Sam Smith’s new album (“The Thrill of it All”) and his previous album (“The Lonely Hour”) have something in common: people are accusing him of plagiarizing well-known artists on one of his songs.




Smith was forced recently to give song writing credit to Tom Petty after it was revealed that his breakout hit “Stay with Me” sounds a lot like Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”. Now, many people are suggesting that one of Sam’s newly-released songs, “Midnight Train”, sounds similar in chord progression, rhythm, and verse-to-chorus dynamics to Radiohead’s biggest hit, “Creep”. Some online reports are claiming the resemblance is “remarkable”.


To add an extra layer to this story, Sam Smith once publicly said he didn’t know who Thom Yorke (Radiohead’s lead singer) was after being asked what he thought of the band’s rejected theme song for Spectre, the Bond film for which Smith later sang the theme.




Check out both songs below….coincidence or ripoff?




For reference, here’s the side-by-side comparison of Sam Smith vs Tom Petty:



-Kevin and Sonia


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