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 Me”. Per Wikipedia, “Call on Me” is a dance music track based on a sample of Steve Winwood’s song “Valerie” from the album Talking Back to the Night. When Prydz presented the track to him, Winwood was so impressed with what Prydz had done, that he re-recorded the vocals to fit the track better. What do you rate this sample?

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