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A-lister
4th January 2012, 15:26
So, the infamous svetlanaloboda member on this forum made me want to start this thread.

Eurovision is about presenting original songs... or is it? Sometimes there are entries (both in national selections and in big ESC) that does remind a little too much of already existing songs.

Post your examples here!

A-lister
4th January 2012, 15:31
Original

Fred Johanson - Smile [1994] (check for instance: 0:57-1:30)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aMLQWtppxpE#t=57s


"The copy"

Olsen Brothers - Fly On The Wings of Love [Denmark 2000] WINNER (the chorus)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9q3i5lqmmg

A-lister
4th January 2012, 15:35
Original

Amy Diamond - It Can Only Get Better [2006]



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Lpn_QRaRk


"The Copy"

Paolo Meneguzzi - Era Stupendo [Switzerland 2008] (more or less the whole song has a too similar melody)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sfOCCrR7vQ&ob=av2n

A-lister
4th January 2012, 15:41
Orginal

Paso Doble - Herz an Herz [1986] (check for instance: 2:31- )



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uNM87lo2dY


"The copy"

A Friend in London - New Tomorrow [Denmark 2011] (the chorus)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEfUFhx0P68&ob=av2n

A-lister
4th January 2012, 15:48
Original

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows [1970] (check for instance 1:07-1:30)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9XyhFQeob0


"The copy"

The Ark - The Worrying Kind [Sweden 2007]



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMfgcH3efqs

94ayd
4th January 2012, 16:03
Unfortunately, nowadays people have lost inspiration to produce new music and try to copy from everywhere possible. :lol:

A-lister
4th January 2012, 16:06
Unfortunately, nowadays people have lost inspiration to produce new music and try to copy from everywhere possible. :lol:

Hehe true. To be fair though I think with all songs that have been made through history it's hard to not copy at all.

But Eurovision rules are clear though, only very small "copied" bits are allowed, but the above examples have not been investigated good enough imo :lol:

r3gg13
4th January 2012, 19:22
For me I notice similar or should we say "copied" titles and lyrics

94ayd
4th January 2012, 20:38
For me I notice similar or should we say "copied" titles and lyrics

That I notice, too. :lol:

Mickey
4th January 2012, 20:41
Unfortunately, nowadays people have lost inspiration to produce new music and try to copy from everywhere possible. :lol:

Nowadays? Plagiarism is not a modern invention.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afAgyN-WmZo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL1_AG8Cigo

Black Lace have admitted to copying Smokie.

94ayd
6th January 2012, 18:11
That's such a terrible song anyway. :lol:

Yamarus
6th January 2012, 18:24
Unfortunately, nowadays people have lost inspiration to produce new music and try to copy from everywhere possible. :lol:

Like Mickey said, it's not a recent phenomenon. It's always existed.

Listen to the background beat of:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX_ps3wF8x8

And to the background beat of:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS_-Ckj6WJ0

Oops! :-D

Sabiondo
6th January 2012, 23:42
Also its happens in the otherwise case :lol:

Eric Saade - Popular

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cveYAhZHEX0&ob=av2n


Britney Spears - I Wanna Go (0:39 to 1:16)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-sxSd1uwoU&ob=av2e

alca
15th January 2012, 12:54
About AFIL...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fDme1UFJPs




And about Saade's "Popular"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f30pWmF49R0

Mickey
15th January 2012, 14:43
Some of these are getting pretty tenuous. Don't see any plagiarism in Kalomoira's song, especially if it's just a background beat (that isn't the same anyway). Not convinced by either of the songs Popular is meant to be copying.

The Worrying Kind and Era Stupendo are much better examples. I always felt The Ark were copying someone, but couldn't quite figure out who. A-Lister's got it spot on.

svetlana loboda
15th January 2012, 18:48
My gosh ! What did I do :D Why did you give my name there ? I'm shocked

svetlana loboda
15th January 2012, 18:51
I say my friend life is beautiful (silly lyrics) and silly YŁksek Sadakat's song was stolen too.. Forever I'm gonna hate them ! Bad looking awful silly rockers.

MyHeartIsYours
15th January 2012, 19:05
So, the infamous svetlanaloboda member on this forum made me want to start this thread.
Haha that made me laugh!! :lol:

Some of these though, it's uncanny how close they are!! Especially Ero Stupendo, I never realised!

A-lister
16th January 2012, 16:01
Not convinced by either of the songs Popular is meant to be copying.

The Worrying Kind and Era Stupendo are much better examples. I always felt The Ark were copying someone, but couldn't quite figure out who. A-Lister's got it spot on.

Actually I do think Popular copies the chorus melody of "Oh Mama" indeed.

As for Era Stupendo and The Worrying Kind, I think if EBU actually sticked to the rules, none of these would have been allowed to enter ESC in the first place. Especially Era Stupendo is such a blatant copy imo.

svetlana loboda
16th January 2012, 16:41
Out of the song The Ark is totally a copy of Tokio Hotel as a group

A-lister
16th January 2012, 17:10
Out of the song The Ark is totally a copy of Tokio Hotel as a group

Huh? :lol:

I have absolutely NO IDEA how you came to that conclusion.

As a matter of fact The Ark existed as a group way earlier than Tokio Hotel even, but there's absolute no resemblance anyways.

svetlana loboda
16th January 2012, 18:21
^Really ? didn't know it.. I just meant vocal's hair style

A-lister
16th January 2012, 19:03
^Really ? didn't know it.. I just meant vocal's hair style

Ehm... just no :lol:

The Ark are a bunch of flower-power glam-rockers, Tokio Hotel are emos lead by an anorectic emo crossdresser and their music have nothing in common aswell :lol:

lowyby
10th March 2012, 15:53
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyh-mh6QiYs

copied


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcg8Bx9kv_E

the begin is practically the same

Jukica
10th March 2012, 16:55
There were accusations about this one (in Croatia):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBOnDcmckdc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OONVluA5Mxs

Simmul
8th March 2013, 21:00
Original: Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0

The copy: Cascada - Glorious (Germany 2013)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EveTp7w1ucU

Simmul
8th March 2013, 21:09
The Original: Adele - Rolling In The Deep (2010)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw


The Copy: Lucia Pinera - Must Be Love (Pre-selection i Sweden 2013)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuLZirZUkV4

Simmul
8th March 2013, 21:14
HaHa Lowyby!

"Timoteij - Stormande hav" what a ripoff.

Simmul
8th March 2013, 21:21
The Original: Lisa del Bo - Liefde is een kaartspel (1996)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUlRb5TuP88

The Copy: Friends - Listen to your heartbeat (2001)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR4BFQYFzMU

EscGeek
10th March 2013, 09:13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7UrFYvl5TE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2QpBaJVZvI

EscGeek
19th August 2013, 22:08
Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract (1989)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xweiQukBM_k


::at 1997


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpPOoZzKOcQ

RomanFromRussia
20th August 2013, 09:06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeWBS0JBNzQ

::se 2013 - preselection

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10t59c



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I

::by

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnJZG0eyavs

AshleyWright
20th August 2013, 14:10
Wow Kelly Clarkson and Litesound from Belarus Are very similar. Actually except for the words, i would say its identical. Most probably why it didn't win because its an obvious copy.

nekoisneko
20th August 2013, 14:59
::id Warna - 50 Tahun Lagi (2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJEXiLw2cVY

::ro Ovi & Paula Seling - Playing With Fire (2010)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdSJtvSR6V4

Surprisingly, I found ::ro 2010 and this Indonesian song are very similar in the chorus part ! :o

CC92
20th August 2013, 15:50
Connie Francis – Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38Tt6SRrQ0A


::dk 1984 Hot Eyes – Det' lige det

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqy9lIKiE4c

Verjamem
2nd September 2013, 20:03
::uk Des'ree - You Gotta Be (1994)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvl7240TZTc
::fr Sofia Mestari - On aura le ciel (2000)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8wP8PF8P54

CC92
3rd September 2013, 15:11
The Rubettes – Sugar Baby Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POiYdsMfiEI


::ba 1997 Alma Čardžić – Goodbye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws8qUA43wYo

Terence
8th September 2013, 02:17
::be 1996 and ::se 2001 is the best example here, although the ::se 'version' craps all over the dull Belgian song!

EscGeek
14th June 2015, 11:48
(1979)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za05HBtGsgU

::tr 1984


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdDEM28hirM

do you hear it?:D