Tunesmate Podcast Episode 35 – Best Samples

Join Ray and Marc as they countdown the best samples of all-time.  Find out what songs top the list. Which original songs were made stronger taking a part of it to make a new classic? Discover how tunes from Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, The Notorious B.I.G., Warren G and Nate Dogg, Eminem, and Will Smith revolutionized the music industry.

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Ray’s Top Ten Samples List

  1. “I’ll Be Missing You” — Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, and 112 (“Every Breath You Take” — The Police)
  2. “Mo Money Mo Problems” — The Notorious B.I.G. with Puff Daddy and Mase (“I’m Coming Out” — Diana Ross)
  3. “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It” — Will Smith (“He’s The Greatest Dancer” — Sister Sledge)
  4. “Hypnotize” — The Notorious B.I.G. (“Rise” — Herb Alpert)
  5. “Men in Black” — Will Smith (“Forget Me Nots” — Patrice Rushen)
  6. “Eye Know” — De La Soul (“(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” — Otis Redding; “Peg” — Steely Dan)
  7. “Regulate” — Warren G and Nate Dogg (“I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) — Michael McDonald)
  8. “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss — P.M. Dawn (“True” — Spandau Ballet)
  9. “Sing for the Moment” — Eminem (“Dream on” — Aerosmith)
  10. “Fantasy” — Mariah Carey (“Genius of Love” — Tom Tom Club)

Honorable mention:

“Rhythm Nation” — Janet Jackson (“Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)” — Sly and the Family Stone)
“U Can’t Touch This” — MC Hammer (“Super Freak” — Rick James)
“Hung Up” — Madonna (“Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)” — ABBA)
“Say No Go” — De La Soul (“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” — Hall and Oates)

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Marcs Top Ten Samples List

  1. “Rappers delight” Sugarhill Gang (“Good Times” – Chic)
  2. “Wild Thing” Tone Loc (“Jamie’s Crying” – Van Halen)
  3. “Hypnotize” — The Notorious B.I.G. (“Rise” — Herb Alpert)
  4. “California Love” – Tupac (“Woman to Woman” — Joe Cocker)
  5. “I’ll Be Missing You” — Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, and 112 (“Every Breath You Take” — The Police)
  6. “Tricky” – RUN DMC (“My Sharona” – The. Knack)
  7. “Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice – (“Under Pressure” – Queen)
  8. “U Can’t Touch This” — MC Hammer (“Super Freak” — Rick James)
  9. “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It” — Will Smith (“He’s The Greatest Dancer” — Sister Sledge)
  10.  “Old town road” Lil Nas (“34 Ghosts IV” NIN)

Honorable mention:
“Mo Money Mo Problems” — The Notorious B.I.G. with Puff Daddy and Mase (“I’m Coming Out” — Diana Ross)
“Call On Me” — Eric Prydz – (“Valerie” – Winwood)
“Don’t Stop the Music” — Rihanna – (“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”– Michael Jackson)
“Fantasy” — Mariah Carey (“Genius of Love” — Tom Tom Club)
“99 Problems” Jay-Z – Billy Squier The Big Beat
“Regulate” — Warren G and Nate Dogg (“I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) — Michael McDonald)

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