Jury Says Robin Thicke Copied Marvin Gaye's Song & Now Pharrell Isn't So Happy After All

pharrell robin thicke verdict[Sung to a tune that is NOT from a Marvin Gaye song]

If you haven't heard it
There has been a verdict
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams just got a whole lot poorer. A jury just ordered the Blurred Lines songwriters to pay $7.3 million to Marvin Gaye's Family. Gaye's family argues that the 2013 smash hit copied their father's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up." The jury agreed that the song was a copyright infringement and now Thicke and William have got to give it up. But it's okay -- they can afford it. "Blurred Lines," which was nominated for a Grammy and topped the Billboard charts for 10 weeks in 2013, raked in about $16.5 million.

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But in addition, the lawyer for the Gaye family, is seeking to halt sales of "Blurred Lines." And that's not all. Pharrell was ordered to change the lyrics to his hit song "Happy."

Because duh.

He totally lied about that happy thing. That's almost as bad as stealing someone's song when you think about it. Pharrell is the guy that made everyone feel good and dance. Nothing can bring him down? Ha!

But rather than being fined an exorbitant amount of money. Pharrell got to work on the new lyrics right away.

It might seem crazy what I'm about to say
Justice she's here, you can't steal a song
I'm full of hot air & could go to space
With the air, like I don't care baby by the way

Because I'm unhappy
Clap along if you feel like Robin Thicke was no good for me
Because I'm unhappy
Clap along if you feel like unhappiness comes along with the truth
Because I'm unhappy
Clap along if you know what unhappiness is to you
Because I'm unhappy
Clap along if you feel like stealing songs is not what you wanna do

Looks like he's off to a good start.

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And looks like when it came to reaching a verdict, there were no "blurred lines" for the jury, though Thicke and Pharrell plan to appeal.

"While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward," Williams, Thicke and T.I. said in a joint statement.

See that? "Extremely disappointed."

Here come bad news talking this and that, yeah,
Well, give me all you got, and don't hold it back, yeah,
Well, I should probably warn you I'll be just fine, yeah,
No offense to you, don't waste your time
Here's why

Where's the happy, Parrell? Where's the happy?

Do you think Thicke & Pharrell got what was coming to them -- or are you unhappy with the decision?

 

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