At the French Music Awards this saturday singer Benjamin BIOLAY won best song ("La Superbe") and best album of the year prices.
He also admitted he likes Morrissey very much and was inspired by Moz song "Teachers Are Afraid Of Pupils" writing his victorious song "La Superbe".
Here an article about this "plagiarism" :
Victoire des meilleurs plagiats : Biolay vs Morrissey, La Superbe - fluctuat.net
"And here we are, it had to happen. We had held our tongue up to not to be blame for another time speak about Morrissey, but the Best French Song of the year, the excellent "La Superbe" of Benjamin Biolay, which we rather spoke well after its release, reminded us strangely the luxurious opening of the Moz album Southpaw Grammar and its song " The Teachers Are Afraid of The Pupils ".
As he never hid from it, Biolay loves Morrissey. Hard to believe that Biolay didn't think at that time of reusing this sample of Chostakovitch (5th symphony)this borrowing by the former singer of The Smiths made a success in 1995. In pop music we can admit that to use the same sample constitutes a plagiarism and not as in the rap or the hip-hop an unfortunate coincidence ? Yes, without hesitating when the whole structure of the melody is in both cases on the tune in question and when this sample gives its color to the song it is plagiarism. No doubt here, Benjamin Biolay had a look to Manchester and it is was a good idea."