'California Gurls' vs. 'California Girls': Non-Feud of the Moment

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You might expect Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys member who wrote the 1965 classic "California Girls", to look down on Katy Perry's big hit of this summer, the similarly titled "California Gurls". After all, Perry has a history of giving her songs already-used names--and infuriating the original singers. "I Kissed a Girl," Perry's breakout hit, came seven out years after a Jill Sobule song of the same name. Sobule was not impressed.

But Wilson just released a statement(?!) saying he likes "Gurls":

"I love her vocal. ... She sounds very clear and energetic," he said in a statement issued by his manager. "The melody is infectious, and I'm flattered that Snoop Dogg used our lyric on the tag. I wish them well with this cut."

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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