Katy Perry's "Roar": Total Rip-Off of Sara Bareilles' "Brave"?

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How similar is Katy Perry’s new hit “Roar” to Sara Bareilles’ recent single “Brave"?

Similar enough to have some fans crying ripoff after she roared to #1 this week.

"Brave" merited a tweet from Perry at the time of its release this year, as Katy included a link to the video with a message that read “I heart you @sarabareilles."

More than a few of the 3,500,000 Katy Perry "Roar" listeners on YouTube have noted its similarities to Bareilles' song in key, tempo and loping beat.

Listen to them both above and see what you think ...

For her part, as soon as listeners started speculating, Bareilles tweeted her reaction: “All love, everybody. All love,” followed by a string of heart emoticons.

Perry's "Roar" lyric video, of course, is emoticon-tastic ... something Sara no doubt observed, and subtly referenced as a means of quashing the non-feud.

"Roar" is #1 on iTunes, beating out Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Lady Gaga's "Applause," at least until Gaga fans provide enough sexual favors.


Katy perry that was a good video


They both suck. Happy now? Hell, even Miley Cyrus has more credibility, and she's a total dumpster fire.


Review of the song: http://24varietycorner.blogspo...


Rip offs do happen, but there is also another thing where artists who are friends within the same genre tend to act like colleagues do in other professions; often time writing sings in response to each other while putting their own spin and adding a touch of their flavor to it. That's what people used to do before sampling came along. It used to be far worse to flat out steal a sample of another artist's song and make money off it rather than the ping-pong of global social dynamics. anyway, butt-fuk it.

@ hubbub, bub

That Is Todays Generations Way Of Justifying Ripping Someone Off. Simply Because Artists Do That Today Doesnt Mean Thats A Good Thing


Her Obama loving ass is an airhead! There is nothing between her ears. Just look I'm her eyes- nothing but space!


Personally, I love Both!


I like Sara s much Better


If I were Katy Perry, I wouldn't want to have these compared side-by-side. Yeah, she's the bigger star, and it's a good song... I like it, definitely gets me moving, but Sara's "Brave" is better, especially lyrically. If it's a rip-off, I think it would only help "Brave" be heard even more, so fine by me. Sara Bareilles is great.


It is so unfair and disgraced that for some one who is not that popular yet the song tune was stolen by the more famous artiest. Well if you are as good as you can be. You definitely do not need to do that. Such ashamed.


I noticed a similarity between the two as soon as I heard Roar. But I'm sure this will be a non issue. And that Katy and Sara will make a deal behind closed doors, unbeknownst to the rest of us. ;-)

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Katy Perry Biography

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Katy Perry kissed a girl and she liked it, ladies and gentlemen. Or at least she wrote a song with those lyrics. The Californa... More »
Santa Barbara, California
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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson