Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Get Sued for 'Uptown Funk'

Copycats The group is seeking a jury trial and financial restitution as Uptown Funk has'significant and substantially similar compositional elements of Funk You Up

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Get Sued for 'Uptown Funk'

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson created Grammy magic in 2014 with their crossover hit, "Uptown Funk".

The female rap trio The Sequence believes the song is "too similar" to their hit Funk You Up released in 1979.

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson are in the hot seat once again over their hit single "Uptown Funk" as another lawsuit rises to the table.

Claims The court documents claimed'Mark Ronson failed in his goal to write something new. Substantial parts of'Uptown Funk were copied from'More Bounce to the Ounce

The basis of the group's suit is a small part of the "Uptown Funk" structure which they say was based on their biggest hit, "Funk You Up" (1980 / #15 R&B) where they sang "Funk you / Right on up / We're gonna funk you right on up".

They have requested a jury trial and are seeking financial restitution over the issue.

Check out "Uptown Funk" and "Funk You Up" below and decide for yourself.

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The Sequence were the first all female hip hop group to be signed to Sugar Hill Records in the late-70's. "Funk You Up" followed up the Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight", and both songs have similar elements as well.

This isn't the first time Ronson and Mars have had to answer questions about the originality of Uptown Funk.

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They claimed in court that "Mark Ronson failed in his goal to write something new".

Go to 2:55 on "Uptown Funk" to hear the disputed section: Lawsuits are nothing new to "Uptown Funk".

Have a listen there, and see what you think.

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