Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City are being sued for allegedly copying the hook in their hit song “Good Time,” according to Billboard. Alabama-based singer-songwriter Allyson Nichole Burnett claims the two acts copied a prominent vocal pattern from her 2010 song “Ah, It’s A Love Song” - basically, the “whoa-oh-oh” hook.
Burnett’s legal team says the “unique vocal motif” is repeated in the song and “has a catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people’s heads.” If brain-burrowing sequences of ohs are copyright-protected all of a sudden, then no pop artist is safe and CHAOS WILL REIGN. At least, that’s our take. Hear the relevant sections of both songs below, and see if you think Burnett has a case.
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|A Halloween Surprise|
Ashlee Simpson turned out an unexpected Halloween treat this evening (October 31) when she premiered a teaser of her new video and single, the oh-so-spooky “Bat For A Heart.” As announced on her newly revamped official website, the song will be released with an accompanying video on November 21.
As for the song, it’s weird and shadowy, evoking - among other things - Kavinsky‘s “Nightcall” from the Drive soundtrack, with squelchy synths and thudding bass. “I’m gonna bang bang, fuck you up / Twist you out inside of my head,” she sings over the eerie track. Simpson has never been a trailblazer, musically, but when it comes to following and refining sonic trends, she’s the best in the business - and “Bat For A Heart” promises to be a worthy entrant in the canon of dark, moody pop that currently dominates the airwaves. Listen up top.
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