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Old 04-11-2013, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Cheesiest Music Videos from the 1980s

Originally Posted by StickIt View Post
They're all cheesy aren't they? I hope this thread goes on forever...ah, the nostalgia.

Anyway, here's one. Why not?!
I barely remember that video - thanks for posting it. I found this interesting:

Columbia Pictures was later the defendant in a copyright infringement lawsuit, also naming Parker which claimed "Ghostbusters" was too similar in musical structure to "I Want a New Drug," written and performed by Huey Lewis and the News (more specifically, the bass/guitar riff which runs through the song). "I Want a New Drug" was a U.S. top-ten hit earlier the same year and was extremely similar to "Pop Muzik" by M, a project by Robin Scott. The two parties settled out of court. Details of the settlement (specifically, that Columbia Pictures paid Lewis a settlement) were confidential until 2001, when Lewis commented on the payment in an episode of VH1's Behind the Music. Parker subsequently sued Lewis for breaching confidentiality.

Here's a video that killed a promising rock career:
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse
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