When it came out that Britney and Iggy were doing a collaboration, it almost blew my mind as to the possibilities of awesomeness that these 2 could create together! However, now that the result of their duo has surfaced, I find myself visually and audibly having DEJVU!
As a die hard lover of ’80’s cinema, I am well versed in the classics, especially one of my absolute favs EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY, so much so that it was the very first film to grace my FLASHBACK FEVER category (check it out here -> EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY)! Fans of this movie love it as it embodies everything fluoro, tacky and down right wacky that was the ’80’s! But having watched this movie every saturday morning since the age of 4, I know it like the back of my hand. So that’s why when I listened to Britney & Iggy’s new single, I noticed that this ain’t all original!
In this day and age where it’s getting really hard to trust that artists are original and that the new catchy tune that you’ve decided will be your summer theme song isn’t a cover from 30 years ago or they’re being sued for plagiarism. Such as the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” fiasco, where they ripped off one of the greatest Marvin Gaye songs of all time “Got to Give it Up” with them having to pay back millions of dollars, got me pretty mad!!! It really makes you start to lose hope in these artists who create awesome music….. except for Gaga, she’s always original ;)
So please do me a favour, look, listen and you be the judge… FIRST OFF the single cover …..almost identical to the soundtrack artwork this ’80’s gem.
SECONDLY the base beat and tune… have a listen to Brit and Iggy ESPECIALLY @ 2:14-2:26min…..
It sounds awfully similar to the legendary INFORMATION SOCIETY’s “Hit Me” which appeared in the infamous club scene in Earth Girl’s….
Artists borrow from each other all the time, this isn’t new! I mean, even the wonderful Gaga admits she wouldn’t be who she is today if she wasn’t influenced by Queen, Boy George and Madonna. The difference is the word INFLUENCE…not being a mirror image, copy or version of! So next time you listen to “PRETTY GIRLS” just remember you wouldn’t be shaking yo bootay and living lusciously if it weren’t for the classic that is EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY!
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