Did Aloe Blacc Rip Off Elton John?

Listen to the first line of Aloe Blacc’s The Man (“you can tell everybody”) then listen to the first line of the chorus (at 1:07 on the video) of Elton John’s Your Song.

Hear any similarities?

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And for the record, I’ve really been enjoying Blacc’s music on Spotify. And of course Elton is a classic.