Back in the late 70s the Bellamy Brothers wrote and recorded a monster hit called "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?" Before you roll your eyes at the cheesy pick up line, consider that it's a Groucho Marx one liner. Nobody outwits Groucho, right? Howard Bellamy talked about Groucho's eyebrow waggling, cigar chomping flirtation in an interview at Songfacts. It's also been used as a pick up line both in life (gag) and on television in the years since.
In January 2011 Britney $pears released a song called "Hold It Against Me." That's when the trouble started. The Bellamy Brothers were really upset that
Hear that sound? That's the sound of the karma bus revving it's engine and it sounds suspiciously like Groucho snickering.
Before the Bellamys had a chance to file suit the songwriting team behind "Hold It Against Me" smacked them with a defamation and libel suit. The Bellamys apologized and the suit was dropped. But, again, what wa$ the problem in the fir$t place? And why are we upset with the singer, Britney $pears? It's a conundrum.
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I'm not a Britney fan so today's song isn't "Hold It Against Me" or anything else she's done. Today's song, "Cover of the Rolling Stone" by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, has nothing to do with any of this. Maybe. Have a good weekend.