Ed Sheeran is facing a lawsuit over allegations he plagiarized Marvin Gaye's 1973 song "Let's Get it On" for his 2014 song "Thinking Out Loud."
It's reported that U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton rejected the Sheeran's request to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against him by the estate and heirs of the late producer Ed Townsend, who co-wrote "Let's Get It On" with Gaye.
The judge claims to have found "substantial similarities between several of the two works' musical elements."
The judge believe listeners may find the "aesthetic appeal" of the songs to be very similar and to make matter worse those same jurors may be impressed "by a video of Ed at one of his shows where he "seamlessly transitioned between [the songs.]"
Sheeran has denied copying the son, and has argued the songs have differences in "total concept and feel." "Thinking Out Loud" is characterized by "somber, melancholic tones, addressing long lasting romantic love" while "Let's Get It On" is a "sexual anthem,"
Do you hear the similarities?
Still not sure? Check out this video of someone comparing them in depth!