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Did Lily Allen’s new single ‘L8 CMMR’ lift from Tom Tom Club’s ‘Genius of Love’?

Feb 6, 2014

Lily Allen streamed a new song from the soundtrack to “Girls” today, “L8 CMMR.” It’s not very good. The sonic brightness that makes some Lily Allen songs vibrant and irresistible are here just kind of an auto-tuned saccharine mess.

But there is one thing that’s kind of interesting about it—the bridge sounds an awful lot like the chorus to “Genius of Love” by the Tom Tom Club, the outgrowth of The Talking Heads fronted by Tina Weymouth.

Here’s Lily Allen’s new single—listen at 0:34 second in:

And compare that to “Genius of Love”—listen at 0:23 seconds in:

Eh? Am I crazy, here?

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