ArsTechnica has a good article on the recent ruling on “Blurred Lines” sounding like “Got to Give It Up”.
I wonder if “Weird Al” will now ask Marvin Gaye’s estate for permission to perform “Word Crimes”.
This opportunity is as good as any to let people know about my SoundsLike database, a list of sounds that sound like other songs. I have been maintaining it for many years, but have just recently put it online. I will be updating it periodically.
Covers and samples are purposefully left out. You can find that anywhere else on the web. My goal with the SoundsLike database is to give answers to that question “What does this song sound like?”