Avril Lavigne Steals Songs

July 11, 2007

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Avril Lavigne Steals Songs

July 9. 2007

Recently, singer Avril Lavigne took to the internet to deny claims she stole music from two separate artists. One, a Canadian named Chantal – the other the 70’s band the Rubinoos.

However, in light of song comparisons that have been placed online and featured in the Guardian newspaper regarding the infringement, it is plainly evident that a theft took place.

Furthermore, the songs sound the same. It’s the same lyric, melody and is sung with the same intonation and chanting. Avril needs to desist with the denials, because the infringements are there in black and white.

Denying it to the public will only make them think that much less of you when the evidence is that overwhelming. Judge for yourselves: The chorus for The Rubinos’ song copyrighted in 1978:

Hey, hey, you, you I wanna be your boyfriend

The chorus for Avril Lavigne song copyright in 2006:

Hey, hey, you, you, I want to be your girlfriend

That’s the same hook. She’s singing the rip off line throughout the song in the choruses, constituting a chunk of its running time. That’s a no no. Avril, be quiet before you dig yourself a deeper hole. Because no matter what you and your lawyer say at this point, the public does not believe you. Google it. Don’t insult people’s intelligence anymore than you already have.

“The chorus of his song contains the words: “Hey, hey, you, you I wanna be your boyfriend,” while Lavigne sings: “Hey, hey, you, you, I want to be your girlfriend” in a remarkably similar style. Girlfriend reached the top of the American singles chart and number two in the UK.” – The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Users/savedstories/save/tr/1,,330153909,00.html

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