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Vickers defends using 'Bridge' melody

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Diana Vickers
Diana Vickers has defended using "a snippet" of melody from 'Under The Bridge' on her upcoming single.

The chorus of 'My Wicked Heart', which is released on November 7, borrows elements from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1992 hit.

Vickers told DS: "That happened without even knowing! We had the song and it didn't have the 'My Wicked Heart' bit in it and then we put the vocal in and we were like, 'Why does it sound so familiar?'.

"Then we realised it was because we were listening to 'Under The Bridge' the day before! We were saying, 'Should we change it? Should we not? What should we do?'. Sod it, no, we're just gonna keep it, it works, it's the way it is."

Asked if she was worried about fans of the original song getting annoyed, she replied: "That doesn't even faze me. It's only a tiny snippet and it's not even the same chords. It's very different at the same time.

"Although there's a similarity which I do really see, it's literally for about ten seconds. I think I can sort of get away with it."

> Click here to read our full interview with Diana Vickers

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