All rise.

The rules of this courtroom are simple. You will be presented with two songs, one by the plaintiff and one by the defendant. It is your task to decide if the defendant’s track is only coincidentally similar to the plaintiffs or, as members of the Bar Association put it, Oooooh! You cheated! Oooohhh, I’m gonna tell the teacher on you!! You have been duly instructed.

Today’s docket: The Alan Parsons Project, plaintiffs vs. Lady Antebellum, defendants.

The Alan Parsons Project – “Eye In The Sky” from Eye In The Sky (1982): “Don’t bore us; get to the chorus… The one you ripped off from us!”

Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now” from Need You Now (2010): As represented by King Of The Hill‘s Boomhower…

“C’monThereAin’tNoDangOl’WayThatSongDoneSoundNuthin’LikeTheOtherSongWithThe “Lookin’AtChoo” InTheDangOl’ChorusDoneNoRippin’NobodyOff, Dagnabbit.”

Lady Antebellum: Innocent or Guilty?

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