Even though the radio has pretty much worn the song out, I still like Blurred Lines. It’s fun, funky and refreshing. And yes, it does remind me of Marvin Gaye‘s Got To Give It Up. Apparently, Robin was just inspired by Marvin’s music. But The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Marvin Gaye‘s family is anything but pleased. Robin Thicke, Pharrell & T.I. have gotten together to file a lawsuit, claiming they’ve received threats to sue from Gaye‘s family.
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.”
As for Funkadelic, there’s said to be claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Funakedlic’s “Sexy Ways.”
“But there are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements,” states the lawsuit. “Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition.” Continue Reading →