Iceland’s Eythor Ingi delivered an emotional, heart-felt performance of “Ég á Líf” at Eurovision. As he told us in an interview ahead of his semi-final, the song is all about giving thanks for the beautiful things in our lives. We now have a strong suspicion that list includes cows.

That’s because Jordan, a wiwireader in Australia, has come across a song called “I am Cow” that sounds awfully similar to the Eurovision 2013 song from Iceland. “I Am Cow”, performed by the Arrogant Warms, was uploaded to YouTube way back in 2007.

You can listen to the two songs below and then make the comparison for yourself. We’re not accusing anyone of plagiarism. It’s very likely the songs were both influenced by pastoral sounds, which often sound the same. Or it could be that both songs sample the same track—a common practice that explains other songs that sound the same, like Cezar’s “It’s My Life” and Analog by Nature’s “C’Mon”.

Have a listen. Let us know what you think! We definitely prefer the lyrics in Eythor’s song…

“I Am Cow”

“Eg a Lif”

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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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Arianna
Arianna
7 years ago

OMG This is what it reminded me of. I just couldn’t get the song. & I’m Canadian too. I’ve seen Arrogant Worms live, they’re hilarioussss. hahaha Now I’m going to be looking at Eg a Lif in a different light.. thanks to I am Cow =’D

Jordan
Jordan
7 years ago

@Alex

What wasn’t fair was Cascada being accused of plagiarism…

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

Something tells me that in typical eurovision fashion of loving the bad taste, a lot of fans would love to hear a song like “I Am A Cow” in Eurovision with real cows on stage regardless which country it represented. Again: celebrating the bad, booing the good … just for the fun of it.

royraniel
royraniel
7 years ago

[Me on “I Am Cow”]
Great!,im in that weird part of youtube again

royraniel
royraniel
7 years ago

[REACTION TIME!]
me on Eg a Lif: zZZZZzzzzZZZZZ (sorry iceland readers!!)
me on I Am Cow: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

There are plenty of songs that sound like both Eg a Lif and I am Cow, though, so this isn’t quite fair. Church hymns, old traditional songs. I mean, that’s where the appeal of Eg a Lif and I am Cow both come from – they hearken to this kind of traditional melody, though one is for the purpose of conveying nostalgia, the other humor.

Ri
Ri
7 years ago

LOL. I never heard of I am cow until this post. They kinda do sound alike but I am cow is so hilarious. Thanks.

Bogdan
7 years ago

I also pointed it out in my review back in May… I can’t stand this song.
http://wiwibloggs.com/2013/05/01/eythor-ingi-gunnlaugsson-eg-a-lif-critics-review-jury/23891/

Cynthia
Cynthia
7 years ago

lol. well it’s news to me and it’s hilarious. i need this kind of stuff to get me through the eurovision low season. thanks for posting!

Mette
Mette
7 years ago

Old news 😉 http://www.good-evening-europe.com/Nyhed.aspx?Id=403
But yeas they sound similar 🙂

Jordan
Jordan
7 years ago

I’m in the mood for a steak… anyone want to join me?