Does “One Thing I Should Have Done” Remind You Of The Extreme Song “More Than Words”?

We’ve been living with Cyprus’ Eurovision 2015 selection for a couple of days now. Their choice, Giannis Karagiannis singing “One Thing I Should Have Done”, is certainly a grower rather than a shower. But as we’ve listened to it over and over, we’ve begun to develop a sense of deja vu. Of course, comparisons are drawn between Eurovision entries every year – Twin Twin v Stromae, Firelight v Gary Barlow, and let’s not get started on the whole Tanja v Cascada v Loreen debate.

However, this latest copycat claim harkens back to a more distant era. A time when Eastenders’ Ronnie Mitchell was plain old Samantha Janus, France actually challenged for the win, and Carola stormed to victory – 1991.

Back then American rock band Extreme dominated the world’s music charts with “More Than Words”. Our Icelandic blogger, Kristin was quick to spot the similarities between this and “One Thing I Should Have Done”. And she’s not the only one. A number of Tweeters have commented on them too.

What do y’all think? Is “One Thing I Should Have Done” too similar to “More Than Words”? Or is it just a case of two songs from the same genre? Listen to both songs below, then let us know in the comments. You can also read the lyrics to “One Thing I Should Have Done” if you scroll past the videos.

Giannis Karagiannis “One Thing I Should Have Done”

Extreme “More Than Words”

Giannis Karagiannis “One Thing I Should Have Done” Lyrics

Tonight the rain is falling
I’m feeling cold
And I’m out of my mind
Without you

My head is spinning like a top
Back to the time we had alone
Going on
Now my world lies shattered
How quickly life can change

I always did everything for you
I gave you my heart
You gave me your’s too
You made me feel
I was really someone
There’s one thing I should have done

One day you think you have it all
The next you’re staring at the wall
In a dream
The road that once was paved with gold
Has turned a rusty shade
Of all the saddest colours in the world

Now my life’s in tatters
How quickly it all can change

I always did everything for you
I gave you my heart
You gave me your’s too
You made me feel
I was really someone
There’s one thing I should have done

I should have been there for you
I should have been there for you
I should have been there for you
I should have been there

I didn’t do everything for you
But I tried so hard
And that’s the truth
Ooh you were really someone
But there’s one thing I should have done

I nearly did everything for you
But I broke your heart
Now mine’s broken too
In your hour of need
I didn’t come
That’s the one thing I should have done

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