Ed Sheeran Handed Lawsuit Over ‘Thinking Out Loud’ – Singer Ed Sheeran is in legal trouble after being accused of ripping off parts of a Marvin Gaye song.
Ed Townsend co-wrote 1973 hit Let’s Get It On with Gaye, and his family are claiming Sheeran copied key parts of the track for his song, Thinking Out Loud. Townsend’s family are seeking damages and have filed a lawsuit.
The court papers claim: “The Defendants copied the heart of Let’s and repeated it continuously throughout Thinking.
“The melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic compositions of Thinking are substantially and/or strikingly similar to the drum composition of Let’s.”
It’s the second lawsuit Sheeran is facing in recent times, following a $20 million lawsuit filed by 2 American musicians, who claim the British singer copied one of their songs in his song, Photograph.
Listen to both songs and see if there’s a similarity!