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One Direction acknowledge Clash single similarities


The stars of One Direction have insisted their new single is supposed to sound like a song by The Clash after they were accused of copying the famous rift from "Should I Stay Or Should I Go."

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The boy-band members have found themselves at the center of copying claims following the release of their track "Live While We're Young," with fans suggesting a large part of the song sounds just like The Clash's 1982 classic.

The young singers have now opened up about the controversy, insisting the similarities are deliberate.

Harry Styles tells the BBC, "It was kind of on purpose though. It's a great riff."

He also confirms their popular hit "What Makes You Beautiful" features a nod to "Grease" song "Summer Nights": "It's a bit like the first single where the opening riff sounds similar to a certain film..."

Styles' bandmate Louis Tomlinson adds, "I assume it must be quite difficult to do a unique riff now because there have been so many songs - surely there's only so many riffs you can pull out?"

Sep 29, 2012 11:37AM

I think that everone knew that they used the same music as Grease and Should I stay or should I go! It wasn't like they tried to hide it! Plus sooo many other artist have used other music! As long as they don't steal lyrics I'm good! (: I love those boys!! <3 And to all the people that say they're untalented go check out their live shows on X-Factor they have the voices and they didn't use or need auto tune so just shut up unless you can sing better than them which i doubt any of you haters can! Just because you don't like them doesn't mean you need to hate on them! they're very talented and work really hard to get where they are today!!

Sep 29, 2012 11:35AM

you people at least be happy for them if it was u you probably hate that those comments are told to u


Sep 29, 2012 11:05AM
I love one direction and i always will and what makes you beautiful is my favorite song and moments too okay i don't care but i will always love them.
Sep 29, 2012 10:49AM
kids, these jerks dont know nothing about music these days
this is how white people steal....blacks would have used guns and rape as weapons
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