Top Ten Songs Inspired by Other Songs

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The Top Ten

1 The Day that Never Comes - Metallica (New Born - Muse)
2 Icky Thump - The White Stripes (Black Dog - Led Zeppelin)

Led Zeppelin gave the White Stripes the idea that you could have plain lyrics and then have your riff follow, and they used that to make one of their best songs ever. - Songsta41

3 Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam (Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix)
4 Panic Attack - Dream Theater (Spotlight Kid - Rainbow)

Ritchie Blackmore wrote a killer riff to 'Spotlight Kid'. You can hear clearly this same riff in the 'Panic Attack' intro and many times throughout the entire song. It's one of the coolest elements in 'Panic Attack', if not the coolest.
And yes, 'Panic Attack' is a very famous and critically acclaimed song by Dream Theater. - Metal_Treasure

5 Am I Evil? - Diamond Head (Child In Time - Deep Purple)
6 Given to Fly - Pearl Jam (Going to California - Led Zeppelin)
7 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (Taurus - Spirit)
8 When - Megadeth (Am I Evil? - Diamond Head)
9 American Idiot - Green Day (That's How I Like It - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
10 Never Enough - Dream Theater (Stockholm Syndrome - Muse)

The Contenders

11 Jet - Paul McCartney (Suffragette City - David Bowie)
12 One - Metallica (Fade to Black - Metallica)
13 The Unforgiven 2 - Metallica (The Unforgiven - Metallica)
14 The Unforgiven 3 - Metallica (The Unforgiven - Metallica)
15 The Looking Glass - Dream Theater (Limelight - Rush)

Both songs have very similar build up and very reflective lyrics. As well as great guitar solos by John Petrucci/Alex Lifeson! - IronSabbathPriest

16 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC (You Shook Me - Muddy Waters)
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Top Remixes

1. Icky Thump - The White Stripes (Black Dog - Led Zeppelin)
2. The Day that Never Comes - Metallica (New Born - Muse)
3. Given to Fly - Pearl Jam (Going to California - Led Zeppelin)
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1. Panic Attack - Dream Theater (Spotlight Kid - Rainbow)
2. Am I Evil? - Diamond Head (Child In Time - Deep Purple)
3. When - Megadeth (Am I Evil? - Diamond Head)
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