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What Do Marvin Gaye, Madonna & Robin Thicke Have In Common?


Do you like Robin Thicke‘s song, Blurred Lines? Does it remind you of another song? Well the latest unimportant music battle I came across is this one. There are people saying Blurred Lines ripped off Marvin Gaye‘s, Got To Give It Up, and there’s another group of people that think Blurred Lines is a slowed down version of Madonna’s song, Give It 2 Me. I had never heard Madonna’s song, but I do not like it and I don’t think it sounds anything like Blurred Lines. However, Give It 2 Me and Blurred Lines are produced by Pharrell so there may be something to the similarity of the base beat or cowbell that you hear in both songs. I suppose that’s the only common denominator of all three songs; the cowbell.

Tell me what you think…

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I am the woman behind the Dangerous Lee Network and along with helping starving artists get fed I have published some of the best in DIY, How To and Top List content in 50+ categories as well as my short stories, poems, opinion essays and personal blogs. I am also the author of the safe sex erotica anthology, "Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down" and an eBook on the affects of colorism, The Half Series: When Black People Look White.


3 thoughts on “What Do Marvin Gaye, Madonna & Robin Thicke Have In Common?

  1. Both tracks are produced by the same person, so I’m sure there are some similarities.


    Posted by Dangerous Lee | 07/21/2013, 12:52 AM
  2. Listen to the synth at the beginning on Give it 2 Me, it’s the same as the one on Got to Give it Up.


    Posted by A.V. (@ElBarcoEbrio) | 07/20/2013, 7:52 PM
  3. I think the music of Marvin Gaye’s song and Robin Thicke’s songs do sound alike. Also Madonna’s music sounds a little bit like the others but not by much.


    Posted by Senia | 07/01/2013, 7:28 PM

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