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If "Blurred Lines" Ripped Off Marvin Gaye, Kelly Clarkson Absolutely Ripped Off Jimmy Eat World

On Tuesday, a California federal jury ordered Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke to pay $7.4 million to the estate of Marvin Gaye, finding that the duo ripped off Gaye's classic "Got to Give It Up" for their 2013 song of the summer "Blurred Lines."

The two songs share a similar groove on first listen, and according to musicologists who testified on behalf of the Gaye estate, those similarities made "Blurred Lines" a crime.

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David Accomazzo is a music wrangler, award-winning reporter, critic, and editor with more than a decade in the business.
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