Ever since Beyoncé released “Halo” in 2008 I thought it sounded like something else. Then I discovered this Kelly Clarkson thing with her track “Already Gone” (2009). Clarkson accused her own co-writer (and OneRepublic frontman) Ryan Tedder of using the same music as “Halo” which he also co-wrote. But wait, there’s more! What’s going on with Christina Perri‘s “Jar of Hearts” (2012)? Doesn’t it also sound like “Halo”?
Kelly Clarkson unsuccessfully fought her record label not to release “Already Gone” as the third single off her new album, as the music is the same as the music from Beyonce’s hit “Halo.”
Clarkson co-wrote the lyrics and was provided the track by producer Ryan Tedder who had, unbeknownst to her, given the same track to Beyonce. By the time Clarkson heard Halo and realized what had happened, her album had printed and shipped and it was too late to omit the track. – Huffington Post
Have a listen to them all. And while you’re hear have a listen to this OneRepublic soundalike. Tedder seems to really like that huge arena drum beat sound.
OneRepublic – “Secrets” (2009) vs. Mötley Crüe – “Home Sweet Home” (1985)….
But wait! There’s more!! Now listen to Jessie J‘s 2011 “Price Tag” with the verse from “Halo”! Ok, this one is more of a stretch, but what the hell.
Jessie J – Price Tag (2011)
Had enough? “Price Tag” was co-written by our favorite producer Dr. Luke!
I’m also still convinced that “Halo” sounds just like something from a decade or two ago. Anyone have any ideas??