Copycat Songs

Pop, rock, and R&B oldies that make me think about another one.

Beyoncé and friends in the “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” video (Photo: Columbia Records)

“There is no new thing under the sun,” according to the Book of Ecclesiastes. That’s a pretty dead-accurate observation, but sadly for the likes of Robin Thicke, Michael Bolton, The Verve, and others, it would never hold up as a line of defense in a case of musical plagiarism or copyright infringement.