Marvin Gaye's Family Accuses Pharrell of Copying Another Song For 'Happy'
The family of the late singer Marvin Gaye is coming for Pharrell Williams' neck, reputation and his bank account. They are now examining Pharrell's biggest hit, Happy, because it sounds similar to Marvin's 1965 song Ain't That Peculiar. While they think the two songs are alike, the family says they are not taking legal action at this time. Earlier this week, a jury awarded the family $7.3 million after they found the song Blurred Lines by Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I. sounded too similar to Marvin's Got to Give It Up. Pharrell plans to appeal that verdict.
Here's a mashup of Happy and Ain't That Peculiar.