Category: Samples

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Best Samples – Forget Me Nots

 One of the best samples of all-time is from Patrice Rushen’s song “Forget Me Nots’” which peaked at #23 on the U.S. Billboard charts in 1982. The tune was...

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Best Samples: Father Figure

Back in 1993, P.M. Dawn released a hit single called “Looking Through Patient Eyes” that sampled George Michael’s 1987 hit “Father Figure”. The tune takes George Michael’s melody and adds...

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Who Sampled Who

Explore the DNA of music by finding out what songs are contained in and covered by others. For example, the late Mac Miller sampled the Carpenters’ song “We’ve Only Just...

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Best Samples: Big Beat

Did you know that Billy Squier is most sampled classic rock artist of all-time? The most surprising thing is the tune “Big Beat”, not one of Billy’s big hits, has...

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Best Samples: Got To Be Real

Cheryl Lynn’s hit “Got To Be Real” is one of the most recognizable disco/funk bass grooves of all-time. The tune spent three weeks at #12 on the pop chart and...

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Best Samples: I’m Coming Out

Diana Ross released the tune “I’m Coming Out” in 1980 and it climbed to #5 during the last days of disco. Seventeen years later, The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy...

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Best Samples: Magic Carpet Ride

After Run-DMC’s 1986 mashup with Aerosmith on “Walk This Way”, rap artists started exploring sampling rock tracks. In 1988, Grandmaster Flash and the newly reunited Furious Five decided to blank...

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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...