David Guetta has been a wildly successful DJ and producer for years, so it’s not surprising that he was tapped to create the anthem for UEFA Euro 2016, the major soccer tournament which is taking place in his native France this year. For the event, Guetta and Zara Larsson, a Swedish singer-songwriter, have created the song “This One’s For You.” However, not everybody is particularly happy about the track, but not because it isn’t good. Instead, DJ Snake and Diplo are accusing it of being a straight rip-off.
As you probably already know, DJ Snake and Diplo combined on the massive hit “Lean On” by Major Lazer last year, and now both producers are accusing Guetta’s song of ripping off theirs. DJ Snake directed a series of tweets toward Guetta, although they have since been deleted. His messages included statements such as calling the song a “Fake ‘Lean On’ ” and calling the whole thing “horrible.” Diplo got into the foray as well, tweeting, “U can’t rip us off and go unnoticed. It’s a small community here.” He also took a shot at Guetta’s age, but added a little self-deprecating dig at himself, perhaps not to come across like an A-hole.
Accusations of songs sounding too similar, or of being rip-offs, is not uncommon, and Diplo has even made such accusations before. It would have been pretty bold of Guetta to try and rip off “Lean On,” considering how popular it was, and he has not yet responded.
You be the judge: Do these tracks sound alike?