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Did Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ Rip-Off Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’

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Katy Perry just topped the Billboard top 100 chart with her new single, Firework, and she might have to send Coldplay a bouquet of flowers for the achievement.  Why?  Because the song  is a blatant rip-off of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida.  The overlap is so insane I actually looked it up to see if Coldplay consented to letting her cover their song.  They didn’t.  This isn’t the first Katy Perry “overlap.”  Her song, California Gurls, sounds like Ke$ha’s Tik Tok, except those two songs were written by the same guy, which explains the similarity.  That excuse doesn’t fly this time around.  Listen below and judge for yourself (hint: listen to the chorus).