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27 hit songs that were allegedly stolen from other songs

INSIDER Logo By Anjelica Oswald of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 28:  Nearly every song is inspired by something before it, but a little too much inspiration can end you up in court. Accusations of plagiarism and copyright infringement lawsuits are nothing new in music, with some major artists fighting a legal battle while others settle out of court. But not every song that sounds like another goes to court. Here are 26 examples of songs that sound similar, including some that have faced lawsuits:

Nearly every song is inspired by something before it, but a little too much inspiration can end you up in court.

Accusations of plagiarism and copyright infringement lawsuits are nothing new in music, with some major artists fighting a legal battle while others settle out of court.

But not every song that sounds like another goes to court.

Here are 26 examples of songs that sound similar, including some that have faced lawsuits:

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