Universe, I am so sorry for this wretched error! I still carry guilt from it!
Which brings me to pop music plagiarists. I'll start with the most minor offender (albeit still annoying):
Miss Jordin Sparks
Her song: Battlefield
Lyrics in question: "Why does love always feel like a battlefield/ a battlefield/ a battlefield?
Original song: Pat Benatar--Love is a Battlefield
Lyrics in question: "Love is a battlefield . . ."
I mean seriously, girlie, that metaphor HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE! And not only has it been done before, but in one of the standard 80's hymns. Why on earth did you rip it off???
Baby Bash feat. E-40
His song: Go Girl
Lyrics in question: "California face with a down south rump"
Original Song: Sir Mix-A-Lot--I Like Big Butts
Lyrics in question: "LA face with a Oakland booty"
Baby Bash, you may be kinda cute, but this is clearly a rip off. Sure, you're broadening the scope a little (California/south vs. LA/the bay), but nonetheless, you're a copycat! Well, I mean, your songwriters are copycats.
And the worst of all . . . although it pains me to say it, cause I love me some Brit Brit . . .
Miss Britney Spears
Her song: Hold it Against Me
Lyrics in question: "If I said I want your body now/ would you hold it against me?"
Original song: Bellamy Brothers--If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body
Lyrics in question: "If I said you had a beautiful body/ would you hold it against me?"
Sorry Marianne, I know she's your girl, but damn! That is one unoriginal pun. I just don't understand why singers (and/or their songwriters?) think it's okay to straight up steal someone else's lyrics without so much as a nod to the original song. All it does is remind me of the grave error I committed when I published that godforsaken poem eight years ago. Geez.