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The Cascada song sounds just like Perry's summery ode to the West coast and its bikini-baring babes -- from the nearly identical beat to the lyrical content. Compare Cascada's lyrics, "Wake me up in San Francisco/ Where you got flowers in your hair girl/ Party everywhere girl" with Katy's hook, "California girls/ We're undeniable/ Fine, fresh, fierce/ We got it on lock/ West coast represent/ Now put your hands up."
Ironically enough, 'San Francisco' comes from Cascada's fourth studio album entitled 'Original Me'!
There seems to be quite a lot of rip-off allegations flying around in the music industry these days -- Justin Bieber's Marc Jacob-esque fragrance bottle design, Beyonce's Billboard Music Awards performance, Rihanna's David LaChapelle-inspired 'S&M' video, heavy comparisons between Lady Gaga and Madonna, Kanye West's French film-inspired 'All of the Lights' video ...
Do you think Cascada plagiarized Perry? Compare the two songs and watch the videos below!
Watch Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' feat. Snoop Dogg video.