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Old 05-10-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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The other day I heard another singer(a country singer, I think) singing a song. It sounded nothing like Gords song, but it had the lyrics "That's what you get for lovin' me". The rest of the lyrics were different, though. This song must not have been out for too long, because when Gord heres it I think he's going to sue the $hit out of this bum for stealing the title of one of his songs . Is Gord the only person they do this to? I read on here that some guy also used the melody for "The Edmund Fitzgerald" but he changed the lyrics. And don't forget Whitney Houston, who's song "Greatest Love Of All" sounded too much like "If You Could Read My Mind".
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Old 05-10-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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The other day I heard another singer(a country singer, I think) singing a song. It sounded nothing like Gords song, but it had the lyrics "That's what you get for lovin' me". The rest of the lyrics were different, though. This song must not have been out for too long, because when Gord heres it I think he's going to sue the $hit out of this bum for stealing the title of one of his songs . Is Gord the only person they do this to? I read on here that some guy also used the melody for "The Edmund Fitzgerald" but he changed the lyrics. And don't forget Whitney Houston, who's song "Greatest Love Of All" sounded too much like "If You Could Read My Mind".
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Old 05-10-2004, 01:00 PM   #3
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The song is "That's What She Gets for Loving Me" by Brooks & Dunn. You can read the lyrics at http://www.lyricstime.com/lyrics/59724.html

I don't think I've heard it, so I have no idea how similar or different it is to the original. And I don't know how familiar B&D are with the original. I don't believe you can sue simply on the basis of a similar, or even the exact same, title -- not and win anyway. Now if the music and/or lyrics were lifted (or sampled or mixed, whatever you want to call it) yeah, Gord's lawyers would be all over it like cotton candy on a two-year-old.
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Old 05-10-2004, 01:00 PM   #4
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The song is "That's What She Gets for Loving Me" by Brooks & Dunn. You can read the lyrics at http://www.lyricstime.com/lyrics/59724.html

I don't think I've heard it, so I have no idea how similar or different it is to the original. And I don't know how familiar B&D are with the original. I don't believe you can sue simply on the basis of a similar, or even the exact same, title -- not and win anyway. Now if the music and/or lyrics were lifted (or sampled or mixed, whatever you want to call it) yeah, Gord's lawyers would be all over it like cotton candy on a two-year-old.
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Old 05-10-2004, 01:23 PM   #5
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Annie: Love that analogy...cotton candy on a two year old. Anyway, having reviewed the lyrics to the B&D song, I'd say they certainly are influenced by GL. I see lyrics that reflect at least 3 of Gord's tunes in their one song.
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:31 PM   #6
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
The other day I heard another singer(a country singer, I think) singing a song. It sounded nothing like Gords song, but it had the lyrics "That's what you get for lovin' me". The rest of the lyrics were different, though. This song must not have been out for too long, because when Gord heres it I think he's going to sue the $hit out of this bum for stealing the title of one of his songs . Is Gord the only person they do this to? I read on here that some guy also used the melody for "The Edmund Fitzgerald" but he changed the lyrics. And don't forget Whitney Houston, who's song "Greatest Love Of All" sounded too much like "If You Could Read My Mind".
I could be wrong but I don't believe you can copyright a title, only the lyrics, though it is obviously rare for a title to be reused. The only example that comes immediately to mind is "PS, I Love You" by Tom T. Hall and some English rock group whose name escapes me.
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:31 PM   #7
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
The other day I heard another singer(a country singer, I think) singing a song. It sounded nothing like Gords song, but it had the lyrics "That's what you get for lovin' me". The rest of the lyrics were different, though. This song must not have been out for too long, because when Gord heres it I think he's going to sue the $hit out of this bum for stealing the title of one of his songs . Is Gord the only person they do this to? I read on here that some guy also used the melody for "The Edmund Fitzgerald" but he changed the lyrics. And don't forget Whitney Houston, who's song "Greatest Love Of All" sounded too much like "If You Could Read My Mind".
I could be wrong but I don't believe you can copyright a title, only the lyrics, though it is obviously rare for a title to be reused. The only example that comes immediately to mind is "PS, I Love You" by Tom T. Hall and some English rock group whose name escapes me.
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:38 AM   #8
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I receieved Brooks & Dunn tickets for Christmas and saw them just a few months back. As a fan of Lightfoot and B&D My opinion is "harmless coincidence". I've been wrong before but having heard bofem that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Old 05-11-2004, 05:29 AM   #9
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Brooks & Dunn have been in the business a long time and I don't think they'd be dumb enough to borrow anyone's lyrics without getting copywright permissions first. Come on now,"Greatest Love" borrowing just about all of "mind" is one thing but these guys should certainly know better.
If they borrowed,it may be a compliment to Gord. Never jump to conclusions DMD3. Find out the facts 1st before you jump to a conclusion like that. Been me,Aurevoir!

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Old 05-11-2004, 07:06 AM   #10
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
Find out the facts 1st before you jump to a conclusion like that. Been me,Aurevoir!


That's a good idear.
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:06 AM   #11
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quote:Originally posted by Borderstone:
Find out the facts 1st before you jump to a conclusion like that. Been me,Aurevoir!


That's a good idear.
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Old 05-11-2004, 06:08 PM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
That's a good idear.

Don't look back. The spelling police are on your tail...

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Old 05-12-2004, 12:33 PM   #13
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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
Don't look back. The spelling police are on your tail...

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Naaah. I meant to spell it that way. That's country talk.
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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
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Naaah. I meant to spell it that way. That's country talk.
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Old 05-12-2004, 05:00 PM   #15
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
Naaah. I meant to spell it that way. That's country talk.


We pronounce it idear up in this neck of the woods, too, but we still spell it idea.

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Old 05-13-2004, 10:35 PM   #16
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Brooks and Dunn AND Gordon Lightfoot are my FAVORITES! I really don't think Ronnie was trying to steal anyone's lyrics or music. He and Kix write most of their own songs and I am sure they don't need to 'copy'. The songs are so totally different, I hadn't even thought about the titles being so close to the same. 'You get' 'She gets'. Just heard them do it live in South Carolina. Wonderful! I wish they would get permission and do some of Gord's songs though. Ronnie really has the most stunning voice. Gordon and 'My Boys'... My dream concert! LOL Well, gettin' pert near bedtime. Nite ya'll! Linda (in Tennessee)

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Brooks and Dunn AND Gordon Lightfoot are my FAVORITES! I really don't think Ronnie was trying to steal anyone's lyrics or music. He and Kix write most of their own songs and I am sure they don't need to 'copy'. The songs are so totally different, I hadn't even thought about the titles being so close to the same. 'You get' 'She gets'. Just heard them do it live in South Carolina. Wonderful! I wish they would get permission and do some of Gord's songs though. Ronnie really has the most stunning voice. Gordon and 'My Boys'... My dream concert! LOL Well, gettin' pert near bedtime. Nite ya'll! Linda (in Tennessee)

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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:

We pronounce it idear up in this neck of the woods, too, but we still spell it idea.

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I'm one of those who spells how he talks. And I don't really talk like that, just from time to time.
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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:

We pronounce it idear up in this neck of the woods, too, but we still spell it idea.

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I'm one of those who spells how he talks. And I don't really talk like that, just from time to time.
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I really do talk like that! That is what makes us Southern Girls...'something very special' Linda
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I really do talk like that! That is what makes us Southern Girls...'something very special' Linda
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