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Saturday 6th June 2020

James Arthur's comeback single accused of being a rip-off

Irish band The Script are preparing to sue

James Arthur has made a hell of a comeback with his new song Say You Won't Let Go after a few good years out of the spotlight.

However, things have gone from sweet to sour as he has been accused of plagiarism.

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His track may be riding high in the number one slot for the third week running, but Irish band The Script are reportedly preparing to sue the X Factor star for similarities between his single and one of theirs.

The band, fronted by Danny O'Donaghue, believe James' song is a rip off of the number two hit single The Man Who Can't Be Moved.

So, they have hired someone to work out whether James' single is a copied version of theirs.

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A source told The Sun: "This is devastating for James.

"He has pulled off one of the most incredible music stories of the year by re-signing with Simon Cowell and getting to No. 1 for three weeks in a row.

"Say You Won't Let Go is already one of the biggest singles of the year so this is a real hammer blow.

"James has just got on the straight and narrow after a difficult few years and a lawsuit is the last thing he needs."

"There is no doubt the songs sound alike and have a similar chord progression.

"It will be interesting to see what happens next.

"James has just got back on the straight and narrow and a law suit is the last thing he needs."

Do the songs sound the same? Have a listen and tell us what you think.