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

The Top Ten

1 Revolution - The Beatles

WHAT - Misfire

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

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

2 Set Me Free - The Sweet

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

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 Warning - Green Day

The riff is from Picture Book by The Kinks - Metal_Treasure

10 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio

I loved this song...

Original is Stevie Wonder's Pasttime Paradise

The Newcomers

? Never Really Over - Katy Perry

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).

The Contenders

11 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

Original: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - The Plebs.
But Led Zeppelin probably ripped off the Joan Baez cover version. - Metal_Treasure

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

They just sampled this one. It isn’t really a rip-off. - Misfire

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

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"

15 On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez

Similar to Kaoma's "Lambada"

16 Crazy In Love - Beyoncé

Not a rip off. It's a sample. - RobertWisdom

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

HUH?! But I wuv this song. :( - Misfire

Original - Eighties by Killing Joke. - Metal_Treasure

22 Down in It - Nine Inch Nails

Ripoff of Skinny Puppy's Dig It.

23 Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen

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

24 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N Roses

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

25 All Summer Long - Kid Rock

Original: Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon. - Metal_Treasure

26 Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
27 Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

It's a sample not plaigiarism. - RobertWisdom

Yeah, he didn’t even credit Queen and Bowie at first... - Misfire

Ripped off Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie - reed99

28 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Ripped off "Got To Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye - RobertWisdom

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

29 Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne

Yeah, right. - I80

More reasons to hate it! - ProPanda

30 Take on Me - A-Ha

Whoever added this is stupid. - RobertWisdom

Other way round.

Sorry it's not a sample

Original: Feel This Moment - Pitbull

31 Live While We're Young - One Direction

Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash

32 Swalla - Jason Derulo

No joke, this rips off the Macarena.

33 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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

34 Ritual - Ghost

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

35 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

36 You Shook Me - Led Zeppelin

Original: You Shook Me by Willie Dixon. - Metal_Treasure

37 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

38 Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
39 Sorry - Justin Bieber
40 Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
41 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"

42 Viva La Vida - Coldplay

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

Really? - ProPanda

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