Author: Marc Majers

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Best Samples: True

The guitar riff from the 1983 number one hit song “True” by Spandau Ballet is instantly recognizable. Whenever the 1980s are recreated cinematically, this iconic melody by Spandau Ballet is mystically in...

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Best Samples: Every Breath You Take

Per Wikipedia, “I’ll Be Missing You” is a song recorded by rapper Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, featuring R&B group 112, in memory of fellow Bad Boy Records artist Christopher...

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Best Samples: Owner of a Lonely Heart

Did you know that Owner of a Lonely Heart” by Yes was sampled in a fun rap song “Tic Tac Toe” by Kyper? “Tic Tac Toe” charted on the Billboard...

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Best Samples: Valerie

One of my favorite samples of all-time is from Steve Winwood’s 1987 remix of the tune “Valerie”. In 2004, Eric Prydz sampled “Valerie” in his dance hall hit “Call on...

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Best Samples: Wild Thing

One of the best samples of all-time is Tone Loc’s 1989 hit “Wild Thing” which samples Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin”. The smooth combination of the familiar Van Halen rock track...

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MOTW: The Boys Are Back In Heaven

What do you get when you mashup Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven” with Thin Lizzy’s “Boys Are Back In Town”? You get an eerie mashup of the week called “The...

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Acoustic Jam: Follow You, Follow Me

I really like this unplugged version of “Follow You, Follow Me”. It was originally released on the album “…And Then There Were Three…” released in 1978. Apparently the lyrics were...