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Selena Gomez's Dilemma: Sued For $1 Million Over Melody!

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Selena Gomez Sued Song Melody

Uh oh!

Sounds like Selenita might be involved in some legal dramz!!!

Reportedly, Selena Gomez has just been served with a $1 million lawsuit from a band claiming she stole their song’s melody!

The two songs battling it out? Selenita’s A Year Without Rain and band Luce’s song Buy A Dog!

Selena’s song was released in 2010 as a single off her second album of the same name, which she recorded with her band, The Scene.

Luce’s song, however, was recorded back in 2005 and the band is now suing Selena and the song’s co-writers, Lindy Robbins and Toby Gad.

The complaint from Luce’s end states:

"The melodies in the chorus of both songs are virtually identical. [The song] was a No. 1 record on several radio stations around the United States, including WRLT in Nashville and KFOG in San Francisco, at both of which it was among the 10 most played records for the entire year of 2005."

We listened to both songs back to back and have to admit that they DO sound similar.

Maybe it's just a coincidence?? Or maybe it's just a pretty simple melody, regardless?

Guess we'll have to wait and see…

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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17 comments to “Selena Gomez's Dilemma: Sued For $1 Million Over Melody!”

  1. 1

    Come on. As if this girl has ever written a single line of a single song in her life LMAO

  2. 2

    Late again. That came out 3 days ago !

  3. 3

    WHAT? Jeez! But maybe writing the Melody happend supconsciously already knowingf it…

  4. 4

    Just listened to it, the verses are completely different, the chorus is almost identical. Still, that song is very Guetta-ish, stupid and simple catchy tunes. Sometimes similarities are inevitable.

  5. 5

    If you don't post the songs… how can we have an opinion? You're getting lazy with your copy and pasting!

  6. Devin Enders says – reply to this


    ok another band seeking attention and money how sad. omg seriously i could understand if they stole the song but they didnt. get over it. A year without rain sounds better anyways

  7. 7

    Not uncommon. The entertainment industry is ate up with sharks. The "little people" that are generally way more talented than most of those famous hollywood twats end up getting screwed big time. Writers have been ripped off, their copied script went on to make millions,etc,etc, and the little people simply cannot win. Against a massive team of highly qualified lawyers, against one that only gets paid if he wins compared to a lawyer that cost 5,000 an hour..You stand no chance.

  8. Domonic Williams says – reply to this


    i wish i could meet Selena Gomez

  9. 9

    Why is she allowing herself to be sexualized at such a young age? I saw the latest post on PH where you're not even allowed to comment, and i noticed Perez removed ability to comment on things he knows people are appalled by, like the kartrashians, child stars, and shit like this.

  10. hgyvjvjk says – reply to this


    Well half the songs nowadays have the same melody just different lyrics that don't make sense I don't see the problem…

  11. Tina says – reply to this


    This is so stupid, I am not a fan or anything but Selena Gomez definatly did not copy that song.

  12. Anonymous says – reply to this


    @ Judyg73 - have you EVER gotten any of her CD's?? She writes songs, so shut your mouth. I just am TIRED of all the hate on this website!! I mean, (and this isn't hate to any celebrity) FUCK YOU!

  13. vicky2mean1227 says – reply to this


    I made a video about this and I was just looking at the report thingy they have now, and it said that Perezhilton.com is a playback location for my video. basically meaning my video or a link to my video is somewhere on here…i just haven't had luck finding…i was super curious about how this site ended up being a playback location, i come here often

  14. vicky2mean1227 says – reply to this


    Re: vicky2mean1227 – *the video i made is on youtube

  15. 15

    Luce is an AMAZING band and Tom Luce is a true original. This band is incredible and I encourage people to check them out. I agree with Tom. The chorus is identical and he should not be ripped off.

  16. Dash says – reply to this


    Who is LUCE anyways? Just another sucky boy band trying to get attention and money. WHATS NEW? "A year without rain" = GREAT SONG. "Buy a dog" = SUCKS ASS

  17. 17

    Re: Anonymous – Hate to break it to you… even if an artist has song writing credits doesn't mean they contributed much of anything to a song. All she has to do is sit in the same room as the writers and that counts as her writing. She's not a songwriter… she's a performer. Don't get it twisted!