Friday, July 31, 2009

Beyonce vs. Kelly Clarkson

Sorry for the lack of updates this week, folks! Julia and I've been busy at work... =P

Anyhoos. So the big controversy in the pop music world right now is the media-induced feud between Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson. Beyoncé's single Halo has been out for months, climbing up the radio charts. The song was written by Ryan Tedder, who is a singer-songwriter and a member of the group OneRepublic. (I looove Leona Lewis's Bleeding Love which he wrote, as well as my current pop obsession at the moment, Jordin Sparks's Battlefield, which he also wrote.) Well Mr. Tedder is in deep poop poop with these ladies, as people have pointed out that his song Halo sounds exactly the same as Kelly Clarkson's new single, Already Gone, which he also wrote. Kelly is not happy about this, going on public record, "It sucks, but it's one of those things I have no control over. I already made my album. At this point, the record company can do whatever they want with it. It's kind of a shitty situation, but ... you know, you learn."

Of course, Ryan has released a statement of his own: "They are two entirely different songs conceptually, melodically, & lyrically and I would never try to dupe an artist such as Kelly Clarkson or Beyoncé into recording over the same musical track, the idea is both hurtful and absurd." I freakin agree. Am I the only person who thinks that these two songs aren't as identical sounding as EVERYONE is making it out to be?! I love Halo, I love Already Gone. I don't think they are the same song. Listen for yourself:




Sang Hoon said...

Sounds different to me.