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How About These Doppelbangers?

Whether you’re Team Williams or Team Gaye on this ‘Blurred Lines’ dilemma (because let’s face it, no one was ever Team Thicke) one thing’s for sure, this ain’t the first time this copy-cat drama has ensued and it sure as hell won’t be the last.

In January Sam Smith’s biggest career hit was dragged into the spotlight by listeners who compared it to Tom Petty’s classic ‘I Won’t Back Down’. Thankfully for Smith, his team settled out of court quickly and agreed to pay Petty (and co-writer Jeff Lynne) 12.5% of the song’s total royalties.

So in light of all this likeness going around, have a little listen to this “Doppelbangers” playlist and decide for yourself who got off the easiest here.