They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but that’s not usually true for musicians. In fact, they tend to get pretty pissed. With only 12 musical notes to choose from, some songs are bound to resemble each other occasionally, but through the years there have been heated debates over tunes that borrow a little too heavily from others. George Harrison famously got taken to court when he “subliminally plagiarized” the Chiffons record “He’s So Fine” while writing “My Sweet Lord” in 1970. Other stars take matters into their own hands and just complain a lot in the press. And then of course there are songs that sound similar to us, but maybe we’re just weird. Head below to check out 10 songs that are dangerously similar to different songs. Get ready for some serious musical deja vu!
The best chefs know that we eat with our eyes, and a similar rule goes for musicians. Presentation is always crucial, which is why many divas and rock stars decided to flaunt their flawless physique on the cover of their latest records. Hey, that’s one way to move units!
Which pop diva is going to be the godmother of Elton John‘s new baby? Who is Nicki Minaj teaming up with now? All this, plus an interesting take on fun.‘s “Some Nights” courtesy Michael Buble, Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon.
Beyoncé caused quite an Internet stir yesterday when pictures emerged of her wearing a nipple-baring outfit on her new “Mrs. Carter World Tour” that would make even Joel Schumacher blush. It’s definitely the raciest outfit that she’s ever been spotted in, which got us thinking about where this outfit ranks among the most controversial concert outfits of all-time.
And is Justin Bieber going to be easily forgiven for spitting in his neighbor’s face? How is Lady Gaga staying stylish with a broken hip? And are The Jonas Brothers ready for a comeback? All this in today’s First Dibs.
Be honest, what was your formative memory Lady Gaga? Was it her insanely catchy tracks? Incredibly theatrical live performances? Her powerhouse of a voice? Yes, those are all awesome things. But if you were like us, the first thing you knew about Gags was “Whoa, this lady wears some crazy s—!”
Baby, she was born this day! Lady Gaga has been out of commission for a few months while she recovers from hip surgery, and we’ve definitely been feeling the absence of our beloved Mother Monster.