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Another case of plagiarism?
Even the internationally successful girl group Little Mix is not spared when it comes to getting accused of copying the songs of other artists for their own.
When Little Mix first premiered their brand new single, Shout Out To My Ex, there was a lot of talk going around saying that it was a complete rip-off of G.R.L.'s song Ugly Heart (which included G.R.L. themselves who tweeted a not so subtle hashtag).
Okay, we do not want to tell you what to think of these accusations but please do take a listen and judge for yourself if the two songs actually sound the same.
Regardless of what you think about Little Mix's single, the singing quartet had quite a lot to say to the haters when the topic was brought up during a Belgian radio station interview.
Firstly, Jade Thirlwall mentioned that the ladies are friends with one of the members from G.R.L. and noted that she loves Shout Out To My Ex. Jade went on to say that songs are going to have similar chord sequences, lyrics and melodies but that doesn't mean that they are both not incredible songs. She added that the hate comparison could have been more fired up as it was placed side by side with another girl groups' song. The ladies also jokingly chipped in saying that G.R.L.'s song received a lot more attention from the comparison of the two songs.
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As far as music history goes, Bob Dylan is pretty much the father of folk-rock. So it can be said that if it weren't for Bob Dylan, there probably wouldn't be the likes of folk-rock artistes like The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons or even Ed Sheeran today.
Days after awarding him with the prestigious award, Bob Dylan still has not responded and there is no news as to whether he would even show up to accept the award. Just goes about to show how much of a badass he is.
To those who are still unaware of Bob Dylan's influence on pop culture as we know it today, here's 3 songs that you probably had no idea are originally composed and sung by him!
1. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Cover by Guns N' Roses)
2. Make You Feel My Love (Cover by Adele)
In light of the recent US Presidential debates, trolls have emerged from their caves to humour us once again with memes that found their way into our Facebook feeds.
Clips from the debate dubbed with popular karaoke songs seem to be more pleasing to the ears than Trump’s irrelevant insults. So, we’ve compiled the best 3 Trump vs. Clinton "Sing Offs" for your amusement.
Presidential debate or a nostalgic throwback to the 80s?
Still a better tandem than Troy and Gabriella...
If that’s no enough, there’s also a Chinese version:
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Happy birthday girl!
Seriously, where did all the time go? Katy Perry is actually celebrating her 32nd birthday this year!
Since this talented lady has been on existing on earth for 32 years and with her music career that started in 2001, she must have released many songs which we have all come to love today.
So in celebration of the queen's birthday, we have compiled 32 of her best works!
2. One Of The Boys
3. Dark Horse
5. Last Friday Night
6. Hot N Cold
7. The One That Got Away
8. Part of Me
10. Love Me
11. By The Grace of God
12. Wide Awake
13. California Girls
15. This Is How We Do
17. Teenage Dream
18. Thinking of You
19. Not Like the Movies
20. Waking Up In Vegas
21. International Smile
22. Hummingbird Heartbeat
23. I Kissed A Girl
25. Thinking Of You
27. Self Inflicted
28. Who Am I Living For?
30. Choose Your Battles
Yes, we know 32 songs are like almost every Katy Perry song out there. But can you really blame us for choosing the best from the best?
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Ex-Boyfriend and superproducer Calvin Harris might have been the brains behind the electronic smash This Is What You Came For, but the song was lyrically all Nils Sjöberg. Of course, Nils Sjöberg was later outed as none other than Taylor Swift herself.
Since she wrote the song and all, it makes perfect sense for her to perform it. In her only performance of 2016, Taylor slipped in a piano-driven cover of This Is What You Came For and serenaded to the 80,000-strong crowd in Austin, Texas.
"If you know it, maybe you could sing along, and I could get to know what that feels like, to hear it sung back to me."
The show marked the 10th anniversary of her debut self-titled album but surprisingly, nothing was performed off that album.
Instead tracks from all her other albums all made the setlist, including fan favourite Holy Ground before closing off with Shake It Off.
Catch Taylor’s first official performance of TIWYCF below!