Louise Redknapp's songwriters claim Peppa Pig ripped off her 1996 hit song Naked


Louise Redknapp has found herself at the centre of a £1million legal battle over children’s TV show Peppa Pig. 

The company behind Peppa Pig has been accused by Louise’s songwriters of ripping off her 1996 hit Naked. 

They said Canadian company Entertainment One had infringed their copyright on song Peppa’s Party Time which appears on Peppa Pig: My First Album, reports the Mirror.

The singer and actress, 45, who is currently promoting her new album Heavy Love, released the track after leaving girl group Eternal.

Louise Redknapp, 45, (pictured in 1997) who is currently promoting her new album Heavy Love, released the track after leaving girl group Eternal

Louise Redknapp, 45, (pictured in 1997) who is currently promoting her new album Heavy Love, released the track after leaving girl group Eternal

Tunes: The claims were over song Peppa's Party Time which appears on Peppa Pig: My First Album (cover pictured) and includes lyrics about jumping in muddy puddles

Tunes: The claims were over song Peppa’s Party Time which appears on Peppa Pig: My First Album (cover pictured) and includes lyrics about jumping in muddy puddles

It is claimed that the songwriters and music producer Denis Ingoldsby, who launched girl band, have already settled with Entertainment One over the claim.

Sources told The Mirror that they could earn up to £1million in backdated and future royalties and their names are now credited on the Peppa track.

In the children’s tune, the lyrics, sung by the voice of Peppa – Harley Bird, 18, include a speaking part and words: ‘I’m having a party, do you want to come? There’s going to be lots of dancing and maybe some dancing in muddy puddles too.’

Naked was the third single from Louise's debut solo album and charted at number five in the UK

Naked was the third single from Louise’s debut solo album and charted at number five in the UK

In the song, the lyrics, sung by the voice of Peppa - Harley Bird (pictured for the screening of Peppa Pig Festival of Fun in London), 18, include a speaking part and words

In the song, the lyrics, sung by the voice of Peppa – Harley Bird (pictured for the screening of Peppa Pig Festival of Fun in London), 18, include a speaking part and words

Louise’s track Naked also has a recognisable speaking section, although of a much more adult content. 

Some of the lyrics include: ‘I can feel your eyes all over my body, I can read the signs, they’re sexual. I can read your mind, I can see you want me, something in your eyes is sensual, you make me feel naked.’

Louise’s representative gave no comment and brand Peppa Pig’s representatives as well as Entertainment One have been contacted by MailOnline.  

All sorted? It is reported that the songwriters have already settled with Entertainment One over the claim and could earn up to £1million in royalties (Louise is pictured in 1996)

All sorted? It is reported that the songwriters have already settled with Entertainment One over the claim and could earn up to £1million in royalties (Louise is pictured in 1996)

Claims: Louise Redknapp, 45, has reportedly found herself at the centre of £1m legal battle after songwriters claimed the creators of Peppa Pig had ripped off her 1996 single Naked

Claims: Louise Redknapp, 45, has reportedly found herself at the centre of £1m legal battle after songwriters claimed the creators of Peppa Pig had ripped off her 1996 single Naked

Naked was the third single from the star’s debut solo album and charted at number five in the UK.

Louise is now promoting her new album Heavy Love and the first single Hurt, her first music release in 15 years.

The mother of two revealed the deeply personal lyrics have been inspired by the past two years. 

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Louise, who divorced ex-husband Jamie in 2017, revealed that ‘some days you feel really heartbroken,’ and she wanted to reflect those feelings in her new material. 

Back then: The singer and actress (pictured in 1996) left girl group Eternal in 1995 and went on to have a successful solo career

Back then: The singer and actress (pictured in 1996) left girl group Eternal in 1995 and went on to have a successful solo career

On her new album the ex Eternal star explained: ‘I wrote this album over a two year period. It’s very personal album. I never thought I’d do music again.

‘As a singer all you can do is write what is in your heart and what you’re going through every day, especially over a two year period, which has been really well documented, you can only write what you are feeling on that day.’

She continued: ‘Sometimes it was really empowering, and I’d be having a great day and writing songs about the future moving on and then other days you feel slightly heartbroken and that comes out in your music.

Family: Louise also revealed she has been excited for her sons, Charlie, 15, and Beau, 11, to see her at work, gushing: ‘it’s been lovely for them'

Family: Louise also revealed she has been excited for her sons, Charlie, 15, and Beau, 11, to see her at work, gushing: ‘it’s been lovely for them’

‘So it’s not a narrative about being a married woman, but of course it’s just speaking from the heart.’ 

Louise also revealed she has been excited for her sons, Charlie, 15, and Beau, 11, to see her at work, gushing: ‘It’s been lovely for them. The kids are so understanding of what the industry is.’

‘It’s so lovely they can come to live gigs, studio, they played a big part in saying what they felt, they were really involved in it.’   



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