Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” is the subject of another lawsuit.
This time, a 70s rap group is suing because they believe the song sounds too much like their hit, “Funk You Up.”
A female rap trio named The Sequence released the single “Funk You Up” in 1979 … a hit that was the third rap song ever to reach Billboard’s Top 50 Singles. In court docs, obtained by TMZ, the group claims Mars’ hit has “significant and substantially similar compositional elements” of “Funk You Up.”
Mars and Ronson have faced several lawsuits stemming from the single … most recently in September.
The Sequence is asking for a jury trial and unspecified amount of money from Mars — and songwriter Ronson — who penned the track.
We reached out to a rep for Bruno … so far, no word back.
Take a listen to both songs below. Do you notice any similarities?