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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sam Smith will be sharing his 'Stay With Me' royalties with Tom Petty | The Music Mix | EW.com

Sharp-eared listeners have been pointing out the melodic similarities between Sam Smith’s breakout solo hit “Stay With Me” and Tom Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” since the former dropped last spring. Apparently one of them was Petty himselfU.K. paper The Sun reports that the classic rocker and Smith settled a lawsuit out of court last fall that gives Petty and his “I Won’t Back Down” songwriting partner, ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, 12.5 percent of the royalties from “Stay With Me.”

via music-mix.ew.com

And thus justice is served and an annoying di*@head gets his comeuppance.

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