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If it’s Tuesday, it must be time for a new pop plagiarism claim: the writers and makers of a 1983 record called “Young Girls” by a group called Collage say Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” comes from their record.

“Uptown Funk” was already acknowledged to be nicked from a Gap Band record.

There’s a weird coincidence here. The lead track from the last Bruno Mars album was also called “Young Girls.” That’s from the same album that had Bruno’s Police soundalike song “Locked Out of Heaven.” Hmmmm….

You be the judge. Does “Young Girls” sound like “Uptown Funk”? Has sampling and interpolating gotten completely out of hand?


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