A Serbian singer has accused Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson of stealing parts of her song for their hit, Uptown Funk.
Snezana Miskovic, whose stage name is Viktorija, claims the smash hit sounds remarkably like her own 1984 song Ulice Mracne Nisu Za Devojke, or Dark Streets Are Not For Girls.
The 56-year-old, who was voted Best Female Singer by Pop Rock magazine in 1989, alleges that a high percentage of ‘Uptown Funk’ sounds like her own song.
She told The Daily Star: “Their song Uptown Funk contains 80 percent of my tracks. How much of it are you allowed to take as inspiration for your song?”
However, she added: “I’m in no hurry to sue them, these processes take a long time, and my life and career does not depend on lawsuits.”
“For these lawsuits, there should be a lot of money, the lawyers are working on a percentage.
“If I still decide to sue them and I win, I have to figure out what to do with that money.”
In case you’re wondering, here’s Snezana’s song:
And, of course, you know Mark and Bruno’s hit:
So, do they sound alike to you?
Cases like this are not rare, with many artists being accused of plagiarising others’ songs. However, the outcomes can be varied.
Back in March, a judge ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Blurred Lines’ HAD largely copied Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’.