13 Iconic Works Of Art That Are Actually Total Ripoffs

13 Iconic Works Of Art That Are Actually Total Ripoffs

Ah, the age-old debate: what is original and what is a rip-off? We've all seen it before - a work of art that looks suspiciously similar to something else, and we can't help but wonder if the creator was inspired by something else or if they simply copied it. We can debate the merits of copying and borrowing ideas, but one thing is certain - there are some works of art that have been blatantly ripped off.

In this list, we'll explore 13 iconic works of art that are actually total ripoffs. From Disney's Aladdin being copied from Richard Williams' The Thief and the Cobbler, to Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" being inspired by Gordon Jenkins' "Crescent City Blues," to Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera being compared to Pink Floyd's "Echoes," we'll take a look at some of the most famous works of art that have been copied or borrowed from.

Lawsuit ghostbusted.

CRACKED GHOSTBUSTERS In 1984, Huey Lewis had accused Ray Parker Jr. of copying his song I Want a New Drug for Parker's hit Ghostbusters. Things were amicably resolved with a settlement in 1995.

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