How Carly Rae Jepsen scammed Disney

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If you've listened to the new Carly Rae Jepsen album then you may have noticed that the song "Everything He Needs" sounds vaguely familiar. That's because it features an interpolation of a Harry Nilsson song from the Popeye movie soundtrack.

The 1980 movie starring Shelley Duvall and the late Robin Williams was produced by Walt Disney Productions so how exactly did Carly get the rights to sample the song for her new album? It's probably something only the Queen of Pop is capable of doing!

CR Fashion Book reports:

The most challenging part for the 33-year-old musician was how to get Disney, notoriously tight with permissions, to sign off on a decidedly un-PG song. Having exhausted traditional routes and coming up against deadlines, she finally paid a visit to the big boss.

“Who knows what the straw was that broke the camel’s back,” she tells CR. “I decided to take matters into my own hands. For a friend’s family’s visit, I got my picture taken with Mickey with a little fake contract that said ‘He Needs Me.’ And then I got him to sign it. I sent it off to [my] publishers and said, ‘The big boss says it’s okay! Let’s go!’ Then, about a week before the album was due and we were deciding which songs were going to make or break it, we got a message that, yes, we could pay them the rights to have that hook in the chorus.”

Listen to the two clips below:

Listen to the full song below:



Carly's Dedicated Tour starts next week and will have stops across the US, Canada, and Japan. Dates/tickets

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