The late R&B icon Marvin Gaye returns to the Billboard charts in the wake of the landmark decision in his family’s favor against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.
And he thinks the trial verdict may not just pertain to music, either.
For anyone who’s confused about the “Blurred Lines” verdict, Marvin Gaye’s children have written an open letter, which hopes to “set the record straight on a few misconceptions.” Specifically, rumors that they’re suing Pharrell.
A ruling in the family’s favor could block distribution of the song.
But they’re not considering litigation… yet.
“We owe it to songwriters around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand,” said attorney Howard King.
As an exercise in a terrible universe where lawsuits come at the drop of a hat because a song has the same “feel”, here are a bunch of people who could sue for millions for what “Uptown Funk” kinda sounds like:
Their attorney said they’ll begin the process in about a week.
The jury ruled against Robin Thicke and Pharrell, who will have to pay over $1 million each.
For one night and one night only, Steve Carell joined Jimmy Fallon’s The Ragtime Gals and promptly stole all the thunder.