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Delta Goodrem Vs Arcade Fire

Delta Goodrem – former Neighbours star, struggling judge on The Voice and inspiration for Brian McFadden’s date-rape anthem Just the Way You Are (Drunk at the Bar) – has been accused of ripping off some band called Arcade Fire.

Sadly Delta’s comeback single Sitting On Top Of The World doesn’t have her screaming out the lyrics “Every time you close your eyes, Lies, lies!” as the chorus, but the song does share more than a few similarities to Arcade Fire’s 2005 single Rebellion (Lies). Delta shares the writing credit on the track with John Shanks, who won the 2005 Grammy for Producer of the Year..

Former Gerling member Darren Cross, who currently records with Betty Airs and as The E.L.F., raised the plagiarism flag on his blog asking “Can Arcade Fire sue Delta Goodrem for her new song “Sitting on top of the world” that totally rips off Arcade Fires “Rebellion/Lies”.Come on people.” [via Mess+Noise]

Delta’s army has been quick to leap to her defence on her fan forum posting a series of wonderfully inane comments including:

“As if Delta would’ve heard of this no name band and “ripped them off””
“Other than the basic chords/beat, nothing else is similar to SOTOTW. Never heard of this band before”
“Delta is original and wouldn’t steal an idea, she’s too talented to do that.”
“Whatever, Arcade Fire didn’t deserve that Album of the Year Grammy. I’m sorry, but they just didn’t.”

Do you think Delta has ripped off Arcade Fire?



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justjeans

justjeans said on the 29th Apr, 2012

who the fuck are arcade fire?

BrisJamin

BrisJamin said on the 29th Apr, 2012

They should totally hook up. Delta Fire! (Or Arcade Goodrem?)

iNegro

iNegro said on the 29th Apr, 2012

"As if Delta would've heard of this no name band and ripped them off" is my personal favorite. A quick facebook search reveals her fan page to have 127,365 likes whilst Arcade Fire maintains a tight lead with 1,427,778 likes.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo said on the 30th Apr, 2012

*lol* obviously a grammy award, nme award, polar music prize, and an album that was #1 in both uk and us isn't enough for fanbois of goodrem, who has never broken through in the us. as bad as the elton john forum, who put down anyone claiming "nikita" was plagiarized.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Delta's haircut > Win Butler's haircut.

grattan

grattan said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Delta doesn't care about your hipster bands! She's just having fun!
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2o1dch5Ou1qde3eto1_500.gif

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 30th Apr, 2012

I'm pretty certain she can't dance at all, which is why all her videos have her in a chair or as some sort of floating astral projection.

LukeWarm

LukeWarm said on the 30th Apr, 2012

I think Deerhunter have more of a case to answer: [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5Vv0K0RXQE"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5Vv0K0RXQE (Desire Lines)

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Sweet Jesus I don't believe I was just sucked into watching that video, this is clearly a publicity campaign secretly started by Delta herself in some form of who the fuck are arcade fire conspiracy.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 30th Apr, 2012

I would give Delta a good thrashing

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Her favourite position is missionary.

Starfishin' like a mother fucker.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Fuck Arcade Fire

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp1nkssvnY1qbpe6oo7_250.gif

humanracin

humanracin said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Delta: Who the fuck is this guy? Seal, he's on The Voice, the same show you are on. (puzzled look) Never heard of him...

http://resources.news.com.au/files/2012/04/16/1226327/442800-20120416-delta-kiss.jpg

Jonno1

Jonno1 said on the 30th Apr, 2012

yes, i believe the band can sue, and most likely win. case in point example:

'in june 2009, larrikin music sued the band men at work for copyright infringement, alleging that part of the flute riff of the band's 1981 single "down under" was copied from "kookaburra".'

now play that song, and sing: kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 30th Apr, 2012

I can't imagine Arcade Fire will try and sue Delta. Whilst the songs are incredibly similar, I doubt they are identical enough to be considered plagiarism.

Delta will make a modest amount of money from the song in Australia and nowhere else. I don't think a share of the royalties would be worth enough to make it worthwhile.

Down Under lifted the flute part note for note from Kookaburra Sits on the Old Gum Tree. That's why they lost that case.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 30th Apr, 2012

yes, i believe the band can sue, and most likely win. case in point example:

'in june 2009, larrikin music sued the band men at work for copyright infringement, alleging that part of the flute riff of the band's 1981 single "down under" was copied from "kookaburra".'

now play that song, and sing: kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.

Your evidence is flawless.
I can't imagine Arcade Fire will try and sue Delta. Whilst the songs are incredibly similar, I doubt they are identical enough to be considered plagiarism.

Delta will make a modest amount of money from the song in Australia and nowhere else. I don't think a share of the royalties would be worth enough to make it worthwhile.

Down Under lifted the flute part note for note from Kookaburra Sits on the Old Gum Tree. That's why they lost that case.

^ This

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 30th Apr, 2012

that's why she's hosting a show like the voice, no person who has a career overseas would do that. she's only known there for dicking a jonas brother.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Lets all play lawyers and attempt to find legal precident for a band suing Delta, despite the band never mentioning an issue here

shazie

shazie said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Awaiting response from arcade fire

"who the fuck is delta goodrem?"

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Stupid name battle:

Delta Goodrem VS. Win Butler

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Stupid name battle:

Delta Goodrem VS. Win Butler

No contest. While Goodrem is born to try, Butler is clearly born to win.

grattan

grattan said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Her favourite position is missionary.

Starfishin' like a mother fucker.

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2zdp6Esrv1qhsmbwo9_r2_250.gif

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 30th Apr, 2012

I wish delta would sprawl, on my bed.

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 30th Apr, 2012



Desire Lines sounds nothing like Rebellion (Lies) apart from a vaguely similar timing

also Deerhunter > Delta Goodrem

PerthLIVE

PerthLIVE said on the 30th Apr, 2012

there is no case here.
other than the 4/4 tempo, the melody and lyrics are totally different. there are so many songs that borrow the same beat / rhythm such as vanilla ice v queen (under pressure) or michael jackson v no doubt (billie jean / hella good)
i have heard of arcade fire and they are fantastic. i'm sure delta meant no disrespect and any similarities is purely coincidental.
also, the mash-up posted on this page of both songs overlapping is fantastic!

keep on rockin` kids, and don't trust anyone in a mr whippy van.


berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 30th Apr, 2012

Actually, Vanilla Ice has to pay royalties for that bass line.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 30th Apr, 2012



HA! I see what you unintentionally did there!

grattan

grattan said on the 30th Apr, 2012

there is no case here.
other than the 4/4 tempo, the melody and lyrics are totally different. there are so many songs that borrow the same beat / rhythm such as vanilla ice v queen

Writing credits on Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice, Earthquake, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, David Bowie

What was it you were saying?

Honest Mike

Honest Mike said on the 30th Apr, 2012

jeez, guys - i don't think this is so easily judged. she's a target for legitimate contempt in litany of ways, but being an easy target doesn't make her calculating in this instance. yep, they're really similar, but she's just landed on the same, very basic song structure. a simple up-front drum line, more simple off-beat piano &/or guitar, a gently undulating melody line = formula. a.f. did it. goodrem (shanks) did it. she's too worried about her her products endorsment poses in front of cameras, to engineer this 'fraud'. shanks writes this stuff in his sleep.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 30th Apr, 2012



I would rather she sprawled 2 in my bed, those mountains beyond mountains...Shakira was on to a good thing

grattan

grattan said on the 1st May, 2012

Delta lives in a world totally insulated from outside influence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YVnPaH0Q9c

Dancomp

Dancomp said on the 2nd May, 2012

um, yeah, it's too similar. she's been at least unconsciously influenced by it.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 2nd May, 2012



From all that time she spent listening to Arcade Fire over and over again? Riiiight.

gemgemgem

gemgemgem said on the 6th May, 2012

delta goodrem and arcade fire are on the same record label - sony/mercury usa. could this huge rip off perhaps be a perfect way to create a publicity storm for both artists?? why else would an artist rip off an artist from their own label?? the label would have been well aware of what they were doing when they recorded and released the song! trust me - arcade fire are getting their cut, delta has a hit pop song, and sony are just sitting back rubbing their hand together!!

nos235

nos235 said on the 8th May, 2012

mika ripped off the end credits to a jackie chan film for lollipop.

Jamezwm

Jamezwm said on the 8th May, 2012

Please people, no hating on Delta

http://www.scenedeath.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/delta.jpg

grattan

grattan said on the 29th May, 2012

Now she's ripping off Coldplay:
http://soundcloud.com/deltadaily/delta-goodrem-uncovered

shazie

shazie said on the 29th May, 2012

I wish Coplday would play Trouble again.

*waits for someone to say "I wish Coldplay would die", most probably Jose*

Bromagz

Bromagz said on the 29th May, 2012

do not care for the beef, how good is her stance on not wearing bras on tv though.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 29th May, 2012

Maybe she has realised that even if people notice they also know she won't make enough money out of it for anyone to bother suing?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 29th May, 2012

I wish Coplday would play Trouble again.

*waits for someone to say "I wish Coldplay would die", most probably Jose*

How about....screw flanders