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

Submitted by Edward

Another one from our friend Dr. Luke. This time we’re listening to Katy Perry‘s “E.T.” (2010) and Russian duo t.A.T.u.‘s breakout hit “All The Things She Said”  (2000).

Even Matthew Cole of Slant magazine writes:

…and on the inscrutable “E.T.” Perry compares her lover (favorably?) to a space alien and Dr. Luke nabs the backing track from t.A.T.u.’s “All the Things She Said,” presumably as a tribute to his forbears in the field of exploitative dance-floor schlock.

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

t.A.T.u. - "All The Things She Said" (2000)

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13 Replies to “Katy Perry vs. t.A.T.u.”

  1. Travis

    wow seems everyone wants to rip off tatu…

    good charlotte “victims of love” and tatu “not gonna get us”

    pretty blatant

    1. Mark Adams

      And the chorus of GC’s Festival Song (2000) sounds like that of Forgotten Years by Midnight Oil (1990), but admittedly both are based on two notes.

      1. Mark Adams

        This review of Good Morning Revival (2007) by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, which can be found on Allmusic.com and iTunes, states: There’s the Blur/Gorillaz-aping “Keep Your Hands Off My Girl” — its chanting verse borrowed from “We Got a Line on You,” the hook from “Song 2”. Additional names don’t seem to be included, unless there are notes on samples in the album booklet.

    1. Mark Adams

      I hope you hated them before, because while you mightn’t like them personally, music goes beyond that.

  2. James Armstrong

    Also, the bridge and chorus of “E.T.” were stolen by ASTR in their song “Bleeding Love” (not to be confused with Leona Lewis’s song of the same name).


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