This is really sad to hear.
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It seems Alicia Keys' blazing fire may get extinguished from the insidious waters of a copyright infringement lawsuit, which claims the flaming lady stole parts of her hit single Girl on Fire from songwriter Earl Shuman's Lonely Boy!
Alicia is being sued by Shuman who penned the original track back in 1962. The tune was made famous by singer Eddie Holman in 1970, but was renamed Hey There Lonely Girl.
The silliest part of all this is that Mr. Shuman hadn't even heard Girl on Fire until a blogger brought up the fact that it sounded very similar to HIS song, and once he listened to the single, we guess Earl agreed…
Because Earl has filed papers in Los Angeles claiming that parts of his 1962 track is indeed used in Girl on Fire!
After listening to both songs, we don't find them to be all that similar…
Take a listen to Alicia's passionate delivery of Girl on Fire (above), then open your ears to Hey There Lonely Girl and decide for yourself whether or not Earl's claim is justifiable …AFTER THE JUMP!!!