Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Exclusive: Robin Thicke (Very Quietly) Has Lost ANOTHER Entire Song to Marvin Gaye


Robin Thicke blurred more lines with Marvin Gaye than those in this current lawsuit.

I’ve told you that Thicke used Gaye’s “Trouble Man” for his own song “Million Dolla Baby” in 2009. That song was credited on Thicke’s album and everywhere else to Robin Thicke and Andre Harrell. Gaye’s name was later added to the Wikipedia entry. But the song is 100% “Trouble Man.” A cursory listen by a deaf person would cinch it.

Now a check of ASCAP’s data base reveals that Thicke and Harrell’s names are off the credits. “Million Dolla Baby” has only Marvin Gaye listed as its author. The song’s numerical code is much higher than most of Gaye’s catalog, including “Trouble Man.” This means it was entered more recently.

No one mentioned any of this at the trial. But it makes sense. It also shows why the Gaye family is so emotional on this topic. They’ve really been victimized.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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