Robin Thicke Is Certain 'Blurred Lines' Didn't Copy This Famous Song & He's Suing to Prove It (VIDEO)

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There's no doubt that the song of the summer has been Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." First there was the controvery over his video's naked gyrating young models. Then there was the lyrics, which some said were condoning rape, earning the song the nickname "Rapey." All of this, of course, just made the single sell even more. And now for the latest controversy! Robin Thicke is so tired of being told that his song rips off Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" that he's suing Gaye's estate. Even though, you know, Gaye's estate isn't suing him. Ohhhhkaaaay. Talk about blurred lines.

Thicke and his collaborator, Pharrell Williams, filed a lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's estate asking a federal judge to determine that "Blurred Lines" does not copy elements of "Got to Give It Up." They also want the judge to say that they didn't copy Funkadelic's "Sexy Ways."

Well, at least now we know which songs Robin copied. Haha, kidding, Robin! Don't sue me!

Still, it wasn't Robin and crew that launched the first copycat claims. It was Marvin Gaye's estate, who noted the similarities and demanded compensation. But Thicke and Pharrell are saying that Gaye's estate has no ownership over a genre.

These things can be really hard to prove. A lot of songs sound alike, because, let's face it, there's only so many chord progressions and melodies to go around. Add in the fact that a musical artist may be steeped in certain influences, and songs could come out sounding remarkably similar without the person who "stole" the song even quite realizing it.

These songs do sound similar, there's no doubt about it. But was it intentional? That'll be for a judge to decide. I'm a huge Marvin Gaye fan, and really, there is just no comparison between him and Thicke. Gaye is a genius. Maybe his estate should just look at it as being flattering. Isn't that what Madonna did with Lady Gaga?

Here's Gaye's song. Take a listen. (If you want a wild experience, play them at the same time! It quickly becomes apparent that they were almost made for a duet.) You know you want it!

 

And here's Robin's:

 

Which do you like better? Do you think they sound alike?


Image via RobinThickeVEVO/YouTube

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nonmember avatar Shannon

I was just listening to the radio and heard robin thicke song blurred lines and then heard marvin gaye's song. Robin thicke did copy, you can clearly hear the sample he used.

nonmember avatar Shannon

I was just listening to the radio and heard robin thicke song blurred lines and then heard marvin gaye's song. Robin thicke did copy, you can clearly hear the sample he used.

Nina St Clair-MacPherson

In my opinion they are two very different songs-I really like both songs...but I do not hear the similarities.

bubba258 bubba258

I didnt see any naked chicks or any gyrating...

ds79 ds79

I loved the catchy beat of the song until I read the lyrics. Referring to women as "bitches" Mr. Thicke is a direct insult to your son's mother. Thought you were a class act until now. Too bad you're just like all the other womanizing, bad boy wannabe rappers. You have an amazing voice so why resort to referring to women as bitches to sell records? Sell out?

nonmember avatar Theresa

bubba - posted in this blog is the censored version of the video. If you look on google you can find the uncensored version. The only difference is that instead of wearing those white and plastic outfits, all the girls are topless with nude-colored thongs.

2rcom4t 2rcom4t

Sorry I don't hear any simularities, The Marven Gaye's Estate must need the money REAL bad if they think thats a copy. Listen to all the songs in the 70's and you'll hear alot of simularities.  

Sloane Michelle Sanders

Oh please, it's all in good fun!  He's in love with his wife and most certainly would not refer to her as a bitch....you should see those two when they do interviews together...the chemistry is insane! It's a fun song, it's catchy, and people like it!  Some people just want something to get their panties in a twist about lol.

Caitl... Caitlyn137

100% sounds the same but I love them both

ds79 ds79

Whatever Sloan. That's SO nice that they do sweet interviews! Referring to women as bitches is still tacky and definitely unattractive:) Real men don't talk about women that way.

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