Radiohead Sue Lana Del Rey for Allegedly Ripping Off "Creep"
If you think that Lana Del Rey’s song “Get Free” sounds a bit familiar then you’re not the only one — Radiohead just sued her for allegedly ripping f their ’90s hit “Creep.”
Today (January 7), reports began circulating that Radiohead were considering a lawsuit. Lana has now confirmed the news with a tweet. She denied that her Lust for Life song was influenced by “Creep,” and although she apparently fered Radiohead partial publishing rights, they are seeking full ownership.
Her message is as follows: Ironically, this isn’t the first time “Creep” has been the subject a plagiarism suit. Radiohead were sued for lifting parts the Hollies’ 1972 song “The Air That I Breathe,” and they agreed to give partial writing credits to Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood.
Listen to both “Creep” and “Get Free” below.
In the YouTube comments for “Get Free,” numerous listeners over the months have noted the similarity to “Creep.” Both songs feature the same distinctive chord progression (albeit transposed in a different key).