Another day, another copyright infringement lawsuit. Ariana Grande is the latest star to be sued for music copyright, over allegations that her song ‘One Last Time’ has ripped off another track.
Songwriter Alex Greggs has filed a lawsuit stating that ‘One Last Time’, penned by David Guetta, Savan Kotecha, Giorgio Tuinfort, Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk, has the same chorus as his EDM track ‘Takes All Night’. He wrote the song for singer Skye Stevens in 2012, whilst Grande’s ‘One Last Time’ was released in 2014.
Greggs also claims that Grande has copied his lyrics, including: “take(s) [or taking] you home”. He is reportedly suing for a cut of the track’s profits.
Grande has yet to respond publicly to these allegations.
You can compare both tracks below.
This lawsuit is the second this week for writers Yacoub and Falk. They have also been sued for copyright infringement surrounding Demi Lovato’s track ‘Stars’. Alt-pop duo Sleigh Bells claim that ‘Stars’ copies elements of their track ‘Infinity Guitars’.
Singer Ed Sheeran has also been hit with two lawsuits this year. His tracks ‘Photograph’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ have been accused of copying elements from Matt Cardle’s ‘Amazing’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ respectively.
Do you think Ariana Grande’s ‘One Last Time’ is copying ‘Takes All Night’? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @CelebMix.