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The song originally called "Smack Into You" was written for Jon McLaughlins sophomore album "Ok Now" by Tricky Stewart and The-Dream. Though, the song was later scrapped from the album, Jon did perform the song live on his summer/fall tour. Not letting an amazing song go to waste, it was presented to Beyonce and changed to "Smash Into You". Thats the part Beyonce must have "written" in order to receive that coveted writing credit because the two versions are practially identical lyrically otherwise.

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  1. 1

    i dont like to think she steals, but facts are facts…

  2. kgid says – reply to this


    2

    shes a hack anyway. she can't act, she worbles to much for it to actually be called singing and now she doesn't even write her own songs. tell me is anyone surprised?



  3. 3

    Bouncy come up with something orginal ? Please ! She uses the same dance and booty shake in every video.



  4. 4

    that's a shame



  5. 5

    I like Beyonce's music, but I can't stand watching her in interviews … :/



  6. 6

    OMG. i feel embarrassed for beyonce.

    This is my favorite song on the album, i cna't believe it wasn't hers to begin with.,



  7. 7

    I do like her version better, though.



  8. 8

    You obviously don't know how the record business works. Tricky Stewart and The-Dream wrote the song so they own it. They can re-sell it to any artist that they want to.



  9. 9

    I just read her lyrics listening to his song…that is LITERALLY the only word changed. Gross Beyonce…gross. That's just sad. See if she paid Jon for that….because she should!

    Why is the RIAA worrying about the people with 7 songs in their shared folders instead of protecting its artists…EH?!?!



  10. 10

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    Oh my god…. I am listening to this guy and I have goosebumps all over….. oh my god….. oh my god….
    .



  11. 11

    Doesn't mean she stole it, perez you idiot!
    The song was originally written FOR (emphasis on FOR) Jon McLaughlins BY (emphasis on BY) Tricky Stewart and The-Dream. Learn to read fat fuck before you judge. Plus you not so innocent yourself, you steal from TMZ!!! so shut the fuck up!!!



  12. 12

    Wow, that's a shame… I've had the pleasure of working with Jon before he hit it 'big'… and all of his success and all that he's achieved is well deserved. He's one of the hardest working musicians I know, very sweet and down to earth, devoted to his wife, extremely grateful to his family, friends, and fans, and actually has talent (not only does he have an amazing voice, but he's written some truly beautiful songs). Beyonce on the other hand…



  13. 13

    I am not surprised….



  14. 14

    Re: CMaddox
    Exactly what I said.



  15. 15

    the stans must have their panties in a bunch cause their beloved mediocre singer has been exposed for the fraud she is!



  16. 16

    She did the same thing to Victoria Beckham with her song, "Resentment."



  17. 17

    ok. i love jon but beyonce is my fave ever
    do you have something against her??????!!!!!
    he didn't even write it so it isn't his and she didn't steal it. if he wanted it that bad then he would have got the song
    DUH!



  18. 18

    YOU FAT FUCK POST MY DAMN COMMENTS!!!



  19. 19

    Wtf is going on with Beyonce? She got writing credit for changing ONE word?! I thought she had more integrity.



  20. 20

    Re: harrybalsac – We can dance better than her butterbutt. Are you ready for your prize for being first?



  21. 21

    I have seen several interviews that she did, and later I see another interview that makes everything she said false.
    Beyonce is also a liar who takes credit for songs she didn't write. She didn't even write Irreplacable, but she took credit for it. She is listed as writer on every song on the Destiny’s chid albums and no her wacky cd’s.

    Type in youtube: The truth about Beyonce!



  22. 22

    This song is beautiful



  23. 23

    Re: Wasteman – I like tigers, and I'm guessing that you are a tiger in bed?



  24. 24

    Re: JohnnyCakes – No you can keep it , I got room full of trophy's already!

  25. CShaw says – reply to this


    25

    Re: tunzies – Can you read? The above post states that "The Dream and Tricky Stewart" wrote the song FOR Jon, Why would Beyonce have to pay Jon anything?



  26. 26

    all the pop tarts steal music

  27. CShaw says – reply to this


    27

    Re: CMaddox – Perez knows how the music game goes, he is just trying to hype everyone up since he doesn't seem to care for Beyonce…



  28. 28

    Re: orchidgirl – Did you just cum?



  29. 29

    when will the public realize that Beyonce is just a performer. She doesn't write anything. She's just a dancer. She just does the same choreo wearing her mother's tacky ass designs.



  30. 30

    BUTT HAMMER! POST SOMETHIN' !



  31. 31

    Re: harrybalsac – Awe, come on. Another trophy won't hurt you. It actually might help you.

  32. tasha says – reply to this


    32

    I think perez is saying she stole writing credits for the song. When you only change one word on the song it seems deceptive to take writing credits. We all know people write songs for other artists then sell them to another if the artist they originally wrote the song for decides not to use it. It's just most artists are more upfront then Beyonce seems to be. I love Beyonce but Jon's version is better. Just like bc jean's version of If I Were A Boy is better.



  33. 33

    I saw Jon perform this song a few times and it took my breath away….as many of his songs do….I'm disgusted that it was sold to a disgusting human being such as Beyonce and then she has the nerve to put her name on it? stupid sreggin. To take a song like this and go from beautiful to terrible is a shame. stupid effin beyonce. I hate her more now than ever before…especially since my favorite ARTIST has has now become linked to a fake WANNABE artist like her.



  34. 34

    I didn't really think anyone though Beyonce was a singer song writer but she once won a award for it and had the nerve to accept it…I heard Avril once chance one word in a song and got writers credit.



  35. 35

    Re: bongo – You are cute and funny. I love astronauts. Can I fly to the moon with you? wink wink!



  36. 36

    you DO realize that this is standard protocol for anyone who uses songwriters, right?
    jon mclaughlin didn't write this either! tricky stewart and the-dream did! then, when jon and/or his record label scrapped the song, they as the songwriters have the right to give it to whoever they damn well please.

    stop talking shit, perez. you usually just end up looking like an idiot in the end.



  37. 37

    she didnt 'steal' it…. she covered the song!

    just like some other artists do… take for example leona lewis!!

    her next single 'i will be' was written by avril lavigne and was left out of the best damn thing… and then leona puts it on her album and changes the lyrics slightly!!!!

    beyonce is not even credited on the song, therefore she is not stealing the song….



  38. 38

    Re: JohnnyCakes – no, she just learned what real music is, not that sick shit that is "popular" thanks to the robots that "sing" it.



  39. 39

    Re: Martial Law – Martial Law, does that mean you are a commi? I never did a commi before.



  40. 40

    this version is so much better



  41. 41

    Re: xopinkmoonlight – I agree, I had fake crap. Give me the real McCoy, preferably the cute McCoy.

  42. cboy says – reply to this


    42

    OMG!!!
    She is the BIGGEST FRAUD In the GAME!
    URGH!
    Thats Why Ciara DIVA is hotter then BEY's!



  43. 43

    Correction, I hate fake crap.
    The musician is great and his face is gorgeous.



  44. 44

    I don't have much respect from Beyonce since she's stealing everything or copying. Can't the bitch be original? Oh well, his version is way more better than hers. Maybe its a good thing people know so they go over and by his instead.



  45. 45

    she did the same thing to a girl who wrote IF I WERE A BOY beyonce stole that song from her and the poor girl still wants to come out with that song I respected beyonce because I thought she wrote her own songs I guess I was wrong now!!! oh and the girls name is bj jean



  46. 46

    OMG I LOVE JON MCLAUGHLIN. His Indiana album is the best ever.



  47. 47

    Practically identical?? They're completely identical. She changed smack to smash which is better because it doesn't sound like domestic violence. But if she claimed to be the songwriter that's pretty f'd up. Tsk tsk tsk Beyonce.

  48. SOS says – reply to this


    48

    SHE ALWAYS CLAIM SHE WROTE SONG WHEN SHE CAN'T EVEN SPEAK PROPERLY…



  49. 49

    she did not steal Perezita!



  50. 50

    Oh and BTW this song belongs to Tricky and The Dream you know the creators of Umbrella. So they gave it to B big deal, this happens all the time :P



  51. 51

    I like this version better. He gives me goosebumps!



  52. 52

    wow jon's version is amazing!!!
    I don't mind if Beyonce uses the song, hello people, it's called a COVER, but what pisses me off is if she puts her own writing credit on it. WTF. I never liked her anyway.



  53. 53

    Anyone can write this stupid whining song. She doesnt steal, if any thing that was really the guy's song then is her record company stole the song. Same goes to Britney they dont steal songs, the stupid writers think they could be famous giving them the right to listen to them at the first place was their own fault.



  54. 54

    Look at your collection, did anyone come to you to say you steal their T-shirt design? their font design? I seriously doubt that you design the fonts!



  55. 55

    IT IS STEALING!!!
    .
    PEOPLE RECORD SONGS WRITTEN BY OTHERS ALL THE TIME… AND PART OF THE MONEY AND CREDIT GOES ON WITH THE TRUE ARTIST/COMPOSER OF THAT SONG!
    .
    IT IS STEALING WHEN YOU CHANGE ONE WORD IN A **DELIBERATE** ATEMPT TO TAKE FUTURE ROYALTIES!
    .
    SHE IS A COOCHIE POPPIN HACK THAT IS JUST AS MUCH OF A TRASH THUG AS HER BOYFRIEND/HUSBAND!!! SHE ENJOYS WWAAAAYY TOO MUCH SUCCESS FOR BEING SUCH A PIECE OF TRASH!!!
    .
    I SAW AN INTERVIEW WITH HER SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHERE SHE WAS ASKED WHEN SHE WAS GOING TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM. SHE TALKED ABOUT HOW SHE PREFERRED THE MARKETING ASPECT OF RELEASING ONE ALBUM NOW, THEN RERELEASING THE SAME ALBUM WITH 2 ADDITIONAL SONGS BECAUSE SHE COULD MAKE MORE MONEY THAT WAY!!!
    .
    I'M ALL FOR ARTISTS MAKING MONEY FROM THEIR ART!
    .
    BUT YOU NEED TO ACTUALLY *BE* AN ARTIST!!! NOT STEAL FROM THEM!!!
    .
    P-DIZZY AND JAY-ZIZZLE ETC… THEY ARE NOTHING MORE THAN SUGE KNIGHTS OF THE INDUSTRY!!
    .
    THE OSCARS DELIBERATELY SNUBBED THE LITTLE SNATCH FOR THIS REASON!!! THEY DO NOT WANT TO RECOGNIZE A WRITER WHO DIDN'T DO ANY WRITING!!!



  56. 56

    I ALSO RREEEEAAALLLYY LIKED THE SONG, 'IF I WERE A BOY', SUNG BY THE GIRL THAT RECORDED IT FIRST!
    .
    TOTAL SHAME THAT IT DIDN'T MAKE IT BIG WITH HER AS THE SINGER!



  57. 57

    wow, i guess i shouldn't be shocked at this point… not that it matters, anyway, but still, she shouldn't claim she has written songs that she obv hasn't even if "writing" includes (minor) melody changes.

    Re: CMaddox – agreed, they can sell it to whomever they like, but does beyonce get to claim a writing credit? that's my point… its fine to use other people's songs, everyone does it, but why not give that artist the credit for writing it instead of claiming it for yourself? her album is good, as usu, but i don't like all the thievery.



  58. 58

    EVERYONE KNOWS SHE CAN'T WRITE A SONG HERSELF



  59. 59

    It's funny that when songs are taken from certain artists and given to other artists it's ok but when their taken from artists and given to Beyonce its stealing. I never heard Perez say Rihanna stole umbrella. Funny huh



  60. 60

    she stole this song from Jon McLaughlin? I can't believe it!!



  61. 61

    Beyonce's so fake that you just have to throw up.



  62. 62

    I am SOOO glad you posted about this! My roommates and I were just talking about this BS last week. It disturbs me that she has a writing credit. Jon is AMAZINGG!! :) I saw him live in LA and wow!



  63. 63

    First "If I Were a Boy" and now this. And we're talking about the same album! Gosh, she's so original, isn't she? Haha.



  64. 64

    WOW !! THIS IS 100% COPYCAT GOING ON !! ONLY THING THEY CHANGED IS THE WORD FROM "SMACK" TO "SMASH"…AND FOR THAT BEY-O-WOLF THINKS SHE CAN TAKE SONGWRITING CREDIT ??!!! DOES SHE EVEN KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SONGWRITING ??? I ALWAYS GAVE MISS KNOWLES THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT EVEN THOUGH SHE SEEMED SHADY BUT NOW I KNOW SHE GETS MORE CREDIT THAN SHE DESERVES…MARIAH CAREY WRITES ALL HER SONGS AND LYRICS AND WHEN SHE RARELY DOES A COVER SHE GIVES FULL CREDIT TO THE SONGWRITER UNLIKE BEY-O-WOLF IN THIS CASE !!



  65. 65

    This is disappointing but it is not the first time I have heard about this. If you look around on the net there are a lot of stories of different pop singers doing this. They take someone elses song then add a few words to it & then claim that they wrote it.



  66. 66

    I like Jon's version alot more.



  67. 67

    Beyonce does nothing original!! Everyone knows that..it is shameful that she received writing credit for changing one word when she didn't even write the song in the 1st place. That's why I can't stand her. She stole the Single Ladies dance too.



  68. 68

    Re: JustMe7 – The point is that she changed a couple of words in the song then claimed that SHE wrote it. Get it now?



  69. 69

    That's not stealling. Artist sell other artist there songs they don't use all the time. Bleeing love was writting by Jesse mcartney but he didn't end up using it so it was sold to leona lewis. this happens all the time in the music business.

  70. Jic2c says – reply to this


    70

    There are many inside copyright rules and regulations in the music industry and she had to go through him for that song so he/his representatives obviously had to have given her permission for the song. It's not stealing. It's the music industry.

  71. BigMc says – reply to this


    71

    Dudes . . . if you read carufelly in the booklet that comes with the CD . . . the song was written by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Beyonce Knowles . . . so basically HE sold her the song and they changed it around a bit for her. Its NOT stealing!!!!



  72. 72

    christ, why is it that most of the people commenting on this are so fucking thick?

    jon mclaughlin didn't write this either. she did NOT steal this from jon. she BOUGHT it from tricky stewart and the-dream.
    if she tried to take songwriting credit, then that's sort of tacky, but she's NOT taking it from jon mclaughlin. and artists do that all the time; remember when avril lavigne got all caught up in that "does she write her own songs" bullshit around her first album?

    by the way, a giant "what the fuck" to all you people talking about how awesome jon is but how horrible beyonce is for not writing her own stuff. it's not his song either. if you love the song, give kudos to tricky stewart and the-dream.



  73. 73

    Fuckin Shit



  74. 74

    Re: CMaddox
    Yeh, but that's not what this is about. It's about her claiming to have written the song. She didn't. She's a liar.

  75. T & B says – reply to this


    75

    Jon is amazinggg (=

    Beyonce can suck it.



  76. 76

    Re: BigMc
    The point is the only change is the title. Therefore, she's fraudulently putting her name to something she did not write.



  77. 77

    I LOVE him singing this song. Beyonce is going to BUTCHER it I'm sure.



  78. 78

    I'm suprised her attorney's haven't called you yet??????? lol



  79. 79

    She must have legally bought that (beautiful) song from Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, she's not crazy…
    So, she's a business woman, a performer not a writter, this is not a surprise!



  80. 80

    Re: CMaddox – You obviously dont know how it works either. They dont "sell" the song, the artist uses it and if it goes big, they get royalties…people don't "buy" songs from songwriters



  81. 81

    Re: Jones19 – Major Artists almost ALWAYS get a writing credit even though they had nothing to do with the song. Writers will give a major artists a credit because the artists is willing to use their song, and it means big bucks for the writer anyway. But it is wrong. Same thing happened to that song Say It Again (Marie Digby) She has some writer credit on the song but she had nothing to do with writing it. It happens all the time



  82. 82

    Re: tasha – No they dont "sell" them, that is a very very rare occurence, if ever.



  83. 83

    Re: TrickSlut – LOL, you think Mariah writes all her own music and lyrics???? think again my friend



  84. 84

    Jon's version is better. I think it's fine if another artist wants to do a cover, but to change one word and get the writing credit?! That's just so wrong!! It's all about the money for Beyonce.



  85. 85

    I knew she had no talent! Just look at her ugly face!



  86. 86

    I am a big beyonce fan but i def love the jon version of the song more!



  87. 87

    I love that song i know it was Jon's but both version's r good but i love Beyonce's version its just amazing love her



  88. 88

    Wow, I can't imagine Beyonce singing that, I bet it sounds horrible! I like the original. Though I do like Smash better than Smack… smack reminds me of drugs.



  89. 89

    Artists have been stealing from eachother for years when it comes to the entertainment industry there's hardly any originality anymore….



  90. 90

    Re: DisabledMess – Bitch ur just jealous



  91. 91

    I don't know how it works but the arrangement was a bit different on beyonces: harmonies, ornaments etc. Is it possible that that's what she meant when she said she wrote it - she changed the sheet music a bit. Fair enough to take credit for that I think. Just a thought anyway.



  92. 92

    that's just the way things are done man… I'm sure they were only too happy to give her a credit to get a Beyonce' cut…



  93. 93

    Bey is always stealing. I can't stand that heffa



  94. 94

    Track Listing taken from the official site:
    1. "If I Were a Boy" (Toby Gad, BC Jean) – 4:09
    6. "Smash Into You" (Stewart, Nash) – 4:31

    Please check your sources first. This is just silly.

  95. Unari says – reply to this


    95

    Re: 90th11

    Um…Beyonce is credited with the song as a writer. That's the point he is making.

    Shouldn't really need other people's material anyway, after all, she is SUPPOSED to be the hottest chick in the game right?
    Copycat is more like it.
    Same as when J.Lo swiped Ushers song to make hers. The same thing eith way, it's copyuing and that is what this chick is hot at…unoriginality.



  96. 96

    If this tune was "presented" to Beyonce Knowles for her project, what part does "theft" fit into this story?
    I am not a real fan of Beyonce Knowles, I think she is annoying and her music is also annoying.
    But you are screaming Knowles is a thief while you drool over that senior citizen Madonna who is notorious for never letting a good idea pass her by without using it to her full advantage often without crediting the source.
    Lot of entertainers buy music for their projects. What is the problem here?



  97. 97

    Not saying Beyonce is right in stealing the song but uh…..How many people do you actually think write their own songs nowadays? Lol!



  98. 98

    FUCK U PEREZ !! WHY U R LYING AND U KNOW THE TRUTH ?? Beyonce gave a credit to him for writing this song on her album ,, SHE DIDN'T STEAL ANYTHING , SHE BOUGHT THEM AND WROTE THEIR NAMES ON HER ALBUM .
    SO STFU PEREZ !!!

    FUCK U PEREZ !! WHY U R LYING AND U KNOW THE TRUTH ?? Beyonce gave a credit to him for writing this song on her album ,, SHE DIDN'T STEAL ANYTHING , SHE BOUGHT THEM AND WROTE THEIR NAMES ON HER ALBUM .
    SO STFU PEREZ !!!

    FUCK U PEREZ !! WHY U R LYING AND U KNOW THE TRUTH ?? Beyonce gave a credit to him for writing this song on her album ,, SHE DIDN'T STEAL ANYTHING , SHE BOUGHT THEM AND WROTE THEIR NAMES ON HER ALBUM .
    SO STFU PEREZ !!!



  99. 99

    Yupp, she deffinently stole it from him.
    That sucks.



  100. 100

    FUCK U PEREZ !! WHY U R LYING AND U KNOW THE TRUTH ?? Beyonce gave a credit to him for writing this song on her album ,, SHE DIDN'T STEAL ANYTHING , SHE BOUGHT THEM AND WROTE THEIR NAMES ON HER ALBUM .
    SO STFU PEREZ !!!

    FUCK U PEREZ !! WHY U R LYING AND U KNOW THE TRUTH ?? Beyonce gave a credit to him for writing this song on her album ,, SHE DIDN'T STEAL ANYTHING , SHE BOUGHT THEM AND WROTE THEIR NAMES ON HER ALBUM .
    SO STFU PEREZ !!!

    FUCK U PEREZ !! WHY U R LYING AND U KNOW THE TRUTH ?? Beyonce gave a credit to him for writing this song on her album ,, SHE DIDN'T STEAL ANYTHING , SHE BOUGHT THEM AND WROTE THEIR NAMES ON HER ALBUM .
    SO STFU PEREZ !!

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