Zendaya's single Too Much (released June 17, 2014) from the soundtrack to Disney's movie "Zapped", tips its hat to several funky predecessors including Dancing Machine (released February 19, 1974) by the Jackson 5 (similarities include verse vocal melody, groove, and killer clavinet), Christina Aguilera's Ain't No Other Man (similarities: the sound and timing of the sampled horn vamps), and KC & The Sunshine Band's Boogie Man (similarities: production, bass line, and groove). While the keys are a half-step apart (Too Much in G minor and Dancing Machine in Ab minor), both diatonic verse vocal melodies emphasize the root, second, and minor third in descending order.
The chorus vocal hook for Ten Feet Tall by Dutch music producer/DJ Afrojack featuring Wrabel (released February 3, 2014) is identical to the chorus vocal hook to Chloe (You're the One I Want) (released April 15, 2013) by American pop-rock trio Emblem3. Compare the lines: Ten Feet Tall - "Whoa oh oh oh, I'm ten feet tall," and Chloe - "Chloe, I know your sister turns everyone on." Same pitch, key, and contour.
Ten Feet Tall (:38) VS Chloe (You're the One I Want) (:08)
As a musician and composer, I’m often struck by similarities between pop songs. If you’ve ever listened to a tune on the radio and thought to yourself, “this sounds really familiar,” or “what does this melody remind me of,” (or more bluntly, “this song is a rip-off of …”) then you have shared in the experience.