10 alleged cases of plagiarism

Black Eyed Peas-singer admitted that he and his new single ‘Let’s Go’ plagiarism has been committed. And he is not an isolated case, learned a quick dip in the history of music to us.

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Black Eyed Peas-singer admitted that he and his new single ‘Let’s Go’ plagiarism has been committed. He got the inspiration from the song ‘Rebound’ of house duo Mat Zo & Arty.

“Originally, I wanted to ask for your permission, therefore, I had contacted Arty. I wanted the song to rework, but a year later, we have nevertheless opted, in the original. There it is misdirected, because we have the rights not to be bought. But we are going to fix it.”, sounds at is by far not the only ones with plagiaatproblemen to camps. Even the greats like Radiohead and Madonna, were ever of the same malpractice is accused. Plagiarism, unfortunate coincidence or a kind of tribute? Judge for yourself.

1. The Beach Boys – ‘Surfin U. S. A.’

The guitar riffs of “Surfin’ U. S. A.’ seem suspiciously like those of ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’. R&b singer Chuck Berry complained the American strandjongens, and got the credits and royalties of the song.

2. Johnny Cash – ‘Folsom Prison Blues’

Johnny Cash paid Gordon Jenkins a large sum of money when it was announced that Cash movements from Jenkins’ ‘Crescent City Blues’ had pirated for his ‘Folsom Prison Blues’.

3. Shakira – ‘Hips Don’t Lie’

The well-known trumpets that pop singer, Shakira ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ bet, appear to be derived from the Spanish salsazanger Jerry Rivera. Also a part of the chorus would be from Luis Dias song ” Carnaval (Baila en la Calle)’ pinched. Neither of the two singers filed a complaint.

4. The Beatles – ‘Come Together’

Big Seven Music Corp complained to the Beatles in 1973, when they beat and text by Chuck Berry’s ‘You Can’t Catch Me’ borrowing for their song ‘Come Together’. Compare yourself to the ‘Here comes the flat top/ He was groovin’ up slowly’ and ‘Here comes ol’ flat top/ He come groovin’ up slowly’. The case was without the mediation of the court resolved, but John Lennon had to return on his next album, three Big Seven songs to record. He did not, enabling the organization to still be a sloppy 7000$ received from Lennon.

5. Radiohead – ‘Creep’

Also Radiohead has no completely blank criminal record. The group around singer Thom Yorke was accused of plagiarized by The Hollies’ ‘The Air That I Breathe’. The Hollies were equal in the court, and were officially co-writers of ‘Creep’


6. Madonna – ‘Justify My Love’, ‘Frozen’

The hiphoppers of Public Enemy looked surprised when they in 1990, Madonna’s ‘Justify My Love’ is heard. The queen of pop had parts of their ” Security of the First World resampled. Madge claimed on the other hand have never heard of Public Enemy, and that was about it.

Anyone who has ever filed a lawsuit against Madonna started, and won, the Belgian Salvatore Acquaviva. Who claimed that the pop singer for advice was gone with his ‘Ma Vie Error Le Camp’ for her hit ‘Frozen’. The judgment of the court sounded as follows: no damages but a ban on the airplay in Belgium.

7. The Verve – ‘Bittersweet Symphony’

There is precious little difference to note between The Rolling Stones’ ‘The Last Time’ (both the ordinary as the orkestversie) and hitnummer of The Verve ‘Bittersweet Symphony’. After a lawsuit won Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to the credits on the song, and then they have 100% of all royalties received should take.

8. The Doors ‘Hello, I Love You

Guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors has itself never wish granted, but their “Hello, I Love You,” seems to be suspiciously like The Kinks’ ‘All Day and All of the Night’. Ray Davies won the lawsuit, and get since that time all royalties of the song.

9. Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida’

Coldplay can also. As it turns out their famous ‘Viva La Vida’ guitar riff from the hand of Joe Satriani, and also Cat Stevens claimed that fragments of his music in the hit were found. Satriani dragged Chris Martin and co for the court, and the matter amicably was settled.

10. Nirvana – ‘Come As You Are’

In 1993 accused of Killing Joke, the popular rock band Nirvana and their well-known guitar riff from ‘Come As You Are’ taken from their song ‘Eightees’. When Kurt Cobain died unexpectedly, he left Killing Joke, the indictment immediately fall. (JD)

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