Spoonful of Sugar (1964): Melody composed by Richard Sherman. Remember the melody of that chorus from childhood?
The Imperial March (1980): Written by John Williams. Although in a minor key, listen at 22 seconds for the tell-tale three notes that used to mean “…medicine go down”
What do you think? Did Williams consciously mimick the cadence and intervals from Sherman’s “Spoonful of Sugar”, or is this one just a coincidence?