Top Ten Songs You Didn't Know Were Rip-Offs
The Top Ten
They also stole You Really got a hold on me from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. - RobertWisdom
The Beatles also stole off Chuck Berry with Come Together which was Berry's "You Can't Catch Me" - BrianScott01
Original is Pee Wee Crayton's Do Unto Others (1954)
WHAT - Misfire
Original is Deep Purple's Flight of the Rat (thanks Metal_Treasure)
Obviously the original is Metallica's Sad But True. - Metal_Treasure
Original: The Last Time by The Rolling Stones. A lawsuit awarded all songwriting credit and royalties to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. - Metal_Treasure
Original: Dazed and Confused - Jake Holmes. - Metal_Treasure
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.
Original: In My Time of Dying - traditional gospel song. - Metal_Treasure
The riff is from Picture Book by The Kinks - Metal_Treasure
I loved this song...
Original is Stevie Wonder's Pasttime Paradise
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
Original: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - The Plebs.
But Led Zeppelin probably ripped off the Joan Baez cover version. - Metal_Treasure
Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry. It's the same song with different lyrics - Metal_Treasure
A-ha did NOT rip off Pitbull.
Pitbull rip-offed THEM. - Spicygarlic
The instrumental is from Aha's 1985 released song "Take On Me"
They just sampled this one. It isn’t really a rip-off. - Misfire
Similar to Kaoma's "Lambada"
Not a rip off. It's a sample. - RobertWisdom
Instrumental is from Chi-Lites' "Are You my Woman"
She also plagiarized Hips Don't Lie and copied a music video from another artist. - Martinglez
Original song is Zangalewa
Full copy of Iggy Pop's Lust for Life
Vocal Style is from Warpig's Rockstar
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.
HUH?! But I wuv this song. :( - Misfire
Original - Eighties by Killing Joke. - Metal_Treasure
Ripoff of Skinny Puppy's Dig It.
Straight rip-off of "Papa Oom Mow Mow" by the Rivingtons, though no lawsuits were ever filed.
This is a rip off? - Userguy44
Okay this sample is easily the worst Guns N' Roses cover I've ever heard. Don't think this is a ripoff though. - Nickelstickman
Rip off of I Love You Like That and the Macarena. Just like she did with Roar which ripped off Brave by Sara Bareilles.
I can’t believe it ripped off Love You Like That by Dagny (and sounds like an obvious 90’s dance song - if you know what I mean).