Contact Us

Robin Thicke VS Marvin Gaye – The Rob’s Take

YouTube

Judge The Rob renders a verdict…

Over the weekend, the lawsuits between the Robin Thicke camp and the Marvin Gaye camp got a lot of attention.  The long story short is that basically, those in charge of Marvin Gaye’s estate have sued those behind the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines,” maintaining it sounds too much like Gaye’s “Gotta Give it Up.”  Now supposedly, Thicke’s camp is counter-suing the Gaye camp, and to be honest both lawsuits make me sad.

 

I’ve heard both tracks.  There are certainly similarities.  I’ve heard Robin Thicke interviewed and he has been open about being inspired by Marvin Gaye the artist, no song in particular.  I feel that Marvin Gaye’s family is grasping at straws in this instance, and then I feel like the counter-suit is frivolous.  I feel that both songs are in the same vein, but no chord progression or any sort of intellectual property was lifted from Gaye.

 

I elaborate my thoughts in the attached audio from this morning’s show, and play audio from both songs so you can hear for yourself.  Take a listen!

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

More from KISS

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1061evansville.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 106.1 KISS FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 106.1 KISS FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!