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By then, critics and music listeners on both continents had mentioned that "Need You Now" shared a melodic similarity with "Eye in the Sky," the 1982 pop hit for The Alan Parsons Project. But the writers of "Need You Now" view any similarity as a coincidence, not an homage. "I’d never even heard of him," Scott says of Parsons. And, to be sure, pop music history is rife with melodic similarities, including one between "Eye in the Sky" and Chicago’s 1976 hit, "If You Leave Me Now."