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

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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) - somekindofaguy

2 Set Me Free - The Sweet

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

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3 This Means War - Avenged Sevenfold

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

4 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio V 1 Comment
5 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

6 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
7 Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira

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

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8 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

Original: Dazed and Confused - Jake Holmes. - Metal_Treasure

9 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. - naFrovivuS

10 Crazy In Love - Beyoncé V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Live While We're Young - One Direction

Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash - naFrovivuS

? On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez

Similar to Kaoma's "Lambada" - somekindofaguy

The Contenders

11 In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin

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

12 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

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13 Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys

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

14 Warning - Green Day

The riff is from Picture Book by The Kinks - Metal_Treasure

15 Feel This Moment - Pitbull

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

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

16 Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

Full copy of Iggy Pop's Lust for Life - somekindofaguy

17 Prrrum - Cosculluela
18 Fireball - Deep Purple V 1 Comment
19 Come as You Are - Nirvana

Original - Eighties by Killing Joke. - Metal_Treasure

20 Tear in My Heart - Twenty One Pilots

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

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1. This Means War - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
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1. Revolution - The Beatles
2. Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
3. Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira
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1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
3. In My Time of Dying - Led Zeppelin
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