'They sound identical' - People are accusing Little Mix of 'copying' another song
Published 17/10/2016 | 10:40
Little Mix are coming under fire from music fans for reportedly ripping off another single.
The girl group took to X Factor last night for an exclusive, debut performance of their new single Shout Out To My Ex.
However, fans were quick to point out that their song sounds very familiar to G.R.L.'s 2013 single Ugly Heart.
And it didn't go unnoticed by the American girl group either as they hijacked Little Mix’s #ShoutOutToMyEx hashtag by posting #ShoutOutToUglyHeart after the X Factor performance on Sunday night.
The post garnered plenty of attention online, with many people claiming that the catchy chorus of both songs sound very familiar. However, Little Mix fans accused G.R.L. of being "bitter" of the British pop band's success.
One fan tweeted: "this little mix cover of Ugly Heart is great,' while another added: 'Little Mix's new single "Shout Out to My Ex sounds identical to G.R.L.'s "Ugly Heart". I smell a lawsuit."
G.R.L’s track Ugly Heart charted at number 11 on the UK Top 40 in 2014 and bagged a number two spot in the US charts.
The song, which has amassed over 50 million views on YouTube, peaked in the charts after former member Simone Battle was found dead in her Hollywood home.
Do the songs sound familiar?
Here's Shout Out To My Ex
And here's Ugly Heart
Why has nobody clocked that Little Mix's 'Shout Out To My Ex' is a BLATANT copy of GRL's 'Ugly Heart'— Jamie (@jxxmielstr_) October 17, 2016
why are people being salty about little mix and grl? they are both incredible artists lmao songs sound similar sometimes get over it— tay is happy:) (@heartoutdesire) October 17, 2016