Cheryl Cole accused of ripping off new song 'Love Made Me Do it' from 80s' hit by Paul Young as critics pan her comeback single
The singer seems to be very upset with the backlash she has faced over her single and her performance on the X-Factor and has rewatched the video to see what could have gone wrong.
Singer Cheryl Cole has been accused of plagiarism by fans. People have noticed that her latest single 'Love Made Me Do It' has glaring similarities with 80's legend Paul Young’s hit' Love Of The Common People.' Cheryl co-wrote the song with alongside seven others, including pal Nicola Roberts and singer Natasha Bedingfield.
The Sun reports that many music insiders and fans have complained that the track sounds "remarkably" similar to the 80's hit. A source has revealed, “It’s been a big talking point in the music world how Cheryl’s song has huge similarities to Love Of The Common People. When you play both the songs’ verses side by side they’re nearly identical and have the same rhythm and feel to it."
The source continued, “It’s quite embarrassing for Cheryl, especially given she’s trying to portray herself as an innovative songwriter.” On Twitter, several people voiced their opinion on the single. One person wrote, “Sounds like Love Of The Common People, Paul Young’s version. Wonder if it was on in the background while the song was being penned.” Another person said, “Hope Paul Young is getting some beer tokens for Cheryl’s new song. Sounds cannily familiar to Love Of The Common People, just adding a very poor wardrobe.”
Cole's new single has been heavily panned by critics and audiences alike and has nose-dived to No. 48 in the midweek charts. Her performance on X-Factor, a live performance after 4 years, was also ridiculed by fans and was termed highly 'sexualized'. The 35-year-old singer’s routine finished with her collapsing in a heap on the X Factor stage, causing her concerned friend Simon Cowell to ask: “Is she all right?” reports The Sun. Cheryl's ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini joined in the criticism, refuting her earlier claims in an interview where she said he wasn't faithful. He said, “She always wants to act like a victim, thinking that is going to make people buy her music. But really people would buy her music when it’s good.”
The singer seems to be very upset with the backlash she has faced over her single and her performance on the X-Factor. Evening Standard reports that a source has revealed that Cheryl is devastated over the harsh comments. “She always says that ‘haters’ come with fame and she expects some negativity, but she didn’t expect this reaction. She goes on social media to interact with her fans and it actually shocked her," the source. “At first she was angry – she watched the performance back over ten times and can’t understand what she did wrong," continued the source. They added that Cheryl felt that she “couldn’t change the minds of some people always against her” no matter what she did.
Here's a video of her performance on X-Factor 2018: