Staff WriterPharrell Williams and his brown fedora hat have been enjoying success after a great night at the Grammys last week but now the 40-year-old singer and producer is being accused of plagiarism… again. On Friday, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos took to twitter to share the similarities between Pharrell-produced track “Can’t Rely on You,” by Paloma Faith, and his band’s 2004 song “Take Me Out”. accusing them of ripping off the 1977 Gaye song “Got to Give it Up”. Sony/ATV and Marvin Gaye’s estate reached a settlement on this lawsuit. Pharrell has not responded to Kapranos’ tweet yet. Meanwhile, it looks like Kapranos was in the mood to pinpoint musical infringements, as he also shared a similarities between Lorde’s “Royals” and a John Farnham song: Listen to Franz Ferdinand’s “Take Me Out” and Paloma Faith’s “Can’t Rely on You” right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijk4j-r7qPA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imi9Smkt_cI&feature=youtu.be What do you think?
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