Cheryl Cole might be well on her way to the number one spot this week with her debut solo single, Fight For This Love, but she’s now facing a backlash after music fans claim it’s a rip-off of a song by Kelis in 2007.
The sexy X Factor judge’s single, Fight For This Love has already stolen the ‘Fastest Selling Single of The Year’ title from Alexandra Burke, but fans have been comparing the single to RnB singer Kelis’ single, ‘Lil Star’.
And this isn’t just backlash from fans, professional music reviewers who do this sort of thing for a living have said the melody of the song’s verse, and the beat underneath are almost identical to Kelis’ 2007 single, which only got to number 3 in the music charts.
Many who have listened to the two songs, which we have included below for you, claim the songs seem to be more than just coincidentally similar.
One person who commented on YouTube called ‘Ali1998′ said: “It was the first thing I thought of when I heard it and ran off to play Lil Star immediately to everyone in the room. My daughter exclaimed, ‘It’s exactly the same!’, I wonder if she realises this or it’s subliminal.”
Another named ‘Chief Wahoo’ said: “I had no idea that it was even Cheryl Cole. But Lil Star by Kelis just kept going through my head.” One more, who is unnamed said: “Pretty much the entire song is a re-sampled version of Lil Star, just with new lyrics and a dancey break.“
Somebody else, who is on Cheryl’s side named ‘DennisHxC’ said: “It’s not the same song, period. It’s impossible nowadays to make an absolute unique song because practically everything has been done already.“
Kelis – Lil Star
Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love
Now, I don’t know about you guys, but having listened to both videos, I cant see how anybody could compare them to being similar. I see or hear no similarity in the songs at all. You guys, what do you think?