Just try to keep in mind that talent borrows, and genius steals.
One dude with an acoustic guitar plays two songs that sound the same at once, and totally proves that Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” is Madonna’s “Express Yourself.” Also, Nickelback totally ripped off Nickelback.
Imitation is flattery, or something like that. Or influence? That’s the nice word for it.
From Cat Stevens to Coldplay to Britney Spears, these songs all sound alike.
I mean, apart from the fact that most pop songs kind of sound the same. But these are all cases where one or other of the parties ended up having to face the consequences somehow (often in court). The good news is that a bunch of these are pretty fantastic songs, so the whole process here shouldn’t be too unpleasant.
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From the man that brought you Viva La Vida in every song, comes a delayed valentine’s gift to all of you!
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