Halsey “Nightmare” sounds a lot like a t.A.T.u. song (and Katy Perry)

The first thing I thought of when I heard Halsey’s “Nightmare” (2019) was the 2002 song “All the Things She Said” by Russian duo t.A.T.u.

I also posted about Katy Perry’s “E.T.” (2011) in the past. I’ll leave that below.

t.A.T.U. – “All the Things She Said”
Skip to :23


Halsey – “Nightmare”
Skip to 1:12

Katy Perry - "E.T." (2011)

James suggested ASTR’s “Bleeding Love” (2007) in the comments. Check out 2:27. Pretty similar!

Carrie Underwood sued for NFL song “Game On”

In a suit filed in Manhattan federal court against Underwood, NBC and the NFL, Heidi Merrill, a country singer who found some success a few years ago with a song for the Nebraska Cornhuskers college football team, alleges that she and her team penned her version of “Game On” in 2016 and that it was featured in March 2017 during a broadcast of CBS’ “Inside College Basketball.”

Sam Israel, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, said that in August 2017 the plaintiffs passed the song along to Underwood’s producer to pitch to Underwood.

Israel said that an assistant for Underwood’s producer told the plaintiffs that “we’re going to have to pass” on Merrill’s song.  Read more at NY Post

I had a few listens. It seems maybe the line “Game On” is somewhat similar. But I guess that if Merrill’s team pitched this to Underwood then it’s a bit suspect. Listen for yourself:


Full Songs:

Heidi Merrill – “Game On” (2017)

Carrie Underwood – “Game On” (2018)


See also:

NFL on Fox Theme vs. Sleigh Ride

Kelly Clarkson vs. Spoon

Other songs that made it to court

lovelytheband vs. MGMT vs. Katy Perry

Submitted by Hunter

Check out the keyboard riff in “Broken”. Pretty similar to “Kids” right?

Also funny that one band is stylized in lower case and the other in CAPS.

lovelytheband - "Broken" (2017)
MGMT - "Kids" (2007)

I also started to hear a similarity with Katy Perry in the chorus. Have a listen!

Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold" (2008)
lovelytheband - "Broken (Chorus)" (2017)

See Also:

MGMT vs. courtship.

Katy Perry vs. The Beach Boys

Katy Perry vs. Erasure

Katy Perry vs. t.A.T.u.

Flame vs. Katy Perry (Flame sues Katy Perry)