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Robin Thicke Officially Sued By Marvin Gaye's Family For Copycatting Legendary Songs!

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Looks like his Blurred Lines are about to become clearer to a judge!

In August, Robin Thicke and Pharrell filed a preemptive lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family, telling them to slow their role with copyright infringement claims!

Unfortunately, the iconic singer's living parts just want to Give It To You, Robin—in the form of a court case!

The famjam filed a counterclaim yesterday, that alleges Thickeyy copied both "Got to Give It Up" (for "Blurred Lines") and "After the Dance" (for "Love After War").

The suit highlights multiple interviews where the seksi singer admits Marvin's singles provided inspiration, even addressing how critics compared the songs similar sounds!

DING DING DING!

It's about to get musically bloody all up in this ring!

We can't wait for the courthouse TKO to play out in full!

P.S. Want to hear the songs they're suing over?!

CLICK HERE to listen to a mashup of the music!

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6 comments to “Robin Thicke Officially Sued By Marvin Gaye's Family For Copycatting Legendary Songs!”



  1. 1

    This guy is as sleazy and talentless as his creepy father….EWW!



  2. 2

    Hank Williams SR. played the instrumental first. Take it to Nashville and let them tell you who owned it first.



  3. 3

    There is no melodic similarity between Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” Has there ever been a successful music copyright infringement lawsuit in which there was NO melodic similarity, and NO copying of melody, harmony or rhythm?

    As an expert witness in music copyright infringement, and one who has no involvement in this particular matter, I would side with Robin Thicke. As an aside, I love Marvin Gaye’s music and don’t like Robin Thicke’s music. I think the Thicke song is extremely derivative and insignificant. Still, to have copyright infringement, one has to have copied “coyrightable expression,” and Thicke has not.

    I have been interviewed about this case (before it became a case) by ABC News, Fox News and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. The CBC interview is here:

  4. MB says – reply to this


    4

    I would say when it comes to music, no matter what you listen to, when it comes to making it, NEVER try to be anything. Don't say "I like that song… I want to write a song like it…"

    Simply sit down with a guitar or piano, and make shit up until you come up with something good. You could probably use the same structure as another song, you might not even like the song, but never try to do anything musically.

    Then you'll be original. Many modern pop artists are actually rip off artists, and what bothers me about it, is how shameless they are that they are so talentless, but they do it for fame and money, not for the music, so whatever…. fuck em. They'll fade out sooner or later.

  5. Demi's Fat Ass says – reply to this


    5

    Ugly egotistical rapist.



  6. 6

    Sure miss Marvin, think his best song was Sexual Healing.