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Songs that have resulted in lawsuits, either for lyrics or for borrowing too much of the music.

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"Vanz Kant Dantz (or Zantz Kant Dantz)," John Fogerty
During the whole episode with Saul Zaentz, John wrote this song about him that depicts him as a pig who "can't dance, but he'll steal your money, watch him or he'll rob you blind." Zaentz then filed a lawsuit against Fogerty and he was forced to revise the song and change the title to Vantz Kant Dance instead of Zantz Kant Dance.
"Various songs," Poison
In 2011, Poison were sued by a now-forgotten Glam Metal group called Kid Rocker who claimed Poison guitarist CC Deville had stolen their guitar riffs, specifically the songs "Cry Tough", Talk Dirty To Me", "Fallen Angel", and "Ride The Wind". CC had played with that band very briefly prior to joining Poison, but as far as I know, he kept his royalties...
"Viva La Vida," Coldplay
In 2008, Joe Satriani filed a lawsuit against Coldplay, alleging that "Viva La Vida" borrowed the verse melody from Satriani's song "If I Could Fly." The case was dismissed recently, with the judge deeming the similarities coincidental.

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