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.

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.
THE RIPOFF:Last Nite by The Strokes
THE ORIGINAL: American Girl by Tom Petty
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.
THE ORIGINAL: I Want A New Drug by Huey Lewis And The News
THE RIPOFF: I Think That I'm In Love With You By Jessica Simpson
THE ORIGINAL: Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp
THE RIPOFF: Why Don't You Get A Job? By The Offspring
THE ORIGINAL: Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by The Beatles
THE RIPOFF: Viva La Vida By Coldplay
THE ORIGINAL: If I Could Fly by Joe Satriani
THE RIPOFF: Bitersweet Symphony by The Verve
THE ORIGINAL: The Last Time by The Rolling Stones
THE RIPOFF: Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
THE ORIGINAL: Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
THE RIPOFF: My Humps by The Black Eyed Peas
THE ORIGINAL: I Need A Freak by Sexual Harassment
THE RIPOFF: Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
THE ORIGINAL: Boyfriend by The Rubinoos
THE RIPOFF: Weet Bix Ad
THE ORIGINAL: Aw Year By The Grates
THE RIPOFF: Dannon Oikos Yogurt Ad (aired during the 2012 Superbowl)
THE ORIGINAL: Zebra by The John Butler Trio
THE RIPOFF: Down Under by Men At Work
THE ORIGINAL: Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree

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