The Serbian tabloid Blic has published a report that suggests Milan Stankovic’s newly released single “Od mene se odvikavaj” is “very reminiscent” of “Wili Wili” by Arab singer Cheb Khaled. The opening riffs are certainly similar…but is a similar musical style enough to level full-on allegations of plagiarism? Probably not. Another tabloid absolved Milan of any guilt and blamed his producers for the similarities. “We’re still not sure Milan knows this,” wrote svet.rs.
Listen to the two songs below and then compare them for yourself.
So what do you think? Is this plagarism in the classic sense, or simply an overlap of styles and influences? Let us know in the comments box below!
Photo: Milan Stankovic