If you've ever heard a song & thought "Hold on, I recognise some of this". Maybe that's because the song you are listening to contains a sample of another song.

Here is a few famous songs with the 'Original' sample in brackets:

  • 'Hung Up' -MADONNA ('Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie' -ABBA)
  • 'SOS'-RIHANNA ('Tainted Love'-SOFT CELL, However the 'original was by GLORIA JONES)
  • 'Sing for the moment'- EMINEM ('Dream On'- AEROSMITH)
  • 'Rock DJ'-ROBBIE WILLIAMS (It's ecstasy when you lay next to me'- BARRY WHITE)
  • 'Good Feeling'- FLO RIDA ('Somethings got a hold of me'- ETTA JAMES)
  • Gold Digger'- KANYE WEST FEAT. JAMIE FOX ('I got a Woman'- RAY CHARLES)
  • 'Feel Good Time' -PINK FEAT WILLIAM ORBIT ('Fresh Garbage'-SPIRIT)
  • 'Don't Stop The Music'- RIHANNA ('Wanna be startin' somethin'- MICHAEL JACKSON)
  • 'Regulate'- WARREN G & NATE DOGG ('I keep forgettin...'- MICHAEL McDONALD)
  • 'My name is...'-EMINEM ('I got the...'- LABI SIFFRE)
  • '99 Problems'- JAY Z ('The Big Beat'- BILLY SQUIER)
  • 'Paper Planes'- M.I.A ('Straight to Hell'-THE CLASH)
I know there are plenty more well known songs with samples in

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