Sam Smith shells out some Petty cash

January 30, 2015 7:00 AM

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Poor Sam Smith. There he was, on top of the world with Stay With Me racking up the hits. Then, his manager calls. There’s a slight problem.

In this case, the problem turns out to be that Stay With Me sounds like Tom Petty’s 1989 hit I Won’t Back Down. Sounds like? Make that almost identical, as most people who have compared the music for both songs have noted.

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