Saturday, May 28, 2022

Old School Girl Group (Sequence): ‘Uptown Funk’ is Our Song (LISTEN)

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*Are we about to have a “deja vu all over again” moment as far as Bruno Mars and “Uptown Funk” is concerned?

Yes sir, we sure could. Of course you remember what happened not too long ago when the heirs of Marvin Gaye sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for jacking Gaye’s hit “Gotta Give it Up” for “Blurred Line?”

You remember how that ended, right? The Gaye heirs are something like $7 million richer. Now the old school female group Sequence is putting Mars on notice that their 1979 semi-hit, “Funk You Up” as the inspiration/basis for his massive hit with Mark Ronson.

According to the group’s rep, Kali Bowyer, the hook to both songs are the same, and there are other similarities as well.

The timing may be more than coincidental … Mars and Ronson just won the Grammy for Record of the Year.

According to TMZ, The Sequence — Angie Stone, Cheryl the Pearl and Blondy — haven’t filed a lawsuit yet, but it’s a strong possibility.

Listen to the songs and compare:

https://youtu.be/F_gF1v1xZDc

So, is it a match or is Sequence delusional and money hungry?

 

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry girls, but this is a case of a new song being “inspired by” an old one. The “uptown funk you up, uptown funk you up” part of Bruno’s song is about the only commonality I hear.

    Besides, there’s an awful lot of “Rapper’s Delight” in those rap lines they are spouting. Make too much noise ladies and the Sugar Hill Gang might come knockin’ (with their hands out!)…

  2. It’s a NO for me. It’s not much of a song and “funk you up” has been used in a bunch of funk classics.

  3. OMG! I used to play that cheesy song back in the day. I thought I was the only one who knew it too, lol! But they need to have several seats with that one cuz there is no comparison and Bruno’s song is not their song. Too funny.

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