Top 10 Songs that Were Sampled in Hits

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21 Sunny - Bobby Hebb

Sampled in Cro's "Easy", which peaked at number 2 in Germany and number 4 in Austria. - Martin_Canine

22 Maria Maria - Santana

This was (lazily, if I may add) sampled in DJ Khaled's Wild Thoughts. - NiktheWiz

23 Nessaja - Peter Maffay

Sampled in the Scooter song of the same name, which entered the top ten in many countries and topped the German charts. The chorus of the Scooter song uses the first verse of Maffay's song, translated into English and re-recorded by a female singer, then pitched much higher. I don't know if that counts as a sample or only if the original recording is interpolated into the beat or used as part of the song.
Peter Maffay's 2010 re-recording was also sampled in "Erwachsen sein" by rappers Bushido & Sido, where the first verse was used as the chorus, and an instrumental string segment in the middle of the original song was used in the outro of the hip hop song. This undeniably counts as a sample, and the song has 20 million views on YouTube (an averagely successful German hip hop song has between 1 and 10 million), although it only peaked at number 29 on both the German and Austrian charts. I don't know if that counts as a hit song. - Martin_Canine

24 The Last Time - Rolling Stones

Orchestral version sampled in Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

25 You Gotta Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys

Sampled in Eminem's Berzerk - EliHbk

26 Stand by Me - Ben E. King

Sampled in:
Stand by Me by The Beatles (cover)
Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston (2007)
My Darlin' by Miley Cyrus ft Future (2013)
Don't Play That Song (You Lied) by Ben E. King (1962)
My Banyo Queen by Andrew E. ft Rica Peralejo (2001) - Metal_Treasure

27 Shape of My Heart - Sting

What hit song was it sampled in? I know it's sampled in Sugababes' "Shape", but I think this was only of moderate success in all countries it was released in. - Martin_Canine

Sampled in:
The Message by Nas (1996)
Shape by Sugababes (2002)
Rise and Fall by Craig David ft Sting (2002)
Emotional by Carl Thomas (2000)
Break You Off by The Roots ft Musiq Soulchild (2002) - Metal_Treasure

28 Hot Blooded - Foreigner

Sampled in:
Polkas on 45 by "Weird Al" Yankovic (1984)
Funky Cold Medina by Tone Loc (1989)
Las Vegas by Pablo Francisco (1997) - Metal_Treasure

29 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
30 Crazy on You - Heart
31 Children - Robert Miles

Fun fact: Tyga wasn't the only artist who butchered the Robert Miles sample. A song called Do You Know (I Go Crazy) by Angel City, a song that went to #1 on the UK Dance Charts, also heavily uses the sample without putting much of a spin to it. - NiktheWiz

32 Knuck If You Buck - Crime Mob

This was sampled in Juju on that Beat by Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall. - NiktheWiz

33 Amen Brother - The Winstons
34 Smooth - Santana
35 Tere Mere Beech Mein - Lata Mangeshkar & S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

Sampled in Britney Spears’ “Toxic”. - SoulEater8

36 Are You My Woman? - The Chi-Lites

Sampled in “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé. - SoulEater8

37 Take On Me - a-ha

Sampled in “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull. - SoulEater8

38 Pon de Floor - Major Lazer

Sampled in “Run The World (Girls)”, by Beyoncé. - SoulEater8

39 A Little Bit of Love - Brenda Russell

Sampled in “The Way” by Ariana Grande. - SoulEater8

40 It’s My Party - Lesley Gore

Sampled in “Pity Party” by Melanie Martinez. - SoulEater8

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