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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, December 14, 2018

A netizen claims that EXO's 'Love Shot' plagiarized One Direction Louis Tomlinson's 'Back To You'

EXO's new song "Love Shot" is facing plagiarism accusations. 

The boy group's newest title song is being accused of plagiarizing "Back to You" by One Direction's Louis Tomlinson



A Twitter user has created a comparison video pointing out the problematic parts. The user claims that D.O.'s part @02:20 in "Love Shot" is similar to the melody of "Back To You" @01:29.  

 

Some netizens noted the similarities while others stated that is merely a sample and nothing more. 

Meanwhile, users on Twitter are asking for feedback on the issue from SM Entertainment with the hashtag #Loveshot_Plagiarism on Twitter. 

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kangserina Friday, December 14, 2018 4
Friday, December 14, 2018

Why are y'all so stupid..

The song is not the same

It was that 6 second part that is similar but EXO has a light sound in the background, very light piano while Louis has a very strong piano. The lyrics are not even the same. It's called sampleing.


Next time, LISTEN TO THE WHOLE SONG!!!

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nextanswer Friday, December 14, 2018 3
Friday, December 14, 2018

and why are you so delusional?

that part sounds exactly the same. you're lying to yourself because you're a fan.

anyone can tell that it sounds very similar. doesn't matter if one sounds lighter/stronger than the other.

the problem is the chords and progression/buildup are the same.


of course the lyrics aren't the same, ones in korean and ones in english. they aren't plagiarizing the lyrics, they're plagiarizing the the sounds.


iTs CaLleD SaMpLiNg!!!

no, it's called plagiarism. to sample anything they need permission, which they haven't mentioned whether or not they have gotten so at this point its still plagiarism.

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kangserina Friday, December 14, 2018 2
Friday, December 14, 2018

And why are you so pressed. I STUDY MUSIC. You think you know everything but you don't. If you actually listen to the song and study it, you should know it's not the same. You all over react for everything. It's literally 4-5 seconds. Listen carefully to the chord progression and instrument... it isn't the same.



Also, it plagiarism when it's above 7 seconds. Don't pretend you know everything.

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lilyirwin39 Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

People really need to stop being so nit-picky with everything. It's so ridiculous. It would honestly be more concerning if it was a longer segment of the song rather than like a 10-20 second clip. Pull yourselves together. I don't mean to be rude, but sometimes people pull stuff out of thin air and make claims out of it for no reason.

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PinKookiE Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

This was already posted and theres nothing to discuss, thank you next.

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vixxsavedkpop Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

smh, people don't know what actual plagiarism is. this is barely anything. it's almost as dumb as the time bts got accused of copying vixx's concept for wearing hanbok. tf, fashion isn't a concept especially if it's koreans wearing hanbok.

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Pink_Lisa Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

Personally I don't hear the similarities. But think about all of the music that has ever been produced, in those millions and millions of songs, there are bound to a couple that may have a similar part.

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Lovemida Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

If this is called plagiarism, practically all songs are guilty. Listen and view to some Bollywood (Indian Punjabi) music videos and you know what I mean.

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safaayedi Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Nonsense, i don't see any similarity, even if there is some, what SM will gain from it , so this is nonsense

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NgohiongPuso Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

I don't think it's the same...

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DG225 Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

People really should look up what plagiarism is. This is getting really old. Why are there two articles about this. Why are you feeding these rumor? It's like this site lives of the negative things. Pushing them on main page just to get clicks. I want to read facts not rumors.

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Howlerz Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

a netizen?

you mean, this whole article is about the opinion of A NETIZEN?

Never thought akp can be more silly than that. Bigger news and viral things are everywhere and here you are making fanwar because of A NETIZEN???

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Kosmo_Lap Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sangmin, the bankrupt former singer of Roora, will tell you that you can copy a few chords legally.

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woobinjjang Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

? Back To You is one of my favorite songs and it sounds nothing alike LOL.... i ain't even an exo fan y'all

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changminbaby Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

a little bit of similarity doesnt mean plagiarizm , with all the songs created in this world its happens that we find few similar parts , and this is not looking that much similar so i dk ..sometimes i even listen to a song and it kind of remind me of another song ,just saying people are exaggerating sometimes

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Dani8493 Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

It's just the sample that they used is the same. Of course, it was modified for the song itself just like it was for Louis song, but it's the same sample. It is also the same sample that Coldplay used in their song Hymn for the Weekend apparently. Check out this mashup of those two songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDKUmFLcJto There's probably more songs out that used the sample too.

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voidending Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

people really become advocates for these things. lmao

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nq16 Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

well, they do sound very similar (almost exactly the same) but the rest of the song is different. it's only 15 seconds out of a 3 min 30 sec song. SM needs to hurry up and release a statement.

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absolutely Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

Yeah, the bridge is basically a carbon copy

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Ninjapotato Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

Yikes

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Stopudelulu Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

garbage will always be garbage

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