Alabama singer/songwriter Ally Burnett sued the song's writers Young, Matt Thiessen and Brian Lee, claiming that that copied a prominent motif of her 2010 recording, "Ah, It's a Love Song," from her album The Takeover
. Burnett's lawsuits alleges that a "unique vocal motif" from her song is repeated throughout "Good Time," and "has a catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in people's heads."
Burnett also claimed that she has "suffered emotional and psychological damage" as fans accused her of copying "Good Time."
The lawsuit then becomes particularly arcane on points of musicology and composing regarding the alleged similarities of the two songs, claiming they share "identical pitch sequence ... melodic contour ... rhythmic construction ... [and] timbre."
The Hollywood Reporter
reported in June 2014 that Allyson Burnett eventually dropped the copyright infringement lawsuit after "extensive investigation" confirmed the song to be an original composition.