Scoot McD Scud Langely
New York – A new sensation has made his way into the pop world recently and his recent surge is causing equal parts hysteria and confusion. Kinny Laughins showed up at the MTV music awards sporting a brown leather jacket, tight faded Levi jeans, coiffed hair, and a neat beard. All in attendance immediately began making comparisons between him and ’80s movie soundtrack regular Kenny Loggins.
Matters were only made worse by the wunderkind’s debut on Top 40 radio with his first hit, “Fancy Free” which seemed to draw heavily from Loggins’ own hit, “Footloose”. If the similar sounding guitar riffs and hand claps were not enough to draw the ire of the music industry, the chorus seems to only be a rework of the original. In it, Laughins sings, “Gi-gi-gotta get free, fancy-free. Get up off of your knees”.
When asked about these comparisons, Laughins removed his aviator sunglasses and replied,
“Look, I had never even heard of this ‘Kenny Loggins’ before the media started asking me about him. And as far as the similarities go, I really don’t see them. Sure, both of our hits are amazingly popular, but other than that, I can’t make any other comparisons. Sounds to me like an old has-been’s attempt at latching onto some new blood’s fame and fortune. I write all of my own songs in the seclusion of an F16 Tomcat so that I have no distractions. Everyone will see that I’m an original artist once my new hit, “Hazard Ward” hits radios next month.”
The jury is still out on whether or not Laughins is an original or just a carbon copy of his namesake. Only time will tell.