10 famous songs stolen from others

It has been widely reported that the Canadian-based Cirque du Soleil is suing Justin Timberlake for stealing from one of their compositions for his hit song “Don’t Hold the Wall.”

The crafty move might be the first example of a pop artist “borrowing” a melody or riff from a circus, but the thieving tradition in music has been going on for decades. Here is a list of 10 embarrassing examples.


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