SAM SMITH Shares "Stay With Me" Royalties With Veteran Rocker!

Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" was one of the biggest-selling singles of the past year. And now, the British singer-songwriter would have to share royalties and writing credit with veteran American rocker Tom Petty as reported by The Sun

Sam and his co-writers James Napier and William Phillips have acknowledged the similarities of their Grammy-nominated hit to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1989 single "I Won't Back Down" which the frontman penned with Jeff Lynne. But they also maintained that it was a complete coincidence.

See if you can spot the similarities between the two songs: 

"Stay With Me" by Sam Smith (2014) 

"I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1989) 

Still don't get it? Here's a comparative video which was posted by YouTube user envanligfjant back in July 2014!

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