you think about it, she could use either ‘to’ or ‘too’ in place and both would work..

    you want me too – as in ‘you want me as well’
    you want me to – as ‘you would like be to do something’…

    by using 2, I think she is leaving it open to interpretation…

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