Top Ten Popular Songs that are Rip-Offs


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21 On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez V 1 Comment
22 Come Together - The Beatles

Rip-off of "You Can't Catch Me? " Don't know what you think you're hearing, but it sure ain't there. You could as easily say Chuck Berry ripped-off Bo Diddley''s hambone style, but even that's arguable.

"You Can't Catch Me, just played it slower" Maria Quiet, Deep Purple Just Played it faster

@Commenter It seems you are a Beatles fan, but I'm sorry, even John Lennon admit he took this song from the You Can't Catch Me, just played it slower... - somekindofaguy

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23 Me Too - Meghan Trainor

Stolen from When I Go Up by the Pussy cat Dolls

Don't forget Trouble For Me by Britney Spears. - WonkeyDude98

24 Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.

Alright, I saw someone really likes to dislike the truth... do you know that this song is not even similar to Huey Lewis's song? REALLY? Man, you can sing very well the Ghostbusters for the instrumental of I Want a New Drug... - somekindofaguy

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25 Cake by the Ocean - Dnce

Stolen from Uptown Funk and This Summer - Hotheart123

26 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
27 American Bad A** - Kid Rock
28 Warning - Green Day

I loved the riff. But then I realized its just a heavy version of Picture Book by Kinks. I wish it wasn't ripped off - zxm

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29 Child in Time - Deep Purple

This one's a tough call. While the riffs and progressions are essentially identical, both were recorded in 1969, although "Child In Time" wasn't released until 1970. Haven't researched any backstory, so can't argue pro or con.

Not clear whether this was "ripped off" or shared by agreement. - BobG

It's a Beautiful Day-Bombay Calling

"This one's a tough call" Rip-Off cases are tough calls

30 The End of the Line - Metallica

This song is gay, and Metallica is gay. Metallica ripped off Lil Uzi Vert in this one.

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31 The Wicker Man - Iron Maiden V 1 Comment
32 Last Nite - The Strokes

Rip off of American Girl by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. I don't really like the strokes anyway - RecklessGreed

33 Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash V 1 Comment
34 Master of Puppets - Metallica V 1 Comment
35 The Four Horsemen - Metallica

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Sweet Home Alabama

"Not even close" Rejecting the truth

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36 Yesterday - Beatles V 1 Comment
37 Loose - The Stooges V 1 Comment
38 Crash and Burn - Thomas Rhett V 1 Comment
39 Hello - Adele
40 Hello 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

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