will.i.am and the Biggest Song-Stealers of All Time
Mat Zo, Arty, will.i.am (Getty Images)
That crazy will.i.am. not only is he the leader of multiplatinum act the Black Eyed Peas, but now he has a budding solo career with his new hit "Let's Go."
With the track, will.i.am has joined an elite list of legendary song thieves and he admitted as much during a recent radio interview. He came clean and said that Arty & Mat Zo's 2011 track "Rebound" served as the basis of "Let's Go," his new collaboration with Chris Brown.
As will.i.am certainly knows, all songwriters and producers have their influences and inspirations. However, sometimes those cross the line into downright thievery. Here's a look at pop music's biggest song-stealers of all time.
1. George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons' "He's So Fine"
Late, great former Beatle George Harrison freely admitted that "My Sweet Lord," his first chart-topping solo hit, was inspired by another song. He once told me that the Edwin Hawkins Singers' version of "Oh Happy Day" served as the basis for one of his best-known songs.