Roy Kim denies ripping off 80's band a-ha

2 May 2013 / 3 years 5 months ago

Korean singer Roy Kim is being accused of plagiarising a-ha's 80's hit Take On Me.According to a report on, Roy Kim released his self-composed and self-written song “Bom Bom Bom‘ on April 22. The song quickly swept music charts, landing the top spots due to its catchy tune.However, netizens were quick to respond as they commented that “Bom Bom Bom‘ sounded similar to the late Kim Kwang Suk‘˜s “Where The Wind Blows‘ and Norwegian band a-ha‘˜s “Take On Me.‘Roy Kim’s reps spoke with OSEN on May 1 and said, “Saying that Roy Kim’s ‘˜Bom Bom Bom’ is plagiarized is a ridiculous accusation. We asked experts and after they analyzed it, they said that this is not a case of plagiarism.‘ They also said, “Roy Kim did reveal that Kim Kwang Suk is one of his favorite artists but these plagiarism accusations do not make sense.‘Shortly after these accusations, netizens went as far as creating a “RoJinYo‘ cafe, which is short for “We Demand The Truth From Roy Kim.‘

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