Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider took his official Twitter account to reply to a post saying that ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ has the same drum introduction as George Harrison’s hit song ‘Got My Mind Set On You.’
Twisted Sister dropped ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ in their 1984 studio album ‘Stay Hungry.’ The song was initially released as a single two weeks before the album, and it became the band’s highest-selling single in the United States. It was written by Dee Snider, and was later covered by various musicians.
On the other hand, George Harrison’s ‘Got My Mind Set On You was released in Harrison’s 1987 album ‘Cloud Nine.’ The song was originally recorded by James Ray in 1962 and Harrison decided to release a cover version. It achieved great commercial success and quickly reached No. 1 in various charts.
As you probably know, Dee Snider is an active social media user, and he often enjoys interacting with his fans through Twitter. He also likes revealing unknown facts about Twisted Sister and his career, sharing amusing stories, and responding to other users.
TrivWorks is an event company based in the United States, and they recently posted a tweet claiming that ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’s drum intro is similar to ‘Got My Mind Set On You,’ and they tagged Dee Snider in their post. Snider responded ironically and insinuated that it’s impossible that the two songs have the same drum intros.
Here is TrivWorks’ claim on the two songs:
“Just realized ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ has the same drum intro as ‘Got My Mind Set On You.’ As a trivia company, this is the stuff we think about.”
Dee Snider’s reply:
“You are high.”
You can check out the tweets and listen to the two songs below.