Kelly Clarkson is not a happy person right about now. Kelly has criticized songwriter Ryan Tedder, claiming that he ripped off her track “Already Gone” from Beyonce‘s song “Halo.” Ryan, who co-wrote both of the songs, says this is untrue and that they are completely different.
He tell Usmagazine.com, “‘Already Gone’ is one of the best songs I’ve written or produced since ‘Bleeding Love,’ and stands 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 Beyonce into recording over the same musical track. The idea is both hurtful and absurd.”
Really Ryan? Is it really that absurd? Cause I listened to both tracks, and let me tell you, they sound an awful lot alike. Clearly Ryan and I didn’t hear the same things when listening to the songs. “I think when people hear ‘Already Gone,’ they will hear what I hear: one of the greatest female vocalists on earth giving her most haunting and heart-breaking performance on a song she helped write,” he says. “I challenge people to listen and form their own opinions.”
Kelly tells Canada’s CBC radio that she fought with her label so they wouldn’t release the song, and now that they have it’s going to sound like she stole it from Beyonce. “No one’s gonna be sittin’ at home, thinking ‘Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyonce and Kelly the same track to write to,’” she said. “No, they’re just gonna be saying I ripped someone off.” She said they ultimately released without her consent, and that she is still not happy about it.
Well, here’s my thing with it. I don’t think that she ripped off Beyonce, I think that Ryan found a song formula that he really liked and decided to try it two different ways. They’re good songs, they just sound kinda the same. Watch the video and take a listen. Retweet your thoughts!
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