Gaga faces plagiarism claim

December 2013

Music Publishing, sound recordings


Lady Gaga is facing some controversy over her newly released single with R& B singer R. Kelly. The song, titled “Do What U Want”, is drawing criticism for sounding “suspiciously similar” to “The Deep”, a track from emerging dance-pop duo Dance With The Dead. Why so? Well, it seems both songs share the same musical key, and feature a virtually identical pulsating synth riff and drum pattern. Both are approximately 97 beats per minute, giving them the exact same driving dance rhythm. And says Gnomes “though each song ultimately travels in a different musical direction, it seems entirely plausible that whoever programmed Miss Gaga’s new hit took a little too much creative license in borrowing from the music of Dance With The Dead.”

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