Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Counterintuitiveness of Robin Thicke
"Blurred Lines," this year's song of the summer, sounds a lot like Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," one of the songs of the summer of 1977.
In fact, it sounds so much like the Marvin Gaye song that Robin Thicke and the other guys behind Blurred Lines have launched a preemptive strike: They filed a lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family. Thicke and the other plaintiffs don't want money; they want the court to rule that "Blurred Lines" does not infringe on "Got to Give It Up."
Members of Marvin Gaye's family have reportedly been asking for a cash settlement and threatening to sue. MORE HERE, HERE & HERE