The latest salvo in the ‘Blurred Lines’ / ‘Got To Give It Up’ dispute suggests this isn’t going away any time soon.
Billboard reports that Robin Thicke’s team offered the Gaye family a six-figure sum to preempt a copyright infringement suit, but that the offer was rejected.
Previously, Thicke preemptively sued the Gaye family to protect his copyright over smash hit ‘Blurred Lines’, which bears a striking resemblance to ‘Got To Give It Up’. In fact, Thicke mentioned the song as the inspiration for ‘Blurred Lines’, in an interview with GQ:
“Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” I was like, “Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.” Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it. The whole thing was done in a couple hours—normally, those are the best ones.”
We’ll continue to follow this story closely. Once agin, compare the songs below.