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Jay Chou accused of plagiarism

by kelvin@multistars - 29th October 2011

Source: UDN

Jay Chou's new album

Following the song "Oh Shoot!" being questioned by netizens as being indecent and changing the title to "Exclamation Mark", Jay Chou's new song "Exclamation Mark" has again been targeted by netizens, they claim he plagiarized the song "Omen" from English band "The Prodigy"; Jay funnily responded with an adaptation of the lyrics to "Thinking of You": "My dictionary does have the word plagiarize because my creativity is boundless."

Jay Chou's new album "Exclamation Mark" has 11 new songs, he stated: "This time I wrote so many songs I couldn't fit them all in, so I chose 11." Netizens pointed out that in "Exclamation Mark", the chorus, guitar arrangement all sound like the song "Omen" from English band "The Prodigy"; plus the retro repeat chorus melody is like 90s band L.A. BOYZ's "Jump", it's as if Director Chou is paying homage to his idols.

This is not the first time Jay Chou has been accused of plagiarism, his movie "Secret", which he directed and starred in, was also accused of using similar scenes to "Harry Potter", the song "Cowboy Is Very Busy" was accused of copying the melody from the song in the movie "KUSO Little Red Riding Hood", another song "Long Time No See" was accused of copying a Mainland China artist who released "Super Mario" last year, at the time Director Chou said: "I've got a phobia of plagiarism, I never use anything that sounds similar."

Now, his new song "Exclamation Mark" has been accused of plagiarism by netizens, Director Chou hit back: "The netizens that accused me of plagiarism, I'll tell you one more time, I can come up with a diao melody with just my knee, do I still need to listen to other people's songs? Sorry, I'm breaking the hearts of these netizens who want to play with me, ha ha."

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