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