Bollywood musicians and music composers are often accused of plagiarism or lifting certain sections of music from songs across the globe. Many times, it comes to people’s notice that a certain song has been lifted, copied or inspired from the West. But this time around looks like the roles are reversed and a Hollywood song has, in fact, been inspired by a Bollywood song! YouTube channel Insider’s video analyses how the song ‘Tere Mere Beech Mein’ from Kamal Haasan and Rati Agnihotri’s film from 1981, Ek Duuje Ke Liye inspired Britney Spears’ greatest hit song –Toxic.
It was in the year 2003 that Britney Spears released Toxic- which would then go on to be one of the biggest hits in her career. The song came at a time when Britney’s career was slumping and she hadn’t had a hit in almost four years. So to say, that Toxic revived her music career, wouldn’t be wrong. The song’s catchy hook is the one section that is still etched in our minds. But now, a video by Insider analyses the music by speaking to vocalist Manasi Prasad and composer Adam Ragusea, and reveals the source of the hook to be the song Tere Mere Beech Mein from Ek Duje Ke Liye. In the video, it is revealed that the makers of Toxic took two sections of the song and expertly merged them together, thereby creating the infectious hook. Check out the video:
Britney Spears’ Toxic hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and received acclaim from music critics. Spears won her a Grammy Award in the category of Best Dance Recording, and this was her first and only Grammy Award. The song gained popularity worldwide and topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
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