Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye

August 16th, 2013 by

Robin Thicke Sues to Protect 'Blurred Lines' from Marvin Gaye's Family on ThatSongSoundsLike.com

Just came across this article in The Hollywood  Reporter:

Robin Thicke Sues to Protect ‘Blurred Lines’ from Marvin Gaye’s Family

Here’s a link to a PDF of the lawsuit

In short:

Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”

The suit claims the Gaye family is alleging that “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” “feel” or “sound” the same, and that the “Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work.”

Have a listen:

Marvin Gaye – “Got to Give it Up” (1977)

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (2013)

 

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24 Responses to “Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye”

  1. avatar Lauren says:

    Keith,

    I have another song for you! Check out the similarity in these two songs!

    “Anytime” -Kelly Clarkson (2003) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfGxTK4EdQM

    “Overcome” -Alexandra Burke (2009) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-1T6Irk9XA

    I love both artists and songs, but I couldn’t help but notice the similarity between these two. Perhaps UK music artist Alexandra Burke is a Kelly Clarkson fan?

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  2. avatar Travis says:

    Check this out Keith

    Tatu “not gonna get us”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HL-N9oOjcs#t=

    Good Charlotte “victims of love”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCtHyPL4r34

    its pretty much the same all the way through

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    Keith Reply:

    Woaaaah.

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    Travis Reply:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txQy3Hdu9fQ

    Tatu again…sound familiar?

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    Keith Reply:

    WHAAAAAAT?!

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    Travis Reply:

    http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2011/08/05/katy-perry-vs-tatu/

    thinkin maybe gc should get checked for tatu sound alikes lol

    thats twice now

  3. avatar Travis says:

    Belinda Carlisle “heavin is a place on earth”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOGEyBeoBGM

    Mika “we are golden”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEhutIEUq8k#t=0m18s

    Can probably even add these

    http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2010/07/15/bon-jovi-vs-bonnie-tyler/

    and even this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk#t=3m23s

    even this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80xpgxR121A

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    Keith Reply:

    Another awesome collection!

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    Travis Reply:

    think i might have another one to fit these.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDkA9uEzHlc

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    Travis Reply:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y25stK5ymlA

    yet another one for this

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  4. avatar Travis says:

    Try these out.

    Within Temptation “faster”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clK7UTpuuos

    H.I.M version of “wicked game”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WA2jBMk-Pk

    the original “wicked game” which i think sounds nothing alike

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAOxCqSxRD0

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  5. avatar Travis says:

    Try these out

    LIttle Richard “ooh my soul”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBtrgcUsoXE

    Ritchie Valens “ooh my head”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKIrzldOKTI

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    Travis Reply:

    Led Zep “boogie with stu”

    forgot it the first time
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8k7jA9OSng#t=0m28s

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  6. avatar Travis says:

    marvins vid is gone

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks for the heads up. I just updated with a different clip.

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  7. avatar Travis says:

    heres a weird one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=492ONS2d0I0#t=1m10s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuqUCMSXm4k#t=3m04s

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    Keith Reply:

    Solid!

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    Toke Reply:

    The Alter Bridge one reminded me of this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbI0BFnPcrg

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  8. avatar Travis says:

    back with yet another one Keith.

    Might of submitted this before(cant remember)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toCKlKLWr40

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxptQ_75mQw

    some reason the 2nd one reminds me of something else to

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  9. avatar Katti says:

    Keith,

    Listen to this song by the Swedish rock band Takida. It’s a total rip-off on Michael Jackson’s “Give in to me”! For example, compare the riff at 0:21 to Michael’s intro. And Takida’s intro sounds similar to Michael’s chorus.

    Takida – Feeble pride (2008): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ywu7JwOqSA

    Michael Jackson – Give in to me (1993): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ7qXHjxj_0

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  10. avatar Scott86 says:

    Hi, Just found your site, I always thought that L7′s Pretend were dead was cleaned up and copied by puddle of mudd

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAdlZ2F-fs8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYE4CVhVkhw

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    Keith Reply:

    Nice. I remember thinking the same thing. I thought I posted that one. Guess not!

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  11. avatar Mark Adams says:

    And Move by Little Mix.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Blurred Lines was released in Mar ’13 and Move in Nov ’13.

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