One Direction – “Steal My Girl” Steals from New Found Glory? (VIDEO)

What is it with the songwriters who pen tunes for One Direction? First there was that semi-Who sounding song “Best Song Ever.” Now, New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert, notes that the piano intro to the group’s new single, “Steal My Girl,” borrows from their song, “It’s Not Your Fault.”

But like, Pete Townshend before him, he ain’t really mad.

Well maybe Gilbert is a little mad at over-invested Directioners.  The OTT reaches of that fanbase can be reliably counted on to overreact at any perceived slight. (CALM DOWN KIDS. SHEESH).


Paramore’s Hayley Williams weighed in too.

Here’s a point Gilbert tried to make too. One Direction fans might want to twitter bomb the songwriters responsible for the song.

Here’s a comparison of the two songs. Yes, the piano intros are very similar. But what’s new under the sun these days?

“Steal My Girl” has also been compared to the Journey 80’s classic power ballad, “Faithfully” too. What do you think? Too similar? A homage? A coincidence?

Via Billboard

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