It’s a busy morning in the teen pop world. Justin Bieber had the number one spot on iTunes for one whole day with his R Kelly duet called “PYD (Put You Down).” Like all Bieber songs, “PYD” had its moment, however brief. The teen pop world is fickle, you know. New song, new day, new number 1. And the successor is One Direction’s “Diana.”

However: big problemo.

I don’t know which songwriting team concocted “Diana” from the scrap heap of sampling. But the music in the verses rip off the verses of The Police classic “Don’t Stand So Close to Me.” You can substitute the words from Sting’s composition into the One Direction ditty. I guess they figured Bruno Mars did it, so why not? But this seems more blatant.

What fun! and it’s not even 12 noon!
One Direction:
 
The Police:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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