Robin Thicke and the late Marvin Gaye
It’s been brewing ever since Robin Thicke released “Blurred Lines” — the title track of his new album. The estate of Marvin Gaye has claimed the singer’s hit plagerized the soul legend’s 1977 track “Got to Give It Up,” and now they’ve filed suit — further claiming Thicke has stolen from two of Gaye’s songs.
Anticipating all this, Thicke and his “Blurred Lines” co-writers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr., filed a preemptive lawsuit against the Gaye estate, claiming “Blurred Lines” was “starkly different” from “Got to Give It Up.”
Now the Gaye camp is also alleging that Thicke also infringed on the copyright to Gaye’s song, “After the Dance,” for the title track of his 2011 album, “Love After War.”