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Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has been a hit for a few months now, so it’s not surprising that someone has finally come forward to sue her and the song’s writers for stealing material. A Ukrainian singer named Aza is reportedly suing the Canadian pop star for stealing her “Hunky Santa” song.
TMZ reports that Aza filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles, claiming that “Call Me Maybe” is an exact copy of “Hunky Santa.” She believes that the only changes Jepsen’s producers made was adding her voice.
Aza, who is seeking unspecified damages, told TMZ, “I'm shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song.”
She continued, “They didn't ask me for permission, they just took it. That's why I filed this lawsuit. When I first heard it on the radio, I was driving and almost got into an accident. I couldn't believe what I was hearing.”
Jepsen’s rep called the whole idea ridiculous. “This is completely false and [Carly's] lawyers will deal with this. Everyone knows [Carly] is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio,” her rep stated.
According to LaLate, Jepsen, Owl City’s Adam Young, Matt Thiessen and Brian Lee were recently sued over the hit “Good Time.” Allyson Nichole Burnett claims that the song is similar to her 2010 track “Ah It’s A Love Song.”
You can decide for yourself if “Call Me Maybe” sounds anything like “Hunky Santa,” which was posted on YouTube in December 2011 and has less than 800 views. Jepsen’s song is up to 325.6 million. Here are the videos for the two songs: