Sounds that Were Sampled in HitsNobody’s ever made a list like this on this website in history, so here’s a unique list I thought about & is clever. Everyday sounds & unique sounds that were sampled in hit songs.
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Billie Eilish has lot's of weird sounds like that used in her music matches striking Invisalign being removed etc. - Powell
These are heard when an Australian pedestrian traffic light says go, a stuttering sound that caught Billie Eilish’s ears to sample it in her #1 hit Bad Guy. Yet she said “that sounds lit” & recorded a sample for her song. Bad Guy’s unique for its authentic sounds including this & became her most popular song, ending the record-setting streak of Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus) as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking that record at the time. - SamanthaRosie
The roar of airplanes have been used in some songs such as electronic songs including Madonna’s songs from her album Confessions on a Dancefloor. - SamanthaRosie
The meows & purrs of cats were sampled in the songs in Run the Jewels’ album Run the Jewels 2. - SamanthaRosie
Mario’s become really popular & the sound of the coins in the games are no exception. In fact they were sampled in Boys by Charli XCX pitched up by 2 keys. - SamanthaRosie
His repulsive windbreaks were recorded by Max Martin and sampled in the Backstreet Boys’ song The Call. How crazy is that? - SamanthaRosie
The stutter of a loon was sampled in Nicki Minaj’s notorious song Anaconda which blatantly sampled Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot even though the song’s titled Anaconda which is a type of snake. - SamanthaRosie
Elephants make trumpeting sounds which were not only sampled in the roars of tie fighters in Star Wars (which also sampled the sounds of road vehicles braking on wet roads), but were also sampled in Missy Elliot’s song Work It. They were also sampled in Bang on the Drums All Day by Todd Rundgren. - SamanthaRosie
The neigh of a horse was sampled in many renditions of the song Sleigh Ride, which is fitting as animals like horses were related & especially the giddy-up line. They were also sampled in the song Bang on the Drums All Day by Todd Rundgren. - SamanthaRosie
The song Bang on the Drums All Day by Todd Rundgren sampled the sounds of animals including chickens, which is crazy as animal sounds were a big part of the hit song. - SamanthaRosie
Water drops are common sounds we hear everyday. In fact the sound of one was sampled in the song Labyrinth by Noah Cyrus. Such beautiful artistry sounds like this can make. - SamanthaRosie
The song Another Brick on the Wall by Pink Floyd sampled a helicopter's roar as the story included the Marine corps & troops. Though it wasn’t Kobe Bryant’s helicopter. R.I.P. Kobe & Gigi. - SamanthaRosie
It’s a known fact that Taylor Swift sampled her own heartbeat in Wildest Dreams. She captures a lot of attention for her reasons. Yet Halsey sampled her own heartbeat in the darker song Killing Boys. - SamanthaRosie
The startup chime of a 3-Series (F30) BMW was sampled in Sad by XXXTentacion. His death was a sad day for the rap & general music industry. R.I.P. XXXTentacion 1998-2018. - SamanthaRosie
The popular ringtone from FaceTime was sampled in Power by Ellie Goulding. - SamanthaRosie
The dial tone heard when you press a phone number button was sampled in I Like Him by Princess Nokia.
It was sampled in the live version of Hung Up by Madonna as well as Telephone by Lady Gaga.
From "Money" by Pink Floyd