Coldplay’s track, “Viva La Vida,” has been mired in controversy about the origin of it’s melody since it’s release last year.
First, the Creaky Boards made the claim with their track “The Songs I Didn’t Write.” Then, Joe Satriani tried, claiming that the hit was a rip-off of his 2004 tune “If I Could Fly.”
Now, NME is reporting that Cat Stevens is making the claim that “Viva La Vida” bites off of his “Foreigner Suite.”
I don’t know if any of these claims are true, nor do I care, but doesn’t it seem like every time Cat Stevens has a new album to promote, or a Greatest Hits package to shill, that he thrusts himself right back into the limelight? I don’t begrudge anyone their particular faith, but it doesn’t make sense to abandon it for monetary gain every few years. God, in whatever form you believe, probably doesn’t appreciate it.