Young pop stars One Direction
were accused of ripping off Def Leppard
classic "Pour Some Sugar on Me
" on the title track of their third studio effort "Midnight Memories
As the Mirror
reports, the Leppard guys have even contacted their legal team to investigate the matter and see whether a suit can be filed.
"Music lawyers will routinely scour hits like this one to see if there is any evidence that a band has either copied or cleverly mimicked a Def Leppard song,"
an unnamed source said. "These cases can often take weeks to sort out because we are not talking about peanuts here - the 1D album is selling millions and if the title track goes out as a single it will generate even more money."
The similarities are indeed strikingly obvious, particularly regarding the chorus chord structure. Check out both tunes below and see for yourself.
One Direction were previously accused
of plagiarism due to the similarities of their "Best Song Ever
" hit with the Who classic "Baba O'Riley
." The story even sparked rumors of 1D track being taken off YouTube, causing a fan uproar and massive bashing of the Who via Twitter.
Are there enough similarities between the tunes to call this one a ripoff? Let us know in the comments.