Turns out Jessie J‘s biggest American hit, “Domino”, might just have a hefty price tag (ba da boom TSCH!) attached to it. The British artist is reportedly being sued for copyright infringement by (no, not by Katy Perry) singer Will Loomis, who claims Jessie’s tune bears more than a little resemblance to his 2008 song “Bright Red Chords”. Also named in the suit as defendants are Universal Music Group, Lava Records, and Universal Republic Records, according to Billboard.
We sat down and listened to the two tracks, and while it’s our opinion that the similarities aren’t all that apparent, we’re actually wondering what Bruce Springsteen would have to say about the whole matter, considering the vocal arrangement of “Bright Red Chords” sounds to us like it borrows from The Boss’ “Fire” (mind you, a song Springsteen wrote in the late 1970s). Hear all three below, and decide who, if anyone, influenced who.
Bruce Springsteen — ”Fire” (mostly, note the vocal melody)
Will Loomis — ”Bright Red Chords”
Jessie J — “Domino”
The video for “Domino” has had over 77 million views on YouTube, and the single peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year. Jessie J co-wrote the song with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, Claude Kelly, Max Martin and Henry Walter.