You might have heard that Lana Del Rey is (maybe) going to be sued by Radiohead for plagiarism. The song ‘Get Free’ on her recent album ‘Lust for Life’ has been singled out by lawyers for an uncanny similarity to the Radiohead megahit ‘Creep’ and rumours have been swirling for days. The singer has since come out and tweeted a clarification,
“It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing — I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”
If you take the time to listen to the two songs side by side they do sound super similar. However, the story isn’t over yet. You see back, way waaaaay back before the nineties, a small band called The Hollies released a song titled ‘The Air That I Breathe’. The writers of that song heard ‘Creep’ in 1992 and immediately recognised it as a pretty damn blatant rip off of ‘The Air That I Breathe’. They sued, Radiohead caved, and they got co-writing credits.
Fast-forward to 2017 and now Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey and some people have pointed out that it’s kinda sleazy for Radiohead to complain about their song being stolen when they stole the song in the first place. However we at DigZoo would like to put this to you and ask – do you agree? Why don’t we put all three songs next to each other and see if you agree that they’re all basically carbon copies of each other?