Did a Christian Rap Song Inspire Katy Perry’s Hit “Dark Horse?” A Jury Thinks So
Throughout the trial, Flame accused Katy and her team of copying the beat of “Joyful Noise.” From the very beginning of the tune, it seems the jury heard the similarity between both songs.
At one point during the trial, the audio system was not working, which prompted Katy to jokingly suggest her singing the song a capella.
Thanks to a mashup video of the songs on YouTube, you can get an idea of what the jury listened to during the trial.
Whilst “Joyful Noise” hasn’t won any awards since its release, Katy has built success for her song’s debut. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” was a part of her 2013 album “Prism.” The hit song was on top of Billboard Hot 100 for 4 consecutive weeks. In 2015, Katy Perry performed “Dark Horse” for the Super Bowl halftime show.
“Dark Horse” has also accrued close to 3 billion views on YouTube and has won Katy the Song of the Year award at the American Music Awards and the Best Female Video award at MTV’s Video Music Awards.
Producer Max Martin also took home a Grammy for Producer of the Year, Non Classical, for his work on “Dark Horse.”