Musical Musings… More Liberal Borrowing To Report

My job is getting easier and lazier easier.  Since officially declaring my mission to be the champion of originality, I thought:

To illustrate how musical acts steal, er, liberally borrow from others, is there no better way than for me to liberally borrow previously produced mash-ups to illustrate my point?

This was stumbled upon one night while driving to the bar with friends.  The Alan Parsons Project’s Eye in the Sky came on the radio – somehow – and we noticed a striking similarity to Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now.  Here’s the work of another:

As for this one, I read about it on the TripleDoubleU, but I’d be a very sad panda if I didn’t include any mention of how Justin Bieber’s Love Me liberally borrowed the chorus from The Cardigans’ Lovefool:

Fortunately (for him), my arch-enemy Dr. Luke had nothing to do with either of these songs… Although DJ Frank E (what is it with all these tools and their stupid names) produced Bieber’s tune, and he once worked with Dr. Luke to produce Flo Rida’s highly original Right Round (which also introduced the world to Ke$ha)…  Hmmm…

I'll get you next time, Dr. Luke... Next time!

(Original songs after the jump) Read More

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