Avril Lavigne has been in the press last month regarding the song GIRLFRIEND.
Avril is being sued for copyright infringement for allegedly plagiarizing a substantial part of “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” a song by ’70s new wave group the Rubinoos.
The debate spilled over at YouTube. You can view the song comparison here.
Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald who co-wrote GIRLFRIEND has lashed out at the plaintiffs â€” songwriters James Gangwer and original Rubinoos member Tommy Dunbar denying allegations that he and Lavigne “copied” “Boyfriend.”
“I never heard of the Rubinoos before the lawsuit,” said Gottwald, an in-demand producer who has crafted hits for Kelly Clarkson, Pink and Daughtry, among others. “I never heard of the song and neither has Avril. I would take a polygraph on that in front of them.”
This drama began with the June issue of Performing Songwriter magazine, in which Chantal Kreviazuk, who co-wrote much of Lavigne’s 2004 triple platinum-selling album “Under My Skin,” ridiculed the notion that Lavigne writes her own material.
Girlfriend” has sold 2.6 million copies worldwide
It’s also been noted that Avril Lavigneâ€™s song ‘I Donâ€™t Have To Try’ that comes off her new album The Best Damn Thing sounds identical to the track Iâ€™m The Kinda by a Canadian artist known as Peaches. Song comparison here.
Is it a coincidence? or a perfect crime?