Copied Tamil Film Songs

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Songs copied from/inspired by foreign sources

Song Original Comments
poojaa vaa poojaa vaa
Film: Priyamudan (Deva)
one night in bangkok (Head Murray) prelude music copied exactly in second interlude
meenamma
Film: Aasai (Deva)
mama (Genesis) interlude music copied exactly in 'meenamma'
kan malargalin azhaippithazh
Film: Thaippongal (Ilayaraja)
money money money (Abba) starting tune copied
pulveli pulveli
Film: Aasai (Deva)
maggie may (Rod Stewart) watch out for the guitar piece in the last minute of the song.
oru ponnu onnu naan paathen
Film: Kushi (Deva)
All that she wants (Ace of base) Starting piece and the beats are copied ditto.
yaar solvatho
Film: Kushi (Deva)
why you wanna trip on me (Michael Jackson - Dangerous) beats copied
1. salomiyaa
Film: Kannethire thondrinaal (Deva)

2. Megamaai vanthu pogiren
Film: Thullaatha manamum thullum (SA Rajkumar)

Sayonee (Junoon) Almost the whole song
Kuluvaalile
Film: muthu (AR Rahman)
1. Like a virgin (Madonna)
2. Rescue Me (Fontella Bass - Sister act)
1. Beats copied
2. a piece from prelude&interlude copied
1.Anbe anbe kollaathe
Film: Jeans (AR Rahman)

2.kaathal vennilaa
Film: vaanathai pole (SA Rajkumar)

Passion (Peter gabriel - Last temptation of Christ) a piece copied
akkadaanu naanga
Film: Indian
Love of common people (Paul young) Starting beats copied
Sona..oh sonaa
Film: Vaali (Deva)
1. Suzanna (The Art Company)
2. Where do I begin (Andy Williams - Love Story)
1. starting tune
2. the charanams
Hey.. keechu kiliye
Film: Mugavari(Deva)
Enemies (Dr. Alban) Heavy "inspiration"
oh nenje nenje
Film: Mugavari(Deva)
Get Down (Backstreet Boys) Juthst wait for the song to start :)
Akila akila
Film: Nerukku Ner (Deva)
Buffalo Soldier (Bob Marley) Ditto
Adi anarkali
Film: ullathai alli thaa (Sirpy)
In the Summertime (Shaggy) Ditto
Hello enthan kaathala
Film: Naam iruvar namakku iruvar (Karthik Raja)
Buenos Aires (Madonna - Evita) ditto
veesum kaatrukku
Film: Ullaasam (Karthik Raja)
'Listen to my heart' (Pocohontas) heavily inspired
Chittukkuruvi vetkapaduthu
Film: Chinna veedu (Ilayaraja)
Dvorak's New world symphony - 3rd movement - click on the 3rd clip in that page. Starting tune
darling darling darling
Film: Priya (Ilayaraja)
Sunny (Boney M) starting tune
Telephone manippol
Film: Indian (AR Rahman)
All that she wants (Ace of base) Beats copied
endha poovilum vaasm undu
Film: Murattu Kaalai (Ilayaraja)
Cancione Y Danza - Antonio Ruiz-Pipo Starting tune
Mouna Ragam theme music (Ilayaraja) 'Love Theme' (Flashdance) Inspired
Veettukku veettukku vaasappadi venum
Film: Kizhakku vaasal (Ilyaraja)
Mozart's 25th Symphony - 1st movement (also featured in 'Titan' watch ad) Inspired
Poottukkal pottaalum
Film: Chatriyan (Ilayaraja)
My favorite things (Sound of Music) Inspired
Poo virinjaachu
Film: Mugavari (Deva)
That thing you do (The wonders) - Open real player and then click on the link ditto
Paakaathe paakkaathe
Film: Gentleman (AR Rahman)
Hilele hilele (Osibisa) Heavily inspired
hello good morning toshiba
Film: Priyamudan (Deva)
Brown girl in the ring (Boney M) ditto
sayanora
Film: Ninaithaale inikkum (MSV)
Mamamiya (Abba) Starting tune
Ho Ho.. eththanai azhagu
Film: athe kangal (vedha)
? (johnsusa) ditto
En manadhil ondru thaan
Film: avan oru charithram (MSV)
Fur Elise (Beethoven) starting tune
paartha gyabagam illayo
Film: Puthiya paravai (MSV)
Theme music (? - Chase the crooked shadow) starting tune
Thilothama
Film: Aasai (Deva)
Galbi (RA) (Ofra Haza) Watch out for the starting music and humming
1.Mellisaye
Film: Mr.Romeo (AR Rahman)

2.vannam indha vanjin vannam
Film: Prema paasam (Gangai Amaran)

Theme music (Ennio Morricone - For a few dollars more) 1.Heavily inspired
2.ditto
Setup-a maathi
Film: Sundara purushan (sirpy)
Theme music (? - Lion King) Starting music,vocals
1. alli alli anarkali
film: Arunachalam (Deva)

2. .... (several songs)

Didi didi (Khaled) Heavily inspired
Thillana thillana
film: Muthu (Ar Rahman)
Deep Forest the yodelling part
oru vedan vedan varugiraan
Film: Vedan (Deva)
She's a maniac (? - Flashdance) Heavily inspired
1. ram bum bum
Film: Michael madhana kamarajan (Ilayaraja)
2. malarendra mugamondru sirikkattum
film: kaathalikka neramillai? (MSV-TKR)
3. more...
Rock around the clock (Bill Haley) Inspiration
mama nee mama
Film: Ullathai alli thaa (Sirpy)
Kitna Sohna (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) - 5th song in "A tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan" ditto
en manathai kollai adithavale
Film: kalloori vaasal (Deva)
Will you be there (Michael Jackson - Dangerous) starting music & beats copied
naan thaane oru puthukavithai
Film: Ilanjodigal? (Sankar-ganesh)
Rasputin (Boney M) Watch out for the starting music
monisha
Film: Monisha en monalisa (T Rajender)
Maria (Ricky Martin) almost the whole song
azhagiya laila
Film: ullathai alli thaa (Sirpy)
Ahla me feki (Hisham Abbas) ditto
anubavam puthumai
Film: kaadhalikka neramillai (MSV-TKR)
Besame Mucho Inspired.
Devi koondhalo brindaavanam Film: En aasai unnodu thaan (Sankar-Ganesh) Happy Together Ditto

To be confirmed

Songs copied from/inspired by indian sources
engal veettil ellaa naalum
Film: vaanathai pole (SA Rajkumar)
dil deewana na jaane (Daag) 100% lift

From Carnatic/Classical/Devotional

en veettu thottathil
Film: Gentleman (AR Rahman)
naadhavindhu (Thirupugazh) starting lines
1. margazhi poove
Film: May Maadham (AR Rahman)

2. garuda garuda
Film: Natpukkaaga (Deva) 3. athikaalayil sevalai
Film: Nee varuvaai ena (SA Rajkumar)

Suprabhadam 1. inspired instrumental bit 2. starting tune 3. starting tune
18 vayathu
Film: sooriyan (Deva)
Kandha shashti kavasam tune
tygaraajanin
Film: Pennin manathai thottu (SA Rajkumar)
entha nerchina (Tyagaraja kriti) tune
sathva guna bhodhan
(MKT Song)
eppo varuvaaro (Gopalakrisha Bharathi) ditto
kaathal kani rasame
(?)
naadha dhanu Manisham (?) inspired
krishna nee karupendraalum
Film: gopala gopala (Deva)
bhagyadha lakshmi baaramma (Purandaradasa - MLV version) heavily inspired
manam virumbuthe unnai
Film: nerukku ner (Deva)
manavyalakim (tyagaraja) starting tune
nalam tharuvaai
Film: ? (kunnakkudi)
jagat janani (Kanam krishnaiyer) ditto
sowkyamaa kanne
Film: Sangamam (AR Rahman)
Vaanthin meethu (Ramalinga swamigal arutpa) a line in charanam of 'sowkyamaa' is inspired by this song.. More minor resemblances, maybe just because of Mand or AR Rahman couldn't get this song out of his memory. :-)
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Songs copied from/inspired by tamil film songs

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Acknowledgements: Many people on TFM-DF contributed to the compilation of list, thanks to all. Special thanks to vijay,karthik for the song clips.