Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce Dance To The Beat Of The Same Drum

Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce Dance To The Beat Of The Same Drum-photo

Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce's songwriter has got some explaining to do.

People have started to notice that there's more than artistic respect between the two artists. Their latest chart-toppers sound too similar for comfort, raising questions about how this happened and who's to blame.

Ryan Tedder, the OneRepublic frontman who penned the singles "Already Gone" and "Halo" for Clarkson and Beyonce, respectively, has been called out by Clarkson for selling them both the same song.

"No one's gonna be sitting at home, thinking, 'Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyoncé and Kelly the same track to write to,'" said an outraged Clarkson. "No, they're just gonna be saying I ripped someone off. I called Ryan and said, 'I don't understand. Why would you do that?'"

Clarkson claims that she never knew the Beyonce tune until she heard it on the radio, at which time she fought feverishly to get her own song pulled, to no avail.

Of course, Tedder has an opinion of his own, and he spoke out in direct opposition to what's been said.

"Already Gone' is one of the best songs I've written or produced since [Leona Lewis'] 'Bleeding Love' and stands tall on its own merits apart from 'Halo'. They are two entirely different songs conceptually, melodically and lyrically, and I would never try to dupe an artist such as Kelly Clarkson or Beyoncé into recording over the same musical track. The idea is both hurtful and absurd," Tedder maintained in a statement.

Listen for yourself, and tell us what you think in the comments section: Who's to blame for ripping off Beyonce's song?

 

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  • musicknower
    musicknower

    Kelly isnt talking about the lyrics. They are obviously different. She is talking about the music. Take out the piano and the string instruments and the music is the exact same for both tracks. Music can be similar especially when its a particular style someone likes but this isnt similar its the same and Ryan Tedder should NOT have used the same track for 2 songs.

  • mhc2009
    mhc2009

    Incredible how the lines between Pop and R&B are fusing together. Rep Your Hood @ MYHOODCLOTHING

  • blah
    blah

    kelly wasn't allowed to control the album this time around because she bombed on the last one (she thought she knew what people wanted and it didn't work out at all) so they took back control. she was stuck with writing for this song by her record company. the songs are similar in as much as you can tell stylistically they would come from the same artist.

  • La
    La

    that's what happens when you're not talented enought to write your own songs!!! Except that she co-wrote the song...so clearly you don't know what your talking about.

  • Tina
    Tina

    that's what happens when you're not talented enought to write your own songs!!! Bahahaha ... totally agree with you!

  • vanessa
    vanessa

    Hm. I hear a bit similar melody, but the song topics are totally different, and they are obviously two totally different songs. there are hundreds of songs out there in history that sound similar in their starts, but are obviously different in sum. I guess I don't see the problem.

  • amy
    amy

    that's what happens when you're not talented enought to write your own songs!!!

 
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