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

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

2 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA

Resampled into Hung Up by Madonna. - SamanthaRosie

3 Song 2 - Blur

Resampled into Windows Down by Big Time Rush. - SamanthaRosie

4 Brave - Sara Bareilles

Resampled into Roar by Katy Perry. - SamanthaRosie

5 Part of Me - Katy Perry

Lol that song was for Victorious! - Misfire

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

6 Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye

Resampled into Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. The most controversial song of the 2010s. R.I.P. Marvin Gaye. - SamanthaRosie

7 Take On Me - a-ha

Resampled into Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment” and Lucas and Steve’s “Perfect” - Muffet13

8 Express Yourself - Madonna

Resampled into Born This Way by Lady Gaga. - SamanthaRosie

9 West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

Resampled into Jump by Madonna. - SamanthaRosie

10 Paradise - Coldplay

Resampled into Wide Awake by Katy Perry & yet seems resampled into Radioactive by Imagine Dragons as well. - SamanthaRosie

The Newcomers

? Macarena - Los del Rio

The beat & style was apparently sampled in Love You Like That by Dagny & Never Really Over by Katy Perry. - SamanthaRosie

? Hollywood - Madonna

The Contenders

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

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

12 Get Ready for This - 2 Unlimited

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! - SamanthaRosie

13 Under Pressure - David Bowie & Queen

Resampled into Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice - kanetheundertaker25

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

14 Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey

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

15 Music - Madonna

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. - SamanthaRosie

16 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

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

17 Mask Off - Future
18 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer

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

19 I Like to Move It - Reel 2 Real

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

20 Zero - Imagine Dragons

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

21 Gimme More - Britney Spears

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

22 Forbidden Love - Madonna

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. - SamanthaRosie

23 Bad Girls - Donna Summer

Well sampled into Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey. - SamanthaRosie

24 Vogue - Madonna

Resampled into Born This Way by Lady Gaga. - SamanthaRosie

25 La Isla Bonita - Madonna

Resampled into Alejandro by Lady Gaga. - SamanthaRosie

26 Blue Monday - New Order

Resampled into Can't Get You Out of my Head by Kylie Minogue & Hung Up by Madonna. - SamanthaRosie

27 Tainted Love - Soft Cell

Resampled into S.O.S. by Rihanna & Womanizer by Britney Spears. - SamanthaRosie

28 Tell It to My Heart - Taylor Dayne

It seems it was resampled into Madonna's Confession's Tour Erotica/YouThrill Me medley & Ke$ha's Take It Off. - SamanthaRosie

29 I Feel Love - Donna Summer

Resampled into Light Years by Kylie Minogue & Future Lovers by Madonna. R.I.P. Donna Summer - the Queen of Disco. - SamanthaRosie

30 Barbie Girl - Aqua

Resampled I’m Not Your Barbie Girl by Ava Max. - Muffet13

31 Prison Song - System of a Down
32 Super Freak - Rick James

Resampled into U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer which got resampled into Dance A$$ by Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj (who finally retired from rapping & music). - SamanthaRosie

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

Resampled into Begin to Wonder by Danni Minogue, Right Round by Flo Rida (ft. Ke$ha) & Bastille by Pompeii. - SamanthaRosie

34 Love Profusion - Madonna

She used the same tunes for her later song Forbidden Love (Confessions version). I can't believe she'd resample a song of her own. Yet it also appears that the background of Forbidden Love was mysteriously resampled into Amazing by Seal. Yet Madonna's songs mentioned here are love songs. - SamanthaRosie

35 2012 - Jay Sean

Resampled into Beauty & a Beat by Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj. - SamanthaRosie

36 Don't Tell Me - Madonna

Another song she seems to have resampled on her own, Push. - SamanthaRosie

37 Womanizer - Britney Spears

Resampled Tainted Love by Soft Cell & S.O.S. by Rihanna & got resampled into My World by Ginger Sparks (for iCarly). - SamanthaRosie

38 Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-lot

It was apparently resampled in meaning & beat to Anaconda by Nicki Minaj (who thankfully left music) & Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift. - SamanthaRosie

39 I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred

It seems as if Taylor Swift resampled I'm Too Sexy into Look What You Made Me Do, though we haven't heard her admitting she sampled Right Said Fred's I'm Too Sexy. - SamanthaRosie

40 7 Rings - Ariana Grande
41 My Favorite Things - Julie Andrews

Resampled into 7 Rings by Ariana Grande. - SamanthaRosie

42 Pink Trap House - 2 Chainz

Resampled into 7 Rings by Ariana Grande. - SamanthaRosie

43 Pretty Boy Swag - Soulja Boy
44 Christmas Eve - Kelly Clarkson

She resampled Christmas Baby Please Come Home by Mariah Carey with this. No wonder Mariah inspired Christmas. - SamanthaRosie

45 Every Christmas - Kelly Clarkson
46 Santa Baby - Madonna

Glee's version of Santa Baby sampled Madonna's even though it's an influential song originally played by Eartha Kitt. R.I.P. Eartha Kitt 1927-2008. - SamanthaRosie

47 The Christmas Song - Celine Dion

Michael Buble sampled Celine Dion's instrumentation of the Christmas Song. - SamanthaRosie

48 Everything is Not What It Seems - Selena Gomez

It was discovered her theme to Wizards of Waverly Place (which ran on Disney Channel from October 12th, 2007 to January 6th, 2012) was resampled into Bad Guy by Billie Eilish, showing her inspiration on Selena Gomez. - SamanthaRosie

49 Smooth - Santana
50 Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz

It appears it got resampled into Old Town Road by Lil Nas X (Ft. Billy Ray Cyrus). - SamanthaRosie

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