Top 10 Original Songs Overshadowed by Remakes / Sampled Songs

The Top Ten Original Songs Overshadowed by Remakes / Sampled Songs

1 Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder

The song's beat is sampled in Gangster's Paradise by Coolio ft. LV. - ParasN2000

2 All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan

Jimi Hendrix’s version is still great though. - Misfire

Covered by Jimi Hendrix. - ParasN2000

3 Valerie - Steve Winwood

Sampled in 'Call on Me' by Eric Prydz. - ParasN2000

4 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Famous covered by Jeff Buckley. - ParasN2000

5 Thank You - Dido

The chrous is sampled in Eminem's 'Stan'. - ParasN2000

6 I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton

Famously covered by Whitney Houston. - ParasN2000

7 Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk

Sampled in Kanye West's 'Stronger'. - ParasN2000

8 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - ABBA

Resampled into Hung Up by Madonna - SamanthaRosie

9 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Robert Hazard

Covered by Cyndi Lauper - ParasN2000

10 99 Problems - Ice T

Sampled in Jay Z's '99 Problems'. - ParasN2000

The Newcomers

? If I Could Fly - Joe Satriani

The melody was remade into Viva La Vida by Coldplay, which became really popular, possibly overshadowing this. - SamanthaRosie

? This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

Apparently sampled in You’re Only Human (2nd Wind) by Billy Joel. R.I.P. Natalie Cole 1950-2015. - SamanthaRosie

The Contenders

11 I Like to Move It - Reel 2 Real

It was remade by Will.I.Am for Madagascar & the melody entirely was sampled in DEV’s In The Dark. Quite ironic. - SamanthaRosie

12 Macarena - Los del Rio

It was virtually sampled in Dagny’s Love You Like That & Katy Perry’s Never Really Over. Can’t believe it? Listen to it. - SamanthaRosie

13 Under Pressure - Queen

Gotta love that small moment of anxiety when you can't tell if it's Ice Ice Baby or Under Pressure. - llamakalamari

14 West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

The melody & instrumentation used in West End Girls got resampled into Jump by Madonna. - SamanthaRosie

15 Express Yourself - Madonna

It was the main song resampled into Born This Way by Lady Gaga. - SamanthaRosie

16 Vogue - Madonna

Resampled into Born This Way by Lady Gaga. - SamanthaRosie

17 Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited

It was resampled into Stadium Rave by Mark Governor (used in SpongeBob SquarePants) & I Guess I Like It Like That by Kylie Minogue. Yet God Control by Madonna has the same beat as this. LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! - SamanthaRosie

18 Part of Me - Katy Perry

It appeared resampled into Beggin' On Your Knees by Victoria Justice for Victorious. - SamanthaRosie

19 Song 2 - Blur

Resampled into Windows Down by Big Time Rush. - SamanthaRosie

20 Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye

Ripped off by Blurred Lines from Robert Thicke. - SamanthaRosie

21 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive

It was resampled into Begin to Wonder by Danni Minogue as well as Right Round by Flo Rida (ft. Ke$ha) & Bastille by Pompeii had the style. - SamanthaRosie

22 Super Freak - Rick James

It was resampled into U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer. - SamanthaRosie

23 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

It resampled Super Freak by Rick James & the chorus of this was resampled into Dance A$$ by Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj (who finally retired from music). - SamanthaRosie

24 2012 - Jay Sean

The elements & idea were practically remade into Beauty & a Beat by Justin Bieber (ft. Nicki Minaj). - SamanthaRosie

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