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Rip-offs in the Philippine music scene

Hey I’m glad the band scene is alive and kicking but there have been a lot of talks on particular songs being rip-offs. Kinda disappointing. Are these musicians loosing a lot of their creative juices?

Hey I’m glad the band scene is alive and kicking but there have been a lot of talks on particular songs being rip-offs. Kinda disappointing. Are these musicians loosing a lot of their creative juices?

First of this lot is Cueshe’s “Stay” which was said to be a rip-off of Silverchair’s “The Greatest View”. At first listen, it may not be that obvious but listening closely to that chorus of both songs, you’ll see the similarity. And also I may add, the intro of Cueshe’s “Stay” is very similar to Simple Plan’s “Perfect”.

Now the 2nd one is really a big disappointment. First time I heard Session Road’s “Leaving You”, I thought it was a great song and has amazing composition. But after hearing Superdrag’s “Garmonbozia”, I can’t help but notice the similarity on the guitar riffs and chorus tune.

Lastly, is a blatant rip-off in my opinion. Orange and Lemon’s melody and arrangement in Pinoy Big Brother’s theme song “Pinoy Ako” is a total rip-off of The Care’s “Chandelier”. You don’t have to listen to it closely, its so obvious! And still Orange and Lemons are arguing that it’s a totally different song. How ironic that Joseph Manalo’s lyrics were coined into this song. Is this how “Pinoy” are, mere copiers?

Now many may argue that these songs were inspired by those original and the lyrics are completely different. But where is the line that seperates “Inspiration” from “Copies”? You guys tell me, what do you think?

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