Carole Samaha caught stealing? Singer accused of song-lifting
The good news for Lebanese lovely Carole Samaha is that of her most recent album “Ihsas” (Feelings), the fruit of her first cooperation with the production company ‘Rotana’, has been sweeping the Arab nations and topping music charts. The rest, sadly, has been one piece of sour news after another for the sexy singer after having received multiple accusations of thieving songs.
In fact, Samaha has been accused of stealing composition, lyrics and remixes for most of the songs on her album. The first allegation was for stealing the opening composition from the late Egyptian legend Mohammad Abdul Wahab’s song “Laylat Hub” (A Night of Love) and slipping it into her hit, “Wahshani Biladi” (I Miss My Country).
Another song-stealing claim made against Carole was because of a strong resemblance in lyrics between her song “Mish Ma’qoul” (Impossible) to that of Moroccan singer Samira Saeed’s song “Uyoonak Qudami” (Your Eyes are in Front of Me). These claims, unlike the first, have not been greatly pursued by prosecutors.
According to the Middle East news portal Elaph, a third accusation was made by the family of the late musician Issam Rajji for remixing his popular song “Yawmain Shahrain” (Two Days, Two Months) and including it in the album. Later reports have shown the contrary after the wife of the late musician Issam, Nawal Rajji, assured that the family was not at all upset with Carole. In fact, they were very impressed with the remix of the song and thought she sang it with class and eloquence.
Nawal went on to say that she is thrilled Carole used the song and she admires the singer’s voice and talent immensely. Indeed, she is grateful to Carole for reintroducing the song once more to the public ear. If she had any complaints, it would be that she and the family were not informed beforehand that Carole was remixing the song.