"Blurred Lines" was one of the biggest hits of 2013, but Robin Thicke was recently sued for plagiarizing a Marvin Gaye hit.
NEXT: Did he steal it? Hear for yourself.
Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up"
Released in March of 1977, the Marvin Gaye tune has been credited with influencing many artists, including Michael Jackson. Was Thicke a little too influenced?
NEXT: Which Beatle got into legal trouble for supposedly ripping off someone else's melody?
The Beatles' song "Come Together," written by John Lennon, bears a distinct resemblance in melody and lyrics to a Chuck Berry song.
NEXT: Which classic rock tune did Lennon supposedly steal?
Chuck Berry's "You Can't Catch Me"
In 1973, Chuck Berry's publishing company sued Lennon for the similarities between the two songs, based mainly on the familiar melody and, in some parts, almost-exact lyrics. The lawsuit resulted in Lennon agreeing to record three of the publisher's songs including, of course, a cover of this Berry song which was included on John's 1975 album "Rock and Roll."
NEXT: Did Rod Stewart steal someone's sexiness?
Rod Stewart recognized that the hook in his most famous song sounded similar to a track by Brazilian musician Jorge Ben, but claimed that it was "unconscious plagiarism, plain and simple."
NEXT: Hear the tune that inspired all this sexiness.
Jorge Ben's "Taj Mahal"
The similarities are unmistakable, that's why Rod Stewart agreed to give a percentage of the proceeds from the song to UNICEF.
NEXT: Who you gonna call? A lawyer, probably.
Ghostbuster's Theme Song
The hit movie's theme song earned Ray Parker, Jr. an Oscar nomination, but it also got him sued by one of the '80s biggest names in music.
NEXT: The song you never realized sounded just like 'Ghostbusters.'
Huey Lewis and the News' "I Want a New Drug"
"I Want a New Drug" sounded almost identical to the film's theme song, so Huey Lewis sued Parker and Columbia. While the parties settled out of court, it was revealed later that the film's producers hired Parker to write the theme after Lewis declined.
NEXT: Another day, another Beatles accused of stealing.
The "Quiet Beatle" endured what had to be one of the most embarrassing escapades of his life after being sued for plagiarism in his song "My Sweet Lord" from the album "All Things Must Pass."
NEXT: What teeny-bopper hit did Harrison unwittingly copy?
The Chiffons' "He's So Fine"
While a hit among teenage girls in 1963, the Chiffons' song "He's So Fine" sounds almost identical to the spirituality-themed Harrison tune. The Beatle was sued in 1971 and though the judge thought he didn't mean to steal the song, he still found him liable. George and his publishing company had to fork over $1,599,987 in proceeds.
NEXT: Smells Like Another Court Case
Nirvana's second single off of "Nevermind," "Come As You Are," was another big hit for the band. But one obscure British group definitely wasn't humming along.
NEXT: Do they have a case?
Killing Joke's "Eighties"
Have you ever heard the song "Eighties" by the group Killing Joke? Neither had Kurt Cobain (or, at least, so he claimed). The song's main guitar riff does sound very familiar, but after the Nirvana frontman's suicide in 1994, Killing Joke decided not to pursue a court case.
NEXT: Who did Gaga express instead of herself?
Lady Gaga has been compared to a young Madonna many times, but she really made the case for it in her hit song "Born This Way." While she wasn't sued over the song, many (including the Material Girl herself) have implied the song was anything but original.
NEXT: Hear Madonna's version.
Madonna's "Express Yourself"
"Express Yourself" was a massive hit in 1989, and Madonna has openly questioned the originality of Gaga's "Born This Way." She says the song is "reductive" and has been known to perform a mashup of both songs in concert.
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