Sam Smith Sued For “Dancing With A Stranger”

According to Rolling Stone Sam Smith is being sued for his massive 2019 hit “Dancing with a Stranger”. It seems that a group of songwriters lead by Jordan Vincent published a very similar sounding song in 2015 which also bears a very similar name – “Dancing With a Stranger”.

Here is a side-by-side comparison that seems to have originated from the lawsuit:


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Sam Smith, Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” (2019)


Jordan Vincent – “Dancing With Strangers” (Original Release 2015)

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Sam Smith vs. Tom Petty

Did Nickelback Steal “Rockstar”?

I never thought I would say this but I think I might agree with Nickleback on this. TLDR some guy/band is suing Nickleback because they had a song called “Rockstar”, knew some label people, had their song circling around, blablabla and suspect Nickelback lifted their tune. I’ve been a bit lazy lately and skimmed through the tracks and I’m not sure there’s a case here. Well, I guess if I were

Here’s some more in depth info written by someone who has invested in this a little more:

Here are the two songs:



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Seal vs. Nickelback

Chris Brown Sued for $1.5 Million For “Privacy”

Chris Brown is at it again (see bottom of post for more Chris Brown).

Chris Brown is being sued for US$1.5 million after he allegedly infringed on the copyright of Tight Up Skirt — a song recorded in 1997 by veteran Dancehall artist Red Rat. The popular American singer had used a vocal interpolation of Red Rat’s hit song in the 2017 mega-hit Privacy. – DancehallMag

The songs “share a similar primary identifying feature,” the plaintiff elaborates, in the form of “a melody containing the lyrics ‘Hey you girl inna di tight upskirt’” (in “Tight Up Skirt” [Red Rat] ) and “‘Hey you girl without a tight up skirt’” (in “Privacy” [Chris Brown]), according to the filing. – Digital Music News

Have a listen!

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Calvin Harris vs. Chris Brown vs. DJ Sammy vs. Arty & Mat Zo