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Thread started 06/25/13 7:34am

Jerky

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Prince song 'Good Man' and Robin Thicke

He may be Robin Thicke but is he Robin Prince?

The chorus of 'Blurred Lines' is very similar to the chorus of Prince's outtake by Prince.

Anybody else notice that?
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Reply #1 posted 06/25/13 8:07am

Sassey

No Prince at all. I only hear Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up' when I hear this song. Robin Thicke is doing what Prince hasn't been able to do for years. Blurred Lines is a hit and will be played in the clubs and at parties this summer, unlike any new Prince release.

[Edited 6/25/13 8:08am]

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/13 9:38am

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I don't see any bit of "Good Man" in "Blurred Lines", but that's not to say that I don't hear an overall Prince influence in the song.

I love Robin Thicke, but he tends to have 2 or 3 of these radio-friendly songs per album and a lot of more generic R&B ballads.

Yes, this song will be huge this summer in the clubs and parties. I don't see Screwdriver being played 1/1000th of what Blurred Lines will be.

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Reply #3 posted 06/25/13 11:41am

Paisley4u

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Blurred lines is how I thought Prince should/would sound in the future...way back in the 80's! lol
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Reply #4 posted 06/25/13 11:51am

Jerky

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Blurrrred Liiiinnnneees

Goooood Maaaaannnn


See? Exactly the same. Even written down.
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Reply #5 posted 06/25/13 1:12pm

NouveauDance

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Jerky said:

Blurrrred Liiiinnnneees Gooooooood Maaaaaaaannnn See? Exactly the same. Even written down.

lol

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Reply #6 posted 06/25/13 2:22pm

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that's weird i was trying to think what prince song it reminded me of - not any particular song but those ultra falsetto fast beat songs like good man and bliss, mindbells, others?

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Reply #7 posted 06/25/13 7:24pm

masbas

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Blurred Lines is a musical blender of:

Marvin - Got to Give it Up

Michael - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

Prince - Kiss

w/a strange dash of Jack Johnson's sped up Banana Pancakes.

A Hit that Prince probably wishes he made.

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Reply #8 posted 06/26/13 5:44am

purple1968

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No Prince at all. I only hear Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up' when I hear this song. Robin Thicke is doing what Prince hasn't been able to do for years. Blurred Lines is a hit and will be played in the clubs and at parties this summer, unlike any new Prince release.

[Edited 6/25/13 8:08am]

Prince will not have a major hit if he is not on a major record company. If Prince has signed a deal with Kobalt perhaps he will have a major hit. I do not think we need some ex-girlfriend with no fucking clue as to how the music industry works making predictions.

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Reply #9 posted 06/26/13 5:52am

Sassey

purple1968 said:

Sassey said:

No Prince at all. I only hear Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up' when I hear this song. Robin Thicke is doing what Prince hasn't been able to do for years. Blurred Lines is a hit and will be played in the clubs and at parties this summer, unlike any new Prince release.

[Edited 6/25/13 8:08am]

Prince will not have a major hit if he is not on a major record company. If Prince has signed a deal with Kobalt perhaps he will have a major hit. I do not think we need some ex-girlfriend with no fucking clue as to how the music industry works making predictions.

So what does "we" need? A little attention from Sassey?

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Reply #10 posted 06/26/13 5:57am

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Glad it's not just me, Blurred lines definitely reminds me of Prince's sound from the 80's mostly, just cannot pinpoint the exact tune.
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Reply #11 posted 06/26/13 6:13am

Sassey

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Glad it's not just me, Blurred lines definitely reminds me of Prince's sound from the 80's mostly, just cannot pinpoint the exact tune.

I would say Robin Thicke reminds me more of Curtis Mayfield's voice in 'Pusherman'. I think Robin and Pharrell (in his song 'Frontin' for example) sound more like Curtis Mayfield than Prince, and Curtis Mayfield came before Prince.

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Reply #12 posted 06/26/13 7:46am

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Robin Thicke is by no means as talented as Prince . . . but, having said that, he is much more relevant at the moment and he is in his "prime".

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If we think of Robin's career in terms of albums, then right now he's at Purple Rain (Prince's 6th album). He's in his prime.

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Although, Robin's albums (aside from the first one) are not that eclectic. Like I said before, aside from 2-3 radio-friendly tracks, most of it is somewhat generic R&B.

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One other thing to consider: Pharrell is Thicke's producer, has been since the beginning. So there is some hit-making and stuff going on behind the scenes.

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Reply #13 posted 06/26/13 10:08am

purple1968

Sassey said:

purple1968 said:

Prince will not have a major hit if he is not on a major record company. If Prince has signed a deal with Kobalt perhaps he will have a major hit. I do not think we need some ex-girlfriend with no fucking clue as to how the music industry works making predictions.

So what does "we" need? A little attention from Sassey?

We need you to stop speaking on things you nothing about or just decide to ignore. Like Pharrel sounding like Curtis Mayfield on fronting. Pharrel cannot sing for shit he has a terrible singing voice and once again you come off like you are 12 years old.

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Reply #14 posted 06/26/13 10:58am

Sassey

purple1968 said:

Sassey said:

So what does "we" need? A little attention from Sassey?

We need you to stop speaking on things you nothing about or just decide to ignore. Like Pharrel sounding like Curtis Mayfield on fronting. Pharrel cannot sing for shit he has a terrible singing voice and once again you come off like you are 12 years old.

I have an opinion and I'll speak on whatever I want. You don't run shit. I think you're used to trying to entertain 12 yrs olds and you have your sites mixed up again. Clown.

[Edited 6/26/13 11:10am]

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Reply #15 posted 06/26/13 11:40am

purple1968

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purple1968 said:

We need you to stop speaking on things you nothing about or just decide to ignore. Like Pharrel sounding like Curtis Mayfield on fronting. Pharrel cannot sing for shit he has a terrible singing voice and once again you come off like you are 12 years old.

I have an opinion and I'll speak on whatever I want. You don't run shit. I think you're used to trying to entertain 12 yrs olds and you have your sites mixed up again. Clown.

[Edited 6/26/13 11:10am]

Everybody has opinion it does not mean you need to share them all. Grown people are discussing topics on this board and you are out of your element.

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Reply #16 posted 06/26/13 11:54am

Sassey

purple1968 said:

Sassey said:

I have an opinion and I'll speak on whatever I want. You don't run shit. I think you're used to trying to entertain 12 yrs olds and you have your sites mixed up again. Clown.

[Edited 6/26/13 11:10am]

Everybody has opinion it does not mean you need to share them all. Grown people are discussing topics on this board and you are out of your element.

Again, I'll share whatever opinions I want to share about Prince on this site and when Prince wants to make a hit that radio will play like they're playing this new Robin Thicke song, tell him to send me an orgnote.

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Reply #17 posted 06/26/13 12:30pm

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Sassey said:

No Prince at all. I only hear Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up' when I hear this song. Robin Thicke is doing what Prince hasn't been able to do for years. Blurred Lines is a hit and will be played in the clubs and at parties this summer, unlike any new Prince release.

[Edited 6/25/13 8:08am]

No. Prince doesn't want a hit and doesn't give a shit about the charts and hasn't done for years.

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

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Reply #18 posted 06/26/13 12:33pm

Sassey

bigd74 said:

Sassey said:

No Prince at all. I only hear Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up' when I hear this song. Robin Thicke is doing what Prince hasn't been able to do for years. Blurred Lines is a hit and will be played in the clubs and at parties this summer, unlike any new Prince release.

[Edited 6/25/13 8:08am]

No. Prince doesn't want a hit and doesn't give a shit about the charts and hasn't done for years.

I don't believe you and I suggest you don't believe the things Prince says in interviews.

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Reply #19 posted 06/26/13 1:15pm

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Nothing like it whatsoever!!!

It bears more of a resemblance to SexyBack by Timberlake....especially the Good girl bit...

However the video is almost pornographic, there is an unrated verion on Vevo with topless women with see through undies...

If you really want to hear a song with a resemblance too much to be coincidence listen to Phone Sex (by a 90s band) and Girl 6 and Lavaux and the Pointer Sister's Automatic!

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[Edited 6/26/13 13:15pm]

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Reply #20 posted 06/26/13 1:54pm

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"Blurred Lines" is fucking garbage.

If Prince made a song like this I would cry.

I'd rather listen to "Purple & Gold", and yes i mean that.

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Reply #21 posted 06/26/13 4:03pm

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^ I love Blurred Lines and I'm going to see Robin Thicke Live July 11th lol

I've never heard Good Man before so I can't comment on the songs similarities, but I think Robin has a bit of Prince's Purple Flavor. Just a little though!

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Reply #22 posted 06/26/13 4:27pm

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Nothing like it whatsoever!!!

It bears more of a resemblance to SexyBack by Timberlake....especially the Good girl bit...

However the video is almost pornographic, there is an unrated verion on Vevo with topless women with see through undies...

If you really want to hear a song with a resemblance too much to be coincidence listen to Phone Sex (by a 90s band) and Girl 6 and Lavaux and the Pointer Sister's Automatic!

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[Edited 6/26/13 13:15pm]

the thing about 'phone sex' is, it is made up mainly from samples (as most hip-hop is) - so the song itself is 'stolen' from the previous work of others. it'd be like saying mr goodnight rips off biggie smalls, when in fact biggie smalls based his song on a debarge song. but no one is hating on hip-hop acts when they base a song on a previous one! in fact it's the opposite - people say "wow, have u heard what xxxx did with that old Rick james song" etc etc. just because prince occassionally produces a song that has some basis in an older song - people shout plagarist or that he's losing it. while in fact with over 3000 songs to his credit - only a very small fraction have some basis in the previous work of others. so in conclusion - get over it.

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Reply #23 posted 06/26/13 4:46pm

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am I the only one who doesn't like this song? lol plus I find in general this Robin guy so insipid

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Reply #24 posted 06/27/13 2:05am

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Militant said:

"Blurred Lines" is fucking garbage.

If Prince made a song like this I would cry.

I'd rather listen to "Purple & Gold", and yes i mean that.

It's certainly better than anything I've ever heard from

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Reply #25 posted 06/27/13 2:39am

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Dandroppedadime said:

TheFreakerFantastic said:

Nothing like it whatsoever!!!

It bears more of a resemblance to SexyBack by Timberlake....especially the Good girl bit...

However the video is almost pornographic, there is an unrated verion on Vevo with topless women with see through undies...

If you really want to hear a song with a resemblance too much to be coincidence listen to Phone Sex (by a 90s band) and Girl 6 and Lavaux and the Pointer Sister's Automatic!

[Edited 6/26/13 13:15pm]

[Edited 6/26/13 13:15pm]

the thing about 'phone sex' is, it is made up mainly from samples (as most hip-hop is) - so the song itself is 'stolen' from the previous work of others. it'd be like saying mr goodnight rips off biggie smalls, when in fact biggie smalls based his song on a debarge song. but no one is hating on hip-hop acts when they base a song on a previous one! in fact it's the opposite - people say "wow, have u heard what xxxx did with that old Rick james song" etc etc. just because prince occassionally produces a song that has some basis in an older song - people shout plagarist or that he's losing it. while in fact with over 3000 songs to his credit - only a very small fraction have some basis in the previous work of others. so in conclusion - get over it.

I'm not that bothered about it, I was making an observation and there was actually a plagiarism court case over it. I don't recall if they won or not. I personally think he did 'borrow' a lot from that song it's almost identical really just with 'Girl 6' said instead of 'Phone Sex' although he did add a few of his own adaptations such as screams.

Although Prince is quite unique, if you think he has never copied or plagiarised then you're living in cloud cuckoo land. That said a lot of people copy and plagiarise him too.

[Edited 6/27/13 2:40am]

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