When will folks learn you can’t play around when it comes to Marvin Gaye‘s music?!
Ed Sheeran has been slapped with a $100 MILLION lawsuit claiming he ripped off the late legend’s classic single, “Let’s Get It On,” for his chart-topping Grammy-nominated hit, “Thinking Out Loud.”
(I knew that song sounded and felt familiar!)
The lawsuit was filed by Structured Asset Sales, who owns 1/3 third of the copyright to the song that was written by Edward Townsend and Marvin Gaye in 1973.
The lawsuit alleges Ed used the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping of “Let’s Get It On” for “Thinking Out Loud.”
The Townsend family also sued Ed over the song and he called it BS.
After comparing the songs…I would suggest Ed cut the check!
Listen to both songs below.