Here’s a cool sound-a-like sent in by a reader. Honestly, I don’t really listen to Taylor Swift, so I had no instinct about whether “Haunted” sounded like “Scientist”. But in the first couple chord changes of Swift’s song, there was instant recognition. The progression is really similar.
I wouldn’t really label this a rip-off, but the similarities are interesting. Have any of you noticed this while scrubbing your radio dial?