Members of the Script, a popular UK band have sued James Arthur, winner of the UK’s X Factor and popular British singer, for copyright infringement over the similarities between the plaintiff 2008 song “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” and Arthur’s 2016 song “Say You Won’t Let Go.”
The lawsuit alleges that both songs have near identical beats and melodies, amongst other similarities.
The Script’s Daniel O’Donaghue and Mark Sheehan, alongside “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” co-writers Andrew Frampton and Stephen Kipner, are named as plaintiffs in the suit.
In reaction, Defendants James Arthur alongside his co-writers Neil Ormandy and Steve Solomon and their publishing companies and record labels, claim that the allegations are false .
Check out links to both songs and let us know what you think.