Bellamy Brothers Cry Foul To Britney Spears
January 11, 2011 at 11:56 AM (PT)
Country duo THE BELLAMY BROTHERS are making the claim that the new song from BRITNEY SPEARS, “Hold It Against Me," sounds a bit too similar to one of their big hits -- 1979’s ‘If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me,’ After listening to BRITNEY’s new song the BROTHERS asked, "Didn't we already do that?"
“Back in 1979, I wrote a little song called ‘If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me,’” said DAVID BELLAMY. “That little song went #1 and has since become one of the defining songs of our career. If you listen to the lyrics of BRITNEY SPEARS’ new single, ‘Hold It Against Me,’ you’ll find some major similarities.”
According to the BELLAMY BROTHERS press statement, they picked up on the news when hits to their video of their Country classic was up 270,000 views on YOUTUBE.COM. And reportedly there were comments on the similarities on PEREZHILTON.COM and EW.COM.
“HOWARD and I have no personal beef with BRITNEY,” said DAVID BELLAMY. “She’s a talented gal. But professionally, well, in all honesty, we feel completely ripped off. Where's the originality?"
For more on the BELLAMY BROTHERS visit www.bellamybrothers.com. And to watch the video for "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me," click here