submitted by Hunter and Kirb
I really didn’t plan on listening to this much One Direction but I’ve had no choice. Have a listen to these two clips. I understand it’s only 3 chords but just listen.
On 19 December 2013, it was announced that Def Leppard had asked their lawyers to look into allegations that “Midnight Memories” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me” bear striking similarities — enough that the boys and the additional writers of the song could be in hot water. However, Def Leppard guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell confirmed to Billboard that they were not, in fact, pursuing legal action. Collen called the songs “very similar in structure”, but nothing more. Campbell said: “The chords are one-four-five. Those are the blues. You don’t get more basic than that. I think what’s more reminiscent of the Leppard thing is the production, the sound, the vocals, the reverb and the way it’s assembled. – wikipedia