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Britney's Songwriter Countersues Bellamy Brothers For "Smear Campaign"

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Team Britney or Team Bellamy Brothers??

Britney Spears' songwriter is firing back at the Bellamy Brothers' claim that her hit song Hold It Against Me is a rip-off of their 1979 song If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?

Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald is countersuing the duo alleging that they launched a "smear campaign" against Britney, claiming that it was "a publicity stunt aimed to increase their record sales … and to combat their dwindling relevance."

Oooh, buuuurn….

He's suing for defamation damages as well as a court order that states that Britney's song has nothing to do with the Bellamy Brothers.

Besides the one lyric, the two songs sound nothing alike. And like we've said before, the line "if I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me" was a double entendre said by Groucho Marx so really, who's copying who??

What do U think?? Is Hold It Against Me a rip-off or just a coincidence??

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30 comments to “Britney's Songwriter Countersues Bellamy Brothers For "Smear Campaign"”



  1. 1

    TEAM BELLAMY BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Britney can't do anything anymore without copying or aiding in the help of other big named writers, producers and artists. Why are they even allowing a mental midget to make such a fool of herself?



  2. 2

    I'm with the Bellamy Brothers. Britney's song sucks, and its a total knock off.

    Geez. I remember when Britney Spears was GOOD. Now she's just annoying, and making horrible teen shit. I guess she was always making teen shit, but I'm not a teen anymore…



  3. 3

    team britney i listen to the two songs the bellamy brothers song does not sound the same it's true they are doing this for publicity team britney for sure. the only similaraties is the hold it against me part and they still don't have anything similiar haha.



  4. 4

    This is dumb….every single song writer in the world might as well sue everyone else for using the phrase "I love you" in all their songs too! silly mess.



  5. 5

    did these other people who are team bellamy brothers even listen to their song?? or do they just hate britney that much?! the two songs sound NOTHING ALIKE!!! even the lyrics are completely different besides that one line. and like perez said…that line has been around for yeaaarrrss!!! I've heard guys use that pick-up line since i was in the 3rd grade people. any judge is going to see how ridiculous these guys are. they obviously want attention and money out of this



  6. 6

    Can crazy untalented Brit Brit go away and take "Xtina" with her?? I'm so sick of these boring and unoriginal "Pop Tarts." Who cares who she ripped the song off from?! Autotune should sue Brittney for not getting singing credits on her craptastic album.



  7. 7

    Re: Britney Spears is a Joke – agreed she sucks always has.



  8. 8

    Was it really Groucho Marx, or is this yet another old chestnut from S.J. Perelman?



  9. 9

    Team Britney! no one would have even heard of the bellamy brothers song if it wasnt for their law suit!



  10. 10

    Haha, and you jackholes were saying that Born This Way is a rip off…. and look who is getting SUED for their single. Well, well, well. Lol… I don't know why you Britney fans even bother at his point. She's the most successful mime in history, I'll give you that.



  11. 11

    oooohhhh…just let yer love flow…like a mountain shtream…..ya da da da…

    thats the first thing that came to mind when i heard it "rip off" !



  12. 12

    Re: OriginalRecipe – That's because Gaga stole from Madonna.. who doesn't need money or fame.. lol plus she probably wouldn't go after her because all her psycho fans would go nuts.. but these guys definitely could use the money and the fame.. they won't win because that is a famous line that someone else made up.. hilarious they use a line that's not even theirs to begin with and think they can sue someone else because they use the same line in a song.. so lol it's not both of theirs but because they used it first they can claim it???.. ahh dumbasses… xD the songs are nothing alike and i never heard of these mother fuckers till all this crap.. and using 1 line is one thing but Born this way is the exact background and rhythm as express yourself and a piece of vogue.. completely different argument -.-



  13. 13

    Meh, people can say what they want about her. She was the shit back then and she's an icon now. Like it or not.



  14. 14

    TEAM BRITNEY SPEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Britneys single "Hold It Against Me" sounds NOTHING like the Bellamy Bros song!!! AND THAT IS WHY HER PRODUCER IS COUNTERSUING! Obviously Britney will win the case.. Theres just not enough proof that they ripped off the single because it sounds nothing alike



  15. 15

    Guys whether you hate Britney or love Britney.. whether you think she is talented or whether you think she is not talented… Britney has been in the industry for 13 years and she is a hit making machine and definitely a Pop Icon. Please lets all have respect. The people that hate her can change the fact that she most likely is a legend and by spreading hate you won't be able to change that. PLEASE RESPECT EVERYONE!



  16. 16

    1. Who the F*&^ are the Bellamy Brothers??
    2. Don't mess with Britney Spears….she's a goddess!
    3. Did those brothers own the saying, "would you hold it against me?"

    Puuuhhhleaseeeee in Kathy Griffin style…..SUCK IT BELLAMY BROTHERS

    Britney rules and you most certainly drule :)



  17. 17

    Re: musicman85 – YOU ARE A TYPICAL BRITARDED FAN. Uneducated.

    It is DROOL not drule.

    You make it sooooooooooooo easy to make our points about the mental midget Britney and her idiotic fans.



  18. 18

    Re: IheartGaga – only Gaga fan so far with respect..(:O .. that's nice of you.. i agree with what you said



  19. 19

    LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE… sorry I had to. lol



  20. 20

    Re: Britney Spears is a Joke – How can u make fun of anyone at this point? your name, your avatar and your constant posts on everything Britney.. it's hard to believe you even hate her with how obsessed you are….
    you psycho troll..>.>



  21. 21

    Re: IheartGaga – I 100% agree with you!!!



  22. 22

    THE MORE FAME ONE HAS, THE MORE HATERS THEY HAVE, AS YOU CAN TELL ITS ALWAYS THE SAME PEOPLE WHO GO TO THE SAME ARTIST TO TALK CRAP ABOUT THEM (AKA BETCH84, BRITNEY SPEARS IS A JOKE AND LIZARDKINg) THEY GOT NO LIFE



  23. 23

    Re: Britney Spears is a Joke – I think Britney is kinda a joke too, but your serious hatred for her over the top.



  24. 24

    Team Bellamy Brothers !!!



  25. 25

    Bellamy Brothers have a point. That really is THEIR line…

  26. IVIV says – reply to this


    26

    Re: OriginalRecipe – lol first of all, HIAM sounds nothing like the Bellamy Brothers song, they are talking about one line, and they will not sue because they know they have no case. Plain & Simple. Born This Way however, SOUNDS like "Express Yourself", & everyone knows it, & Madonna's team said they know nothing about an email. & why would Gaga say "if the Queen says it shall be" blah blah, if she herself didn't know it sounded like Madonna? On top of that, she thanked Whitey of all people at the Grammy's to try & steer away the Madonna comparisons. If you ask me, if anyone should be sued over plagiarism it's Gaga. Fly Project should sue her for stealing their 2006 song "Lumea Mea" for Bad Romance. You can sing the rah rah rah's RIGHT over that shit.



  27. 27

    It's neither , it's just crap .



  28. 28

    HAHAHA IT WOULD BE MAX MARTIN IN TROUBLE, AS BRITNEY IS A PERFORMER, NOT AN ARTIST, SHE DOES NOTHING HERSELF, INCLUDE SING LIVE LOL



  29. 29

    TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!TEAM BRITNEY!!



  30. 30

    They'll never win the lawsuit. I doubt Max Martin and Dr. Luke had even heard of that song before they decided to sue them. The songs sound nothing alike, except those lyrics. But let's face it, there's a lot of lyrics out there that are similar and nobody else cares unless its a complete rip off, which this isn't.