Sam Smith has been lauded for his emotive voice and songwriting skills the world over ever since he unleashed his tearjerking hit Stay With Me.
But did he rip off Tom Petty??
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Apparently some people thought the chorus was a bit too close to the classic rock star's I Won't Back Down — and those some people included Tom himself!
Well it looks like Sam has quietly agreed to share songwriting credit, though according to him, the whole thing was a coincidence!
Sam's rep confirmed in an official statement:
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