Does "Blurred Lines" borrow too much from "Got To Give It Up"? Listen to both songs and weigh in.
While Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (featuring Pharrell and T.I.) continues to dominate the Hot 100 chart, a copyright infringement showdown has come into focus. Marvin Gaye's family has accused Thicke's smash single of plagiarizing "Got To Give It Up," the R&B legend's 1977 dance single which he wrote and composed.
Last Thursday (Aug. 15), Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. (better known as T.I.) filed a preemptive lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles requesting a ruling that their 2013 single does not infringe upon "Got To Give It Up," and that the two songs are "starkly different," according to the lawsuit. Billboard has also learned that Thicke's teams offered a six-figure sum to Gaye's family in order to prevent an impending lawsuit -- and the family turned down the offer.