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rip off, rip off, rip off …

LEGENDS Radiohead believes Lana Del Rey ripped off their 1993 hit “Creep” (one of my favourite songs) on Lust For Life highlight, “Get Free,” and are suing her ass.

She confirmed the surprising development via TwAtter.

While there are definite similarities between the songs (I assumed Lana sampled “Creep” the first time I heard “Get Free”), asking for 100 percent of the publishing is a bit rich, not to mention ironic, given that Radiohead had to share the proceeds of their own smash with The Hollies after they admitted to lifting the melody of “The Air That I Breathe.”


When Lady Gaga came out with that song “Born this way,” music lovers (and Madonna) threw shade at her because it sounds a lot like Madonna’s “Express Yourself”.

When Coldplay came out with “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” many accused them to rip off the sound of the German band Chocolat and their 90s hit “Ritmo De La Noche,” that was also recorded by Argentine’s band The Sacados and Europeans Mystic and Lorca.

Yet”Ritmo de la Noche” was also inspired by Peter Allen’s 70s hit “I go to Rio”.

Same as when Bruno Mars (whom I ADORE) came out with “Treasure”. It was beyond OBVIOUS he ripped off the much superior hit of the French band Breakbot “Baby Im Yours”

When Robin Thick came out with “Blurred Lines,” he also got sued by Marvin Gaye’s family for ripping off “Got to Give It Up”.

The point is, many musicians get inspired from each other but they don’t acknowledged it.

It would be nice if they do in order to save themselves lots of trouble, educating at the same time the youth that often ignore who ABBA was while thinking Madonna’s “Hung Up” was original.

Or to make it more actual, they sing Jonas Blues “Fast Car” but they have no idea who Tracy Chapman is. Chapman, the original singer and writer of that 90’s hit.

And no words about this ABOMINATION, a copy & paste failure of the epic “Maria Maria”.

Long story short, chances are, whatever you listen to is probably a rip off of an old song.

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Timeless Classic Of The Day

I Just Want to be Your Everything by Andy Gibb 

Open up the heaven in your heart and let me be the things you are to me…

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Timeless Classic Of The Day

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

I’m a rocket ship on my way to Mars…

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Timeless Classic Of The Day

Sunny by Boney M

You smiled at me and really eased the pain.

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Timeless Classic Of The Day

Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney & Wings 

Love doesn’t come in a minute.

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Barry Manilow Comes Out Again

Barry Manilow is gayer than Marcus Bachmann deep throating a corn dog, but he has never publicly came out and said that he’s gay. Now at 73 years old, Barry has decided to talk to People about his sexuality.

Manilow claims he never officially came out during his almost 40 year relationship with his business manager, Garry Kief, because he felt he would disappoint his fans.

Those being largely cat ladies who dreamed of Manilow as a tender lover who brought them a Grand Slam breakfast in bed after an amazing orgasm. He likely does that. You’ll never know…

It’s hard to put yourself back into the 70’s when closeting may have been a relevant commercial matter.

In the new millennia we can openly accept that almost all theatre people and a bulk of Hollywood entertainers are gay.

For singers, it’s fifty-fifty.

The ones singing about pussy constantly are most suspect.

If you don’t like gays or Jews or blacks or the occasional Irish guy, don’t push the power button on your home entertainment system. Boring straight guys still get to be President. It’s a compromise.

Barry Manilow coming out as gay is like Richard Simmons coming out as gay. So, the real BREAKING NEWS headline here is: Celebrity In Relationship That Has Lasted For Almost 40 Years!!

Let’s salute Barry with one of my favourite songs from him:

I just can’t smile without you…

Congrats to them on 40 years! That’s an awesome accomplishment in itself. May they continue to be happy!

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