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|"Super Bowl Shuffle" Owner Sues Media Giant
|CHICAGO (AP) -- The owner of a beloved ditty by the 1985 Chicago Bears is preparing to shuffle on down to federal court to take on a media conglomerate.
"Super Bowl Shuffle" owner Julia Meyer filed a lawsuit in Chicago this week alleging Viacom used the video on MTV and VH1 without permission.
The video features Bears boasting, "We're so bad, we know we're good. Blowing your mind like we knew we could." It sold more than 500,000 singles and became a hallmark of the Super Bowl champions.
The lawsuit says interest in the video is up on the 25th anniversary of its recording and Viacom has undermined potential sales. It says a jury should determine a damages figure.
Viacom spokeswoman Kelly McAndrew says the claims in the lawsuit are "unfounded."
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