Top Ten Popular Songs that are Rip-Offs

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61 Die for Metal - Manowar

I've tried some of their songs. But I tried it new. The opening riff of this song is clearly ripped off from Led Zeppelin's Kashmir's riff. Never though others will rip off their's song. - zxm

62 Heartbeat Song - Kelly Clarkson

Ripped off Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle." Unfortunately, this didn't garner much attention, or maybe Kelly Clarkson is relegated to has-been status?

63 Work from Home - Fifth Harmony
64 The Fix - Jeremih
65 Sorry - Justin Bieber
66 Photograph - Nickelback

Oops I meant Ed Sheeran

67 Midnight Memories - One Direction

Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard - christangrant

68 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

I could argue it being uncredited sample of Cherokee by Europe. - jrodz

69 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

70 Master of Puppets - Metallica V 1 Comment
71 Smoke 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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