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'He Can Only Hold Her' inspired by 'Hung Up' by Madonna?

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#1 amyinourhearts

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 12:23 AM

Hi! Just a random question that came to my mind when I heard Madonna's song today.

This is an extract of Madonna's song (2005):

"The lights are on but there's no one home"

And Amy's tune, as you may already know, goes as follows (2006):

"The lights are on, but no one's home"

 

Quite similar, as you may notice. Is this just a coincidence? Or was this line inspired by Madonna's song? I know that Madonna's style was nothing compared to Amy's... but we all know how eclectic and music lover Amy was.

 

I honestly don't remember reading about this posibility. Amy has stated something like this in the 'Other Voices' interview back in 2006: "I graduated from the church of Madonna" but that's all I know!

(min 04:15 from the following link)

 


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#2 TakeTheBox03

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 12:36 AM

I don't believe Amy took inspiration from Madonna's song. "The lights are on but no ones home" was (and still is) a common saying which means "a person who seems normal on the outside, but they aren't really normal on the inside."


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#3 amyinourhearts

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 12:51 AM

I don't believe Amy took inspiration from Madonna's song. "The lights are on but no ones home" was (and still is) a common saying which means "a person who seems normal on the outside, but they aren't really normal on the inside."

Thanks for you quick answer. I was expecting a comment like this one. I am not a native speaker and now I realise this is a common phrase and hence the use of it in both songs (as well as in several others).


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#4 TakeTheBox03

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 01:20 AM

wow! where did you find this version of He can only hold her?? I've never heard it!


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Posted 01 April 2024 - 06:38 AM

wow! where did you find this version of He can only hold her?? I've never heard it!

 

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#6 amyinourhearts

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Posted 01 April 2024 - 12:57 PM

3:07

That voice sounds like honey.... and of course like an angel.


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