The Top 10 Rip-Offs In Music History

by (@unclegrambo)

Did Avril Lavigne Rip-Off The Rubinoos?

7. The Accused: Avril Lavigne, “Girlfriend”

The Original: The Rubinoos, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”

The Case: “Hey hey, you you, I wanna be your boyfriend,” sang The Rubinoos in one of the great power pop songs of the 1970s. “Hey hey, you you, I wanna be your girlfriend,” sang punk pop princess Avril Lavigne in 2007. Notice any similarities there? The Rubinoos certainly did, who sued Lavigne back in 2008. The two sides settled out of court, and although the settlement remains confidential, we’re betting The Rubinoos sang “Hey hey” all the way to the bank.

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