Oasis star's amazed he hasn't been sued...
Chris Taylor
14:52 2nd July 2006

Oasis’ Noel Gallagher has admitted he completely ripped off Burt Bacharach for his song ‘Half The World Away’ – and is amazed he hasn’t been sued over it.

The song was a B-Side to early Oasis single 'Slide Away', but gained wider exposure as the theme-tune to BBC TV sit-com The Royle Family.

However, Gallagher has now admitted the tune is a straight copy of Bacharach and David’s ‘This Guy’s In Love With You’.

He laughs, “It sounds exactly the same. I'm surprised he hasn't sued me yet.”

Good job you’ve kept it a secret Noel. Songwriter my arse!