Of All The Songs Jessie J's "Domino" Could Be Accused Of Ripping Off, This Isn't One Of Them

When we encounter a "pop star and her writer secretly plagiarized some low-profile band they've somehow heard of!" story that's legitimate, we'll be sure to let you know. This is not one of those stories. This is Loomis and the Lust, some low-profile band Jessie J had probably not heard of until they filed a lawsuit, accusing her of ripping them off with "Domino." The song is below. It should go without saying how tenuous their claim is.

See? Nothing like "Domino." (Though it's a lot like several older rock songs, as Billboard's commenters have noted.) The case's even more ridiculous when you consider that this lawsuit is about "Domino." "Domino" was producer Dr. Luke's attempt to thoroughly entrench Jessie J, a Brit, in the U.S. market she'd cracked with the pop-reggae B.o.B collaboration "Price Tag." Lukasz did that the way he often does: make a song that sounds like every song Dr. Luke's ever written, with lyrics that sound like everything ever written about summer, fun, love or dominoes. Here's one ridiculously extensive rundown. You will note the lack of Loomis or Lust (though some of the songs have plain lowercase lust.)

Fortunately for Loomis and the Lust, though, now they're getting so much publicity they'd never have gotten before, as tends to happen with this sort of story. And fortunately for Jessie J, everyone's now been reminded of "Domino." Well played, everybody. Keep on influencing the music discussion.