|christianharger ||08-22-2013 11:14 PM |
yes, but not nearly enough to sue over. from what I understand, lyrics and melody are the two most important aspects in this kind of a legal situation.
|MakiSupaStar ||08-23-2013 02:47 AM |
Nope. I feel like this is a publicity stunt hoping imply a comparison. The Marvin Gaye song is it's own thing, and a timeless song at that. Blurred Lines is catchy as all hell, and I have to admit I like it, but it's nothing compared to Marvin Gaye. They don't even want money. I feel they just want the association.
'Thicke et al do not want any money from the Gayes and Bridgeport. Instead, they want the defendants to clearly acknowledge that the current chart topper does not infringe on their works, thus defusing any future threat of litigation. '
|edpal ||08-27-2013 08:59 AM |
Short answer: no.
Longer answer: melody lines are very different, lyrics are different in content and structure, bass lines are quite different. Why all the fuss imo: all that cowbell in both songs, a heavy bass line, some falsetto singing.
THicke did not "sue" the Gaye's, he is seeking a declaratory judgement to nip the threat of being sued in the bud. Defense is much cheaper and quicker than offense. You want to brawl for ages or you want to cold-cock the sucker and walk away?
|Clark Dark ||08-27-2013 11:29 AM |
George Clinton said, "it doesn't sound like Sexy Ways at all"
|SoonerMatt ||08-27-2013 11:56 AM |
Classic song, so Thicke is just seeking an injunction to prevent headbutting down the road. Besides, he's already won, he got Emily Ratajkowski to go topless in his vid.
|tehuti ||08-28-2013 04:12 PM |
I immediately associated it with Marvin Gaye's tune and assumed it was a sample. That's mainly why I like the tune, to be honest. Pay Up!
|edpal ||08-28-2013 04:26 PM |
Originally Posted by tehuti
I immediately associated it with Marvin Gaye's tune and assumed it was a sample.
Nah man, the bass line is different, the melody line is different, chorus structure is different. Just the same amount of cowbell and thick bass. Listen close and break it down - it's derivative, not plagiarism. But hey, we're not going to settle it on TB - I figure both camps are making tons off the extra plays.
|VanillaThundah ||08-28-2013 04:34 PM |
Can't be any closer than "Some Nights" and "Cecilia" are lol. Sometimes I get a kick out of being a music snob, so when I hear that song I say "Yeah, I liked that song...back when it was called 'Cecilia' and done by Simon and Garfunkel" :smug:
|bass12 ||08-28-2013 04:58 PM |
"Got To Give It Up" yes. Thicke's song sounds like a much less imaginative take on the general vibe (god that song is boring to play - unlike "Got To Give It Up"). I don't, on the other hand, understand the comparison to "Sexy Ways".
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