Ed Sheeran is facing a lawsuit over 'Thinking Out Loud' 5 years ago

Ed Sheeran is facing a lawsuit over 'Thinking Out Loud'

This is the second time Ed is being sued over songs on his X album.

Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest stars on the planet right now and he is often praised for his song-writing ability.


But it seems that some of his biggest songs are coming under fire lately for their resemblance to other hits.

Ed is currently being sued over his chart-topping hit, Thinking Out Loud, The Huffington Post reports.

He has been accused of ripping off Marvin Gaye's Lets Get It On.

The family of Ed Townsend, the co-writer of Marvin Gaye's classic filed the lawsuit.

The court papers claim that "the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic compositions of ‘Thinking’ are substantially and/or strikingly similar to the drum composition of ‘Let’s"

It's seems that the similarities have been spotted by lots of other people too, as the songs are constantly being used together in mash-ups and remixes.

Ed himself even has performed a mash-up of the two at live shows.


This is the second time Ed is facing a lawsuit over copyright isses.

A few months ago it emerged that he was being sued over similarities between Photograph and Matt Cardle's song Amazing.

The songwriters who penned Amazing are seeking $20 million in the suit.

Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On and Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud can be heard separately below, so you can make your own mind up on this one.