Top Ten Popular Songs that are Rip-Offs


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21 Revolution - The Beatles

This is so foolish. While the licks at the beginning are quite similar, no one owns them. They've been around since Elmore James, Robert Johnson, and before that, too. Otherwise, both songs are boogie-woogie. No one owns those chord progressions.

Pee Wee Crayton-Do Unto Others (1954) - somekindofaguy

22 Feel This Moment - Pitbull

A Ha-Take on Me (1984) - somekindofaguy

Not a rip off. It does use the riff from "Take on Me", but Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, and Pål Waaktaar (the writers of Take On Me) approved the use of the riff and were given writing credits for "Feel This Moment".

23 The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin

Original: Killing Floor by Howlin' Wolf. Howlin' Wolf's publisher sued Led Zeppelin but Led Zeppelin preferred to settle this out of court. - Metal_Treasure

24 Rock Me - One Direction

We Will Rock You - Queen - christangrant

25 Stay with Me - Sam Smith

Rip-off of "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty (1989)

26 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
27 Tear in My Heart - Twenty One Pilots

Uses similar riff from Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash. - naFrovivuS

28 Black Night - Deep Purple

Ricky Nelson-Summertime

All right I heard it. Yes, it has some similarities. But deep purple isn't alone for it. There are other songs too.Then why only deep purple's song is here? - zxm

No doubt. But the Blues Magoos ripped it off four years earlier with "We Ain't Got nothing' Yet."

Deep Purple Plagiarisms=Inspirations
Other Artist Plagiarisms=Rip-Offs
Nelson’s riff isn’t original
Deep Purple's is

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29 In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin

"In My Time of Dying" is a well-known traditional gospel song but Led Zeppelin didn't say their song is a cover - they credited the song to all 4 band members. The original song has been covered many times, including by Bob Dylan in 1962 and other artists before Led Zeppelin. - Metal_Treasure

When a song is "traditional," which is to say, when it is legally in the public domain and authorship cannot be unquestionably attributed, there is no requirement to label it a "cover." It is traditional, however, to acknowledge the work as "traditional."

30 On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez V 1 Comment
31 Me Too - Meghan Trainor

Don't forget Trouble For Me by Britney Spears. - WonkeyDude98

32 American Bad A** - Kid Rock

Samples Sad but True by Metallica. - Skullkid755

33 Ghostbusters Theme
34 Cake by the Ocean - Dnce

Stolen from Uptown Funk and This Summer - Hotheart123

35 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
36 Watch Me - Silento

Crank That - Soulja Boy (He even steals the dance move) - christangrant

37 Knives and Pens - Black Veil Brides

The riff of this song sounds just like a weaker version of Unholy Confessions by Avenged Sevenfold which that song I'm that big of a fan of to begin with but its miles ahead of this song because this song is one of the worst rock songs ever written. - christangrant

38 Warning - Green Day

I loved the riff. But then I realized its just a heavy version of Picture Book by Kinks. I wish it wasn't ripped off - zxm

Wait wha...? - ProPanda

39 Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

Eddie Cochran-Nervous Breakdown

Not. Even. Close.

40 The End of the Line - Metallica

This song is gay, and Metallica is gay. Metallica ripped off Lil Uzi Vert in this one.

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