They say there’s nothing new under the sun and, if these artists’ actions are to be believed, that might be true. While the following musicians in question crafted some of the most iconic music in recent history, many of their biggest hits were gleaned from the work of others. Here are 15 major music artist rip-offs.
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One Direction recently caught the ire of classic rock fans over their single “Best Song Ever.” It seems the track sounds a bit too much like The Who’s “Baba O’Reilly” to be chalked up to coincidence. For the record, Pete Townshend admitted he had no problems with the rip-off.