Tom Petty and Sam Smith Reach Song-Writing Settlement

Sam Smith quietly settled a lawsuit with Tom Petty over “Stay With Me,” with Tom’s team suggesting an undeniable overlap with Full Moon Fever’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Smith’s team acknowledged the similarites but claims it’s simply a coincidence. Petty and co-writer Jeff Lynne have no received a co-writing credit on “Stay With Me,” along with what I presume is a hefty fee. Listen to the tracks below and judge for yourself.