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Was Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Ripped Off From Tom Petty? Sounds Like The Answer Is Yes

Sam Smith Tom Petty Stay With Me

Los Angeles – Tony Batman’s A Entertainment News – The music industry is a buzz about the recent court ruling on the Sam Smith song “Stay With Me” sounding an awful like Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”. In fact the Sam Smith song now has to pay royalties to Tom Petty. Below is a video of both songs cut together so you can hear what everyone is talking about, you can also read the article on the ruling……. See Video and Article Below

From Vulture.com – Remember when you thought that Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” sounded an awful lot like Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”? Well, you’re not alone. According to The Sun, the two parties settled out of court* this past October   …… Original Story HERE

Now check out this video comparing the two songs that was compiled and posted on YouTube:


Just to clarify:
The Tom Petty song is here slightly rearranged to go along the Sam Smith song.
There are actually pieces missing from the Petty song.
They do not exactly line up like this!
However aside from the tempo and pitch, no alterations have been made to what you hear.


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