Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Robin Thicke Is Back–And This Time He’s Used Barry White Instead of Marvin Gaye

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Robin Thicke is back. His “Blurred Lines” Marvin Gaye debacle wasn’t enough for him.

Now he poses this question? Can Thicke actually write a whole original song that sounds like something no one else has done? The answer is No!

His new song, “Morning Sun,” uses a fully orchestration track from the late, great and totally original Barry White. The whole underpinning sounds like it comes from one of Barry’s hits. And it does!

This time Interscope got smart, and put Barry’s name on the song credits. I sure hope Barry’s estate got a big license for “Morning Sun.” My question is, why does anyone listen to or buy records from someone who just riffs on old music? I think the real Robin Thicke was the guy on that atrocious “Paula” album that sold 8 copies and sounded like crap.

Here’s Morning Sun:

And here’s Barry:

And here’s Robin’s other big Marvin Gaye rip:

And Marvin’s classic Trouble Man:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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