Here are “Dark Horse” and “Joyful Noise” below, so you can decide for yourself.
The four musicians claim the pop star stole the song
A group of Christian musicians are suing Katy Perry for copyright infringement, claiming her hit “Dark Horse” replicated their 2008 song “Joyful Noise.”
The four plaintiffs added that their song has been sullied by “witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery,” according to the complaint filed on July 1 in St. Louis. Rappers Marcus Gray, Emanuel Lambert, Lecrae Moore and producer Chike Ojukwu are seeking damages from Katy Perry, Juicy J, Lukasz Gottwald, Sarah Theresa Hudson, Max Martin, Henry Russell Walter and Capitol Records.
This isn’t the first time Perry has come under fire for allegedly copying a song: last year critics pointed out similarities between her song “Roar” and Sara Bareilles’ song “Brave.”
Ears perked up this summer when Katy Perry released "Roar," but not just because the song was a catchy smash hit.
The tune attracted quite a bit of attention for its similarities to Sara Bareilles' hit "Brave," which had been released just a few months earlier. While many fans spoke out against Perry, saying that she had swiped Bareilles' melody, the "Brave" singer made it clear that she harbored no ill feelings: "I've known Katy a long time. We are friends and she and I spoke about it. I look at it as two female artists who are releasing a message of empowerment," Bareilles said.
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