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 Songs that Have Been Sampled

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

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

Lol that song was for Victorious! - Misfire

6 Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye

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. - 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

? Give It All You Got - Afro Rican

The intro was sampled in the intro to Fergalicious by Fergie. - SamanthaRosie

? Supersonic - J.J. Fad

Sampled in Fergalicious by Fergie. - SamanthaRosie

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 Whoomp! There It Is - Tag Team

You know the song Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men sounds like a sample of this that came out 7 years later. - SamanthaRosie

16 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

17 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

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

18 Mask Off - Future
19 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

20 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

21 Zero - Imagine Dragons

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

22 Gimme More - Britney Spears

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

23 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

24 Bad Girls - Donna Summer

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

25 Hollywood - Madonna

Practically sampled in Disturbia by Rihanna. - SamanthaRosie

26 Macarena - Los del Rio

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

27 This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

It was practically yet apparently sampled in Billy Joel’s song You’re Only Human (2nd Wind), showing big influence from such a queen who died too soon (like him singing Only the Good Die Young). R.I.P. Natalie Cole 1950-2015. - SamanthaRosie

28 I Like It Like That - Pete Rodriguez

The melody was sampled in Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez & I Like It by Cardi B (ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin). - SamanthaRosie

29 Lucky Star - Madonna

A piece of the intro to this song was taken in sample to the intro of Cut to The Feeling by Carly Rae Jepsen. - SamanthaRosie

30 There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back - Shawn Mendes

I put it here knowing it sounds like the background was sampled in Let Me Get Me by Selena Gomez. - SamanthaRosie

31 Evelyn - Volbeat
32 Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

Sampled in Reach Out by Hilary Duff (known for playing Lizzie McGuire). - SamanthaRosie

33 Dancing Queen - Abba

It was sampled in C'est La Vie by Shania Twain. - SamanthaRosie

34 Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) - Harry Belafonte

Sampled in Don't Wanna Go Home by Jason Derulo. - SamanthaRosie

35 Ah! Vous Dirai-Je, Maman - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This was one of the most influential pieces in music, so much that it was sampled in songs like the Alphabet Song, which became a big thing or children & got sampled in Twinkle Twinkle, which got sampled in What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong & then the 2nd 7 keys were sampled in Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye. All of this became recognizable to this day in the name of Mozart who passed away too soon. R.I.P. Mozart. - SamanthaRosie

36 Wedding March - Mendelssohn

Sampled in Never Worn White by Katy Perry & was perfect for it as she's married. - SamanthaRosie

37 Show Me Love - Robin S

It was sampled in Show Me by Chris Brown & Don’t Wanna Go Home by Jason Derulo. - SamanthaRosie

38 Vogue - Madonna

Resampled into Born This Way by Lady Gaga. - SamanthaRosie

39 La Isla Bonita - Madonna

Resampled into Alejandro by Lady Gaga. - SamanthaRosie

40 Blue Monday - New Order

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

41 Tainted Love - Soft Cell

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

42 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

43 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

44 Barbie Girl - Aqua

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

45 Prison Song - System of a Down
46 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. - SamanthaRosie

47 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

48 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

49 2012 - Jay Sean

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

50 Don't Tell Me - Madonna

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

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