File this one under “Scandals involving musicians I don’t care about.” I may not be a fan of Lady Antebellum nor a particular devotee of The Alan Parsons Project, but I do love catching musicians in the act of improper acts — particularly in regards to intellectual property. Turns out that Lady Antebellum’s big hit, “Need You Now,” may have been ripped off from the ’80s hit “Eye In The Sky” by The Alan Parsons Project. One person went so far as to mash up both songs (see above video) for comparison. It’s hard to tell if this was intentional theft or just a coincidental quirk from the realm of boring music, but either way, the similarities are striking.
See also Coldplay vs. Joe Satriani and NIckelback vs. itself.