Category: Samples

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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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Best Samples: It’s Tricky

Do you know what tune is sampled in Run DMC’s tune It’s Tricky? The Knacks’ 1979 hit My Sharona is sampled in It’s Tricky. Jam Master Jay’s excellent timing and...

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Best Samples: Woman to Woman

I am sucker for samples of classic rock songs that make it there way into modern ones. One of my favorite samples goes to Woman to Woman by Joe Cocker...