Dua Lipa Getting Sued TWICE for “Levitating”

Well this is interesting. According to TMZ and Complex Dua Lipa is actually getting sued by two different artists for her hit “Levitating”(2020). The funny thing is when I first heard the track all I thought of was The Bee Gees’ “Stayin Alive” (1977)

Dua Lipa – “Levitating” (2020)

 

Miguel Bosé – Don Diablo
Skip to about :20

 

Listen to Artikal Sound System – “Live Your Life” (2017) on TMZ

And finally:

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (1977)

In particular the chorus:

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

YouTuber Adam Neely does a great music theory breakdown of the “Live Your Life” vs. “Levitating”

You might also want to check out this article about Dua Lipa and INXS

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)

See Also:

Sam Smith vs. Tom Petty