Top 10 Rip Off Songs

The Top Ten

1 Surfin’ USA - The Beach Boys (Original: Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry)

It's exactly the same song. I have to give credit to Brian Wilson for writing great lyrics and to the Beach Boys for really tightening the sound, but Chuck Berry definitely deserved the recognition he eventually received.

2 Born This Way - Lady Gaga (Original: Express Yourself - Madonna)

In my opnion these two are different the only thing that these two songs have in common is the same concept of the song I love lady gaga and Madonna but Madonna is always the queen of pop and always will be better

3 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (Original: Taurus - Spirit)

There is no doubt that the opening guitar riff was from Spirit, that Page learned when they toured with Spirit.

It was established as not plagiarism already. Let it go.


4 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio (Original; Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder)
5 Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Original: Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty)
6 Why Don’t You Get a Job? - The Offspring (Original: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles)

"my friend has a girlfriend and he hates that bitch" need I say more

7 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison (Original: He's So Fine - The Chiffons)
8 Fergalicious - Fergie (Original: Supersonic - J.J. Fad)
9 Don’t Matter - Akon (Original: Ignition - R.Kelly)
10 Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice (Original: Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie)

The Contenders

11 Warning - Green Day (Original: Picture Book - The Kinks)
12 Coming 2 America - Ludacris (Original: Mozart’s Requiem)
13 Given to Fly - Pearl Jam (Original: Going to California - Led Zeppelin)

This is not a rip off song. Every song sounds similar to another - Sabbath

14 What I Got - Sublime (Original: Lady Madonna - The Beatles)
15 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj (Original: Baby Got Back - Sir Mix a Lot)
16 Best Song Ever - One Direction (Original: Baba O'Riley - The Who)
17 Stay With Me - Sam Smith (Original: I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty)
18 Someone to Call My Lover - Janet Jackson (Original: Gymnopedie No. 1 - Erik Satie)
19 Love Me Tender- Elvis Presely (Original: Aura Lee- Traditional)

It's not a plagiarized song!

20 I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas (Original: Take a Dive - Bryan Pringle)

Clearly this is fact!

21 Rock Me - One Direction (Original: We Will Rock You - Queen)

No, no, NO! This is bullcrap! And everyone, ' EVERYONE knows Queen's We Will Rock You. Why steal from a song that everyone knows?

22 The Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me (Original the Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand)
23 Kid Rock - All Summer Long (Original: Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London)

This guy ripped off a very super underrated artist named Warren Zevon. Warren Zevon was so underrated and now that Kid Rock stole one of his songs and made it his own , people now aren't noticing that that song was originally from Zevon.

24 Ghostbusters Theme - Ray Parker Jr. (Original: I Want a New Drug - Huey Lewis and the News)
25 Down In It - Nine Inch Nails (Original: Dig It - Skinny Puppy)
26 Levels - Avicii (Original: Good Feeling - Flo Rida)

How? Levels was recorded from 2010-11 and this song was recorded in 2011. - zxm

27 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive (Original: Right Round - Flo Rida)

It should be the other way around

28 Kids of the Future - The Jonas Brothers (Original: Kids In America - Kim Wilde)
29 Megadeth - King Maker (Original: Children of the Grave by Black Sabbath)

Black Sabbath is way better than Megadeath

The vocals sound like the same just with different lyrics. It's a insult to sabbath - Sabbath

30 She's Crafty - Beastie Boys (Original: The Ocean - Led Zeppelin)

Both songs are awesome - Sabbath

31 Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer (Original: Jumper - Third Eye Blind)
32 Paranoid - Black Sabbath (Original Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Thank god I'm not the only one who thinks this song got ripped off

Paranoid is one of the greatest metal songs of al l time - Sabbath

These songs do not sound similar at all.. - ryanrimmel

33 Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty (Original: Hermetico - Balkan Beat Box)
34 U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer (Original: Super Freak - Rick James)
35 Live While We're Young - One Direction (Original: Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash)

They've even admitted copying The Clash on 'Live While We're Young'.

36 Midnight Memories - One Direction (Original: Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard)
37 What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction (Original: Summer Nights - Grease)
38 Barbara Streisand - Duck Sauce (Original: Gotta Go Home - Boney M)
39 Blurred Lines-Robin Thicke (Original: Got to Give Up-Marvin Gaye)
40 Kiss You-One Direction (Original: What the Hell-Avril Lavigne)
41 When Love Takes Over-David Guetta (Original: Clocks-Coldplay)
42 On the Floor-Jennifer Lopez (Original: Lambada-Kaoma)
43 Love Me-Justin Bieber (Original: Lovefool-The Cardigans)
44 The Show Goes On-Lupe Fiasco (Original: Float On-Modest Mouse)
45 They Don't Know About Us-One Direction (Original: Let Her Go-Passenger)
46 Feel This Moment-Pitbull (Original: Take On Me-A-ha)
47 Pump It-The Black Eyed Peas (Original: Misirlou-Dick Dale)
48 Viva La Vida-Coldplay (Original: If I Could Fly-Joe Satriani)
49 Me Love-Sean Kingston (Original: D'yer Mak'er-Led Zeppelin)
50 Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (Original: Eye In the Sky, Alan Parsons Project)
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