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Copyright Infringement Claimed On Pitbull & Kesha’s ‘Timber’

These kind of accusations come along quite often…people claiming that a hit has ripped off their original song. A lot of times these claims are really stretching it…but in the case of songwriters Lee Oskar, Keri Oskar and Greg Errico who are citing the harmonica solo in their 1978 recording “San Francisco Bay,” this time there seems to be something to really take a look at.

Not only is it the harmonica riff, but the chord progression of the tune sounds pretty darn similar as well.

According to Idolator, the songwriters are looking for $3 million in compensation. They also claim that Paul Harrington, who played the harmonica solo on “Timber,” was instructed to do his best to replicate “an identical texture and sound” on the song.

Idolator also reports that Sony may have actually obtained a license to use the work, but the songwriters were never compensated.

Check them both out below. Do YOU think there are significant similarities between the two of them???



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