Beyonce Steals from Gypsies & NASA + Playlist Sneak Peek

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Last week Beyonce and Jay Z got sued by Hungarian singer Mitsou over their hit single “Drunk in Love.” We talk about this steal and other controversies surrounding her album. We also give a sneak preview of our personalized holiday playlist. Happy Holidays!!

Our Holiday Gift to You!

Be sure to GET YOUR CUSTOMIZED PLAYLIST as a holiday gift from us — to YOU! One of the best gifts that we have ever received was a playlist of songs from a person we respect and admire in the music industry. WE WANT TO GIVE THAT SAME GIFT TO YOU.

Send us their favorite song. We’ll take that song, use all of our musicology, and create you a bad-ass Who Stole What style playlist. Give us your song and just wait for us to send you a crazy music baby! Tell your friends about it.

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Tis the Season To Be Stealin’ – Xmas Music Plagiarism

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All those songs you listen to and can’t avoid at Christmas time? Well, many of them are stolen. Yep, see who makes our naughty list as we tackle Jingle Bells, SNL and George Michael.

Our Holiday Gift to You!

Be sure to GET YOUR CUSTOMIZED PLAYLIST as a holiday gift from us — to YOU! One of the best gifts that we have ever received was a playlist of songs from a person we respect and admire in the music industry. WE WANT TO GIVE THAT SAME GIFT TO YOU.

Send us their favorite song. We’ll take that song, use all of our musicology, and create you a bad-ass Who Stole What style playlist. Give us your song and just wait for us to send you a crazy music baby! Tell your friends about it.

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More Steal-ly Steals Bonus Episode – Dr Luke, The Supremes, The Bar Kays

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We’ve done a lot of steals on Who Stole What but sometimes we don’t go far enough down the rabbit hole. Here are three examples of steals that are even more stolen than we thought.

Also, be sure to GET YOUR CUSTOMIZED PLAYLIST as a holiday gift from us — to YOU! One of the best gifts that we have ever received was a playlist of songs from a person we respect and admire in the music industry. WE WANT TO GIVE THAT SAME GIFT TO YOU.

Send us their favorite song. We’ll take that song, use all of our musicology, and create you a bad-ass Who Stole What style playlist. Give us your song and just wait for us to send you a crazy music baby! Tell your friends about it.

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Hitler, Kim Jong-Un and Star Wars? Propaganda Steals

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Last week, Sony got hacked (or maybe not) by North Korea. Was it retaliation for the movie the Interview? And what does this have to do with Who Stole What? Did you know that propaganda is just as stolen as any other art form. Star Wars stealing from the Nazis, North Korea steals from Michael Jackson and Call of Duty and Elder Scrolls.

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Shields Brothers Parody of Psy’s Gentleman

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Mariah Carey Can’t Sing? Pomplamoose Can’t Tour?

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In this bonus episode of Who Stole What, we’re talking music news from last week. First, we revisit live singing and highlight Mariah Carey’s embarrassing isolated vocal track from her appearance on NBC Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting special. Does anybody sing live anymore on television?

Then we flip topics and talk about the Pomplamoose/Jack Conte blog post about their recent tour profits (or lack thereof) where they made $130,000 and still managed to walk away $10,000 in the red. Is it possible for small bands to tour these days?

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The Shazam Effect – Derek Thompson Interview

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In this bonus episode, we interview Derek Thompson. Derek is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine. He writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business. We really wanted to talk with him because he wrote a very interesting article, The Shazam Effect*, where he talks about the music business.

In our podcast, Derek shares a lot more about his research that didn’t get in the article and we asked him some Who Stole What style questions.

Be sure to listen to the end so you can hear the song we picked that stumps Shazam!!

*Shazam is a mobile app that recognizes music and TV around you. To learn more about Shazam, you can watch Derek’s interview on PBS NewsHour.

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Mario, Sonic, Doom: Stolen Video Game Soundtracks

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Classic video games make for surprising steals. We got a great tip from a listener about some shocking steals from beloved video games — Mario, Sonic, Doom, and Parappa The Rappa. You’ll even hear a crazy story about Michael Jackson and the Sonic 3 soundtrack. Hope your mind is as blown as ours by these crazy steals. Listen to the end to hear our Super Mario – Blurred Lines parody!

Hat tip to our listener, OnyixSlayer (Thomas) for a great WSW suggestion!

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Shields Brothers Super Mario – Blurred Lines Parody

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Bruno Mars Uptown Funk: Music’s Quentin Tarantino?

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Since Bruno Mars’ meteoric rise to fame in 2010, he’s completely changed his style. Now he does massive homages to other artists. Some may call it genius, some call it stealing. Find out what we have to say on this week’s Who Stole What.

We are starting a new addition to our blog where we track the ancestry of songs. Here’s the ancestry of three Bruno Mars’ tracks.

Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
Jungle Love, Morris Day and the Time
Let’s Go Crazy, Prince

Treasure, Bruno Mars
Baby I’m Yours, Break Bot
Give It To Me Baby, Rick James

Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
Can’t Stand Loosing You, The Police
Police and Thieves, The Clash
Chase the Devil, Max Romeo

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Our Rock Cover Bruno Mars’ When I Was Your Man

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