The Top 10 Rip-Offs In Music History

by (@unclegrambo)

Did Coldplay Rip-Off Kraftwerk?

3. The Accused: Coldplay, “Talk”

The Original: Kraftwerk, “Computer Love”

The Case: Coldplay has been the focus of a number of plagiarism claims over the years—see this story about “Viva La Vida,” and this one about “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”—but this track was a rip-off that they straight up copped to. Martin handwrote a letter to Kraftwerk begging them to be listed as co-writers of this song before any controversy heated up, and the band agreed.