Does Blurred Lines sound like these two songs?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Richland123, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  2. 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.
  3. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    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. '
  4. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    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?
  5. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    George Clinton said, "it doesn't sound like Sexy Ways at all"
  6. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    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.
  7. tehuti


    Jan 27, 2006
    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!
  8. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    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.
  9. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    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:
  10. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    "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".