Burnett’s legal team says the “unique vocal motif” is repeated in the song and “has a catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people’s heads.” If brain-burrowing sequences of ohs are copyright-protected all of a sudden, then no pop artist is safe and CHAOS WILL REIGN. At least, that’s our take. Hear the relevant sections of both songs below, and see if you think Burnett has a case.
Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City are being sued for allegedly copying the hook in their hit song “Good Time,” according to Billboard. Alabama-based singer-songwriter Allyson Nichole Burnett claims the two acts copied a prominent vocal pattern from her 2010 song “Ah, It’s A Love Song” — basically, the “whoa-oh-oh” hook.