Oldie of the week – Under my thumb, or It’s the same old song (Stones or The Four Tops?)

So, what’s the diff? Is it the riff?  What’s a riff anyway?

On time line, the Four Tops’ was a single in 1965; the Stones put it out in 1966.

For more on “copy cat” songs, read Ben Greenman of the New Yorker. This one focuses on Beyonce’s Halo and Kelly Clarkson’s Already Gone.

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