Dvorak and Cake

Once I started looking for clip comparisons I couldn’t really stop. I spent a long time with Madonna and Puccini, but couldn’t get it just right. I’m pretty happy with my Dvorak-Cake ones though, especially the first pair.
 
Dvorak “American” String Quartet

I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo by Dvorak
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Cake – Short Skirt Long Jacket

Short Skirt, Long Jacket by Cake
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Dvorak Cello Concerto

Dvor├ík: Concerto For Cello In B Minor, Op. 104, B 191 – 1. Allegro by Yo – Yo Ma: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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Cake – The Distance

The Distance by Cake
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Shostakovich, Radiohead, Vivaldi, and Britney Spears

Here are some clips to demonstrate why I think Radiohead sounds like Shostakovich and Britney Spears sounds like Vivaldi.
 
Shostakovich String Quartet #8

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 In C Minor (I)
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Radiohead – Paranoid Android

Paranoid Android by Radiohead
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Shostakovich Cello Concerto 1 in E Flat

Cello Concerto 1 In E Flat, Op. 107 – 4. Allegro Non Troppo by Heinrich Schiff, Maxim Shostakovich
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Radiohead – Creep

Creep by Radiohead
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Vivaldi Concerto in G Minor for two cellos

Concerto In G Minor For 2 Cellos, Rv 531: Allegro by The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Yo – Yo Ma
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Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
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Vivaldi A Minor Violin Concerto

Vivaldi Concerto A Minor 1St Movement
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Britney Spears – Crazy

Britney Spears – (You Drive Me) Crazy
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Classical composers and their modern day equivalents

It all started when I was playing some Basshunter on the radio in the car, and Shawn commented that it sounded like Sibelius.  We decided to think of with as many pairs as possible, and these are what we came up with:

Sibelius Basshunter
Shostakovich Radiohead
Mozart Eminem
Puccini Madonna
Johann Strauss Backstreet Boys
Richard Strauss Pink Floyd
Berlioz Marilyn Manson
Schumann Nirvana
Mendelssohn Weezer
Debussy Postal Service
Ravel Death Cab for Cutie
Pachelbel Nickelback
Dvorak Cake
Lizst Michael Jackson
Wagner Kanye West
Beethoven The Beatles
Brahms U2
Vivaldi Britney Spears
Bach Christina Aguilera
Paginini Liberacci

If you can think of any other ones, add them in the comments!

Update: I added a few clips to demonstrate why I think some of these pairs are similar.  

Dr. Manhattan looks like Triclops from Phantasy Star III (and what the circle on his forehead is)

except Manhattan has the circle thing (hydrogen atom) on his forehead instead of Triclops’s eye on a block on top of his head.

In case anyone’s wondering what the hydrogen atom means, this is what the internet tells me:

Jon gradually becomes a pawn of the United States government, though the means by which his loyalty is secured are never revealed; he is given the code name ‘Doctor Manhattan’, a reference to the Manhattan Project that, it is hoped, will defeat America’s enemies. He is also provided with a costume which he grudgingly accepts, though he refuses to accept the icon design which is provided for him (this being a stylized orbital model of the atom). Instead, Jon chooses as his emblem a representation of a hydrogen atom, whose simplicity he declares to be something that kindles his respect; accordingly, he painlessly burns the mark into his forehead. This preference for material mechanisms marks the beginning of Jon’s declining humanity, which is progressively mirrored by his gradual shedding of the uniform – by the end of the 1970s, he refuses to wear anything at all except for mandatory public appearances.

http://watchmen.wikia.com/wiki/Jon_Osterman