By now you’ve all heard Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” (click through to listen) and you’ve also probably heard that tons of people are up in arms over the fact that it appears to sound awful lot like Madonna’s classic hit “Express Yourself” (click through to listen.)
The songs have similar messages, similar beats and a similar overall sound, but can’t that be said of almost all pop music? I remember my mom telling me when I was growing up that nearly everything I listened to sounded repetitive, so maybe that’s just how our ears start to work when we get older.
I’ve listened to both songs back-to-back and while there’s no doubt that certain parts sound almost exactly the same to me, I’m not sure I look at this as stealing. More like borrowing with a dash of reinterpretation. And that’s allowed, right?
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