Top Ten Songs You Didn't Know Were Rip-Offs

The Top Ten

1 Revolution - The Beatles

The Beatles also stole off Chuck Berry with Come Together which was Berry's "You Can't Catch Me" - BrianScott01

"Top 10 Rip Off Songs" Copied the whole list.

Really? Wow, I never knew. - Catacorn

Original is Pee Wee Crayton's Do Unto Others (1954)

2 Set Me Free - The Sweet

Original is Deep Purple's Flight of the Rat (thanks Metal_Treasure)

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3 This Means War - Avenged Sevenfold

Obviously the original is Metallica's Sad But True. - Metal_Treasure

4 Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve

Original: The Last Time by The Rolling Stones. A lawsuit awarded all songwriting credit and royalties to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. - Metal_Treasure

5 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
6 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

Original: Dazed and Confused - Jake Holmes. - Metal_Treasure

7 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I think Jimmy is a big fool.He has talent.He played the solo greatly.And it was original.Then why he had to plagiarize another riff which is easier than his original solo? - zxm

It was established as not plagiarism in the court. They might be similar, but one is ascending, the other is descending.

8 In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin

Original: In My Time of Dying - traditional gospel song. - Metal_Treasure

9 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin

Geez, how many songs did this band plagiarize? - Swellow

@Swellow - RE "Geez, how many songs did this band plagiarize? ". I know about more than 20 songs. - Metal_Treasure

The riff or the lyrics.cause honestly I only hear this song for the riffs - zxm

Yeah, but some of them are false rip off sues...
for example, Communication Breakdown is absolutely not similar to EC's Nervous Breakdown (just because both of them are Breakdown) or STH not that similar to Taurus' song... but unfortunately my favorite, the Dazed and Confused is a rip off :/

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10 Warning - Green Day

The riff is from Picture Book by The Kinks - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio

Original is Stevie Wonder's Pasttime Paradise

12 Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys

Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry. It's the same song with different lyrics - Metal_Treasure

13 Prrrum - Cosculluela
14 Feel This Moment - Pitbull

I don't know what idiot thought Take On Me ripped off this, but I will gladly have their head.

The instrumental is from Aha's 1985 released song "Take On Me"

A-ha did NOT rip off Pitbull.
Pitbull rip-offed THEM. - Spicygarlic

15 On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez

Similar to Kaoma's "Lambada"

16 Crazy In Love - Beyoncé

Instrumental is from Chi-Lites' "Are You my Woman"

17 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira

She also plagiarized Hips Don't Lie and copied a music video from another artist. - Martinglez

Original song is Zangalewa

18 Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

Full copy of Iggy Pop's Lust for Life

19 Fireball - Deep Purple

Vocal Style is from Warpig's Rockstar

20 Tear in My Heart - Twenty One Pilots

As soon as I heard the guitar play that first verse I knew it was plagiarized. A total rip-off. Although it is still a good song. Really Twenty One Pilots Really

Similar riff to Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash.

21 Come as You Are - Nirvana

Original - Eighties by Killing Joke. - Metal_Treasure

22 Down in It - Nine Inch Nails

Ripoff of Skinny Puppy's Dig It.

23 All Summer Long - Kid Rock

Original: Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon. - Metal_Treasure

24 Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Ripped off Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie - reed99

25 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Who cares? I love it anyway but I STILL can't get past those "blurred lines" on YouTube

26 Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne

More reasons to hate it! - ProPanda

27 Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen

Straight rip-off of "Papa Oom Mow Mow" by the Rivingtons, though no lawsuits were ever filed.

28 Take on Me - A-Ha

Other way round.

Sorry it's not a sample

Original: Feel This Moment - Pitbull

29 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N Roses

Okay this sample is easily the worst Guns N' Roses cover I've ever heard. Don't think this is a ripoff though. - Nickelstickman

30 Live While We're Young - One Direction

Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash

31 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

They rip form a brazilian singer Vanusa's "What to Do"

32 Ritual - Ghost

The riff is from Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth. - Metal_Treasure

33 I Can't Quit You Baby - Led Zeppelin

Original: I Can't Quit You, Baby by Willie Dixon. It's the same song, with same lyrics and title. - Metal_Treasure

34 You Shook Me - Led Zeppelin

Original: You Shook Me by Willie Dixon. - Metal_Treasure

35 The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin

Original: Killing Floor by Howlin' Wolf. Howlin' Wolf's publisher sued Led Zeppelin but Led Zeppelin preferred to settle this out of court. - Metal_Treasure

36 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
37 Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
38 Sorry - Justin Bieber
39 Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
40 My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

Definitely BS, the songs are not alike at all.

This is a false rip-off suit, I never think he rip-off the "He's so Fine" just because the "ha-lle-lu-jah" is similar to "doo-lang doo-lang doo-lang"

41 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

@propanda yeah they ripped off snatch boogie himself. How dare they

Really? - ProPanda

42 Come Together - The Beatles
43 Steal My Girl - One Direction
44 Midnight Memories - One Direction
45 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
46 Photograph - Ed Sheeran
47 Stay with Me - Sam Smith
48 I Want a New Drug - Huey Lewis and the News
49 Roar - Katy Perry
50 Step Out - Oasis
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Top Remixes

1. This Means War - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
3. In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin


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