Friday, June 26, 2009


Jordin Sparks - Battlefield

I was on Twitter yesterday when I saw that singer/songwriter Range pointed out that first part of the chorus in Jordin Sparks epic single "Battlefield" is borrowed from the church song "Awesome God".

Awesome God (mp3)

Listen to "Awesome God" - at around 1:10 you will hear the vocal melody from "Battlefield".

There is no doubt that Ryan Tedder & The Runaways did some sneaky jacking here. Even the feel of the song in general is super close. From the vocal melody to the drums to the instrumentation and the way the chorus impacts.

I'm not sure if this is common knowledge or if it has been spoken about previously on the blogs, but I found it to be pretty interesting.


Jon Lim said...

Hmm...interesting. But I'm not really sure they jacked anything. I think Battlefield sounds like something I've heard before and is probably similar to a number of past songs. But thats just me. :)

FUEGO said...

i dunno dude, its just too close in many ways to neglect...its quite possible it was subconscious, but its undoubtedly taken from "Awesome God".