‘Hello’ Trouble: Adele Faces Copycat Claims

Published: Wednesday 4th Nov 2015 by David

Over 1 million U.S. music lovers picked up a copy of Adele‘s new single ‘Hello.’

Unfortunately, the singer has been accused of copying another number to create it.

Copycat claims below…

Fans of the artist Tom Waits have slammed the singer because they believe her song is dangerously similar to the number ‘Martha’, released in 1973.

The singer’s fans claim that the ’21’ singer may have borrowed ‘Martha’s theme to build ‘Hello‘ sees Ms. Adkins call a former loved one to reconnect and discuss the past.

‘Martha’s story? A man who calls a former lover with hopes that she’ll agree to meet him following their split.

The comparisons have proved to be problematic for the singer because ‘Hello’s producer recently revealed that Waits had inspired the material on her new album ’25.’

He told ‘EW‘:

We talked about Tom Waits, and different storytellers like that. I think that was the idea, that we wanted to do something that was very honest about where she was at right now, and she wanted to do something that was real and believable.

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  1. Surprise..(DEC 2013) November 3, 2015


    • .::Centurion::. November 3, 2015

      Wow. Surprise, are you stupid?

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) November 3, 2015


    • Tracy November 4, 2015

      Adele is an incredible vocal talent. With all these water-weak vocal girls on the chart – dancing/skanking there way to the top 40 — its good to hear an INCREDIBLE VOCAL talent like Adele.

      She brings back the Whitney/Mariah/Celine vocals.

  2. Christian November 3, 2015

    Give him a writing credit for the song and royalties and move on before it gets ugly

    • Fola November 3, 2015


    • Skyfall November 4, 2015

      Why? He didn’t write Hello so why give him a cut, besides people are just saying that the concepts are the same not the song.

    • Shady81 November 4, 2015

      How can Adele give someone writing credits when the song sounds nothing like the original.

  3. Slay_Hive November 3, 2015

    Oh No!!! It can’t be… not this epic wig snatching blue-eyed soul white woman!!!????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    I wonder what the media will have to say… Or what the faaags that hop her bandwagon on here, have to say. Hmmmmm Will she lose respect or fans?!!!

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) November 3, 2015


      • What now November 3, 2015

        @Surprise U fr?

    • Sweetnothings78 November 3, 2015

      WHAT has her being ‘white’ got to do with it?.

  4. Arianator Barb November 3, 2015

    Everyone’s getting sued now, as long as it’s handled properly she’ll go unscathed

  5. November 3, 2015

    well with success comes all types of s***, they should settle this before in a peaceful manure.

  6. ????Queen Molly???? November 3, 2015

    It happens to singers all the time nothing new here

  7. Sweetnothings78 November 3, 2015

    Such racists on here. You all need to grow up.

    • Skyfall November 4, 2015

      You can’t be racist towards white people however they are close minded and ignorant

      • Cough Cough November 4, 2015

        B*******. You can be racist towards white people. You can’t necessarily be systematically racist towards them but you can definitely, as an individual, feel, think and act as if your race is better. Which is what the definition of racism is.

  8. .::Centurion::. November 3, 2015

    She’s being accused of stealing. She’s not actually being sued. Simmer down Beyhive. This is not relatable nor does it excuse your favs antics. 🙂

    • Misdamenor November 4, 2015

      Oooh Oooh he read her for filth!!!

  9. Hello, This is Dumb November 4, 2015

    Absolutely ridiculous. You can listen to a song & think it’s really dope the way he was wanted to reconnect with someone he was with. Then you go & write your own song about a similar situation. The lyrics & melodies are completely different. The only connection is a concept. Which, is so universal, that I doubt there would be any leverage.

    • Skyfall November 4, 2015

      She isnt even being sued, it’s just his fans are accusing and nit picking. I know many songs with similar concepts

    • DanYiel Iman November 4, 2015

      Pharell & Robin Thick thought that also with “Blurred Lines” Now they owe 5.7 Million dollars…

      • Skyfall November 4, 2015

        No the literally copied that song. Have you heard Tom Waits Song? His and Adeles songs are not similar in lyrics, melody or key. The only thing that’s the same is concept ( which is basically calling and making things right with a loved One and both main instruments are pianos) if this went to court he wouldn’t get a dime but like the article says its just HIS FANS accusing

  10. Skyfall November 4, 2015

    The singer’s fans claim that the ’21’ singer may have borrowed ‘Martha’s theme to build ‘Hello‘ sees Ms. Adkins call a former loved one to reconnect and discuss the past.

    ‘Martha’s story? A man who calls a former lover with hopes that she’ll agree to meet him following their split.

    I guarantee Slayhive and the rest of you probably haven’t even heard his Song. If you did you would know they sound nothing alike, but have the same theme, which is why his fans are being salty and saying she copied. Her producer has already stated that he was inspiration to the album, but unlike some of you faves who actually still and claim it as there own. She took a theme (reconciliation) and wrote her own song.

  11. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans November 4, 2015

    Uh oh! Now, of course when you’re as wildly and unexpectedly successful as she is and people are as jealous and spiteful of her success, there’s bound to be a few lawsuits every era. She might as well go ahead and get used to them band just get them dismissed with the quickness. She’s here to stay and achieve legendary status, so the haters can get in line, take a number, and wait to be called for their career-ending appointments.

    I can’t be the only one that thinks Flo Rida’s “Sugar” is a classic electro-pop gem. That song is still a bop after all these years, especially those subtly, sexually-suggestive lyrics and that sweet, memorable chorus sung by that cute black girl.

  12. King Mark111 /.\ November 4, 2015

    Bey Inspired. But I always got a Lionel Richie vibe from the song at first listen. But hey, when you make all that money, the wolves and sharks comes out.

  13. Like a prayer November 4, 2015

    NOT the hive trying to come for Adele when Beyonce is known for being a copy cat and has been sued more times for copy right allegations like my good sis madge

    • RihYonce November 4, 2015

      Beyoncé has never been successfully sued, she wins all her cases

  14. Adia November 4, 2015

    Really these people who try to find a lawsuit in everything . We all go through similar experiences somebody can be inspired by you but there’s no proof if the lyrics or the track are the same in any shape or form. It all is about money.

  15. Beyonce November 4, 2015

    this makes no sense!!! so, since somebody sang about callin an ex lover in 1970, it’s forbidden for everyone else to sing about callin an ex lover too???forever???
    people, please, quit being jealous and get a life..

  16. AJ November 4, 2015

    What about all the love songs about someone who cheated or all the strip club songs about money, drugs and h***? This is such a non-story

  17. Okay November 4, 2015

    You guys will post anything and comment with your uninformed accusations. Have you guys actually heard the song that it’s being compared to? sounds nothing alike!, they said ‘theme’ not lyrics not melody besides the word hello. How many songs have similar themes? This is ridiculous and petty. Let’s elevate artists that actually put work into their craft and not try bring them down by promoting these petty daily mail articles.

  18. Shady81 November 4, 2015

    Just a stupid stunt created by his fans (Some of them anyway) I see no lawsuits for concepts in the words of the great legendary Beatles They should just Let It Be.

  19. King Stephy November 4, 2015

    Nothing is new under the sun, and most GREAT artist steals. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Beyonce etc… All have been sued & accused of stealing. Most settled out of court & just paid up. It’s how the industry works. Also, Motha Adele is the number artist in the WORLD right now. So, the thirsty h**’s are searching for a quick payday. It’s amazing how easy it is to “sue” someone.

    • S****** Blonde November 4, 2015

      Not you including Beyoncé among the greats.

      • RihYonce November 4, 2015

        But she is one of the greats , how dare you even type that

  20. Eli November 4, 2015

    I think the original version of Hello sucks…the remix version of Hello featuring R&B artist Eli is 10x better!

    Adele should have released that one instead.

    I found it on http://www.reverbnation.com/THMP

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