RALPHIE REWIND: Coldplay Copyright Infringement?

Ralphie Aversa  —  05/14/2009 — Leave a comment

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Yet another artist comes forth to claim that Coldplay copied a melody for the song, “Viva La Vida.” Hear both tracks in this clip and judge for yourself…


From Reuters:

Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens agreed on Monday that the Coldplay song, “Viva La Vida,” sounds like one of his 1973 songs, but he stopped short of saying he would sue for plagiarism.

“My son brought it to my attention and said: ‘Doesn’t that sound like ‘Foreigner Suite?'” the musician, now known as Yusuf Islam, told Reuters.

“The song definitely sounds like it,” he said of his song. “It has such logical chords and the melody has to be what it is…”

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