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Bruno Mars And Mark Ronson Just Got Sued Over Song—Again
4 months ago

Stop me if you've heard this before - Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are going to court over a song.

After the Gap Band successfully sued them over the striking parallels between Mars & Ronson's "Uptown Funk" and "Oops Upside Your Head", several other funk acts of yesteryear filed suit - all with "Uptown Funk" as a copyright infringement against their existing work

Well, ring in the New Year, because this time Sugar Hill records rap trio the Sequence have joined in the litany of litigation, alleging that "Uptown Funk" sounds a whole lot like their 1979 song "Funk You Up". Let's compare the two.


It's not... not close.

Seventies-era funk apparently had some internal similarities, because even this discussion didn't stop at the three bands suing Mars and Ronson. 

Lawsuits against megastars are getting more and more common, but this is the first time we can remember one song being such a meaty target. Better call the police and the fireman.

H/T: Vulture