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Take Him Out: Pharrell Williams Accused Of Plagiarism, AGAIN

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02/03/2014 11:24 am
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Take Him Out: Pharrell Williams Accused Of Plagiarism, AGAIN
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Adrienne Tyler

Staff Writer

Pharrell 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”.
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“Can’t Rely on You” is the first track off of the English singer’s new album A Perfect Contradiction, to be released on March 3rd. Plagiarism allegations are not new for Pharrell: last year he, Robin Thicke, and his collaborators on the hit song “Blurred Lines” were sued by two of Marvin Gaye’s children 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: Courtesy TwitterListen to Franz Ferdinand’s “Take Me Out” and Paloma Faith’s “Can’t Rely on You” right here: What do you think?

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