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It’s quite possible they admitted to it but I didn’t see any references to it. In general I’m surprised the “Blurred Lines” thing got this far considering how much closer a lot of popular music comes to infringing.

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March 27, 2015 on 30 Essential Max Martin Songs

Mike, it’s definitely not easy to write a hit song, and to write this many is certainly a gift. I’ve covered Max Martin and Dr. Luke quite a bit on my site over the years and have uncovered quite a bit of lifted material. Listen for yourself. Here are two great examples.

The Asphalt – “Tonight” (2005) vs. Daughtry – “Feels Like Tonight” (2006)
(this one was settled out of court)
http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2012/07/25/the-asphalt-vs-daughtry/

Britney Spears “Oops! …I Did It Again” (2000) vs. Barbra Streisand – “Woman in Love” (1980)
(This one might blow your mind)
http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2012/06/14/britney-spears-vs-barbra-streisand/

Plenty more on the site including this Dr. Luke compilation that covers artists like One Direction, Avril Lavigne, Pink and The Veronicas
http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2014/01/09/dr-luke-vs-the-world/

I would also recommend reading “Drinking with Strangers: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt” by Butch Walker. Butch talks a bit about the business of songwriting and mentions a few of these guys (not by name though).

http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2014/01/09/dr-luke-vs-the-world/

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March 27, 2015 on 30 Essential Max Martin Songs

Nick, yeah, not to down with the Chelsea Wolfe version. Trying too hard. Just play the damn song. Doesn’t do the song much justice.

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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

What? No whistling in the Peter Bjorn and John track?

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July 27, 2011 on Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It