Main Chords of Rihanna's "Diamonds" are strikingly similar to the Mac startup sound
Old 11th December 2012
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Main Chords of Rihanna's "Diamonds" are strikingly similar to the Mac startup sound

Like the title says, I started up my mac this morning and had a sudden epiphany. The first chord of "Diamonds" is almost exactly the same as the Mac startup sound.

The key is different, but the notes/chord and the overall sound is suspiciously similar... one has to wonder if one day Blanco just started up his Mac and got a little inspiration... or maybe I'm just crazy.
Old 11th December 2012
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Well, they're both G-major chords (the Mac one being a tiny bit flat though) but Diamonds got a b (3rd) as the top note while the Mac one has d (5th) which to me gives a completely different character.

In the end, yes, they're both standard G-major chords just like millions of G-Major chords in millions of songs so I wouldn't exactly call that an epiphany.
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Remember....."good composers borrow,but GREAT composers steal."

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Old 11th December 2012
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lol that's just a chord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i
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Old 11th December 2012
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It would be funny to see Apple try and patent a chord.
Old 11th December 2012
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Lol I'm not accusing them of stealing anything, I just have a hunch that the song was... inspired by it.
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Old 27th November 2014
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Underworld seem to have used the chord in the track 'Born Slippy' - sounds very similar. I imagine they are Mac users....
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