It has been common talk in the music industry and among music consumers, that Robin Thicke's new song, "Blurred Lines" bares a very close resemblance to Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit, "Got To Give It Up". The Hollywood Reporter reported that Thicke, Pharell Williams, T.I. is pre-emptively suing the deceased singer's estate to avoid the claims of copyright infringement that are growing louder and louder. The lawsuit states:
"Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs' massively successful composition, 'Blurred Lines,' copies 'their' compositions."
Now of course this case is one that will be held in great debate. It is safe to say that the newer hit, bares a resemblance in the style and feel of the older hit. I am sure, fans of Marvin Gaye may be willing to believe that Robin Thicke and the track collaborators, Pharell Williams, and T.I., were totally inspired by Marvin Gaye's song. We shall see how the case is resolved. What do you think?