Did ‘Glee’ Plagiarize Jonathan Coulton’s Cover of “Baby Got Back?”

Here’s a cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” from the Fox show Glee, set to air on next week’s episode. Jonathan Coulton recorded a cover of the song with the same arrangement and melody back in 2005 and took to Twitter today to shed some light on the alleged plagiarism. Coulton says he was never contacted by the Glee folks about using his arrangement, and it’s pretty obvious that they’re ripping him off because the Glee version includes the line “Johnny C’s in trouble,” which is only in his version because it’s his name. Hit the jump for Coulton’s original track so you can decide for yourself:

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