‘So listen: check to check, check check to count my melody. I’m all up in your business like Ron Jeremy. People keep on telling me I’m meant for the top.
Finishing: ‘All the snakes full of jealousy are praying I’ll flop. You’ll do nothin’ – except kick on a rock. I’ll be so flippin’ high I’ll be riding with Spock. I got money, the cars – everything I ever wanted.’
The Impossible hitmaker, who won the ninth season of The Xfactor show in 2012, was said to have used a similar ‘melody and tempo’ in his 2016 comeback song.
Danny claimed James approached him and the rest of The Script when he was dropped by his label in 2015 to discuss ideas for new music – although he claimed they denied the meeting and the track was then released.
Advice? Danny claims James approached him and the rest of The Script when he was dropped by his label in 2015 to discuss ideas for new music (pictured in September)
Billboard report that Richard Busch from law firm King and Ballow lodged the suit on Monday at Los Angeles County Superior Court amid claims James generated $20million from his track which is allegedly too similar to The Script’s track.
The lawsuit around The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, penned by Danny, Andrew Frampton, Stephen Kipner and Mark Sheehan, included Sony/ATV Publishing, Sony Music, Columbia Records, Ultra International Music Publishing, Third Verse Music Publishing and Kobalt Music Publishing as co-defendants.
Richard revealed in a statement at the time: ‘It’s widely known Mr. Arthur was dropped by his record label for public controversies, which caused a break in his career… It wasn’t until the release of ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ that he achieved worldwide success’.
The lawsuit is demanding a jury trial with the ruling that James ripped off the song – with the defendants demanding ‘all streaming, distribution, publishing and touring revenue connected to the song and is seeking statutory damages over the track.’
Sueing: The Script filed their lawsuit after James’ ‘similar’ track Say You Wont Let Go re-started his career and reportedly generated $20million (pictured in 2018)