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Dua Lipa Hit With Second Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Levitating’

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Less than a week after Dua Lipa was hit with a copyright lawsuit over her “Levitating,” a second lawsuit from a different set of songwriters was filed Friday that also accuses Lipa of stealing their song for her 2020 single.

Lawyers for songwriters L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer claim in the lawsuit filed Friday at a Manhattan federal court that “Levitating” infringed on their 1979 disco song “Wiggle and Giggle All Night, originally performed by Cory Daye, as well as Miguel Bose’s 1980 song “Don Diablo.” (The latter track also infringed on “Wiggle and Giggle All Night,” and was subsequently obtained, via lawsuit, by Brown and Linzer).

“The infringing works have compositional elements substantially similar to those of the [Brown and Linzer, or BL in the lawsuit] songs,” the lawsuit — obtained by Rolling Stone — states. “Most significantly, the first and defining melody (the ‘signature melody’) in the infringing works is a duplicate of the opening melody from the BL songs. The signature melody is repeated six times in ‘Levitating’ and three times in ‘Levitating (Da Baby).’”

 



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