Ariana Grande is being accused of stealing her 2015 hit “One Last Time,” by a songwriter named Alex Greggs.
He says she stole it from Skye Stevens’ 2012 single “Takes All Night.”
In documents obtained by E! News, Greggs alleges that “One Last Time” and “Takes All Night” bear similarities “so striking that it is highly likely the works were not created independently of one another,” noting the chorus and lyrics of Grande’s version as a primary catalyst for the legal action.
The lawsuit states, “Although the rhythm of the two compositions may differ to accommodate the prosody of the lyrics, there is substantial similarity on the most important rhythmic placement of the pitches on strong melodic and harmonic beats…” as well as “the use of the lyric statement ‘take(s) [or takeing] you home’ as the final lyric statement…”
Greggs is seeking $150,000 per infringement. Additionally, David Guetta (who wrote “One Last Time”), Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Universal Music Group and Republic Records among others are noted in the lawsuit.
Take a listen to both songs below. They definitely sound similar to us.