DID DELTA GOODREM RIP-OFF ARCADE FIRE'S SONG?

April 30, 2012, 10:52 amThe Hype

Aussie pop princess and goody-two-shoes Delta Goodrem has sparked the ire of indie rock fans with her latest song 'Sitting On Top of the World' (and no, it's not just because it's a song by Delta Goodrem).

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Accusations have surfaced over the weekend that Delta's latest single -- currently sitting at number three on the Australian ARIA charts -- is a rip-off of Arcade Fire's 2005 hit single 'Rebellion (Lies)'.No argument can be made for plagiarism of lyrics, as both songs are very different lyrically. Arcade Fire's lyrics are somewhat accusational with "Everytime you close your eyes/Lies, lies!" while Delta sings a more motivational tune with "Get Up, Stand Up/What you waiting for?"

Delta Goodrem at the 2012 Logie Awards. Credit: Getty Images

Co-written with Grammy Award-winning producer John Shanks, both songs appear to share musical similarities between the base/piano riff in the lead up to each chorus.The first to raise the issue was Darren Cross, former member of Aussie band Gerling. He took to his blog THE E.L.F. late on Friday, writing: "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. [sic]"Cue war on Delta's behalf, with fans jumping onto forums on the Delta Daily website, claiming never to have heard of Arcade Fire, labelling them a "no name band".Delta and her record label, Sony Music, have yet to respond to the claims.Listen to the tracks below and let us know what you think -- too close for comfort or reasonably distinct? Delta Goodrem - 'Sitting On Top of the World'
Arcade Fire - 'Rebellion (Lies)'

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  1. Daz11:21pm Friday 22nd June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    You've got to be kidding. I see no resemblance with ARCADE FIRE'S song to Delta's song at all. I have been involved in music for 15 years and find the comparison a joke.

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  2. scotty04:48pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    just a few similarities,both songs pretty ok .but what about all the similar rap crap ?lol all sounds same to me.

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  3. Noel08:02pm Tuesday 05th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    There is some similarity but I think she will get away with it in court. Adele ripped off the Rolling Stones and I don't think they worried about it. I like both Arcade Fire's "Rebellion" and Deltas new song which I just heard here for the first time. Perhaps they could do a collaberation together. That would be great.

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  4. Jag07:57pm Tuesday 05th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The tuneless backing dirge sounds similar but Deltas song actually has a sung tune and the chorus is catchy....although I wouldn't buy either.

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  5. David07:50pm Tuesday 05th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    "Arcade Fire"!!! "Where"??? .....D Goodrem

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  6. Georgina03:25pm Tuesday 05th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Id rather LOVE a "no name band" than merely LIKE Delta. Arcade Fire are brilliant. Deltas music is just samey bubble gum rubbish. ARCADE FIRE RAWWWWWWKS

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  7. Gordi03:12pm Tuesday 05th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Just heard both songs and unless you have a hearing problem, how can you not hear the strong similarities in the music between both songs. Shame delta i thought you knew better than that.

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  8. Michele06:02pm Tuesday 29th May 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The Piano chords sound similar... but there is a limited amount of chords to chose from. I think Arcade Fire is just very clever to get the extra publicity. We will know who they are now. But really, do they want to admit that their music sounds similar to Delta's style?

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  9. Justcinta01:20pm Tuesday 29th May 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Far too similar to be an accident. Arcade Fire a "no name band"? ha ha ha ha. They've been around for over a decade with Rebellion (Lies, Lies) released in 2004. Why is she dressed liked that in the video? I didn't know sack were in.

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  10. jessiejasper11:54am Tuesday 29th May 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    definitely can see the similarities

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