Following the news that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have to pay $7.4m to Marvin Gaye’s family after ‘copying’ his track, Got to Give It Up, on their no.1 hit Blurred Lines, here’s a handy Doppelganger playlist

Where does inspiration end and copying begin?  Listen to some of these, and let us know what you think.

· Lady Gaga’s ‘Born this way’ <-> Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’

· Arcade Fire’s ‘Wake Up’ <-> David Bowie’s ‘Soul Love’


· Bruno Mars’ ‘Treasure’ <-> Breakbot’s ‘Baby I’m Yours’

· Beyonce ‘Crazy in Love’ <-> Chi-Lites’s “Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So)”

· Cheryl Cole ‘Boy Like You’ <-> Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Little Lies’

· The Fugees ‘’Ready Or Not’ <-> Enya’s ‘Boadicea’


· Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust for Life’ <-> Jet’s ‘Are You Gonna be My Girl’



And what are your own favourite Doppelgangers?  Get in touch…

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