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Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City's Adam Young's Sneaky, Illegal, And Thieving Good Time?

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They did what!?

According to the allegations within one recently filed lawsuit, Carly Rae Jepsen and Adam Young are thieves!

Music thieves!!

An Alabama-based singer, Allyson Nichole Burnett, claims the Canadian pop-superstar and the Owl City frontman ripped off one of her songs to make the ultra-successful Good Time!

What!? We adore Carly and Adam!

We sincerely hope these claims aren't true!

We're tunable to track down Allyson's 2010 track Ah, It's a Love Song, but our first instinct is "innocent until proven guilty."

The legal mumbo-jumbo is confusingly worded, but this is what the complaint said:

"Defendants' extensive access to 'Love Song' is sufficient to trigger the 'inverse ration rule,' whereby a reduced standard of proof of substantial similarity is required when a high degree of access is shown. However, the substantial similarity between the Original Motif and the Copied Motif… is striking under any standard of proof."

Sadly, we live in a world where successful people are often sued on the off-chance that money can be squeezed out of them!

Perhaps some saw Carly Rae's über-lucrative 2012 as an engraved invitation to sue her, maybe!

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5 comments to “Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City's Adam Young's Sneaky, Illegal, And Thieving Good Time?”

  1. Stephaboo says – reply to this


    Perez, go listen on youtube to the 2 songs, the chorus is a huge rip off. Usually I am skeptical of these issues, but after listening to Allyson's song, she defiantly has a case! :/

  2. PPTRAD128 says – reply to this


    Re: Stephaboo – yes, and katy perry feels left out of this because of california gurls. seriously, woah is so coommonly used. in fact, if we all did this, then courts would be filled up with complete nonsense. she also filed for emotional damage. i check the adam young tag on tumblr every day and no body on there knew about her before this. i searched her name on google and recieved barely any results. do you really think some artists such as adam, who was on tour when good time came out, has time for this? USE COMMON SENSE PEOPLE!!!!!

  3. 3

    the youtube video was just added a month ago she probably ripped off "good time"

  4. Kev. says – reply to this


    Re: PPTRAD128 – Do you want me to name you dozens other songs with the same hook?

  5. Sakusakusuki says – reply to this


    Well… after listening to the 2 songs fully, I have to say, there is no case here. First off, the only part that sounds identical to each other are the first 5 "O's" and everything else sounds different…. There might be similarities here and there, but the tempo are quite different in both songs… One has more guitar and drums in it while the other is more electro-popish… Well, I've dabbled a bit in licensing, patents, infringements and counterfeiting, so I believe that as long as there's a 30% difference between the two things then it's a no case….