Haters are hating on Glee’s cover of “Baby Got Back” because they didn’t pay much credit to Jonathan Coulton, who originally performed the arrangement. Coulton covered Sir Mixalot 1992′s ode to arses with a slower, more emotional track and couldn’t help but note the similarities on Twitter:
It doesn’t seem like Glee asked permission or paid credit to Coulton at all. But as LiterallyLuke says on YouTube: “Coulton’s songs are released under a Non-commercial Creative Commons license. That means that the songs can be used by people as long as attribution is used and they are not using it commercially. Glee’s use of the song, if they do use it, is a violation of that, even if they credit him. Similarly this channel is in violation as there was no attribution given. Hope that clears things up for some defenders of Glee.”
Listen to the two versions below and let us know what you think in the comments! Also, as someone who watches Glee I find a lot of their covers sound like carbon copies of YouTube arrangements. Can you think of others?
Also, just for some LOLz. If you type in “why do these old” on Google, this is what comes up: