Another famous copyright infringement case is far less clear-cut and far more troubling than the ‘My Sweet Lord’ example — the claim that Robin Thicke’s 2013 ‘Blurred Lines’ borrows too heavily from Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got to Give It Up.’
The backstory here is a strange one, and one with a lot of potential to shake up the music industry. That’s because ‘Blurred Lines’ didn’t copy the melody of the Gaye song or sample it directly, but rather mirrored the general mood and feel of the track.
Please welcome guest blogger Dana…
Dana’s Best Songs of 2013
Robin Thicke – ‘Blurred Lines’
Well, those who read our back and forth on your blog had to have known, just as you did, that this song would make an appearance.:)
Here’s another example of a song I love from radio play, but have not bought the album, nor do I intend to do so. I have heard a few of the other tracks from the album and they were far weaker than this mega-hit.
This has been a busy summer, travel-wise. I’m heading out of town for another week, this time on business, and once again I find myself needing some placeholder posts for the blog.
I’ve noticed a lot of covers (some intended as parody, some not) of Robin Thicke’s latest sleazoid smash, ‘Blurred Lines,’ so this week I’m posting five of them.