Vietnamese singer’s new song comes under suspicion of plagiarism


A Vietnamese song has recently stirred up controversy, as it sounds suspiciously lượt thích Charlie Puth’s hit, ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore.’

‘Chung Ta Khong Thuoc ve sầu Nhau’ (We Don’t Belong khổng lồ Each Other) is the latest music video clip by Son Tung M-TP, an emerging young singer.

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The piece of music tells the story of a guy, starring Son Tung, who tries hard lớn look for a girlfriend but continuously fails due lớn his selfishness.

Unusual similarities

Both works of Tung & Puth were released on August 2 on YouTube và attracted a huge number of viewers.

A few hours from the release, Vietnamese listeners quickly realized similarities between the two songs, questioning the origin of Tung’s work.

On his Facebook fan hâm mộ page, DJ Heyder, the artist involved in the production of ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore,’ posted a status on August 3 saying the Vietnamese track sounds “quite similar” lớn his remix.

The post received 13,000 likes & over 2,000 shares.

The reactions came mainly from those Vietnamese who had already recognized the similarities between the two songs.

In an interview with news website VnExpress on August 9, the 25-year-old DJ called ‘Chung Ta Khong Thuoc ve sầu Nhau’ the “Vietnamese version” of his remix.

“You don’t need lớn be professional lớn point out the similarities. I think the audience can also see that,” he was quoted as saying.

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The Vietnamese tuy nhiên has so far received over 29 million views.

A mashup video clip which compares the similarities between ‘Chung Ta Khong Thuoc ve sầu Nhau’ by Son Tung M-TP & ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ by Charlie Puth

Questions from K-pop fans

Not only is its beat said khổng lồ plagiarize the U.S. Hit but local K-pop fans have also found out that the song’s chorus is similar khổng lồ that of a tuy vậy named ‘Fire’ by BTS, a Korean boy band.

Some scenes made audiences think about artworks by famous Korean artists such as G-Dragon or Big Bang.

On YouTube, users have made a number of clip mashups to lớn prove that Tung’s tuy nhiên is unusually similar to lớn those international artworks.

This is not the first time Tung has stirred debate over his songs.

Last year, the singer, now 22, released his hit ‘Chac Ai vị Se Ve’ (Maybe Someone Will Come Back) and quickly captured public attention, not merely because of its strange melody but also due to its highly questionable origin.

Vietnamese K-pop fans said the song’s beat was borrowed from ‘Because I Miss You’ by Korean singer Jung Yong Hwa.

Tung was finally forced to change the beat of the song.

A mashup đoạn clip which compares the similarities between the chorus of ‘Chung Ta Khong Thuoc ve sầu Nhau’ by Son Tung M-TP and ‘Fire’ by BTS

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