Photo: Olivia Rodrigo (from her website) By Mark Savage, BBC | Olivia Rodrigo has added two members of Paramore to the writing credits of her hit single Good 4 U. Singer Hayley Williams and ex-guitarist Josh Farro are now listed as co-writers of the song, which topped the UK charts for five weeks over the summer.
Fans had previously noted similarities between Good 4 U and Paramore’s Misery Business, posting dozens of mash-ups to YouTube and Tik Tok.
It is not currently clear when Paramore were added as co-writers of the track.
They were not credited when the song was originally released in May, but a person with knowledge of the situation told the BBC that teams for both artists had “been in touch prior to the song’s release”.
“The production credits have now been updated to include an interpolation of Misery Business, alongside Rodrigo and the track’s producer, Dan Nigro,” they added.
The update was first revealed by Paramore’s publishers, Warner Chappell Music, who celebrated Good 4 U reaching number one in the US with a Instagram post saying: “huge shoutout to our writers Hayley Williams and Joshua Farro”.
Williams later shared the post, adding: “Our publisher is wildin rn [right now]”.
It has become common practice for writers to be given retroactive credit on songs, often to avoid costly plagiarism proceedings.
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[Thank you to Alex Teitz, http://www.femmusic.com, for contributing this article.]