A company called Structured Asset Sales filed the lawsuit, claiming Ed’s ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ is an exact copy of Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’.
According to the lawsuit, Sheeran’s song has the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as ‘Let’s Get it On’.
Let’s Get It On was written by a guy named Edward Townsend and Marvin Gaye in 1973. Townsend died in 2003, and Structured Asset Sales bought one-third of the copyright. This means that one-third of the song is worth $100 million dollars!
Listen to both songs and let us know if you think he really did steal the song.