Miley Cyrus Sued for “We Can’t Stop” (Plus 4 Other Songs She Ripped)

I just came across this Pitchfork article about a recently filed copyright lawsuit against Miley Cyrus and was pretty curious. Most of the soundalikes posted on this site are fairly obvious bit I dunno about this one. Before you listen to the music in question regarding this post have a listen to these gems first. I’ll be here when you’re done …

Miley Cyrus vs. The B-52’s

Miley Cyrus vs. Tammany Hall NYC

Katy Perry vs. Kesha vs. Miley Cyrus vs. Justice

Corey Hart vs. Miley Cyrus

OK, and now for this post:

Jamaican dancehall artist Flourgon is suing Cyrus for copyright infringement over her track “We Can’t Stop” (2013). Flourgon claims Cyrus’ hit rips numerous elements from his 1988 single “We Run Things”.

Miley Cyrus has been sued for copyright infringement over her Bangerz single “We Can’t Stop,” Reuters reports. Jamaican dancehall artist Flourgon, born Michael May, claims that the 2013 hit infringes on his 1988 single “We Run Things.” Mike WiLL Made-It, Rock City (Timothy and Theron Thomas), manager Larry Rudolph, RCA Records, and Sony Music are also named in the lawsuit. He’s seeking a trial by jury, an injunction to halt sales and further performances of the song, damages, and attorney’s fees. Pitchfork has reached out to Cyrus’ representatives for comment.

Have a listen to both:

Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop” (2013)

Flourgon – “We Run Things” (1988)



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Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sued for “The Rest of Our Life”

Hollywood Reporter posted on 1/10/2018 that, “Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who together released a song in October [2017] titled ‘The Rest of Our Life,’ along with Ed Sheeran who is credited with co-writing this tune, have all been hauled into court in the latest copyright lawsuit targeting a chart-topper.”  The similarities seem pretty obvious to me. As you can see by the links at the bottom of this post, this isn’t the first time Ed Sheeran made news on this site.

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Ed Sheeran – “The Rest of Our Life” (2017)

Jasmine Rae – When I Found You (2015)

YouTube user ThePermuted uploaded a version with them mixed on top of each other.

The complaint was filed on Wednesday in New York federal court by Sean Carey and Beau Golden, two Australians who say the McGraw/Hill track is “blatant copying” of their own 2014 song, “When I Found You.”

“The copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of original elements of the Song, and is obvious to the ordinary observer,” states the complaint.

Richard Busch, who successfully won a trial for the family of Marvin Gaye in the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit, is representing the plaintiff. The Nashville-based attorney previously took on Sheeran in a $20 million copyright lawsuit over another hit, “Photograph.” That case ended in a settlement that resulted in two suing songwriters being added to credits and gaining a significant share of royalties.

Now, with song theft allegations continuing to draw great attention (see the fuss this week over how the publisher of Radiohead’s “Creep” is making legal demands over Lana Del Rey’s “Get Free”), three music superstars along with co-writers Johnny McDaid and Amy Wadge as well as music industry giants Sony/ATV, Universal Polygram, WB Music plus others must respond to new charges of ripping off material. In this case, it’s alleged that the copying was fully known by employees of Sony Music.

You can download a PDF of the official New York District Court filing here which includes some notated examples like this:


See Also

Ed Sheeran being sued for “Thinking Out Loud”

Ed Sheeran Being Sued $20M for Photograph

Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran vs. Elvis Presley

Ed Sheeran vs. Yacht vs. The Rolling Stones

Marvin Gaye family awarded $7.4M in Blurred Lines Trial



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Radiohead is Suing Lana Del Rey for “Creep” Soundalike

Long time readers and listeners of this site might not be too surprised about this current lawsuit and soundalike. Back in 2009 I posted about the similarities of Radiohead’s 1992 hit “Creep” and The Hollies “The Air That I Breathe” (1974). Since then some readers have suggested some new ones. And today it has come to my attention that Radiohead is suing Lana Del Rey for her song “Get Free” (2017).  It’s definitely pretty similar. But what about all of these other songs before??? Have a listen to to all of them!


The Hollies - "The Air That I Breathe" (1974)
Radiohead - "Creep" (1992)
Raemonn - "Only When You Sleep" (2001)

Christophe – “Aline” (1965)

Brandi Carlile – “Follow” (2005)




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