Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

January 26, 2015 10:16 PM

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In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated breakout hit, "Stay with Me," both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's names have been added to the song's writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith, Petty and Lynne now share credit with three others due to the similarities between "Stay with Me" and Petty and Lynne's 1989 hit "I Won't Back Down."

Nominated for 2015 Grammys in both the song of the year and the record of the year categories, "Stay with Me" has a grand, sing-along chorus that has echoed throughout the world. And, apparently by coincidence, it happens to follow the same chord progression as "I Won't Back Down." In a statement, S...

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