7 Songs That 'Rip Off' Other Tunes

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Almost all songs are inspired, at least in part, by those which have come before them. However, sometimes a song bares such a likeness to its influences that it veers dangerously into the realms of plagiarism. Today I look at seven such songs that, to varying degrees, 'rip off' other songs.

Also, I forgot to title on screen that the version of ‘Bad Guy’ used at 1:29 is by Seth Everman. You can view the full cover here: kgglobal.info/phone/joiErYq70Le8ooo/video.html 🌝


Sources:
Statement from Warner Chapel in regards to Lana Del Rey: www.rollingstone.com/music/mu...
Tom Petty on The Strokes: www.rollingstone.com/music/mu...
Interview clips with George Harrison (1976): kgglobal.info/phone/mWJkqaTOzJrdpag/video.html
FabFourArchivist look at 'My Sweet Lord' lawsuit: kgglobal.info/phone/o6iOfIXbm4_IfY4/video.html
Billie \u0026 Finneas discuss 'Bad Guy': kgglobal.info/phone/o6WsamWossjJlZw/video.html
Vanilla Ice claiming they're "not the same": kgglobal.info/phone/bomAp2y9xK68qGk/video.html
Vanilla Ice explaining that he went 5x platinum: kgglobal.info/phone/g2qKaH7bmpK7nH4/video.html
Interview with Roger Taylor: kgglobal.info/phone/iIyKbKTavauoaYo/video.html
Gap Band and Trinidad James added to 'Uptown Funk' songwriting credit: www.rollingstone.com/music/mu...
Ronson sued by Zapp over 'Uptown Funk': pitchfork.com/news/mark-ronso...
George Harrison interview with Bob Harris: kgglobal.info/phone/aaCgiY3TzKm1a6Q/video.html

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iamthepaulrus
iamthepaulrus 3 саат мурун
9:17 Harrison said My Sweet Lord (1970) was based on Oh Happy Day (1952), and I agree, but so is He's So Fine (1963).
Abdul Razak Harun
Abdul Razak Harun 5 саат мурун
"This video is sponsored by the rich..." I did bit of a double take there. LOL!
Mick Zammit
Mick Zammit 17 саат мурун
Millenial cry babies can't write,can't sing without autotune and don't have any real talent so they poach.
Erick Paredes
Erick Paredes 18 саат мурун
stopped video at ice ice baby...i'm done
The right to bear speech and The freedom to gun
The right to bear speech and The freedom to gun 22 саат мурун
The last bit there seems to me would be as if one reggae band sued another for skanking, one key element in reggae. Which would be silly.
Alain Dubois
Alain Dubois Күн мурун
So, it's about getting a share in 'profit'? Does that mean if it is a charity and doesn't make money for the composer/musician, they can't ask for money? I think it should be about fairness, and not a black or white 'Yes or no' unless it is very clear and deliberate. 'My Sweet Lord' has a distinct feel away from 'He's So Fine'. After thousands of songs, it's bound to happen that one person will come up with something close or identical to someone else's song. We're all influenced by music - we may not have consciously listened to and stored into our memory. In these cases, we should be reasonable about financial settlements. So, my question is, what happens if you take a dozen 'phrases' [a bar or two] deliberately used as a 'collage' in a section of a song? Can we sing about specific people in politics - without saying anything overtly or suggestively hostile or factually wrong? In Australia, Simon Hunt became Pauline Pantsdown, a satirical portrayal of politician, Pauline Hanson. It was about giving the people a chance to say something. Australia today has no legislation for human rights and is truly Orwellian in suppressing the voices of not only First Nations People, but anyone with disabilities etc. who can't drive to access their needs. Isolation came before covid-19 made it impossible for many in rural areas. In what was once thought of as a 'classless society', 52% of people in Australia's New South Wales state regard themselves as 'middle class', and push for destruction of a once popular railway line to where the Byron Bay BluesFest - an international event was held. NSW even held back local council elections for a year - possibly so that we could not remove the local councillors who support the removal of the railway line for an elitist cycling track. Since 1990, thousands can't go to the beach, visit family or get proper or preferred medical care. 24% in our region have disabilities and so on. Mental health conditions are almost the norm here now.
Lloyd Austins
Lloyd Austins Күн мурун
We are in an age where everything is a mash up of everything else that has ever existed. Say you're a caveperson, you see death of a loved one and realise that life is finite. You are the first person to have an existential crisis. You take a piece of burnt wood from the fire and draw representations of your life experience on the cave wall hoping that future generations will see what you have experienced. This impulse reduces that crisis and you can die happy. This person is the first artist. Along come some new people. See the images in the cave. Say yeah, I can relate to that but I have some some other experiences. They take the original ideas and add something new. Fast forward to now. We have the whole of human history available through a screen. We can see and hear everything. An artist today is completely valid taking whatever they desire from human history, adding their own experience and creating something new from that.
PC Repair Guy
PC Repair Guy Күн мурун
Eye of The Tiger intro sounds just like a song from Heart.
Jon Mendez
Jon Mendez Күн мурун
I so wanted to find some dirt on Billie Eilish, but, as a musician, you are limited in ways to end your "four note phrase" and convey the same musical emotion. Unless you are three guys from the Beatles and end creatively with chords like "From A Little Help From My Friends" or "P.S. I Love You" She is an amazing musician. And when you are in Em or Gm, or the rest of your minor fret on the guitar, you get somewhat a similar feeling.
Aidan Ptasinski
Aidan Ptasinski Күн мурун
Screw vanilla ice
Nodrodsky
Nodrodsky 2 күн мурун
Billy Eilish is a joke.
Richard France
Richard France 2 күн мурун
The problem is every chord combination and rythem has been done before. If they split hairs about that then music is surely dead and ownership of every song recorded in the future can only be granted to artists in the past. Some songs are direct sample rip offs while others are different songs with one similar melody. He's so fine and my sweet Lord sound like different songs but the main tunes of piano man and iris sound the same to my ears. I guess there's varying degrees of similarity but subtle chord/rythem matches shouldn't result in a lawsuit.
marco ramirez
marco ramirez 2 күн мурун
I feel like some of these just playin a small tribute like Lana del reg, she often sings in her songs the way older rock bands have sang ima certain verse or chorus
Stano Kalman
Stano Kalman 2 күн мурун
we have to stop wtiting songs because Bach did everything :D
A Sells
A Sells 2 күн мурун
I have always thought "she fuckin hates me" by puddle of mudd is total rip off of suicidal tendencies " I saw your mommy" . The guitar.solo is exactly the same! Hope you see this
Funny32
Funny32 2 күн мурун
The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony/Rolling Stones/Gospal group song....
gregory chumley
gregory chumley 2 күн мурун
so? music has been around for 1000sands of years. some things are going to be similar i got a copyright of a tree falling in the woods waiting for royaltes. dude ur channel is bland
Meelis558
Meelis558 2 күн мурун
Future mask off is rip off from Looptroop Top dogz.
V lone
V lone 2 күн мурун
Plants vs zombies thats what it
Vend Biz
Vend Biz 2 күн мурун
People say that those who are content creators on KGglobal and use royalty free music will eventually be sued if the creators are monetized and the video with the supposedly royalty free music goes viral. The song creator then changes the royalty free to copyright and goes after all of the creators ad revenue for that particular video. Google it and search YT for it. Be careful out there!
tommi mimnaugh
tommi mimnaugh 2 күн мурун
It's just music get over it.
Laldin Sanga
Laldin Sanga 3 күн мурун
BTS dynamite and S club7 bring it all back to you is also quite similar😁
Tonan Moahawke
Tonan Moahawke 3 күн мурун
Nice work mate 👍
Mild Orange
Mild Orange 3 күн мурун
Internet Money Lemonade (2020) and our song Mysight (2017)... Lyrical Lemonade (the producers) did an article on Mysight a few months before they released Lemonade. Interesting one...
John White
John White 3 күн мурун
Albert Hammond wrote a song that Radiohead ripped off? Like the father of the Strokes guitarist? Bitchin'
Mahlon Smith
Mahlon Smith 3 күн мурун
I'm late to this party, but I think there's a very clear line between La Bamba and "Stand" from R.E.M. Different tempo and swing, same notes.
TRUMP Won
TRUMP Won 3 күн мурун
Who the F" is Billie Illish?! She looks like another depressed professional victim.
jfree1998
jfree1998 3 күн мурун
Billie Eliash or whatever always looks like an unmade dirty bed. She looks stoned and dirty
S R
S R 3 күн мурун
Vanilla ice makes a point
S R
S R 3 күн мурун
You should add Kitty Kat by Beyoncé and how Thats What I Like by Bruno Mars. I’m surprised the writers of kitty kat didn’t demand to be credited or writers of that’s what I like. They sound almost identical.
Jo Rad
Jo Rad 3 күн мурун
Its sad to see our modern artist lack the talent of yester-years. I mean complete rip off!
noel leonard
noel leonard 3 күн мурун
Most current "music" and "artists" are just ripping off or sampling someone else. Most people are too stupid to know what real music is.
Mercury
Mercury 3 күн мурун
Why does Vanilla Ice look like Jimmy Neutron?
Oh adams
Oh adams 3 күн мурун
Billie Ellish all of her songs are taken from song other song
Is it Done Yet
Is it Done Yet 3 күн мурун
I wrote a guitar riff that was so unique and different to me at the time. I then heard this exact riff in a song at Spanish restaurant I later worked at. There was no way this song could have influenced my my own, because there was no way I would have it previously. i had never listened to Spanish pop music before. The moral of the story is be careful when using the term rip-off. It could simply be a coincidence. I've experienced this first hand.
Fly PurpL
Fly PurpL 3 күн мурун
When i see videos like this it just makes me not want to make music. Because anyone can sue anyone over trivial shit. But Vanilla Ice was blatant rip off. Everything is basically a remix of something else weather you've consciously hear of it or not. Theres only so many notes on a keyboard and fewer sounds a drumkit can make.
Kavika
Kavika 3 күн мурун
All Vanilla Ice did was breathe life back into Queen....David Bowie was always alive and well. Vanilla Ice was a clown
Ivan Ostrava
Ivan Ostrava 3 күн мурун
I always found it interesting that Vanilla Ice was absolutely crushed for lifting the Queen bass line but MC Hammer lifted Rick James’s “Super Freak” note for note and he wasn’t criticized. Why is that? Petty knew better than to criticize The Strokes because he (Petty) absolutely ripped off little known Minneapolis band The Jayhawks earlier in his (Petty’s) career. The Jayhawks were the opening band for an early 90’s Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tour. On that tour The Jayhawks played their great song “Waiting For The Sun” every night. Shortly after that tour, Petty released his greatest hits album which included a new Petty song called “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”. “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” is a stone cold rip off of The Jayhawks’ “Waiting For The Sun”. Listen to the two songs. No question. But The Jayhawks did not have the $ to go after him. It’s also why Petty never went after the Red Hot Chili Peppers song which was clearly influenced by “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”. I love Petty but he was no saint when it comes to ripping people off.
EdgardoPlasencia
EdgardoPlasencia 3 күн мурун
Who's Lana del Rey ?
EdgardoPlasencia
EdgardoPlasencia 3 күн мурун
Embarrassing.
No name
No name 3 күн мурун
I wonder if this video got copyright claimed by all these artist 😂
Star Child
Star Child 4 күн мурун
There are a limited number of notes and a limited number of combinations, albeit likely a huge number. We're going to run out of songs to write sooner or later.
Slam Adams
Slam Adams 4 күн мурун
The hollies should have sued Radiohead also.
Matt G
Matt G 4 күн мурун
How about Snoop Dogg taking the "snoop's upside your head" part from that funk song in this video?
colin mackenzie
colin mackenzie 4 күн мурун
Note to self; must pay megabucks to copyright the words "the", "and", "love". Build the web, then Court Actions against absolutely everyone for existing.
Jonathan Ponce
Jonathan Ponce 4 күн мурун
Is it this just me or but this Is fucking dumb as fuck. And life imitates art. And so many songs are not plagiarized but influenced by others.
Benny Boy
Benny Boy 4 күн мурун
Next minute your being sued for plagiarism for plagiarizing plagiarism videos. That was someone else's idea first. Now I'm being sued because "next minute" very closely resembles "Nek munit"
Bear Lemley
Bear Lemley 4 күн мурун
There is only 12 notes, there are so many chords and cord progressions. The similarity between songs will happen over and over again or music will stop
Zappa Wench
Zappa Wench 4 күн мурун
I noticed the similarities between Creep and The Air that I Breathe! We used to jam and played both of these songs, so it became obvious.
ushook
ushook 4 күн мурун
Billie What ever Eyelash is Wack ..
Buzz Killington
Buzz Killington 4 күн мурун
The last Temples single is really similar to Daft Punk - Veridis Quo
meltz
meltz 4 күн мурун
Ripoff, these new kids can't seem to come up with anything original
Randy Donaghy
Randy Donaghy 4 күн мурун
Vanilla Ice sounded so much better when he was screaming being held out a window by Suge Knight
Abel Drago
Abel Drago 4 күн мурун
Theres samplings and making a cool song then theres all these new lame songs that doing nothing special with the sample or just askew the beat with lame Lyrics and its been normalized. The new generation won't care. lol
CoinBot
CoinBot 4 күн мурун
Billie Eilish badguy is not borrowed, but is exactly from crash bandicoot
Zack Brown
Zack Brown 4 күн мурун
Modern music is such shit.
Michael Struys
Michael Struys 4 күн мурун
The Strokes suck. Always have and always will.
stempo1
stempo1 4 күн мурун
There is no way Harrison hadn't known of that song
Kutark
Kutark 4 күн мурун
I always wonder with stuff like this where it's very similar and not actually ripped off (such as Vanilla Ice with "Ice Ice Baby") if it's more of just a "There's nothing new under the sun" situation. In the drumming community we always joke that if you think you came up with some slick new beat, almost certainly someone, somewhere has already made up that beat. To use an old phrase, "there's only so many ways to skin a cat". I think also, if we consider the fact that "pop" music generally isn't known for its musical complexity, I feel like that lends itself to the above described reasoning.
Matt Couzens
Matt Couzens 4 күн мурун
The 8 bar bridge from Rhianna's "Stay" is one or two notes from being an *exact* copy of the bridge to "Over the Rainbow" from the Wizard of Oz. No one ever seems to talk about this that I have seen...... 🤔
Jonathan Ramos
Jonathan Ramos 4 күн мурун
talentless thieves
Raven Dark
Raven Dark 4 күн мурун
Billie Eilish and The Doors are too much of a stretch. Before this video I'd never connect these.
Kate etaK
Kate etaK 4 күн мурун
Ha! Not only is it sponsored but I got 5 commercial ads!
rookandpawn
rookandpawn 4 күн мурун
This whole "rip off" is nonsense. Every "original" song rips off something else. This is literally how music is formed, by thoughts by the composer which use elements of what they've heard before. It reminds me of the same pettiness by the RIAA when they sued Napster users for millions.
itsacorporatething
itsacorporatething 4 күн мурун
Automated copyright infringement detection lowers the cost of “litigation” and approves dubious claims and unfairly demonetizes legitimate original or fair use work on KGglobal.
Bernard Buys
Bernard Buys 4 күн мурун
Listen to The Weekend Blinding Lights and then listen to Rod Stewart Young Turks ... I can't be the only one who hears it
pendragonshall
pendragonshall 4 күн мурун
On Jim Morrison‘s song it isn’t those four notes making it sound similar. Those four notes are almost identical if not identical sounding. And other parts of the song like you said the melody are very similar. So she has an identical section with a similar sounding song. It’s a rip off, it may not have been done intentionally but it still is.
Alonso de Hojeda
Alonso de Hojeda 4 күн мурун
Why do you need to use a fucking cover of the The Doors song? It was not sung by a a female, it was Jim Morrison.
Vex Luthor
Vex Luthor 4 күн мурун
How about “regulators” from warren G, and the song “keep forgetting” Micheal McDonald.
t-bone walker
t-bone walker 4 күн мурун
I always felt like Smells Like Teen Spirit was a rip off of Louie Louie
Vex Luthor
Vex Luthor 4 күн мурун
I’m glad they got Harrison on that sweet lord song
Vex Luthor
Vex Luthor 4 күн мурун
The first song sounds more like….I can’t see me loving nobody but you…for all my life!”
Mikiness Analog
Mikiness Analog 4 күн мурун
"... borrowed from OVVAH (other) well known hits." 0:06 XD
Dilly Dally
Dilly Dally 5 күн мурун
Lol Ice replaced a quarter rest with an 8th rest and 8th note. Yeah, quite a vague loophole there.
Stephen Harriau
Stephen Harriau 5 күн мурун
Billy Eyelash is a weird dude
Alan Aparicio
Alan Aparicio 5 күн мурун
Tommy craze v2 lol
Larry B
Larry B 5 күн мурун
I agree that neither of the Eilish songs were "ripped off". In fact, they do not sound at ALL the same to me.
Revolving 4149
Revolving 4149 5 күн мурун
George Harrison was so right. Lawyers can be good but generally suck
Kaleb Hill
Kaleb Hill 5 күн мурун
I’d rather be with you by bootsy Collins and redbone by childish gambino.
Anarchic Blin
Anarchic Blin 5 күн мурун
"it's literally plants vs zombies" ah yes, a woman of culture
Zexa XIII
Zexa XIII 5 күн мурун
Hm
Anthony R
Anthony R 5 күн мурун
Originality died in music and movies. Clearly
Arjit Jere
Arjit Jere 5 күн мурун
First time i have come across this channel ,great analysis of copied notes! In depth and good explanations👍
Abel Q
Abel Q 5 күн мурун
I'll never forgive Vanilla Ice for what he did to Iggy Pop and Paula Abdul. But Tom Petty really is a master.
goguhu
goguhu 5 күн мурун
Why do I think about Wallace and Gromit watching this? kgglobal.info/phone/l2ubcI-q1a_Yp34/video.html
NonviableHydra9
NonviableHydra9 5 күн мурун
I really don’t understand why sampling another song is so bad, your literally making a new song.
Ulises Cardosotorres
Ulises Cardosotorres 5 күн мурун
Not really just sampling
Makeit Stop
Makeit Stop 5 күн мурун
Only 7??? Great work , Sherlock.
Wayne Lee
Wayne Lee 5 күн мурун
Celine Gomez vs Talking Heads. The beginning rift of Psycho Killer was ripped off by Celine Gomez.
adam brewer
adam brewer 5 күн мурун
This is how most songs are written. You borrow from someone else.
ThicculousMicculous
ThicculousMicculous 5 күн мурун
Wow music biz is sad
Bobby Hill
Bobby Hill 5 күн мурун
Did Nick Park steal this guy's mouth for his Wallace and Gromit animations? Or does David Bennett just have a very common way of speaking. Come to think of it, Stan Laurel had a similar way of forming his words orally.
Juan Ma
Juan Ma 5 күн мурун
So it's convenient to copy a good riff, if it's not a hit you won't be suited, but if it makes you millionaire you'll be but you will have money to.
Jonny Birchyboy
Jonny Birchyboy 5 күн мурун
08:12 well Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” also sounds suspiciously like the Jayhawks’ “Waiting for the Sun”
Even Chair
Even Chair 5 күн мурун
"the only truth to the simulacrum is that there isnt one"
John Doe
John Doe 5 күн мурун
Some of these were more egregious than others. Lana Del Ray clearly copied 'Creep' and somehow didn't think anyone would notice. She even ended the phrase with the same vowel sound. Uptown Funk didn't lift itself from a single piece of work and anyone who plays guitar could tell you any simple riff has probably been played by a million people many different ways.
duckduck go
duckduck go 5 күн мурун
This is like conspiricy theroies of musicians.
shygan Legend
shygan Legend 5 күн мурун
Ice ice baby 😂
homiepr8
homiepr8 5 күн мурун
Tom petty wasn't "Petty" I like that
Richard
Richard 5 күн мурун
Loved George Harrison, but his claim he never heard "He's So Fine" before is beyond preposterous.
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