Avril Lavigne is being accused of stealing parts of her song "Girlfriend" from a '70s tune called "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend." Having never heard either, I can't say a damn thing about whether Avril's song sounds like the other song or whatever. All I know is that Avril is pissed about the accusations, and has put her anger in website posting form:
You may have heard some news that two guys who wrote for some band from the 1970s I have never in my life heard of called the "Rubinoos" are trying to sue me. They have a song called "I Want To Be Your Boyfriend" that has no musical similarities to the song "Girlfriend" that Luke Gottwald and I wrote together. They claim that a small part of the lyrics are the same and are saying that I took these from them. I had never heard this song in my life and their claim is based on 5 words! All songs share similar lyrics and emotions. As humans we speak one language.
Off the top of my head, two other songs that I can immediately think of with this type of lyric are "Hey, hey, you, you get off of my cloud" by the Rolling Stones and "Hey little girl I want to be your boyfriend" by the Ramones. Simply put, I have been falsely accused of ripping their song off. Luke and I have done nothing wrong and there is no merit to their claim.
"As humans we speak one language." That's funny Avril - cause there's this human who lives across the hall from me who speaks Farsi, and I can't understand a fucking word he's saying. Guess the concept of thinking before typing never occurs to some people. By the way, no one really gives a shit whether you ripped your dumb song off or not. You are boring, and I laugh my butt off every time Perez rips you.