Avril gets sued, has “Girlfriend” troubles
Avril’s in trouble with the law. Surprisingly, this time it isn’t for hocking a loogey at the paparazzi.
Canada’s favorite punk princess has been charged with copyright infringement for the lyrics and music for “Girlfriend” which sound suspiciously like pop duo The Rubinoos song “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” from 1979.
After comparing the songs, I can see why The Rubinoos might charge her for copyright infringement. The only similarities seem to be the words and music during the chorus, so really is that enough to sue Avril?
Apparently, it is enough for Lavigne’s people to hire a musicologist (there’s a job for everyone and everything these days) to compare the two songs. According to Avril’s manager Terri McBride, the results came back so “solidly on their side” that it was “ridiculous.”
So take a listen, and decide for yourself.