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

I think it was sampled without their permission.

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 (Bad Boys for Life) Rhythm of the Night by Corona) by the Black Eyed Peas (ft. J Balvin - which directly sampled the vocals/lyrics from Rhythm of the Night by Corona) & the beat was directly sampled in How Bizarre by O.M.C. as well as Make U C by Ayesha E & interpolated in Whole Lotta Choppas by Sada Baby. Though Whoomp! (There It Is) directly sampled the hook/riff from the Italo house track I’m Ready by Kano (which sampled the bass from Good Times by Chic).

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 Birdsong 1941-2019.

16 I'm with You - Avril Lavigne I'm with You - Avril Lavigne Cover Art

It was sampled in Cheers (Drink to That) by Rihanna (also featuring Avril Lavigne).

17 White Wedding - Billy Idol White Wedding - Billy Idol Cover Art

Interpolated in Night Crawling by Miley Cyrus.

18 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.

19 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.

20 Barbie Girl - Aqua Barbie Girl - Aqua Cover Art

It was interpolated in Not Your Barbie Girl by Ava Max & directly sampled in Plastic by Unghetto Mathieu.

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

21 Mask Off - Future Mask Off - Future Cover Art
22 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).

23 Don't Tell Me - Madonna Don't Tell Me - Madonna Cover Art
24 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. R.I.P. Real 2 Reel (whose real name was Erick Morillo).

25 Zero - Imagine Dragons Zero - Imagine Dragons Cover Art

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

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