In a surprising turn of events, there is a pending musical plagiarism lawsuit that doesn’t involve Coldplay. This time, it’s Red Hot Chili Peppers who may be suing Diana Vickers, as her song “My Wicked Heart” is said to bear too much of a resemblance to the RHCP classic “Under the Bridge.” Are the songs too similar? You can check them out in the videos below.
The music in question comes in the chorus of Diana Vickers’ “My Wicked Heart,” a song that propelled the singer to stardom on the UK’s The X Factor, Simon Cowell’s talent search show.
To make matters worse, Vickers admitted that she had listened to “Under the Bridge” when writing her song, as this issue has come up previously. It has been suggested that it is the executives at Warner Bros. records who are most incensed about the issue. Listen for yourself below, and download Red Hot Chili Peppers music here and find Diana Vickers songs here.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Diana Vickers – My Wicked Heart