A Serbian Singer Says Bruno Mars Totally Ripped Off Her 1984 Song For 'Uptown Funk'

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars might have created the most inescapable hit of the year, but one Serbian singer is claiming that “Uptown Funk” is a complete rip-off of her song.
Snezana Miskovic, also known by her stage name Viktorija, 56, has alleges that 80 percent of the hit sounds like her 1984 song “Ulice Mracne Nisu Za Devojke,” translation: “Dark Streets Are Not For Girls.”
The star says, “Their song “Uptown Funk” contains 80 percent of my tracks. How much of it are you allowed to take as inspiration for your song?”
Here is Viktorija’s song so you can judge for yourself. I have no idea what she’s saying, but I can definitely hear a bit of similarity to “Uptown Funk.”
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiIl1S8OgB8&w=640&h=360]
For comparison purposes, here’s the Bruno Mars ditty (because you probably haven’t heard it enough…).
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0&w=640&h=360]
This could be a serious matter.┬áIn March, a judge ruled that the Robin Thicke’s scandalous “Blurred Lines” had been largely plagiarized from Marvin Gaye’s song “Got To Give It Up,” but most copyright infringement cases are settled out of court as cases can be very unpredictable.
Bruno Mars might not have to worry about appearing in court though. Miskovic doesn’t seem too eager to spend time before a judge. “I’m in no hurry to sue them, these processes take a long time, and my life and career does not depend on lawsuits,” she said.

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