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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are continuing to claim that they did not steal or copy a Marvin Gaye track to create their huge single.
According to the court case, the huge hit that the two made together, Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” is a direct copy of Marvin Gaye’s classic song “Got to Give it Up.” Regarding the repeated notes that both their song and Marvin’s song use, the two stated that these types of notes are common, and that they are used in Beethoven’s 5th Symphony as well.
So what are they trying to say – that Gaye ripped off Beethoven?
It seems like a bit of a stretch. And just when you thought that they could not have dug their hole any deeper, they also stated that their song sounds way more like Allen Toussaint’s “Working in a Coal Mine” than it sounds like the aforementioned track. Expect to hear from Toussaint’s legal team soon, guys.