Radiohead Suing Lana Del Rey For Allegedly Copying "Creep"

January 8, 2018

Radiohead has filed a lawsuit against dream-pop singer Lana Del Rey for allegedly stealing pieces of "Creep" to use in her song "Get Free" from her 2017 album Lust For Life.

Del Rey confirmed the lawsuit on her Twitter account but denies intentionally copying Radiohead, saying, "Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing - I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100."

This isn't the first time Radiohead's "Creep" has become the subject of copyright infringement. Songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood had sued Radiohead for alleging that "Creep" was lifted from The Hollies' song "The Air That I Breathe." As a result of the lawsuit, both Hammond and Hazlewood have songwriting credits attached to "Creep."

Take a listen to both "Get Free" and "Creep" and decide for yourself if the two songs sound too similar.