Last night Diana Vickers unveiled her brand new song “My Wicked Heart” on Britain’s X Factor — but the chorus sound eerily familar to one RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS smash hit “Under the Bridge”.
Vickers herself admitted to listening to the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS tune during recording sessions for her new album.
“Yeah, that happened without even knowing. We wrote the song in an hour. We had the song and it didn’t have the ‘My Wicked Heart’ bit in it and then we put the vocal in and we were like, ‘Why does it sound so familiar?’”, she explained.
“Then we realised it was because we were listening to ‘Under The Bridge’ the day before. We were saying, ‘Should we change it? Should we not? What should we do? Sod it, no, we’re just gonna keep it, it works’,” said Diana.
Speaking to website Digital Spy, she defended the song against allegations of plagiarism. “It’s only a tiny snippet and it’s not even the same chords. It’s very different at the same time,” said the singer, who concluded: “I think I can sort of get away with it.”
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are reportedly contemplating suing Diana Vickers.
Judge for yourself. Similar or not?