By Staff

Adele’s new single “Hello” has seen an unprecedented amount of success. According to Billboard it’s the first song ever to sell at least 1 million downloads in a week.

However, NME is reporting that some fans are wondering if the song sounds a little too similar to Tom Waits Waits’ 1973 track “Martha”.

Related: Adele’s ‘Hello’ Gets Rick Ross Remix

They lyrics below illustrate how the songs resemble one another.

“Hello, hello there, is this Martha? / This is old Tom Frost, and I’m calling long distance. Don’t worry ’bout the cost / Cause it’s been 40 years or more, now Martha please recall / Meet me out for coffee, where we’ll talk about it all.”

“Hello, it’s me / I was wondering if after all these years / You’d like to meet, to go over everything”.

Perhaps it’s coincidence, but Adele’s producer Greg Kurstin specifically called out Waits as an inspiration for Adele’s new record in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

No comment yet from either Adele or Waits.

Check out both songs below.


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