Jonathan Coulton claims ‘Glee’ ripped off his cover of “Baby Got Back” (listen to both)
Jonathan Coulton at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Fox teen musical show Glee will resume their fourth season on Thursday (1/24) and if you somehow end up watching, you’ll notice that they’ll be singing a cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” However, NYC geek rock fave Jonathan Coulton just tweeted that they ripped of his cover of the song without contacting him. You can stream Jonathan’s version and Glee‘s version below… the similarities are pretty undeniable.
Jonathan Coulton – “Baby Got Back
Glee – “Baby Got Back”
P.S. did anyone watch the season premiere of “King of the Nerds” last night. I expected to hate it from the commercials but it was pretty awesome. Why am I mentioning this here? One of the contestants says Jonathan Coulton is her favorite musician.