It’s safe to say that “Let It Go” was the hit song from Frozen. Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa, sang the song at the Oscars because it was nominated for best original song and won. But turns out the song may not be original.
According to Digital Spy, Jaime Ciero, an international singer, has sued Disney, Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato over “Let It Go” because he thinks it is a copy of his song “Volar.” Demi Lovato recorded to the radio version of the song, which is why she is included in the lawsuit.
Ciero claims that “Let It Go” had similar note combinations, structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics, themes, production and textures as his 2008 song “Volar.”
Ciero’s song “Volar” means Fly in Spanish. His lyrics translated into English show themes of anxiety and not being in control until he finds the one, then he can finally fly. “Let It Go,” which came out in 2013, has themes of finally letting go of fears and being perfect.
The lawsuit says that Ciero wants to be compensated by having a share of the movie’s profit. Frozen is one of the highest grossing movies of all time with a whopping total of $1.3 billion made at the box office. So if Ciero wins this lawsuit he will be making a pretty penny.