‘Call Me Maybe’ Is A Rip Off Of ‘Hunky Santa,’ Claims Ukrainian Singer Aza In Lawsuit
Aza, the Ukranian singer behind the sleazy Christmas song, Hunky Santa, is claiming in a lawsuit that Carly Rae Jepsen stole her song to create the hit Call Me Maybe.
According to The Independent, Aza is filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles claiming that her song Hunky Santa was “tweaked” by producers to create the hit Call Me Maybe.
Aza told TMZ:
“I’m shocked and surprised that these people wanted to sample my lyrics on their song. They didn’t ask me for permission – they just took it. That’s why I filed this lawsuit. When I first heard it on the radio, I was driving and almost got into an accident. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.”
Aza’s lyrics don’t seem too similar to the words in Call Me Maybe.
Aza sings: “I like lots of hunky men and chocolate covered Bon Bons, I will make cookies for you.”
And: “I like sexy silky lingerie. I like big and sparkly diamonds. I like lots and lots (of compliments?) And I like chocolate covered almonds.”
According to The Independent, there is one line in the song that may be the source of Aza’s plagiarism claim. Aza sings: “I’ll be your sweetest lady, call me and here is my number.”
What do you think? Did Carly Rae Jepsen still the lyrics for Call Me Maybe from Hunky Santa?
A rep for the singer said:
“This is completely false and lawyers will deal with this. Everyone knows Carly is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio.”
Here’s the video for Hunky Santa.
Here’s Carly Rae Jepsen’s song.
Do you hear anything similar? Do you think Hunky Santa was the inspiration for Call Me Maybe?