Robin Thicke Lied About Writing “Blurred Lines”

In an unusual twist to an already unusual situation Robin Thicke apparently lied about writing “Blurred Lines” (2013) for which he was previously called out on for its similarity to Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” (1977). And in turn sued the Gaye camp for those claims to protect himself. So did he even write the track? Well he certainly wanted credit for it. Here are some quotes I grabbed from this article on Mashable.

“I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” he said. “So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”

Here are the two tracks in full:

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

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (2013)


For the original post about this check out Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye

For more Pharrell Williams on this site check out:

Diet Coke vs. Pharrell Williams

Ed Sheeran “Sing” (co-written by Pharrell) vs. Yacht vs. The Rolling Stones


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13 Replies to “Robin Thicke Lied About Writing “Blurred Lines””

  1. H.D. Bruton

    Oh my! Maybe I wasn’t too far off in Pharrell becoming the next Dr. Luke!

    (P.S.: I’m totally kidding, I love Pharrell and, to my knowledge, this and “Sing” are the only similarities he’s known for. Unless “Get Lucky” is a ripoff of some ’70s disco song I don’t know about… hm…)

        1. Roger

          How do you choose what songs are ending up here and whatnot? I think that I’ve sent some good suggestions and none of them were posted

          1. Keith Post author

            Hey Roger, I’m pretty much a one-man-show and get a lot of submissions in email, twitter, facebook and comments right on here. It takes a lot of time to listen to multiple songs that people send me and even more time if I’m not familiar with the music. I’d say a lot of the times if I see a submission of a track that is popular and I am really familiar with I will give it a listen.
            note: You probably won’t be able to reply to this thread directly on this page because of the commenting depth limitation. Just reply below if you want.

  2. Roger

    Keith, thanks for the reply! I hope that I didn’t come out as passive aggressive or something by asking you that question. To be honest, I’ve been visiting this site for 2 years I guess, and I never realized that you were the only one behind it all. Either that means that you’re doing a good job, or that you’re working too much, haha. Cheers

    1. Mark Adams

      Plus sometimes suggestions end up either in the backlog or forgotten about, no offence to him. I have made many comments about Green Day, one of which was posted; suggested about the Cliché Love Songs (except Drift Away isn’t really a love song), which I might need to remind Keith of; songs which sound like The Scientist by Coldplay, including the ending of Iris (Hold Me Close) by U2 (2014), this is not a misprint, but maybe U2 had a song like this back when the members of Coldplay were in school; and the Rock ‘n’ Roll equivalent of the CatrianiPlay melody and made additions to posts such as Bon Jovi vs The Beatles; Madonna vs Victoria Beckham; CatrianiPlay (but I suspect Keith is waiting to have all of them, which I don’t think is going to happen as people keep coming up with new ones), another couple for which are Reflection from Mulan (1998), written by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel and soon became Christina Aguilera’s debut single (1999) and another one which may have the CatrianiPlay melody is the Theme from A Touch of Frost (1992), plus I even heard it in an episode of Midsomer Murders (1997-), but I’m not sure which episode; Rixton vs Rob Thomas vs Rihanna; Kid Rock vs The White Stripes; Maroon 5 vs Tears for Fears; The Flaming Lips vs Stevens; Take That vs The Gorillas vs U2/Blondie vs Black Sabbath/Jets to Brazil vs Nirvana, another of which is Live Louder by Nathaniel (2014) and doesn’t that bass line sound familiar? Now I’m on the subject of Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground), check out this part of the sax-filled Fireball by Pitbull, whom I like to think of as Bullpit, like Ted from Kingswood Country. BTW, I hope Keith has remembered my response to Pitbull vs Aerosmith, but I digress. Anyway, certainly don’t take it personally, as comments can be overlooked and even Travis, whom I affectionately think of as an honorary member of the team, may have comments which are still in limbo.

      1. Mark Adams

        A Place to Crash by Robbie Williams (2005) also has the rock ‘n’ roll equivalent of CatrianiPlay at the end, a part which sounds like the verse melody of Sweet Child O’ Mine (1987) and a riff like that of Brown Sugar, etc. It’s also a sax song. Johnny B. Goode (1958) and Let it Rock, both by Chuck Berry may also have the rock ‘n’ roll equivalent of CatrianiPlay, but I think it’s slightly different to those.

      1. Mark Adams

        If it’s hard to keep up, I would like to join the team. Is the formatting something you can teach online and do you consult with each other about who’s going to post what? Are updated posts only done by the person who made the original post?


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