Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City’s recent single, ‘Good Time,’ is so irritatingly brain-lodging that it’s a wonder anyone would want to take credit for it.
But Alabama singer-songwriter Ally ‘Cupcake’ Burnett is so keen to convince everyone that she’s responsible for its success that she’s now taking the cutesy teen-pop idol and her slightly awkward nerdy collaborator to court.
Several publishing companies and performing rights groups are also being sued in a copyright infringement lawsuit which claims that the UK Top 5 single’s infectious ‘woah-oh’ melody has been stolen wholesale from Burnett’s track, ‘Ah, It’s A Love Song.’
According to the complaint, the hook that’s repeated throughout the track is:
“a unique vocal motif that has a catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people’s heads.”
Both Jepsen and Adam Young are yet to respond to the accusations, but in a quite staggering over-reaction, Burnett has claimed that she has suffered ‘emotional and psychological damage’ from fans asking why she copied the pair’s hit.
It’s undeniable that the hook in question bears a similarity to Burnett’s, but it lasts for little more than a second, suggesting Burnett is merely using it as an opportunity to make some big bucks while she can. Listen to her track below to see if you think she has a case.