Radiohead and Lana Del Rey fighting over a song by The Hollies?

Radiohead and Lana Del Rey fighting over a song by The Hollies?

Radiohead claim Lana Del Rey copied their hit song 'Creep', but in the words of Britney Spears, the band is "not that innocent" either.


Radiohead have accused Lana Del Rey of plagiarising their 1992 classic, 'Creep', but the British rock band has had some plagiarism issues of their own to deal with over the song. 

Lana Del Rey revealed a few days ago that the Grammy Award-winning band was suing her, because they believed her song, 'Get Free', was very similar to their single.

The 32-year-old claimed that Radiohead are demanding 100% of publishing over the 40% she offered. 

But it seems Radiohead and Lana Del Rey could be fighting over similarities that are actually The Hollies' to claim.

In an ironic twist, Radiohead's 'Creep' has been accused in the past of being a rip-off of The Hollies' 1974 single , 'The Air That I Breathe'. 

Hammond and Hazlewood, who composed the song for The Hollies, threatened to sue Radiohead in the 90s. 

The band reportedly agreed to give them co-writing credits. 

Meanwhile, Radiohead have denied that they are suing Lana Del Rey and rubbished her claims they are demanding 100% of publishing. 

The band has, however, revealed that they've been in "discussions since August last year with Lana Del Rey's representatives". 

"It’s clear that the verses of ‘Get Free’ use musical elements found in the verses of ‘Creep’ and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of ‘Creep’," Radiohead's publisher said in a statement to Pitchfork.

Listen to all three versions of the song below. Who is copying who? 

Lana Del Rey


The Hollies

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