The Most Memorable Rip Offs In Music

on 1 May 2012 in Slideshows


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We previously reported that Delta Goodrem's new single, "Sitting On Top Of The World" seems to be being a pretty clear rip off of the Arcade Fire track, "Rebellion (Lies)" but since Girl Talk rose to fame in 2010 the question of copyright infringement has been up in the air. There have however, been some pretty famous cases in history of one artist/band ripping of another without paying for it. Some call it borrowing, most call it plagiarism. From The Strokes to The Beatles, we take a look at some of the most memorable music ripoffs in history.

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    We previously reported that Delta Goodrem's new single, "Sitting On Top Of The World" seems to be being a pretty clear rip off of the Arcade Fire track, "Rebellion (Lies)" but since Girl Talk rose to fame in 2010 the question of copyright infringement has been up in the air. There have however, been some pretty famous cases in history of one artist/band ripping of another without paying for it. Some call it borrowing, most call it plagiarism. From The Strokes to The Beatles, we take a look at some of the most memorable music ripoffs in history.

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    THE RIPOFF:Last Nite by The Strokes

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    THE ORIGINAL: American Girl by Tom Petty

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    THE RIPOFF: Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr.
    The popular theme song came under fire when it was said to be a rip-off of a Huey Lewis And The News Song.

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    THE ORIGINAL: I Want A New Drug by Huey Lewis And The News

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    THE RIPOFF: I Think That I'm In Love With You By Jessica Simpson

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    THE ORIGINAL: Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp

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    THE RIPOFF: Why Don't You Get A Job? By The Offspring

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    THE ORIGINAL: Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by The Beatles

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    THE RIPOFF: Viva La Vida By Coldplay

  • joesatriani

    THE ORIGINAL: If I Could Fly by Joe Satriani

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    THE RIPOFF: Bitersweet Symphony by The Verve

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    THE ORIGINAL: The Last Time by The Rolling Stones

  • VANILLA ICE

    THE RIPOFF: Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

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    THE ORIGINAL: Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie

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    THE RIPOFF: My Humps by The Black Eyed Peas

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    THE ORIGINAL: I Need A Freak by Sexual Harassment

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    THE RIPOFF: Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne

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    THE ORIGINAL: Boyfriend by The Rubinoos

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    THE RIPOFF: Weet Bix Ad

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    THE ORIGINAL: Aw Year By The Grates

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    THE RIPOFF: Dannon Oikos Yogurt Ad (aired during the 2012 Superbowl)

  • john-butler-trio-wallpaper1

    THE ORIGINAL: Zebra by The John Butler Trio

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    THE RIPOFF: Down Under by Men At Work

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    THE ORIGINAL: Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree

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