Carly Rae Jepsen, whose inescapable “Call Me Maybe” is irreversibly ingrained on the national consciousness, won’t be singing such a happy tune if a court complainant has her way.
Billboard reports Alabama-based Allyson Nichole Burnett — who performs as Ally Burnett — has filed a copyright infringement suit against Jepsen, along with Adam Young of Owl City, as well as a handful of publishing companies and performing rights groups.
Burnett claims Owl City and Jepsen’s hit, “Good Time” is a rip-off of her own 2010 track, “Ah, It’s a Love Song.” In the suit, Burnett purports since her song was featured on MTV’s “The Hills” and “Friendzone,” there was reasonable access to her work by those she claims copied it.
In particular, Burnett claims the “unique vocal motif” that is the signature of her track is the same as Carly Rae’s motif on “Good Time,” which was featured throughout NBC’s 2012 Summer Olympics coverage.
After a precursory listen to Burnett’s song, followed by the Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen tune, it’s easy to see why the Alabama pop artist feels ripped off.
Listen for yourself, then weigh in. Did Carly Rae Jepsen steal Ally Burnett’s song?