Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are being sued over Uptown Funk - again

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars are being sued by 1980s band Collage for alleged copyright infringement over their song Uptown Funk, according to TMZ.

The complaint, obtained by Pitchfork, states:

"Upon information and belief, many of the main instrumental attributes and themes of Uptown Funk are deliberately and clearly copied from Young Girls, including, but not limited to, the distinct funky specifically noted and timed consistent guitar riffs present throughout the compositions, virtually if not identical bass notes and sequence, rhythm, structure, crescendo of horns and synthesizers rendering the compositions almost indistinguishable if played over each other and strikingly similar if played in consecutively."

It's not the first time the pair have faced legal action over the song, which sat at number one in the UK charts for seven weeks.

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The Gap Band in 2005 (Luis M. Alvarez/AP)

In May the duo handed over 17% of royalties for the song to The Gap Band and inserted them into the credits for the song, after their hit Oops Upside Your Head was found to be similar to Uptown Funk.

Bruno and Mark are yet to comment on the lawsuit, so we'll have to wait for further news. In the meantime, you can listen and decide how similar the songs are...

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