The song garnered a lot of attention for its melodic similarities to UB40's 1989 cover
of Lord Creator's 1970 song "Kingston Town." In June 2007, Sparta Florida Music Group, the copyright holders of the reggae standard, started legal action. The case was settled out of court.
At the time, it was wrongly stated that UB40 were the suing party. However, UB40's Ali Campbell told NME
the resemblances between the two songs were blatant. "It really was a total lift," he said. "When I heard it, I said what almost everybody does: 'Wow! That's more or less 'Kingston Town' all the way through.'"