English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa has found herself in legal trouble as a copyright lawsuit has been filed over her 2020 track ‘Levitating’.
According to reports, songwriters L Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer accused Lipa of copying their 1979 song “Wiggle and Giggle All Night” and 1980 song “Don Diablo.” They claimed the opening melody of ‘Levitating’ was a “duplicate” of the melody to their songs.
The lawsuit claims that the ‘signature melody’ from the beginning of “Levitating”, starting just a few seconds into the song when Dua Lipa begins singing, “If you wanna run away with me…” — copied a similar portion of the earlier songs.
“Defendants have levitated away plaintiffs’ intellectual property. Plaintiffs bring suit so that defendants cannot wiggle out of their willful infringement,” lawyers for songwriters Brown and Linzer wrote in their complaint, news reports say.