Ed Sheeran Sued For Copying Marvin Gaye Track

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Ed Sheeran has been hit with a lawsuit for allegedly coipying Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ for his Grammy-winning track, ‘Thinking Out Loud.’

 

The lawsuit was filed by the heirs of Gaye’s co-writer and co-producer from the 1973 song, Ed Townsend. The lawsuit argued:

 

“The Defendants copied the ‘heart’ of ‘Let’s’ and repeated it continuously throughout ‘Thinking’. The melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic compositions of ‘Thinking’ are substantially and/or strikingly similar to the drum composition of ‘Let’s.'”

 

Ed Sheeran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Atlantic Records are listed as defendants.

 

You can check out both tracks here – to be honest, we can’t hear the similarity – can you?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j3okb3kuts

 

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Photo Credit: Ben Watts

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