Top 10 Songs that Have Been Sampled

Songs that got revamped into new songs. Some singers took inspiration by others for example, though there’s a clear difference between inspiration, ripping off & even resampling.

The Top Ten

1 Levels - Avicii Levels - Avicii Cover Art

Resampled into Gotta Good Feeling by Flo Rida. R.I.P. Avicii.

2 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA Cover Art

Resampled into Hung Up by Madonna & Torn by Ava Max.

3 Song 2 - Blur Song 2 - Blur Cover Art

Resampled into Windows Down by Big Time Rush.

4 Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye Cover Art

Not only resampled into Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, it actually ripped off, yet he got sued for it. The most controversial song of the 2010s. R.I.P. Marvin Gaye.

5 Express Yourself - Madonna Express Yourself - Madonna Cover Art

Resampled into Born This Way by Lady Gaga.

6 Brave - Sara Bareilles Brave - Sara Bareilles Cover Art

Resampled into Roar by Katy Perry.

7 Part of Me - Katy Perry Part of Me - Katy Perry Cover Art

Resampled into Beggin’ On Your Knees by Victoria Justice (for Victorious, which unfortunately got cancelled after 3 seasons & 57 episodes).

Lol that song was for Victorious!

8 West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys Cover Art

Resampled into Jump by Madonna.

9 Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) - Enrique Iglesias

Resampled into I Like It also by Enrique Iglesias & Move Your Body by Sia.

10 Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited Cover Art

Resampled into Stadium Rave by Mark Governor (used in SpongeBob SquarePants) & I Guess I Like It Like That by Kylie Minogue. LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

The Newcomers

? Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara Cover Art

Interpolated in No Tears Left to Cry by Ariana Grande.

The Contenders

11 Under Pressure - David Bowie & Queen Under Pressure - David Bowie & Queen Cover Art

What is this “Ice Ice Baby” you speak of? Never heard of it. (Oh, really, Misfire? )

Resampled into Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

12 Whoomp! There It Is - Tag Team Whoomp! There It Is - Tag Team Cover Art

The lyrics was interpolated in Ritmo by the Black Eyed Peas (ft. J Balvin).

13 Take On Me - a-ha Take On Me - a-ha Cover Art

Resampled into Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment” and Lucas and Steve’s “Perfect”

14 Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey Cover Art

It seems to have been sampled into Lose You to Love Me by Selena Gomez.

15 Cola Bottle Baby - Edwin Birdsong Cola Bottle Baby - Edwin Birdsong Cover Art

The beat was sampled in Harder Better Faster Stronger by Daft Punk with a new intensity taken though eventually the vocal lines of that got sampled in Stronger by Kanye West. R.I.P. Edwin.

16 Music - Madonna Music - Madonna Cover Art

Resampled into Disco Inferno (Burn Baby Burn) by the Trammps. Yet her song Music collaborated with the Trammps' song in her Confessions Tour. Thanks to the lead singer James T. Ellis for starting one of the 1st disco bands & inspiring her. R.I.P. James T. Ellis.

17 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Cover Art

Resampled into Like a Virgin by Madonna. R.I.P. Michael Jackson the King of Pop.

18 Mask Off - Future Mask Off - Future Cover Art
19 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer Cover Art

Resampled Super Freak by Rick James & got resampled into Dance A$$ by Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj (who finally retired from rapping & music).

20 I Like to Move It - Reel 2 Real I Like to Move It - Reel 2 Real Cover Art

The melody was sampled in DEV’s In the Dark for example. Though Madagascar intentionally did their version for the movie franchise.

21 Zero - Imagine Dragons Zero - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

Ralph breaks the internet should have won an oscar for this song

22 Gimme More - Britney Spears Gimme More - Britney Spears Cover Art

The intro of Gimme More was sampled in Scream & Shout by Will.I.Am.

23 Forbidden Love - Madonna Forbidden Love - Madonna Cover Art

It seemed while it sampled her older song Love Profusion it was unknowingly sampled in Seal’s Amazing. Like how does one not know he/she’s sampling a song in another? He’s his own thing though Madonna has sampled songs from other artists for sure.
Yet a sample has to be legally done because ripping off other artists is ‘the right & is stealing their work.

24 Bad Girls - Donna Summer Bad Girls - Donna Summer Cover Art
25 Hollywood - Madonna Hollywood - Madonna Cover Art

It was sampled in Hollywood Express by Harvey Mill 2 though Disturbia by Rihanna has an identical beat.

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