“Welcome To My Back Road?” How Flo Rida And Sam Hunt Made The Same Song
Over the last half dozen years, country and pop have crossed paths more than the previous 15 years combined. Whether it was Florida Georgia Line bringing in Nelly, and later Jason Derulo, or Lady Gaga or Steven Tyler courting the country market, the music pot is stirring faster than ever. For the most part, a lot of people listen to everything.
Counting the number of songs recorded is impossible There are only so many notes, and limited options to compose a unique three or four minute song. Many times, they result in a lawsuit, such as the case with Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" and Sam Smith's "Stay With Me." Others, like Alan Parson Project's "Eye In The Sky" and Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" show eerie similarities.
The latest may not fire up a lawsuit, but you won't listen to these two songs the same again. Flo Rida rolled out "My House" in '15, while Sam Hunt was in the process of blowing up. Fast forward a few years, and Hunt's latest beat "Body Like A Back Road" gets cousin status to 'House'. You could even sing "welcome to my house, baby take control now, imma take it slow just as fast as I can." Cue to the chorus of each.