Top Ten Popular Songs that are Rip-Offs


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41Hello - Adele
42Hello I Love You - The Doors

@Toucan nope. It's not true. Ray Manzarek admit that he took Ray Charles' What'd I Say organ intro to Break on Through's organ intro, but all the way he denied that he would took this from Kinks. Even he told that the atmosphere of this song from Cream's Sunshine of Your Love, not from ADAAOTN. And even Ray & Dave Davies didn't want to sue the Doors... - somekindofaguy

They copied all day and all of the night by the kinks - Toucan

43What I Got - SublimeV1 Comment
44Penis Song - Macklemore
45Ghostbusters Theme
46Thinking Out Loud - Ed SheeranV1 Comment
47Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' RosesV1 Comment
48My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas

Sampled of I Got a Freak without permission

49When Love Takes Over - David Guetta
50Live While We're Young - One Direction
51Die a Happy Man - Thomas Rhett

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, in turn an alleged ripoff of Let's Get It On. - WonkeyDude98

52Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus

An already terrible song made worse by the chorus which rips off "I could have been a dreamer" by Dio - SteelCity99

53Best Song Ever - One DirectionV1 Comment
54Devil's Child - Judas PriestV1 Comment
55Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Deep Purple song/riff is not related to the song you mentioned. R. Blackmore demonstrated in an interview how he used part of Beethoven's 5th but played it... backwards. Youtube this (3:45): "1116) The Most Famous Riff in the Rock and Roll History" - Metal_Treasure

Don't care. All I know that this is a good song. And I will listen it - zxm

@whoever added this - get your facts straight before spreading lies. Smoke On the Water, esp. the riff, was inspired by Beethoven's 5th and not by the song you mention - Ritchie Blackmore himself admitted it. And it was an inspiration and not a ripoff - if Mr. Blackmore feels guilty, he would never volunteer this information. - Metal_Treasure

" Beethoven Inspired Thief " Steals the crap *

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