If you thought “Blurred Lines” was the only song that ruffled the Marvin Gaye estate’s feathers then guess again. The family of the late singer is claiming that the singer stole from two other Gaye songs in addition to the 1977 track “Got to Give It Up” for “Blurred Lines”.
Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. sued Gaye’s estate in August after receiving complaints about the similarity between the two songs. The family has now filed a countersuit against Thicke, claiming that he also infringed on the copyright to Gay’s song “After the Dance” in his 2011 album Love After War. They accused the singer of writing a similar chorus, melody and “including the similar bridge and identical lyrics from Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ in (his) similarly themed work, ‘Make U Love Me.'”
The family’s lawsuit also includes claims that Thicke admitted to stealing the music from Marvin.
Quotes were taken from a GQ interview where Thicke said one of his favorite songs was “Got to Give It up”:
“Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove,” Thicke was reported saying.
The singer has reportedly denied any association with the song.