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Marvin Gaye's family thinks Pharell's 'Happy' is another rip-off

They have no immediate plans for further legal action, however.

Image: PharellWilliams via YouTube

FOLLOWING THEIR $7.4 million win against Pharell Williams and Robin Thicke for copyright infringement, Marvin Gaye’s family has singled out another of Pharell’s hits.

Speaking to CBS news, the family said they believe his popular song ‘Happy’ sounds similar to Gaye’s ‘Ain’t That Peculiar’.

Gaye’s daughter Nona said: “I’m not going to lie. I do think they sound alike.” His ex-wife Janis said she has heard mash-ups of the two songs but didn’t need to hear them to notice similarities.

However they said they are not thinking about further legal action right now.

“We’re not in that space. We’re just in the moment today and we’re satisfied,” Janis told CBS.

Here are the two songs so you can compare for yourself:

Source: Julian Malka/YouTube

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