Robin Thicke Sues To Protect “Blurred Lines”
Robin Thicke’s sexy summer smash “Blurred Lines” is under fire again. Criticized for its suggestive lyrics, the song also seems to sound familiar to some folks. A little too familiar for Marvin Gaye’s family.
According to the Associated Press, Thicke is asking a federal judge to determine his song does not copy from elements of two other songs: “Got To Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye and “Sexy Ways” by George Clinton. The lawsuit says Thicke and Pharrell Williams and T.I., who are also featured on the track, “created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition.”
Gaye’s family, however, disagrees.
“The basis of the Gaye defendants’ claims is that ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Got to Give It Up’ ‘feel’ or ‘sound’ the same,” the lawsuit states. “Being reminiscent of a ‘sound’ is not copyright infringement. The intent in producing ‘Blurred Lines’ was to evoke an era.”
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“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams and T.I.
“Got To Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye
“Sexy Ways” by George Clinton and the Funkadelics