Remember how The Bellamy Brothers claimed that Britney Spears ripped off the title of their song, If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me? Yeah, well Hold It Against Me‘s songwriter/producer, Dr. Luke, is still pretty pissed about that so he’s suing them for defamation.
In a federal lawsuit filed today, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald says The Bellamy Brothers launched a “smear campaign” by claiming Brit’s hit — co-penned by Gottwald — was just a knockoff of their 1979 song … “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?” Gottwald also claims the Brothers’ attack was “a publicity stunt aimed to increase their record sales … and to combat their dwindling relevance.” Ouch. In addition to damages for defamation … Gottwald wants a court order stating once and for all Britney’s song has nothing to do with the BB’s song. SOURCE
I hate to say it, but maybe this as good a sign as any that people need to stop writing songs based on fucking lame, pun-heavy pick-up lines. Not that Britney’s song isn’t super catchy and one of her better tracks (OH GOD WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?!), but still, if some guy actually used that line on me, I’d assume he was a date-rapist and pepper spray his ass into the stone age.