Did "Glee" rip off Jonathan Coulton's cover of "Baby Got Back"?

The musician tweets that the versions are uncannily similar

By Prachi Gupta
January 18, 2013 10:13PM (UTC)
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(Jonathan Coulton via YouTube video)

Musician Jonathan Coulton is claiming that Fox's hit show "Glee" plagiarized a cover he performed of the 1992  Sir-Mix-a-Lot single "Baby Got Back." Via Twitter, Coulton wrote:

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The "Glee" track, from Season 4, below:


Indeed, the song bears an uncanny resemblance to Coulton's 2005 release, posted on YouTube via user Enzemo:

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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