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Ukrainian Singer

Suing Over 'Call Me Maybe'

Carly Rae Stole My Song!

11/8/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


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UKRAINE NOT WEAK ... Ukraine sue -- at least that's what one hot Ukrainian singer is doing, claiming Carly Rae Jepsen shamelessly stole her slutty Christmas song ... and turned it into "Call Me Maybe."

The singer -- who goes by Aza -- is filing the lawsut in L.A., claiming "Call Me Maybe" is a carbon copy of her song "Hunky Santa" ... which producers simply tweaked before adding Carly Rae Jepsen's voice.



According to the lawsuit -- to be filed today by Aza's lawyer Barry Rothman -- she's suing for unspecified damages ... but based on how insanely popular "Call Me Maybe" is, a ton of money's on the line.

Aza tells us, "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."

As for how similar the songs REALLY are -- you be the judge.

Scooter Braun -- Justin Bieber's manager -- is also named in the suit.

Carly's rep tells TMZ, "This is completely false and [Carly's] lawyers will deal with this. Everyone knows [Carly] is a songwriter. She is not spending a lot of time listening to Ukrainian radio."

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61.

Buddy The Elf    

They are almost identical, except being totally different.

691 days ago
62.

destini    

They sound NOTHING alike

691 days ago
63.

Lothandra    

I think she needs to shake her head. Foolish woman your song stinks and is Not like carly's

691 days ago
64.

Bagheera    

Listened to the song. It sounds similar to a remix of Call Me Maybe.
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The way she sings is quite different. If you are willing to say that she sings. Sounds closer to, in tone, a presidential speech with musical accompaniment.
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The only lyrics I heard in the song that were the same were "Here is my number. Call Me." Other than those words, Aza's song is about screwing guys for presents. Carly's song is about 'I think you are hot, want to date?" I can understand the concepts coming from the same tree (you are attractive, let's spend time and money together), but they are not of the same leaf.
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This is just a get rich quick scheme for someone who is not globally popular.

691 days ago
65.

Brazilian chick    

Oh please, the music sounds like the annoying song "Friday"
Watching this video was disturbing to my eye sight and ear drums. She should give up on singing!

691 days ago
66.

RoadRig    

CLEVER FREE PUBLICITY STUNT!!! Shame on you though....

691 days ago
67.

I am Spartacus    

wow nothing about the song is similiar. At least the first minute because that's all I could get through. This is simply a case of her suing so her name will get out there (mission accomplished) and get people to actually know who she is.

691 days ago
68.

Rebecca    

They sound NOTHING alike. Aza is so full of herself.

691 days ago
69.

Barb    

I want to punch myself in the face after listening to her song. I heard nothing that sounded like "Call Me Maybe". Oy.

691 days ago
70.

trish    

Aza and Farrah Abraham should make an album together called who can f u c k up auto-tune the most.

691 days ago
71.

Sandra     

Pathetic woman with no case!!

691 days ago
72.

amy    

what exactly am i missing here?

691 days ago
73.

Mickey Kafka    

I can totally see the resemblance.. one is a video of a cute girl with talent singing a fun, catchy song. And the other is video of a woman with no talent, barely getting through a horrible song with no melody.

good luck in court, natasha.

691 days ago
74.

BE    

This sounds nothing like Call Me Maybe!! This chick just wants attention and people to hear her music.

691 days ago
75.

smarty    

th

691 days ago
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