Law breaking isn’t a good time


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Well, looks like Cinderella is finally out of legal trouble. Carly Rae Jepsen and the band that no one really cares about Owl City are now joining Shia LaBeouf on the breaking copyright laws. While they technically did it first, Jepsen and Owl City are being sued for stealing parts of the song from an Alabama singer Allyson Nichole Burnett’s song “Ah, It’s a Love Song”.

While the songs don’t sound similar right off the bat, here’s the official similarities:

Burnett’s song is in an F key while “Good Time” is in the key of E flat, but there are also other similarities with both of these songs, including an identical pitch sequence (5-3-5-3-2), melodic contour (down, up, down, down), rhythmic construction (8th rest, 8th note, 8th note, 8th note, 8th note, 8th rest, quarter note), timbre (textless vocals) etc.

The only part that I can tell that sound the same is pretty much the Woah-oh-oh-oh part, which then Allyson should expect to get sued for stealing that from every artist like ever. This sounds like our generation’s version of the Queen/Vanilla Ice fiasco of the early 90s. Don’t know what that is? Watch this:

While they are being less stupid than Mr. Vanilla Ice (dude, just admit that you made a mistake!),  the fact that Allyson really has no case because we live in a world where most people are getting ripped off without even knowing it. While I’m not saying stealing other people work is wrong *cough*Shia*cough*, it’s just hard to keep track of what everyone else is doing.

If I was Miss Burnett, I would be worried about getting sued for stealing the rocker chick motif, a tad bit of Jepsen’s look, and the Katy Perry like vocals.

Here’s the two songs and you can make the comparison yourself:

Do you think that Carly/Owl City copied Allyson? Let us know in the comments below

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