Make us your home page

People accusing Lady Antebellum of stealing Alan Parson song



It's been awhile since we had a good copyright scandal on The Juice*, so why not pick on country darlings Lady Antebellum? They're being accused of rippig off the hook for their CMA Single of the Year, Need You Now from none other than the Alan Parsons Project.

Yahoo's music blog says there's a controversy brewing after a woman claiming to be Alan Parsons' "executive personal assistant" wrote to Nashville Scene last week and said, "Our fans are reaching out to us by the hundreds telling us how Need You Now by Lady Antebellum is one of those 'lazy rip offs' of Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parsons Project."

An online acolyte of APP even took the time to post a YouTube mashup (that admittedly alters the pitch and tempo of both songs a tad) to compare the two (watch it above). "I can't claim there's an intentional rip off, BUT this was APP's biggest hit BECAUSE of that chorus hook and that is the ONLY reason I liked the Antebellum song," the poster of the video wrote. "The whole song is the hook, and it's not really theirs."

We're not going to weigh in on this argument, other than to say the idea of theivery in the recording industry is simply shocking, and we won't be a party to it. We say good day, sir!


[Last modified: Thursday, November 18, 2010 5:12pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours