Liam Payne accused of “ripping off" Selena Gomez with his new single Stack It Up
26 September 2019, 15:57
Does Liam Payne's 'Stack It Up' copy Selena Gomez's 'Same Old Love' or not?
Last week (Sep 18), Liam Payne made headlines for numerous reasons. First things first, the One Direction star posed naked for Mert Alas and the thirst tweets were out of control, then Liam got candid about the fact that he and his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson "hated" each other in the early years of the group and, last but not least, he released his first new single in almost a year: 'Stack It Up (feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)'.
In short, it was an amazing week for Liam Payne. However, he is now facing accusations that 'Stack It Up' copies Selena Gomez's hit 'Same Old Love'.
'Stack It Up' was co-written for Liam by Ed Sheeran and produced by renowned hitmaker Steve Mac. This isn't the first time that Ed was worked with Liam either. The superstar also wrote 'Strip That Down' for Liam, along with multiple songs for One Direction, including their UK Number 1 single 'Little Things'. Meanwhile, Steve's worked on some of the biggest hits of the last few years including 'Shape of You' and 'Rockabye'.
The song received praise for its relatable lyrics and infectious chorus but Selena Gomez fans quickly began pointing out that the production and melody are reminiscent of her 2015 hit 'Same Old Love'.
One fan tweeted: "honestly the new Liam Payne song just sounds like a rip off of Selena Gomez song" to "so liam basically stole selena’s beat."
If you listen to both songs together, it's easy to hear the similarities.
so liam basically stole selena’s beat 🤔 pic.twitter.com/wsnlto5MZn— 𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒂 (@ADOREDlOR) September 18, 2019
Honestly the new Liam Payne song just sounds like a rip off of Selena Gomez song— mariah (@sykoholics) September 20, 2019
Liam Payne releasing an Ed Sheeran song ripping off a Selena Gomez song written by Charli XCX 🤦🏽♀️ the creative bankruptcy. the decay. 😬— Sal (@superrichlads) September 19, 2019
stack it up is so good but the same old love melody 🤡 so glad my baby selena is too busy at shark tank to sue my baby liam— d /hugs julia in nine (@tpwkgomez) September 21, 2019
Liam Payne’s new song just stole Selena Gomez’s beat from Same Old Love. pic.twitter.com/qlT1b7s62I— Tanya Haro (@tanyah1014) September 20, 2019
did liam just rip off same old love by selena gomez— ً (@cheapcigaretes) September 18, 2019
Liam isn't the only artist to be accused of stealing from another song this year. In 2019 alone, 5 Seconds of Summer, Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all been called out for potentially plagiarising other songs. Most of the time, these similarities happen to be mere coincidence but every now and then they result in a singer being sued.
As it stands, Selena and Liam are yet to respond to the 'Stack It Up' controversy. We shall update you if they do.