Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne credited as co-songwriters on Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

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The copyright dispute was settled after Tom Petty’s publishing company approached Sam Smith, when they heard a striking similarity to Petty’s classic song “I Won’t Back Down”. Smith’s people acknowledged the ‘resemblance’, but claim it to be totally coincidental.

So what do you think? Have a listen to both songs and let us know in the comments.

Play along with Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

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And Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Play Along with Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Play Along with Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”