Do These Two Songs Sound The Same? [Video]
Because apparently The Script think so!
James Arthur, the 2012 winner of 'The X Factor' (the UK version), is being sued by The Script for copyright infringement. The Irish band are claiming that James Arthur's 2016 "Say You Won't Let Go" sounds a little too similar to their 2008 hit "The Man Who Can't Be Moved."
Arthur has since denied these claims.
It seems there is a lot of that going around these days. How can we forget the lawsuit between the late Marvin Gaye and Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' song "Blurred Lines" just a couple of years ago?
Funny how things work out, because the attorney that represented the estate of Marvin Gaye against Thicke and Williams is back on the job, this time representing The Script.
Attorney Richard Busch has filed a suit against James Arthur and his two co-writers, along with his publishing and record companies. Busch wants a trial jury and an accounting of all the revenue related back to the song.
Apparently back in 2014 The Script were approached by Arthur with the hopes of doing a collaboration, but they turned him down, according to Busch. He then claims that Arthur stole the "essence" of "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" for "Say You Won't Let Go."
We'll let the courts figure out this messy situation, but in the meantime what do you think? Do these two songs sound the same, enough for their to be a lawsuit?
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