Yoo Hee-yeol and Seong Si-kyung are accused of plagiarism even for the song ‘Happy Birthday To You’ (Video)

Yoo Hee-yeol / Photo = Antenna

[인사이트] Reporter Ji Mi-young = Antenna CEO and composer Yoo Hee-yeol has been caught up in plagiarism allegations again. This time, the song she gave to singer Sung Si-kyung became a problem.

On the 20th, a post titled ‘Yu Hee-yeol’s plagiarism allegation has come up again’ was uploaded on an online community.

In the post, the video of ‘Happy Birthday To You’ released by Sung Si-kyung in 2002 and ‘Happy Birthday To You’, a song of the same name by Tamaki Koji released in 1998, was inserted into the post.

Sung Si-kyung’s ‘Happy Birthday to You’ was controversial because it was confirmed that Hee-yeol Yoo wrote the lyrics, composing, and arranging it.


Netizens who compared the two songs said they were quite similar. Not only the song name is the same, but the melody is also similar.

Netizens commented, “I heard that the part that says ‘Happy Happy birthday to you’ is exactly the same, but the rest are similar but slightly different”, “It seems that it is difficult to escape the plagiarism controversy”, “It is almost at the level of an adaptation. The title and lyrics are similar. “, etc.

On the 14th, Yoo Hee-yeol was criticized for similarities between the self-composed song ‘A Very Private Night’ in ‘You Hee-yeol’s Life Music’ and ‘Aqua’ by Ryuichi Sakamoto, the master of Japanese film music.

In the end, Yoo Hee-yeol admitted, “As a result of the review, we have come to agree that the main theme of the song is sufficiently similar.”

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He continued, “As the musician I have been most influenced and respected for for a long time, I unconsciously wrote the song in a similar way that remained in my memory.

At the same time, Yoo Hee-yeol bowed his head apologizing for disappointing the fans who cheered for him because he did not look closely.

However, Yoo Hee-yeol’s plagiarism controversy continued to erupt.

It was pointed out that Yoo Hee-yeol’s ‘Time to Turn On’ and Enrio Morricone’s ‘1900’ are similar. It was suspected that it was similar to Announcement’s ‘Body Bumpin’.

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